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Stacie Lynn Patterson

Stacie Patterson’s Answers

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  • Unknowingly having sex with underage girl

    if a guy has sex with an underage girl but was under the impression she was 18 would the guy get in trouble

    Stacie’s Answer

    If the young lady was under the age of consent and she had sex with an adult, the adult can be prosecuted.

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  • How do you explain to a potential employer about felony fraud that occurred 5 years ago and still on probation?

    Currently on informal probation with a felony fraud/check writing charge. Potential employer will run a background check. What details show up on a background check? Any suggestions on how I can run my own detailed check?

    Stacie’s Answer

    Unfortunately, the Court is unlikely to terminate probation early if you have not paid all the ordered restitution. If you are interviewed and the subject of your conviction is raised, it seems you must discuss all the responsible conduct you have engaged in since the fraud occurred. Hopefully, the potential employer will be willing to give you a second chance.

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  • My boyfriend has 3 mistameders and 1 felony for domestic violence, can he get a pardon? He has had a residence card now for 21yr

    ICE came looking for him. what is the percentage that he may deported with a good lawyer?

    Stacie’s Answer

    The question you have asked is very complex. Your boyfriend may be eligible for a Certificate of Rehabilitation or Pardon depending on what state he resides in, what felony he was convicted of, when the conviction occurred and whether he went to prison.

    In order to find out the answer to your question, you must consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • CA speeding ticket-FTA warrant-

    I got a speeding ticket 11/08. The address that was on my license was incorrect therefore the ticket did not get to me. I finally received a letter from the DMV in the mail in 3/09. I owed a certain amount by a certain date which I did not pay. I...

    Stacie’s Answer

    When the Court has been satisfied, it will issue an abstract to the DMV releasing the hold on your license. If there is no other issue causing your license to be suspended, after the abstract is received by the DMV, you should be able to obtain a license.

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  • Is it possible to get an expungement?

    Four years ago I was convicted of misdemeanor DUI and now I want to get that case expunged. My concern is that about a year and a half ago, I was arrested for a felony and the DA rejected the file. Is it possible to get the expungement even thou...

    Stacie’s Answer

    Individuals who have been convicted of misdemeanors and sentenced to probation are eligible for expungement if: 1) if all the conditions of probation have been fulfilled or the Court terminated probation early; 2) the individual is not serving a sentence for another offense; 3) the individual is not on probation for another offense; and 4) the individual is not charged with an offense in any pending case. If you meet these criteria, you should be eligible for expungement.

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  • We think my brother has a mental illness since before this last conviction which resulted in 9 yr sentence.can we appeal

    my brother was convicted of assault and got 9 yrs. He's currently in prison serving this sentence. we think my brother might be suffering from some type of mental disorder that started before he went to prison. how can we get him some kind of men...

    Stacie’s Answer

    There may be two issues in your question: First, is your brother's conviction legal in light of his mental condition; and second can he receive mental health treatment while in custody. As to whether the conviction was proper, if you have not already, discuss your concerns with his attorney and inquire whether filing a Notice of Appeal would be worthwhile. in California, a defendant or his attorney has 60 days after judgment to file a Notice of Appeal.

    As to the second issue, there are mental health services available in prisons. A search of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations website (www.cdcr.ca.gov) will provide you with information regarding CDCR's internal procedure if an inmate requests mental health treatment. However, before you make any requests for services on behalf of your brother, you should investigate with your brother and other inmates' family members what is likely to happen at the institution in which your brother is housed if you make such a request.

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  • Can I be arrested fir lay flat on my back as I have had an injury which helps me to lay flat at times to remove spinal presuure

    Las Americas plaza, security guard calls backup to escort me out chula vista mall, san diego amtrack station

    Stacie’s Answer

    A police officer may arrest a person if the officer has probable cause to believe that a crime was committed by the arrestee. However, after reviewing the police report the District Attorney may decide that no crime occurred. If that is the case, no charges will be filed.

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  • 20 year old pulled over for following to close. arrested for dui what should i expect at arraingment?

    took field test and breath test. issued a temp license

    Stacie’s Answer

    Assuming the City Attorney's Office files charges against you, how the arraignment will proceed will depend upon whether you hire a private attorney or not. If you hire a private attorney, s/he will appear for you at arraignment. A Readiness Conference will be calendared and the matter will be negotiated by the attorney and a Deputy City Attorney prior to the Readiness Conference.

    If you attend the arraignment without an attorney, you will discuss your case with a Deputy Public Defender who is assigned to Misdemeanor Arraignment for that day. The Deputy Public Defender will discuss your options with you.

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  • Is this considered assault & attempted rape?

    Lady & Man have dinner, go back to his place afterwards to listen to music etc.. and Man becomes offensive & angry whe Lady is not interested in his adavnces & scares her, she says sorry & becomes submissive as he is continues to haraass finally...

    Stacie’s Answer

    The question being asked is complex and depends on what exactly was said and how it was perceived. However, in California rape is defined as, "an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of the perpetrator, under any of the following circumstances....against a person's will by means of force, violence, duress, menace, or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the person of another." Penal Code section 261(a)(2). Consequently, if one of the participants feared immediate bodily injury, a crime may have occurred.

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