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  • How should I proceed with pressing charges on a corrupt investigator?

    Last month I was arrested along with a fellow employee and physician at a medical group. I was in charge of assisting the main physician (was not the one arrested) in compounding hormone replacement cream for patients. 5 years ago a disgruntled e...

    John’s Answer

    You can't press charges against anyone. Only the DA can do that. Report it to the police and if they think you have a case they will send your file to the DA for a charging decision.

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  • Is there any way to have probation thats over 500 miles away, to not expect a checkk in.

    My bf is on probation in 2 counties, because he had tried to move one to the other while still incarcerated. The county hes in now is contra costa., ca, this is where he lives. Now san diego said he has to check in with them next week. How can th...

    John’s Answer

    He'd better figure out how to get his probation transferred or he'll soon be back in jail for non-reporting. And he better make his appointment in SD next week. Your facts are a little unclear but if he committed a crime and was convicted in SD he's stuck with that until he transfers his probation.

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  • Should I plead guilty for first offense shoplifting?

    I was at Walmart in North Dakota last night and I made the very dumb decision to shoplift. The stuff totaled about $58. They have me on camera. They had a cop come in and read me my rights and made a civil arrest? I confessed everything and they g...

    John’s Answer

    Yes. You should not go to Court hoping that everything will go well. You need a lawyer. If you can't afford one ask for a public defender (who is also a lawyer but is free to you).

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  • Can I get fined for trespassing in the state of Mississippi if there wasn't a warning?

    I was on a sand bar in Mississippi and had no clue I was trespassing. There weren't any private property or no trespassing signs. After the game warden wrote me a citation for trespassing, he gave me permission to stay on the river. He didn't give...

    John’s Answer

    Mississippi does require a warning. Typical warnings include "Posted" signs. It is possible the property was posted but you missed the sign. Whether the signage was adequate may be a defense. Contact a lawyer from your state.

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  • Can they revoke my green card for disorder intoxication?

    I have been arrested in Fl for disorder intoxication. My lawyer will see the judge on the 29. I was coming back from Europe yesterday and I have been stopped at the custom: they told me they can revoke my gc. My question is: Is this true? My la...

    John’s Answer

    Your green card can be revoked for any number of reasons. Although drunk and disorderly is not usually a qualifying offence there may be facts you have not disclosed. A warrant for this crime is not likely to show up on a TSA check. But you need to speak to an immigration lawyer.

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  • What does the appeal process look like and timetable for each of the steps in the process?

    I filed Notice of Appeal on a matrimonial decision within 30 days. What is the rest of the process and the timetable for each of the steps in the process?

    John’s Answer

    A "matrimonial decision" is not likely subject to criminal law. The appeals process is too lengthy to describe in an Avvo answer.

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  • If someone has there medical marijuana prescription can they bring marijuana from Nevada to California?

    Let's say you can hold 16 ounces in California, can you bring 6 ounces from Nevada to California?

    John’s Answer

    No. That's transportation of a controlled substance and not protected because med mj is legal.

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  • How can I get a copy of my final record of my probation

    I was in probation for 3 years in 2008 and I need my final certified report of probation

    John’s Answer

    So you finished probation 5 years ago and only now do you want this document. Good luck to you. I would try the probation office. The court clerk is not likely to have it.

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  • Can I transfer from one probate office to another in the same city?

    I moved from East Dallas to Oaklawn and have no vehicle to get that far for my appointments. I do not work so I cant afford transit or ride shares.

    John’s Answer

    It may depend on whether both cities are within the same county. Normally you can transfer probation from one county to another but there is no such relief when you are dealing with the same county.

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  • What action can I take against witness protection for placing my life/well being in danger?

    I'm in the middle of a criminal case and contacted witness protection to obtain information ( I am for the defendant). I was told that a witness (the DA is using this witness against the defendant in the case) has been telling them things, that I...

    John’s Answer

    If you are the defendant and you make negative statements to witness protection about the witness this may well be taken as a menace or threat. It is then the job of witness protection to make sure the victim is well informed. Your mistake was in talking to witness protection at all.

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