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John W Stanko

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  • How long will it take for my boyfriend to be arrested or for any legal action to be taken?

    My mother made a police report stating that i am pregnant and that my bf is 22 and i (her daughter) is 15. She didnt press charges however i am aware that the DA can press charges. The officer said that he cant be arrested until the baby is born. ...

    John’s Answer

    Call a local attorney to deal with this immediately.

    The DA will review all reports and evidence they have prior to making a charging determination.

    Good luck.

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  • If i am on felony court probation and was cited and released for allegedly petty theft what should do?

    I am on felony court probation and am cited and released for alleged petty theft what might happen? also can the court or DA take into consideration that i am both my severely disabled mother and my disabled gradmother and possibly no jail

    John’s Answer

    The worst thing that could happen is you could be found in violation and sentenced to the maximum punishment on your felony case. You need and attorney to defend you and to present any and all mitigating circumstances to the court.

    http://www.stankolaw.com

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  • I recently had an old felony charge from 1991 reduced to a misdemeanor and dismissed, does that restore my right to own firearms

    I appeared before the judge who was very happy to do it as I have never been in any trouble before or after that stupid incident. Also my crime was domestic violence but no weapons where involved.

    John’s Answer

    This is a common question and not easy to answer because in CA a reduction to a misdemeanor makes the case a misdemeanor for all purposes. However, the federal government and ATF may treat the offense as a felony and still not allow you the right to possess firearms. With that said I have reduced felony cases for clients for the specific reason that they wanted to hunt or own firearms again. I have never had one come back to me and say that they had a problem afterwards.

    Of course, that is not a guarantee that you could face problems with the federal government if you are caught with firearms.

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  • How can i fight this or avoid jail?

    In the state of iowa i had a suspended license for failure to renew SR22 about a week later i renewed but forgot to pay the 50$ fee the DOT wanted and i recieved a ticket for suspended license,

    John’s Answer

    You will now have to address the suspended license ticket and should contact a local attorney to assist you.

    In California an attorney could appear in court in your absence. You should ask if an attorney in IA can do the same for you.

    http://www.stankolaw.com/lawyer-attorney-1494172.html

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  • Ok i had a appeareance court date 11/19/12 i forgot it its now wednesday morning what do i do can i still drive the earliest i c

    can get to court house is around 10am today do i have anything to worry about i didnt miss on purpose and what should i do when i get there im fighting the ticket

    John’s Answer

    You need to call the court immediately or show up and see if they can re schedule you for a date to clear the FTA. A local attorney can likely do this for you.

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  • Chances of getting more custody and authorized change of school from private with out his agreement. He has 2 Duis in last 3 yea

    divorce has very general custody order. we decide schedule. I moved last year & we put her in a private school with the agreement that he would do volenteer work. He has done nothing & won't agree to the school in my district. He wants to lie to p...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorney, this is a family law matter and should be discussed with a local family law attorney.

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  • IF MY DRIVERS LICENSE IS SUSPENDED DUE TO A MISTAKE BY THE COURT, HOW DO I GET IT RESOLVED AND CAN I SUE?

    GOT A FIX IT TICKET FOR NO PROOF OF INSURANCE. THREE MONTHS LATER GOT THE SAME TICKET. I HAD INSURANCE, BUT COULDN'T ACCESS THE PAPER AT THE TIME. I THEN WENT TO JAIL FOR 45 DAYS(UNRELATED) DURING THAT TIME MISSED MY TRAFFIC COURT DATE. WHEN I GO...

    John’s Answer

    You will likely need to pay collections to clear this matter. That would result in a conviction which an attorney may be able to help you clear up with a petition to set aside bail forfeiture.

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  • I received a ticket from a police officer for VC 14606a in Culver City, CA. I also now have VC 40508a and VC 40509.5 added on.

    While helping a friend move out of state he was caught talking on a cell while driving. I rented the truck for him since he had no credit card. When the officer went to run his info my friend told me he didn't have a valid licence. The officer ret...

    John’s Answer

    Yes, a local attorney can appear in court in LA for you. The FTA is now holding your license and should be cleared ASAP.

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  • Can infractions (non-traffic) be deferred in CA?

    I got a caltrain fare evasion citation (infraction- PC 640). I don't want to get anything on my record as I am searching for jobs and I am on visa as well. So can this infraction be deferred and finally can be dismissed?

    John’s Answer

    You may be able to work out a deferred entry of judgement which would result in a dismissal or perhaps you an work out an outright dismissal. Hire an attorney to assist you with this matter.

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