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Jennifer Gail Lockerby

Jennifer Lockerby’s Answers

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  • Leaving state to avoid charges ?

    My friend has been questioned about sending a package of marijuana that had 6 lbs in it. She admitted to the detective not realizing they didn't have enough evidence to charge her. They asked to take her fingerprints, she accepted. This is all tha...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Leaving the state will not do much good. The charge for this offense is Sale or Transportation of Marijuana, a class 2 felony. This is an extraditable offense. Your friend should hire an attorney as soon as possible. Even if she is not charged yet, hiring an attorney at this point could keep her from getting a warrant and being unexpectedly arrested. An attorney can notify the state and the police agency that the attorney will accept service of summons on her behalf. She should look for someone who is experienced in these types of cases and go with someone she is comfortable with. Many attorneys on this site offer free consultations, myself included. Good luck!

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  • What happends if they find 1lbs of meth first time offense but i wasnt aware what was inside ?

    Someone asks you a favor so you could hold something for them and with no malicious thinking you say yea sure and you get caught with it it was meth 1lbs how can I prove it its not mine dont want to pay the price for others people delinquent s a...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Under Arizona law, a conviction for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale will put you in a 5 to 15 years flat sentencing range - prison mandatory even on a first offense. You need to hire an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases immediately. While the State has to prove that you knowingly transported the meth, which you did not, they will present an expert drug enforcement detective to testify that drug dealers do not give that much meth ($18,000 worth) to someone who is not involved in the organization. You need someone who can take this case apart piece by piece and look for the problems in the case (there always are problems). Check around and go with an attorney you feel comfortable with. Many attorneys on this website offer free consultations, myself included. Good luck!

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  • Is this legal

    my wife and I both received a summons to appear in court for felony drug charge of poss/manf/trans. filed on 6/6/13. we have not been arrested, cited,no search warrants carried out or questioned in anyway to this charge. this charge is supposed to...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, it is legal. It may be that you are unaware of the circumstances because you have been misidentified or perhaps the police used a confidential informant or wiretap to obtain evidence. Either way, you and your wife need separate attorneys. There is an inherent conflict for one attorney to represent you both. Check around and talk to a few attorneys and go with someone you feel comfortable with. Many attorneys on this site offer free consultations, myself included. Good luck!

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  • Do we need an Attourney for a minor in posession violation?

    Daughter pulled over; passed Breathalyzer and field sobriety. Car impounded and has court date coming up. What are the typical legal ramifications? Will she lose her license? Any jail time? Community Service? Can she take a course to address...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I agree with the "forewarned is forearmed" advice. You should consult a local attorney right away. Many attorneys on this site provide a free consultation.

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  • How much is the less he can get for what I wrote below?

    My boyfriend has 3 burglary chargesand a dangerous drug Meth and his first time getting in trouble but while out on bond he catch a new charges what's he looking at time frame?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Being out on bond and getting new charges certainly does change the potential outcome for your boyfriend. He could be facing mandatory prison time. You should consult an experienced attorney to help with the case. Many of the attorneys on this site offer free consultations.

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  • Can I request a different Public Defender in AZ?

    I've been assigned the same idiot PD I was assigned years ago by the same court. That time the PD insisted I take the plea deal offered by the prosecutor. I said no way and demanded we go to trial because I knew I was in the right. The PD very rel...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Both of the above attorneys are correct. Your right to an attorney does not include a right to an attorney of your own choosing.

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  • How much jail time will I be facing with three sep. drug charges ( possesion/use.pariph. of heroin (narcotic)?

    charge from 2011 and then 2013 back to back I have not gone to court for any of them and I also have 2 counts of lying to officer,multiple other criminal charges im facing>? do you usually see people do jail time if so whats the average? I know th...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    It is difficult to say how much time you might be facing without some additional details about your cases. If you have no violent convictions or other drug convictions you may be eligible for Prop 200 which mandates probation for these types of offenses. You need to have an experienced attorney review your cases to be able to provide you with an accurate assessment of what you are facing if convicted. Many attorneys on this site offer free consultations. Good luck!

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  • Can I be charged for a marijuana possession case now that I am eighteen and when i was caught i was 17?

    I was caught for possession of marijuana on school grounds in October of 2012 and was still a minor. Nothing has happened since then and I am eighteen can they still charge me? And if so do they have a statue of limitations?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, the State can wait to charge you until you are 18. Technically the State has 7 years to charge this crime but they will not wait that long. If you are charged they will likely send you a summons in the mail. You can retain an attorney who can also accept service on your behalf. While it is a serious charge that can have long-lasting effects on your education and career, an experienced attorney can help you find a resolution that will cause the least possible damage to your future.

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  • Burglary 2nd & theft of means, how to prove 'intent to control or deprive a person" when no victim they're deceased

    If the law states that the crimes above are committed when a person acts with the intent to drive a person of there property or of a persons means of transportation. this would mean there is a victim, but what if there is no victim due to the fact...

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    It is difficult to say without knowing what circumstantial evidence the State might have to prove that there is a victim in this case. Since this is a felony case you should have a public defender you can consult with or you can hire a private attorney to review the State's case.

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  • Class 6 felony and got 2 yr probation. I would like to forfeit the four months i have left and spend it in jail. Possible?

    I have no violations

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Is it technically possible, yes, but that does not mean it is advisable. You should talk to an attorney about the potential ramifications of rejecting probation.

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