I was found guilty of possession with intent to sell after being set up by the LAPD. After trial and before sentencing I left to China. I have been 2 years but I ran out of visa pages in my passport. So I had to go to the embassy but the kept my passport. I have a Chinese girlfriend who is 4 months pregnant. I want to know how much time I will face and if there is anyway to bring her back with me? I want to know my options. Thank you
Why aren't you calling your lawyer on the case? That is the first thing you should do. And do not make any more admissions in a public forum.
How much time you will face? Difficult to accurately predict without more information. Options? You need to use the "find a lawyer" tab above to locate a criminal attorney where you were convicted. They will need to review your situation to determine the best strategy. You could also contact your original attorney for advice and to explore your options. Good luck.
No can predict how much time you will serve. Speak with your attorney. There should be no restrictions on your girlfriend.
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You have a couple of options. You can do nothing, which will likely mean that at some point you are deported/extradited from China. Or you can return to the United States voluntarily. Before returning to the US, you could contact the attorney who represented you at trial and arrange a surrender. Or you could hire a new attorney. How much time will you face? That's hard to say, but if you return voluntarily, you will probably face less. Assuming that she is able to obtain a visa and admission to the US, I see no reason why your girlfriend should not be able to come here, but you may want to consult with an immigration attorney. US authorities are probably less likely to admit her if you are going to jail and she has no income or means of support. Good luck to you.
The response I have provided is general in nature, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. My practice is based in Rhode Island, and the law and practice in other states or jurisdictions may be different.
Did you skip out on your sentencing? Have you considered calling your attorney?? Yeah, the one who represented you when you were found guilty of possession with intent to sell. THAT'S your best option--call your lawyer. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that your case is at warrant status either.
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