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I was arrested in Colorado for a DUI but have to been

Hello, I was arrested in Colorado for a DUI but have to been convicted, I just have a summons to appear on January 11. I have a background check going through today for new employment, should I report this and/or will it show up in this check, if so what will it show up as?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Colorado. This happened November 27 my license was not suspended and I was released without any bond or bail just with summons to appearJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not yet

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Felony DUI charge was dismissed, is it a possible indictment

If a felony DUI charge was dismissed, is it a possible indictment? It happened in Arizona, and I was driving a motor home that lost it's brakes and hit the rear end of a pickup truck.

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

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On November 16 I was arrested for 3 degree assault. I have

Hello, on November 16 I was arrested for 3 degree assault. I have court on dec13. The victim has pressed and requested charges dropped, I have no priors with a charge like this and I dont have any fact on the case. The prosecution offered a plea deal of random uas and something called deversion... Is this something I should hire an attorney for? Oh and I do not think I qualify for a public attorney because my income is too high but I can't afford and nor know how to find an attorney that can help. Please let me know if you can help in any way,or if you need any more information from me.Thank you so much

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Alex J. Esq.

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I had a domestic violence case which was nolle prosqui after

I had a domestic violence case which was nolle prosqui after the state concurred through a private polygraph assessment I was truthful and did not stab my husband. As a professional I've had to protect my reputation for this charge which was a wound my ex an ex cop inflicted upon himself after I fled our condo in fear of my life On 2/29/2016 some sites updated the nolle prosequi Additionally many of my own sites to push down my mugshot were hacked into to include he mugshot Is this criminalJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Florida If it's legal to put documents of public record in an effort to be proactive Am I able to publicly let certain records proving I was a victim and he was the perpetrator online as I believe he is the one hacking and creating updates on some of these sitesJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Depositions police reports Final verdict crime scene photosJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I may want to sue a few of these sites for slander and malicious intent

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AttyHeather

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Juris Doctorate

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I received two tickets, Only violations, in New York city.

Hello, I received two tickets, Only violations, in New York city. One was for open container and the other was for urinating in public. Can these be expunged or expunged over time?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. This happened in 2009/2010.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. I'm just curious, this might be stupid questions. Does this cost any money?, I never had a problem with these tickets with employment or getting certifications with government. I am just curious.

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Zoey_ JD

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Battery & disorderly conduct charge. Can I press counter charges?

I was charged with battery and disorderly conduct and I am wondering if i should press counter charges.This was in Illinois.Charges have been filed and i haven't talked to a lawyer, it happened on Friday nightIt's an embarrassing situation. Please help.

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Zoey_ JD

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I am being charged with PA 4904b (M3). It is my first

I am being charged with PA 4904b (M3). It is my first offense. Did not realize I was breaking the law. Filled out a handgun application and it asked if I was ever involuntarily committed to a mental institution. I answered NO. 20 years ago I sought help for a substance abuse issue voluntarily, and without insurance they sent me to the state hospital for further evaluation(due to a half hearted attempt at sucide). after a few weeks of non treatment in this facility, they finally determined that the Psychiatric unit at the state hospital was not the place that I needed to be since I did not have any mental health issues. The bot***** *****ne is this.....I did not realize that my stay there was involuntary since I was the one who initiated treatment in the first place. The facility has now been closed for about 20 years and will be extremely hard to contest their erroneous. I have already gone to court once, and the DA was not real happy that I did not have legal representation. She tried to offer me a compromise by giving me an "opportunity" to enter some ARD program. But I told her that I no longer had an addiction problem. I was reluctant to sign any papers agreeing to a continuance, and requested that we simply continue the proceeding by bringing it to the court room. She Immediately made a plea to the judge to reschedule the hearing due to not having her witness in the courtroom. What a joke! Her witness is the clerk at the gun store who processed my gun application. Not sure what we would be the value of their "star witness". LOL. At this point I think I should just plead no contest, and ask the judge for mercy in the sentencing process. Any thoughts? Do you know what the maximum penalty would be(and the minimum as well)?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Zoey_ JD

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I received a summons to appear in court for unlawful use of

I received a summons to appear in court for unlawful use of weapons. I unknowingly carried a nonlethal zap stick in my purse while working as a state nurse surveyor in my office which is a state office. I stayed in motels in different cities about our state and had it for personal protection, I do possess a FOID card.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, during the investigation by the state police, I waived my rights since I did have the zap gun in my purse during my first questioning by our state investigators. I didn't know it was illegal to carry. During my 2nd questioning by the state police, I waived my rights to have a lawyer present (probably a dumb move by me).JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have never been charged with anything like this before. I have just retired after working as a state nurse for almost 30 years.

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P. Simmons

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I'm in a bad spot. I was charged with passing bad checks in

I'm in a bad spot. I was charged with passing bad checks in October 2014. I had a public defender and never really conferred with her regarding my case. She managed to make a plea deal for a reduced charge of unauthorized use of property if I pled guilty. I asked several times if the conviction could be expunged and she insisted it could. So I trusted her and took the deal.I had the conviction expunged in 2015. Moved on and gave it no more thought. I work in elder care as a nurses aide and of course I have to do background checks. Well, my employer was able to see the conviction and I was taken off the schedule. I presented my paperwork and it was then that ii discovered that the conviction was merely sealed, not expunged.I feel that I had ineffective counsel because my attorney failed to inform me of the ramifications of pleading guilty to the charge of unauthorized use of property. I received incorrect information regarding expungement; adult convictions cannot be expunged in the state of Ohio. Only dismissals, no bills and acquittals can be expunged and if I had known this, I would have agreed to make payment instead.What recourse do I have in this case? Would I be able to petition the court to set aside the conviction due to ineffective counsel? I feel that my attorney should have known and informed me of the correct information regarding my case and only pushed for a plea to get the case over with.

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