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I've never stole anything before and I got busted the first

Hi,JA: Hi. How can we be of help?Customer: So I've never stole anything before and I got busted the first time. I'm 19 and this will be my first time ever going to court or getting in trouble for that matter. I don't know if I should request a public defender because I can't afford an attorney. I'm not sure what my punishment would be either. I really don't want to go to jail and I really don't want anything on my record. Im a college student and I just got a job so I don't have any money yet to afford fees and everythingJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Ohio, sorry.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I have not. I can't afford an attorneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, not from the top of my head.

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I just received a summons for a harrasment summary for PA

I just received a summons for a harrasment summary for PA after I didn't go to a bogus PFA hearing. Is my ex allowed to file both or did he possibly file the harrasment charge because maybe the PFA was not granted? I thought it was one or the other.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I literally just opened my mail tonight.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's about it for now.

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My son was assaulted by a ex friend. He had visible injuries

my son was assaulted by a ex friend. He had visible injuries to his lip and abrasions on his head. We filed a police report and a restraining order. The police have informed us that the case was forwarded to the District Attorny's office for review. It has been three weeks since the incident and we still cannot get a copy of the police report.We have a hearing for the restraining order. Does my son need a lawyer for the hearing

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I have heard that the law in NC allows me to get help from

I have heard that the law in NC allows me to get help from the law as follows;1) Present a letter of Extortion that I received from an individual who also live in NC2) Complete a police report declaring that i am being extorted by the person who sent me the letterI am wondering, if I do the above, what will occur?Will the police actually look at my dilemma and come to my aid – arresting the criminals and trying them?or will they ignore it and tell me it's some sort of civil issue?

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I was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, and was

Hello, I was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, and was wondering if I should try to contact the DA today, or wait until my court date.

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I am being extradired to california from nevada on a case

I am being extradired to california from nevada on a case from 1992 I was originally given 300hrs comm service and 3 yrs probation which i completed decades ago. when i was arrested in nv they said it was for counterfeiting when my actual case was accessory to forgery and dropped to misdemeanorJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: i was arrested in august this year im in nv and the case is in ca from 1992JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no I truely believed that it was a clerical error and through the formal extradition process california would see that as well and drop the charges/warrantJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: aside from what exactly happened 24 years ago?

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On probation & blew a .03 on my vin home monitoring system.

On probation & blew a .03 on my vin home monitoring system. I had no idea why so kept blowing. Turns out it may have been the ambesol I had been using which was a lot. My Po seemed upset at first but then understand about then asked me if I took any meds. I told him about the ambesol & he informed me that he thought it was that. Said he was going to report the violation. I asked him if I should get a lawyer & he said wait & that they may let him handle it. I've had a spotless record on probation thus far. Should I be worried?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? It's hard to know for sure. The Criminal Lawyer will figure it out.Customer: TxJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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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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Wife claims an incident happened with throwing a wedding

Wife claims an incident happened with throwing a wedding ring at her. First, could the child be a witness, second, can a police report be filed without my knowledge before a restraining order is issued?

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