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I have an arrest larceny (please not guilty) but was charged

Hello,I have an arrest for felony larceny (please not guilty) but was charged with misdemeanor trespassing (plead guilty). I am filling out at job application that asks the two questions:1) Have you ever been convicted or found guilty, regardless of the manner of adjudication, in any jurisdiction of the US of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, sexual offense, drug distribution or physical injury within the past five years there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed? Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction.2) Have you ever been convicted or found guilty, regardless of the manner of adjudication, in any jurisdiction of the US of any felony there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed? Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction.I think I can answer no, to both, but wondering if I should meet with a local Employment or Criminal attorney?

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Legal-Kal

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Just have a quick question. I recently pawned a handgun and

Hi Pearl just have a quick question. I recently pawned a handgun and now I was wondering if I'll be able to get it back. I don't have a criminal record basically just have some warrants dealing with expired registration stickers. Definitely don't have any class a or b misdemeanors or felonies. Was just wondering with the Brady bill stating that firearms cannot be transferred to someone who is a fugitive of the law, would this disqualify me from picking up my gun? Thank youJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: Texas and the warrants have been issued over the course of maybe 7 years or so. Also, if I hire an attorney, can they lift the warrants so that I can get back my handgun?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet but now I have the funds to do so, so would that help in this situation?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: That's about it, like I said my warrants are for expired registration stickers, maybe one for drug paraphernalia but that's the extent of the warrants.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Samuel II

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DUI charge 1st appearance July 5. Summary suspension.

DUI charge 1st appearance July 5. Summary suspension for refusal. Arrested for bogus aggravated fleeing (wasn't aware of pursuit) yet to file felony charge. DUI basis was 2 hydrocodone pills found in backpack from no consent search. States Attorney on vacation and day of 1st appearance is his first day back. My lawyer is not available until next week only 8 days from arrest to 1st appearance. Question is if basis for arrest has not been charged can a motion to drop DUI due to lack of probable cause be filed and granted on first appearance even though felony charge may be filed afterwards?

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CrimDefense

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My brother was arrested and I put up $500 to get m out. The

My brother was arrested and I put up $500 for bail to get him out. The bail bondsman is the only one that told us how much bail was. He said it was a $10,000 bail! He told us the court date was for May 4th 2016. When we went to the court house we found out then that there was never a court date set and no charges were processed. The Clerk said that we didn't need to pay towards the bond because bail if for court fees and we never got a court date. The Clerk said we should be able to get the money we paid because no charges filed AND they over quoted us the $10,000. However they the bail bonds may probably wont give it back.I called the bail bonds office to tell them what we were told and they said we needed to pay the amount in full and payments were no longer an option. 1. This scared the crap out of me because we didn't have the money in the first place or we wouldn't have gotten a bail bondsman... 2. I don't know what to believe or who to ask!I know neither him or I can go to jail for not paying and worse case it hits our credit. I want to do the right thing but right now I feel like I'm being tricked.The police department is saying the same as the court Clerk, but bail bondsman are calling all the time. What are we really supposed to do?Jami

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Dwayne B.

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Can you tell me, based on these minutes, if the days in

Can you tell me, based on these minutes, if the days in which to be brought to trial were exceeded ???If I understand it correctly; between 5-12 and 6-17 is where it surpassed

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Dwayne B.

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My fiancé, who is on parole, was living with s sister in

My fiancé, who is on parole, was living with his sister in Schenectady, NY. She recently put her BF (not on lease) out and, from what I understand; he showed up on Friday night about 10 PM and gave the police a key which they used to enter the home. A serious altercation ensued ending with my fiancé (K), his sister & 2 brothers all in custody. K is now facing assault & felony assault on a police officer on top of parole violation. K and his family swear the police did not identify themselves as police. The question is did the police have a right to just enter the home without consent? 2. Is it possible that they have a cause of action against the officers for illegal entry and excessive force (K was tasered then beaten severely)?

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Zoey_ JD

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My roomate and i were in kentucky. we went to a store to buy

hi, my roomate and i were in kentucky. we went to a store to buy a couple stuff...my roomate went first inside and got his stuff while i was outside on the phone, and when he came back out of the store, i ended up my phone conversation and went inside to buy a couple things. i went inside got the things i wanted to buy, came back to the car, dropped the items, and i was going to walk back inside the store to use the bathroom. As soon as i reach the store doors, we were stop by police officers and the store lost and prevention people. The police officer said he was called by the store security people and they told him me and my roomate were acting suspiciously, buying things and coming in and out of the store. I told the police officer i had no idea what he was talking about, but he was insisting on saying we had fraudulent credit cards. After a couple of minute of talks, i handed to him my credit card and my debit card. He went to his car, talked on the phone and came back saying that this was not the credit cards he wanted, and that i had to give him the allegedly fraudulent credit cards that we used in the store. Because we had already thrown away the receipts, i told him i don't know which cards he was talking about. The police officer then insisted that i gave him everything that i had in my wallet (including business cards, and all...everything..)..i was a little bit resistant, but being scared i obeyed him and gave him everything inside my wallet. He also went to my roomate and also ask him to give him his wallet also. After more than an hour of wait outside, the police officer arrested us and charged us with 3 different felonies: 1) false making/embossing of credit cards..2) trafficking in financial information...and 3) criminal possession of forged instrument-2nd degree......Now i want to file a motion to suppress evidence based on illegal search and seizure based on the fourth amendment because i did not (nor my roomate) consent to a search and no warrant was provided to search our personal belongings (wallets). I believe we had a right to a certain privacy protected by the law , and no probable cause was involved. ...just wanted to have an expert opinion first. thanks.

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Legalease

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Had nothing to do with attorney me not getting my hearing.

Had nothing to do with attorney me not getting my hearing. Everything to do with judge. I asked lawyer the day before court why didn't he just "argue an illegal warrant" He told me that, "the judge isn't going to overrule herself" and I'm looking at him thinking, why the hell didn't he change venue to a different court and WHY is he telling me this a day before court instead of four months ago!!!

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Ely

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What are the charges in nc person(female) that was caught on

What are the charges in nc for a person(female) that was caught on camera for manually strangulation another person (female)? The victim loss conscious and the suspect still continued strangling her while she where shaking and all the way out.

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Alex J. Esq.

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