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I am currently on probation for an OVI. I am working on

I am currently on probation for an OVI. I am working on cleaning up my legal loose ends. I have two charges from 2010 that were dismissed at state cost. (no arrests - it wasn't me) I don't want those misdemeanors to show up on a background check. I applied for and was granted a hearing to get these two offenses sealed.The judgement entry form has a line that I'm concerned about. It says "no criminal proceedings are pending against me". Does that mean no charges or does my probation count? Is it ok to check yes, if I'm on probation with no new charges and fines paid? That's how I read it, but I want to double check to stay out of trouble. I suppose I can remove that statement from the form, but not sure if it's required.

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I'm being charged with criminal solicitation. I'm 27 never

I'm being charged with criminal solicitation. I'm 27 never been in trouble with the law. Never been arrested. What am I looking at and do I need representation?

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Dwayne B.

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I have court tomorrow on a petty theft charge. I have not

I have court tomorrow on a petty theft charge. I have not had the money to hire a lawyer. I don't know what to do or how to go about getting a lawyer before court tomorrow at 8:30 am. Can someone please give me some advice

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

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How should I approach a contempt of court charge when I had

How should I approach a contempt of court charge when I had no knowledge of receiving a ticket for disorderly intox and thus missed my court date. The friend that was with me during the encounter with the officer thought I had received a warning and was let get in a taxi with her that evening.

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In Texas, if I was intoxicated and went to punch someone and

In Texas, if I was intoxicated and went to punch someone and I had a cigarette in my hand, resulting in a burn on my brothers face, (were both in our 30s) is that a felony?

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Loren

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Lawyer, Earlier today, I was convicted of shoplifting in

Hello Lawyer,Earlier today, I was convicted of shoplifting in California and gave me 488 PC and asked me to appear in court by November. I'm really scared this was my first offence and I don't have any criminal record. I was out of my mind and I was absent minded while doing it, I never had intention to steal anything, I never ran with anything, I just walked out to different store without realizing I took stuff from the store. Please help me and how will this effect my future career, I'm non immigrant. Please help me.

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Whitney, Esq.

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Is It Illegal To Take Pictures Of Minors If They Don't Know?

Is it illegal to take pictures of minors without their knowledge if they are clothed? What is the penalty? This is in Wisconsin.

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Colleen Grady

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Complaint filed for violating Cal VC 200002(a) and 22100(a).

Complaint filed for violating Cal VC 200002(a) and 22100(a). I was unaware that the incident had occurred until notified by investigator a week later. Was told that there were eye witnesses. I will represent myself when I appear and offer a nolo plea explaining that hit and run should not apply since I thought I struck a curb and was totally unaware of any reason to stop.Advice?

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Zoey_ JD

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Does a county sheriff have the authority to hold a person

Does a county sheriff have the authority to hold a person who has been arrested and charged with child cruelty? My step daughter spanked her 4 year old and it was video taped. I have not seen the video, but I was told the spanking was excessive. Bond was posted and paid on Monday, September 12 and I have been told every day this week the sheriff has not slowed down long enough to view the video. Therefore, the sheriff is continuing to hold her in the county jail. My step daughter is a first time offender and has never been in trouble, not even a speeding ticket. Can you please give me some advice. Oh, and I have been told by the public defender's office the sheriff is the one who decides on a court date. Is this true?

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Colleen Grady

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