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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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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.

Attorney and Counselor at Law

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Is theft of financial and tax records from a 501c3 by

Is theft of financial and tax records from a 501c3 by previous (and disgruntled) board members a criminal or civil issue? The non-profit is based in Oregon.

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

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I had a misdemeanor back in 1990. I completed a program and

I had a misdemeanor back in 1990. I completed a program and my case was dismissed. How can i get this erased from my criminal recored?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: CA. This was a petty theft charge.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Again, i completed a program successfully and my case was dismissed. Every time i apply for a job, i have to submit paperwork. THis happened in CA but now i live in Miami, FL.

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P. Simmons

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How do I appoint a public defender to represent me in court

How do I appoint a public defender to represent me in court to fight a petty theft misdemeanor charge against me that is totally misunderstanding

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Legal-Kal

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J.D.

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I am trying to find out what the different theft charges in

I am trying to find out what the different theft charges in IL would be, for example: theft < $500 is a misdemeanor, are there any amounts lower? Is there a theft < $100, etc.?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: Illinois. Yes this is a misdemeanor theft charge < $500. I am in a dispute over a dog. I was given the dog and the owner changed his mind. I am not sure how the value of the dog was set at $300. The dog is a nuetered male pet, he can't be used for breeding so he should have a much smaller value.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I hired one, but so far he has not made time to meet me and I am very concerned. I have never been involved in any crime or court case before.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have spent over 3500 in vet bills for this dog because he had a staph infection, parasite infection that required hospitalization and a very advanced ear infection. I told him if he signed a promisary note he could have the dog back. he wouldn't so I told him I was keeping the dog. I dont want to give him back, I have had him since last November.

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Dwayne B.

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I caused a t and run last night. Not sure if they got my

I caused a hit and run last night. Not sure if they got my plate or not. What should I do? When can I expect a call or visit form policeJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Coral Gables, Florida. Last night around 11pJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: I had 3 drinks (2 shots, 1 beer over 3 hiurs) I'm 6'3", 200 lbs. the driver I hit tried to turn left in front of me and I couldn't avoid him. About 30 miles an hour, no rubber laid. I got scared and left. I have a clean driving recordJA: 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 Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Zoey_ JD

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Through my apartment building manager, I became aware a

Through my apartment building manager, I became aware a large Bloomingdales shipment from one of our neighbor had been missing because my wife had taken it from their door step and posted the items for sale on her eBay account. As soon as I learned about this, I confronted my wife, retrieved all the stolen items, and returned it to my neighbor along with a $200 apology gift card. Unfortunately, I have since learned that it had not been the only such incidence and there had been other complaints in the building. One of the other neighbors had a DVD missing and I have also returned that DVD along with a $50 apology gift card.Of course, we are very lucky that these neighbors did not push charges as this is a big time wrong doing! However, understandably so, the neighbors do like us to volunterally move out the building.When I brought up the issue to my wife, out of her guilt, she tried to overdose herself, requiring me to take her to emergency room. I have also seeked mental help for her to help her with reasons she has been acting so wrongfully.At this point, my hopes is for two things:1) is it possible that I can refuse to leave until I finish my lease in 6 months? It is very difficult to move so sudden.2) can she still be liable for having chargers pushed against her. (Note: the neighbor who was the owner of the Bloomingdales merchandise mentioned to me that he would not push charges but I'm not so certain about the neighbor with the DVD or the actual building management)Appreciate the help.Danny

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

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My son was seen taking pills from patients prescriptions. It

My son was seen taking pills from patients prescriptions. It was Adderall and it says 2C:20-3A on the summons that it is about 193 dollars. What we can expect?

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Zoey_ JD

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