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I was recently convicted of 3rd degree retail fraud, I have

I was recently convicted of 3rd degree retail fraud, I have no criminal record and I'm a good person, it was a spur of the moment decision that I'm really regretting as of now, I can't afford legal representation, is there any chance I can get a diversionary program?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Michigan in Roscommon countyJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: No I haven't I'm the only one who knows about it, I don't have a lawyer I'm only 18JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No no that I can think of

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My daughter and a friend were traveling through Kansas from

My daughter and a friend were traveling through Kansas from Colorado with Arkansas plates. They were stopped once for speeding and given a ticket. The state trooper wanted to search the car and my daughter said he could not search it. They drove on and stopped for lunch and continued on their way. She was stopped by a second trooper for 72 in a 65mph. He said he smelled dope and forced them out of the car- Hand cuffed my daughter and her friend and put her in the cop car and read her her rights. He then started an unsuccessful search through her things. He came back to the car and told her if she did not tell him where it was she would be in worse trouble. She was scared and told him there was pot in a tin can in her overnight bag.She got it for anxiety in Bolder. He gave her a ticket and let her go. How could he cuff her for an odor,scare her, and let her go ? Did he have the right to what he did and what course of action do we take ?

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I may have punched my exhusband in the face at the bar last

I may have punched my exhusband in the face at the bar last night. He told me he's pressing charges. Police took my statement and his and our friends. I wasn't arrested. Can I still b charged?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Minnesota. Last nightJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't know if I hit him. I don't remember and my friend said I didn't even go near my exhusband. But the police said they would look at the cameras but didn't arrest me. He only got a little cut on his face from my ring (well that's what I've been told)

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I'm up on charges for making a false statement on a consent

I'm up on charges for making a false statement on a consent form. I tried to purchase a weapon, but had a domestic violent charge back in 1999. Totally didn't remember having going to court for said matter. I would like to represent myself in this matter. How should I proceed?

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Caught going 72 in a 45 in the state of Georgia. The fine is

Caught going 72 in a 45 in the state of Georgia. The fine is up to $688 for going 24+ over the limit.

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I sent a text to a wrong number. and unfortunately it went

i sent a text to a wrong number. and unfortunately it went to a minor.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: massachusettesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: mother called back and said she was going to inform the policeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I received a subpoena to appear as a witness for a pubic

I received a subpoena to appear as a witness for a pubic defender when I worked in records unit for police dept over 3 yrs ago. When the date of the trial/hearing came, I called to make sure trial was on and was told it was postponed for that day. Requested the asst send me an email stating it was rescheduled but with no new time indicated. Have been trying for several weeks to call pubic defender to explain that I really don't remember anything and a supervisor said he would take care of it and call right back but never did. Spoke to Public defender assist this morning and she said she would sent attorney an email. Would they need to serve me with a new supbeona to require me to appear in court today being that the date was changed from last week and I don't know if case is really scheduled for today.

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I live in Louisville K.Y. and I need to if I have been

Hello, I live in Louisville K.Y. and I need to if I have been charged for a number 4 misdeanor back in April of 2014 ...but the incident happen in march of 2013 ...an still have not been settle after all this time what can I do ? I know statute of limitation is 12months...and I'm still going back an forth to court ever 2 to 3 months

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I have been convicted of a petty theft charge. The court

HI! I have been convicted of a petty theft charge. The court date is coming up and I dont know what to do.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No thank you I can explain to the lawyer.

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