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So what kind of lawyer?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stoney126, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. stoney126

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    Hey all, im looking to get a lawyer. Im hoping to get a felony reduced. My conviction was back in 98 or 99 I think. I have heard you can get pardons or something like that. Anyway is it a criminal lawyer Im looking for or what?

    Thanks for any help
     
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    Defense attorney.

    Someone who used to be a D.A./prosecuting is great.

    AND, if it's worth it, Big-big bucks.

    Liars (lawyers!) are like auto parts, get the best you can afford.

    Education (What law school they went to) is a good gauge of their quality.

    Pardons come from State Governors and U.S. Presidents.



    And I have to ask: WTF did you do :eek1: :eek1: ?!
     
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    ya pardon might be to much, bu ti have heard of it being reduced to a misd.

    As for what I did, stupid stuff. At 20 I didnt think much and I paid for it:D
    I have learned to live with the not voting and the no firearms :( But im looking for work again and I am tired of having to explain myself and getting the look of judgment from everyone
     
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    Depending on what you did, you may get it reduced.

    But the bottom line: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$


    Another question: Why do you want it reduced now?
     
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    well I had a good job for awhile then went back to school and am back in the market for employment.
    I figured it's gonna cost some dough but if that's what it takes so be it.
     
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    In most states, if it was a first conviction, you can have a conviction expunged (wiped off of) the records. I don't know how that works where you are, but any criminal defense lawyer will. You do not need a high power (read expensive) lawyer to do that, its pretty basic.

    You might also check with the local clerk of court to see if there are forms for you to apply for it yourself and many jurisdictions have them.
     
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    Chad's right, my friend had his own felony expunged back in TX after waiting 15 years and being a good boy and productive citizen. Took a few months and a lot of paperwork.

    From what I understand if it is a non-violent crime it is much easier (drug possession, fraud, theft etc) If it is a crime with a weapon, pretty much impossible.
     

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