Edward Jerome Blum’s Answers

Edward Jerome Blum

Los Angeles DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. In a California DUI case, is a blood test result admissible in court if it was given more than 3 hours after arrest?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. Julie Crawford
    3. Ronald Daniel Hedding
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes it is admissible. It is of limited (less) weight in a DUI trial because (1) the mandatory presumption does not apply and (2) in any DUI the question is "How does the test relate to my BAC at the time of driving?" and the further away the test is from time of driving the more meaningless it is. Edward J. Blum LAW OFFICE OF EDWARD J. BLUM

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  2. Criminal Charges or Self Defense?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. Robert S. Whims
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    1 and 2 disorderly/drunk in public. 2 battery. 1 maybe battery for responding if it's deemed excessive in the circumstance. Civil charges would be up to the person (1 and/or 2), but if injured civil battery cause of action could be brought. Self defense would be a defense to that also. Edward J. Blum

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  3. I have been charged with PC243E1 and PC245 A1. Will a court appointed lawyer help me at all?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. Mary Elaine Thornton
    3. Adam J. Post
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes they will help you. Yes they will do the best they can. A private attorney will pay greater attention to your case because he is able to handle less cases at once -- be careful of 'bargain' attorneys as they have the same problem -- to a lesser extent as Public Defenders. If offered a plea bargain ask for time to think about it. Consult with your PD or private attorney about the plea deal. You may be offered another deal, that's something you have to keep in mind when you consider the...

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  4. I am a sales rep., so I do a lot of traveling. I wanted to know does a restricted license include all work related travel?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. Lewis Robert Rosenblum
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes.VC 13353.7(a) "in the course of the person's employment." Edward J. Blum (213) 479-5322

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  5. Caltrain Citation

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like an infraction. You should be able to pay the fine without going to court. If you want to fight it/reduce the fine/show proof that you had a valid June pass, you will have to go to court. The ticket should have included a date to appear or else you will receive something in the mail. Edward J. Blum

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  6. Rerferencing to - I am 18 years of age, arrested last week for shoplifting ($20.00 earrings) PC 484. What are my options?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. Steven Mark Sweat
    3. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    3 lawyer answers

    I would advise that you do not pay. Generally, Kohl's will send you this letter and try to get money from you. But if you were arrested, then it is out of their hands whether criminal charges are filed. You should wait until the case is filed or if one already has been filed you should attempt -- through a private attorney or public defender -- to negotiate a civil compromise (payment of amount of property to Kohl's in exchange for dismissal). If you pay outside of criminal case, you may...

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  7. Neighbor has 40-yr old son, mentally ill, terrorizes block (verbal assaults, threats of violence, loud music).Eviction possible?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. William Mark Weinberg
    3 lawyer answers

    You should call the police. If htey can't help, then you should get a civil harassment restraining order. If everyone on the block got together, they could move the court for an injunction. You also may want to talk to the landlord, if the person is a renter, about eviction. Point out that the landlord could be held liable for anything the person does if he has knowledge of the dangerous problem the person poses and does nothing about it. If he is mentally ill and his mother can not...

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  8. Arrested for his first dui but has 4 oustanding warrants

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends mostly on Kern County. Edward J. Blum (213) 479-5322

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  9. Expunge

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Edward Jerome Blum
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4. Theodore W. Robinson
    4 lawyer answers

    You have to request early termination of probation. In L.A. county they'll do it after you complete all the conditions and 2/3s of the probation period. You usually need to show good cause why probation should be terminated early. Edward J. Blum

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  10. Help with a restraining order.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Edward Jerome Blum
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Brian Richard Dinday
    3 lawyer answers

    The TRO/Preliminary Injunction can be modified to stay away 10 feet, which should be possible at same college. You should file a counter-TRO against him if you feel it was mutual combat or self-defense and try to deal for a mutual non-CLETS restraining order. CLETS restraining orders have to be filed with police and can follow you. Edward J. Blum

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