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William Ha

Los Angeles Trademark Infringement Attorney.

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  1. Do u need a wittness for trial to be found guilty of text mexszges pc 422

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. William Ha
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2 lawyer answers

    To be found guilty of any criminal matter in the state of California, the facts must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Because evidence is introduced by way of testimony of witnesses, and the standard must be met to prove a person did something, then the answer is yes. Witnesses are generally required at trial.

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  2. California expungement law, Penal Code section 1203.4

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. William Ha
    3. Michael Rutledge Norton
    3 lawyer answers

    Take care of the expungement if you are applicable. But note that you'll have 7-8 years between now and when you undergo your moral character review, just make sure you keep your record clean between now and then.

  3. Is it up to the DA to determine whether a Romero motion is an option or the judge?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Michael Rutledge Norton
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. William Ha
    4 lawyer answers

    By law, a judge has the discretion to strike prior felony conviction in furtherance of justice. When bringing a Romero motion under Penal Code 1385, the court must consider the evidence presented, but note that the defendant bears the burden of producing the evidence.

  4. I received a letter stating the penal code 490.5 of a petty theft incident, should I ignore till my first court date?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Vincent Camarata
    2. Michael Rutledge Norton
    3. William Ha
    3 lawyer answers

    You should get a lawyer, and if you cannot afford one, tell the judge at your arraignment you want a Public Defender.

  5. What are the key cite of a case please decribe.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. William Ha
    2 lawyer answers

    As stated, a key cite is a West publication notation on cases they publish which groups certain cases and sections into topics. For example, if you're interested in a topic such as search and seizure, you're directed to a particular key that would group the cases and the sections in which the discussion would appear in the opinion.

  6. Is a 487 a a strike in California when its a felony?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. William Ha
    2 lawyer answers

    Based on your question, it is not a strike offense. A strike only comes from violent or serious felonies, kidnapping, arson, murder, and robbery for example. In those crimes, someone or something is usually seriously hurt or harmed.

  7. Being charged with commercial burglary

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. William Ha
    3 lawyer answers

    Consult an attorney, if you can't afford one, request a Public Defender in your county. The answers above are correct when it comes to having the required intent to steal - a very textbook situation.