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Jacek W Lentz

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I've 2 misdemeanors from 10 yrs. ago in L.A, Calf. that I never went to trial for. Should I get a lawyer or just turn myself in?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jacek W Lentz
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    3. Paul Samuel Geller
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, getting private lawyer involved in an old warrant situation could make a huge difference. A hard working lawyer should prepare the groundwork in terms of resolving your situation with the DA and the judge prior to your having to show up and face a significant uncertainty. Without a private lawyer, you have no other alternative but to turn yourself in and hope for the best. Even a Public Defender's office will not anything for you until you are physically present and ready to turn...

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  2. Got a parking ticket for street cleaning violation.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Ben Walter Pesta II
    2. Jacek W Lentz
    3. Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you should contest this matter. No signs on the block should mean no violation. Be persistent and you will prevail. Jacek W. Lentz, Esq. 310.273.1361 www.lentzlawfirm.com

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  3. 30 year old female arrested for burglary and receiving stolen property what is she looking forward to?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Jacek W Lentz
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    It is absolutely impossible to tell you what is likely to happen without knowing the facts of the case and who the defendant is. There are too many variables involved. Suffice it to say that the charges she is facing are very serious and potentially could land her in state prison. You should be pounding the phones interviewing lawyers to discuss this case in detailed and confidential consultations. Contact a couple to get a sense of who might be the best for this case. Also, only a...

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  4. I was arrested on a citizens arrest battery with no evidence

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jacek W Lentz
    2. Brian Richard Dinday
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Paul Samuel Geller
    4 lawyer answers

    First, you have to defend yourself in the criminal case filed against you, if indeed one was or is going to be filed. Your only course of action is to hire a lawyer - do not attempt to defend yourself. If you cannot afford private counsel, a public defender will be provided for you at the time of your first hearing in court. One big advantage of being represented by private counsel is that he/she can intervene early in an effort to have the case dismissed even before charges have been...

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  5. 484PC Petty Theft Diversion Programs / Deferred Adjudication in CA?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Brian C Andritch
    2. Jacek W Lentz
    3. Paul Samuel Geller
    3 lawyer answers

    Different courts and DA offices have different policies. If diversion is possible in your case, then it does not ultimately matter whether it requires a guilty plea or not, unless you are not a citizen and you are concerned about immigration consequences. If there is no diversion program in place, you might consider hiring private counsel to negotiate it for you. Do everything you can to avoid a theft conviction which is going to be detrimental to your ability to seek employment in the...

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  6. What are some of the options for paying off traffic tickets?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Okorie Okorocha
    2. Jacek W Lentz
    2 lawyer answers

    If you make all your appearances, i.e., do not actually ignore any tickets, there will be no warrants and you will not be at risk of having to go to jail if stopped. That is assuming that you will also pay any fines on schedule or do community service as might be required by the court. You might be able to substitute community service for having to pay fines. With this many tickets, I would make sure to take traffic school for as many as possible. You should be able to deal with at least...

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  7. I am 17 yr. old i was convected of robing an ice cream cart with bb gun with two other people the other were let off with prob

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jacek W Lentz
    1 lawyer answer

    If you were already convicted, the strike will always count against you and can and probably will be used to enhance your sentence on any future offenses, but ONLY IF you get in trouble with the law again. Lesson here is simple - stay out of trouble as being in trouble with the law is not worth it. You have your whole life ahead of you. When you turn 18, you should get in touch with the lawyer to look into sealing your juvenile record. Jacek W. Lentz, Esq. 310.273.1361 www.lentzlawfirm.com

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  8. Speeding ticket in Los Angeles help plz

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Jacek W Lentz
    3. Brian Richard Dinday
    3 lawyer answers

    It is often advisable to hire an attorney which would greatly increase your chances of beating the ticket. Attorneys cost money of course so it all depends on how important beating the ticket is to you. For example, are you in danger of getting too many DMV points and having your license suspended if you plead guilty and get convicted? If yes, you should do all you can to beat the thing. If hiring a lawyer is not even an option, you could try to defend yourself by getting a great book...

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  9. I accepted a plea bargain on a theft charge (second offense) Can I void that plea bargain (and how) have a PD

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
    2. Jacek W Lentz
    3. Brian Richard Dinday
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, it is possible to withdraw a guilty plea but it is not automatic and not necessarily easy. One of the most important factors is the timing of your plea. Are you still waiting to be sentenced? Did you receive probation and your sentencing was within the last 120 days? If the plea and sentencing took place a long time ago, your chances are greatly diminished. Feel free to contact my office for additional non-binding consultation. Jacek W. Lentz, Esq. 310.273.1361 www.lentzlawfirm.com

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  10. California statue of limitations

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Okorie Okorocha
    2. Jacek W Lentz
    3. Brian Richard Dinday
    3 lawyer answers

    3 years or more. Jacek W. Lentz, Esq. 310.273.1361 www.lentzlawfirm.com

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