The warrant will not simply expire. To avoid imposition of your suspended sentence, get an attorney to go into court with you and ask for a re-referral into the program. If there was a problem with the specific program, perhaps you can get referred to a different one, but either way, it's time to take care of this. The longer you wait, the worse it gets.
You can explain your situation to the judge and ask to have your community service converted into jail time. I can't vouch for the accuracy of my calculations here or guarantee that your sentence will be within the range I estimate, but I'll try to explain how they do it and give you a better understanding. They'll add time for your failure to appear, and calculate the sentence based roughly on $30 a day credit for the outstanding fine amount. For example, if you still owed about half of the...
The severity and the uniqueness of the crime are the main factors in determining whether there is a risk of the authorities finding your posts, connecting the dots, and using it against you. If you commit a murder in Palm Springs, it might be pretty easy to tie an Avvo post to the perpetrator. If you're talking about a DUI or Petty Theft in LA, there's just not going to be the type of investigation.
Dealing with white collar issues, keep in mind that the investigations are handled...
You will get your regular "unrestricted" license back when the suspension is over. Contact the DMV four months after the suspension started.
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It sounds like your fiance could be facing very serious charges. At this stage, it is certainly possible that a detective won't believe the story and it's the DA who then decides whether to bring charges based on the evidence.
Being innocent doesn't mean you don't need an attorney. Get someone on your side ASAP. The earlier an attorney gets started on this case, the better.
Talking to a detective yourself was a big mistake. You need the assistance of a skilled criminal defense attorney. DV cases are harshly prosecuted in CA, and if you have a record, this offense could land you in prison, even if you are innocent. Consult with some local attorneys now, and discuss their experience with cases like yours. Good luck!
There are some fine attorneys in the bay area and peninsula. Many will be able to take your call now, but it's not as if it'll hurt to wait until Monday to talk to a lawyer. There is mandatory minimum jail time for a second DUI, but have you already been convicted on the first DUI? It may be possible for an attorney to resolve the two on the same day, if they are in different courts. I've seen this done in the past to avoid sentencing as a second DUI when two offenses are so close in time....
You would not need to be personally present for expungements/certificate of rehabilitation on these cases. While you're still in CA, it might be best to consult with an attorney to see what can be done about your convictions one by one. Based on the word "parole" in your answer, it sounds as if you did serve a prison term. This would make that case ineligible for 1203.4 dismissal (CA's version of expungement), but it also appears that enough time has passed to successfully obtain a...
Orange County's crime lab is a mess right now. They had some calibration issues with their blood testing machines and are in the process of re-testing months worth of blood samples. It has caused a backlog and probably some problems keeping track of all of the samples. I hope it works out to your benefit. Good luck!
A second DUI while still on probation will typically give rise to a new DUI charge and a probation violation on the first DUI case. The arrest that led to federal charges could be very serious depending on the charges, and also a violation of the DUI probation on the first case. Your boyfriend really needs the assistance of a great attorney. Consult with some local attorneys to get a better idea of the possible outcomes and what can be done to help him. Giving a meaningful estimate of what...