Lisa Henderson Mattern’s Answers

Lisa Henderson Mattern

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Isn't saying a fatal gunshot was not an accident because it was preventable a misrepresentation in a second-degree murder case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    2. William Mark Weinberg
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4 lawyer answers

    No, it is not misconduct. It is an argument.

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  2. How long will a DUI prevent me from being admitted to the state bar of CA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Wade J. Skalsky
    3. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    4. John M. Kaman
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    This is not a criminal defense question. I agree with Mr. Skalsky. Find an attorney to assist you with both the DUI and with the Bar matter. Don't discuss any more details about your matter on a public forum. Good luck.

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  3. Criminal defense, list-serv

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    5. Robert Lee Marshall
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleague. Representing yourself is usually not a good idea. Listservs are not open to non-lawyers for the most part. You will not be able to join. Have you tried looking online for an expert? You should consider retaining counsel or finding out of you qualify for the public defender. An attorney will know how to enlist the proper experts. Good luck.

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  4. I need a pro bona lawyer asap for a life sentence case or low price lawyer willing to make payments I just don't have $10,000 o

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. Kelvin P. Green
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Daniel William Cohen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    If you are looking for a lawyer free of charge, you should find out if your loved one qualifies for the services of the public defender. These attorneys work for the county and while they are not free, they charge a reduced fee which is imposed at the end of the case. If the case has a life allegation, it is very serious. You need to consult with a qualified attorney as soon as possible. Good luck.

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  5. Will I be taken into custody?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    2. William Mark Weinberg
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Dan Eugene Chambers
    4 lawyer answers

    You probably won't be taken into custody. Explain the situation and ask for an extension of time to enroll. Good luck.

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  6. Can they give someone 2 strikes on one case ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. William Peter Daley
    4. Jeremy C Wen
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    Your question doesn't include a lot of factual information, so I hope this helps. Yes, the DA can file two (or more) charges that are "strikes" in a complaint. You indicate that the person only committed "one crime." If that is the case, your attorney might be able to have the additional charges dismissed at the time of preliminary hearing, or possibly by filing a pretrial motion. However, if the DA is asserting that the alleged conduct happened more than once, it is possible that they will...

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  7. What is it im suppose do what cps ask of me or what the judge ask of me.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    2. Tony Anthony
    3. James Charles Shields
    4. Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats
    4 lawyer answers

    You should consult with your dependency lawyer regarding this matter. Although you may want to do your best to cooperate with the social worker, only your lawyer can tell you which type of program you need to complete, as per the court's order. The social worker might have incorrect information. Good luck.

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  8. Can I request that an offer be modified after the pretrial conference date? If yes, how can I do this?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    2. William Peter Daley
    3. Simone L Spector
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    If you have been arraigned, you should be represented by counsel already. The best person to ask this question is your current lawyer. If you are representing yourself, it should be obvious to you at this point that you need to retain counsel... Counteroffers can be made at any time. An experienced attorney who is familiar with the facts of your matter can come up with a counteroffer. However, it is possible to advise as to whether this is an acceptable counteroffer without adequate...

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  9. In L.A. County Jail, Awaiting Probation Violation Hearing; How Precisely Do I (or Relative) Request Marsden Hearing?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. David S. Kestenbaum
    2. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    3. Brian K Wanerman
    3 lawyer answers

    Your relative can request a Marsden hearing, but you cannot request it for him. You cannot fax or e-mail the judge. For you to do so would be improper and would not help your relative's situation. Once he makes a motion for a Marsden hearing, the court will clear the courtroom and hear evidence on the issue of whether there has been a breakdown in attorney-client communications. His attorney has no reason to be "against him," he has been appointed to represent his interests... but his...

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  10. If I withdraw my complaint against someone for vandalisim will D,A drop charges

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas John Scardigli
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    4. Francis John Cowhig
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, once the DA decides to prosecute the case, there is not much that you can so to get them to agree to dismiss the charges. Hopefully, the DA will be willing to consider your opinion as to the desired outcome for the matter. The father of your child should discuss the possibility of a civil compromise with his attorney. You can help by providing an estimate for damages or your actual repair bills to the defense, as well as by letting the DA know that you are not opposed to this...

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