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  • Im a woman who was sentenced 96hrs in pomona,ca what jail will I serve my time. What's my estimated time? It's for a dui.

    2nd dui. Last one was 9yrs ago.

    Brian’s Answer

    You will likely serve your time at the Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF), commonly referred to as "Lynwood Jail" because it is located in the city of Lynwood. The address is 11705 South Alameda Street Lynwood, CA 90262. While the law requires you to serve the actual 96 hours as a mandatory minimum sentence on a second time DUI, you will likely be out in a couple days because of overcrowding problems in Los Angeles County jails.

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  • What will come out of going to court due to not compleating my caltrans fron 4 years ago

    The case was d/v and have done all consuling, community service and paid all fines just diddnt get the caltrans done...

    Brian’s Answer

    The prior attorneys have sufficiently answered your question. In addition to what has been said, however, you should be aware that a bench warrant has likely been issued for your arrest. So until you address this warrant and the outstanding probation violation case against you, you risk being arrested on the warrant. Consult with and hire an attorney to "walk in" to the Courthouse your case is out of as soon as possible to have the warrant recalled, and to address the underlying probation violation - not having done your Cal Trans. Some Judges will require you to be there with your attorney to have your warrant recalled, and some will allow your attorney to go to Court for you without you being present. An attorney with experience in the various Courthouses across LA County will know what measures need to be taken based on your circumstances, your Court, etc...and at the very least can call and confirm with the Court Clerk first.

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  • What does projected release date mean and wishold2?

    My fiance is incarcerated for a couple traffic infractions for driving on an supended license. He was sentanced to 90 days and 32 days, his projected release date is December 28,2011. They moved him from the north county facility to the twin tower...

    Brian’s Answer

    As Mr. Kaman states, a WISHOLD (Warrant Information Sheet Hold) means that the Sheriff's Department is in the process of determining if there is an outstanding warrant by another law enforcement agency for the inmate. If there is, after he serves his time on this case, he could be transferred to the custody of another agency/county that has a warrant out for him.

    As to the "projected release date" - be aware that in Los Angeles County, because of the very serious overcrowding problem in our County Jails, inmates are usually released well before the "projected release date". Usually, the lower level the offense - such as misdemeanor driving on a suspended license - the less percentage of time the inmate will serve. It is not uncommon for inmates in Los Angeles County to serve less than 20% of their time on non violent misdemeanor offenses. However, the actual release date is completely up to the discretion of the Sheriff's department...it just can't be any later than the projected release date.

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  • Will i get a felony?

    I was at a party and hit a girl one time in the face (I'm a girl also). She tried to hit me back however she did not succeed. The hit caused her to have a minor laceration on her face and she got stitches. She is pressing charges and trying to cha...

    Brian’s Answer

    The first thing that comes to mind is, are you a minor or an adult? If you are 17 or younger, your case will be handled in juvenile court and the potential repercussions/consequences will be less severe, particularly because at age 18 you will be able to petition to have your juvenile adjudication records sealed.

    If you are an adult (18 or over), the following applies:

    You may be charged with what is commonly known as felony aggravated assault (assault likely to produce great bodily injury). You may also be charged with an enhancement of GBI (great bodily injury), depending on the extent of the injury. Under the law, an injury requiring stitches will usually qualify as GBI.

    Because you have no criminal record, and this appears to be one isolated incident, it is possible that the charge may end up being filed in Court as a misdemeanor. Even if it is filed as a felony, your attorney may be able to obtain a reduction to a misdemeanor.

    Your outcome will depend on, as stated above, your criminal record or lack thereof, along with the strength and nature of the evidence (ie. were there witnesses? did you make admissions/confessions to the cops? is there a possible argument that you acted in self defense?), the particular Court your case is out of, and your attorney's diligence and persistence in pursuing legal defenses and negotiations.

    Contact me any time to consult in detail and in confidence.

    Brian Bezonsky, Esq.
    www.bezonskylaw.com
    (213) 479-1214

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  • Does paying for my civil suit come up in court and say I am "guilty?"

    I got caught shoplifting. I got a civil suit from Sephora from their firm, it said to pay their certain amount of dollars. I was a minor when it occurred and the court date is set when I'm already 18. I am planning to hire an attorney but I had al...

    Brian’s Answer

    You did not have to pay that civil demand from Sephora. IIt is extremely unlikely that the company would have hired lawyers to go to Court and seek a judgment against you, despite what their threatening letter(s) stated. While companies like Sephora are allowed to send this demand pursuant to Penal Code section 490.5, many attorneys like myself believe that these companies are being unjustly enriched by asking for/demanding hundreds of dollars for property that was ultimately returned - ie. you were arrested and they got their property back. But what's done is done. If you paid the demand, don't worry about it. While the prosecution in your Court case theoretically could try to use payment of the demand against you as an admission of guilt, I have never seen or heard of them doing so, ever.

    Your Criminal Court case is completely separate from this civil demand sent to you by Sephora. Depending on your criminal record or lack thereof, the strength and nature of the evidence against you, the value of the property you are alleged to have stolen, the specific Court the case is out of, and your attorney's experience in these matters and his/her persistence and persuasiveness, you may be able to obtain a result whereby you can avoid a misdemeanor theft conviction.

    Your attorney will want to seek either a dismissal based on legal or evidentiary grounds, a reduction in the charge to an infraction, or a diversion offer whereby your case will ultimately be dismissed.

    Feel free to contact me any time to consult in detail and in confidence, as I regularly handle these matters in all Criminal Courts throughout Los Angeles County.

    Brian Bezonsky, Esq.
    www.bezonskylaw.com
    (213) 479-1214

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  • My brother has been charged with HS 11360a. He has no priors and is a medical marijuana patient. What can he expect?

    He was arrested and charged with HS 11360a for 1/8 of an ounce of marijuana. He has an absolutely clean record, a steady job, and has his prescription for his own personal use of marijuana. We intend to seek legal counsel as soon as possible, but ...

    Brian’s Answer

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    Health and Safety Code 11360(a) reads as follows:

    Transportation, importation, sale, or gift of marijuana; penalty.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided by this section or as authorized by law, every person who transports, imports into this state, sells, furnishes, administers, or gives away, or offers to transport import into this state, sell, furnish, administer, or give away, or attempts to import into this state or transport any marijuana shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a period of two, three or four years.

    NOTE that State Prison is no longer imposed for this type of crime as of October 1, 2010, so it would be County Jail time instead of State Prison time, at 50%. For example, if your brother was convicted and sentenced to the low term of 2 years, he would serve 1 year in County Jail.

    HOWEVER, since your brother has no record and the quantity of marijuana is relatively small, he will likely not do the amount of time proscribed in the statute. Even if he is convicted of the offense charged with, he may be given a small County Jail sentence or straight probation (mind you, he would have a FELONY conviction on his record).

    YOUR BROTHER'S ATTORNEY will want to review all of the facts in detail so as to review any legal defenses and mitigating factors whereby the charge can be reduced to a misdsemeanor, or dismissed altogether. Why did the cops book him for transporting instead of possession for personal use? Were there other items found on his person or in his vehicle that implicated him in this more serious offense?

    WORST case scenario, your brother is looking at a felony conviction and a sentence of 4 years in County Jail, whereby he would actually serve 50%, or 2 years. But that is extremely unlikely considering the basic facts and his lack of criminal history.

    BEST case scenearo is that his attorney will be able to have his case dismissed, meaning no conviction and no jail time at all, other than the day or two that he spent in jail when he was originally arrested.

    Feel free to contact me any time to consult in detail and in confidence.

    Brian Bezonsky, Esq.
    www.bezonskylaw.com
    (213) 479-1214

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  • Will a theft when I was 15 show up on my background check?

    I can't remember if it was a infraction or misdeamenor. I had to pay a fine, take classes and do community service. I've applied everywhere & not even ONE call back. This is in the state of California. I am now 17 & trying to get a job which I've ...

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    As Mr. Kaman states, you must be proactive about getting your juvenile record sealed. It does not happen automatically when you turn 18, as many believe. So, when you turn 18, go to the Court where your adjudication took place, and Petition to Seal your juvenile record. That will ensure that potential employers in the future will not be able to see any juvenile criminal record.

    You state you are 17 now, so you have a waiting period of up to a year before you may Petition to Seal your record. Until that time, you will want to prepare logical and convincing arguments for these potential employers as to why they should hire you despite your past mistake(s) - ie. what you have done since the juvenile adjudication with your life that would convince them that you will be a productive and trustworthy employee/member of their organization.

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  • Felony how to expunge it?

    It was a 211 robbery in Los Angeles County, its been five years since, and only have until late 2012 to finish my probation (3 years). The reason why Im asking is ofr job purposes, and with the slightest hopes of joining the military. This is my...

    Brian’s Answer

    Upon successful completion of your probation, you can file a "Petition for Dismissal", as long as you were not sentenced to prison in this matter. As the prior attorneys note, you want to build up as much documentation and proof that you have turned your life around, as it will be in the Judge's discretion to grant your petition.
    Because the offense you were convicted of is a felony, and particularly because it is a "strike" offense, you should consult with an attorney with all of the details - the details of the offense, of your probation requirements and what you have done with your life to date - and have the attorney assist you with the Petition.

    Most attorneys will assist with and represent a client on a Petition for Dismissal matter for a reasonable fee.

    Brian Bezonsky
    (213) 479-1214

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  • Should i get an attorney for this? first time offense no record of anything, Petty theft

    okay i have a friend that worked at macy's, and at macys they have a department where people arrest for shoplifters.My friend from macys told a friend of mine that she can get us a discount on pants. so one day we both went in and i myself got thr...

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    If you already got "convicted", meaning you plead guilty or no contest in court and were sentenced, then the only measures to take now are to petition for early termination of probation and to petition for dismissal aka expungement.

    If you mean that you got arrested and charged, and have a Court case (but you have not been convicted in Court yet), then, yes, you absolutely should hire an attorney that has experience with these types of matters. An attorney can make a dramatic difference for you in the outcome of the matter. And the outcome of this matter can have a significant affect on your future job/school prospects.

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