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Brian Russell Michaels

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Criminal Defense, traveling outside the US ban

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Karine Basmadjian
    4 lawyer answers

    No. There is no Penal Code section prohibiting you from travel. If you retain your passport and you comply with the terms of your bond you are fine. If you still concerned you need to speak with your bondsman. He will tell you what restrictions there are if any. If you are travelling best to make sure you make all your court dates, or have an attorney make them for you while you are away. If you do not have counsel and need it, please feel free to give us a call. Brian Michaels Los Angeles...

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  2. California Criminal Question

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. Philip Daniel Hache
    3 lawyer answers

    Forgetting is about the worst possible legal defense one can imagine. I forgot is probably what got the person the 180 but suspect that there is alot more going on with this person than missing some AA meetings. 180 days is not the kind of time typically given out for a simple violation of probation on a first time DUI. There is always a better argument out there. But arguments are fact driven. You and your friend should consult an attorney if you have the means to hire one. 180 days is...

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  3. Drunk in public

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    3. Jonathan Neal Portner
    4. Robert Laurens Driessen
    5. Nicholas Milan Loncar
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    Fair enough. Law school and multiple misdemeanors are clearly not good. No you should NOT plead to a misdemeanor on the Public Intoxication. Period. See if you can advance the Public Intoxication or continue your date for the plea on the DUI and handle it first. Get an infraction or go to trial. And for purposes of the courts and your law school apps, quit f'n drinking and get into AA. Immediately, or forget law school. Seriously.

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  4. 9 month probation wet and reckless dui

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Jon Fremont
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    5. James C Forslund
    5 lawyer answers

    Totally concur with Mr. Driessen. 9 months of Probation is HIGHLY unusual for a Wet Reckless. 2 years is usually as low as it goes. The primary difference between a wet reckless and a DUI is the fine and the class. A Wet Reckless is, for most purposes a DUI. It is a prior for the Court and the DMV. Personally, I don't consider a Wet Reckless anything more than a moral victory, but if you indeed received 9 months of probation you can get the case off your record much much sooner than the...

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  5. 3 misdemeanors on rec.: 1 was 148 (a) PC in 1996, 2nd a DUI in 2008 & 3rd a 2nd DUI in 2009 that included a prob. violation.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. Scott Colman Thomas
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately your problem is a hybrid that requires both Immigration Counsel and a Criminal Defense Attorney. You will have to speak to an Immigration Attorney to find out how your misdemeanors will affect you. The good news is you are not in removal yet so that bodes well for you. You have nothing to lose by applying for an expungement on the 96 case now. It's old and the worst that would happen is it would be denied. You should do it and then focus your energy on your other two cases....

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  6. Is it normal for a criminal lawyer to speak about a plea bargain b4 investing time in his client's criminal case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Robert David Richman
    5. Scott D Harris
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    7 lawyer answers

    You realize your asking a bunch of other lawyers to speak badly about your lawyer. The time an attorney spends on your case is a function of the complexity of the case and the wishes of the client and also the fees paid under the contract you signed. Every lawyer is different. If you are dissatisfied with your lawyer call someone else.

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  7. How to write the best character letter?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Peter John Marek
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    5. Andrew Lawrence Weitz
    6. ···
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    Well the first question is if you do not have an attorney why are you writing letters? This is something that is usually directed by your counsel, if they deem it helpful to get you a good result. Its always a good idea to have counsel when trying to get a program. If you dont get the program the consequence is a possible criminal record. Brian Michaels Los Angeles Defense Attorney www.exlaproseutor.com 3109919179

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  8. My boyfriend has two prior DUIs and he was caught driving with a suspended license. he got 207 days in county jail.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Troy Slaten
    2. Christopher John McCann
    3. Denis Hurley White Jr
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    if he was sentenced in LA County he might do 10 percent of that.

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  9. Hello, i just got a DUI in california. Do lawyers normally handle just the court part or do the DMV hearing as well?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Troy Slaten
    2. Neil James Fraser
    3. Richard Kim
    4. David Matthew Piper
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
    6. ···
    14 lawyer answers

    All private lawyers handle both. Its a package deal. Public Defenders cannot do the DMV which is maybe why you might be confused and getting different answers. There's a whole bunch of DUI lawyers here who you can speak to about in detail.

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  10. Can an international student get deported for a first offense DUI?(23152 a misdemeanor?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Moshe Levin
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    5. Todd F. La Neve
    6. ···
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    Very unlikely. If your friend is concerned about the DUI, he should try to defend the DUI and prevent the conviction from happening. Especially if the person is going to school for a Masters Degree there are other serious consequences of having a DUI conviction including employment and/ career issues. If your friend would like a free consult feel free to give a call. Brian Michaels Los Angeles DUI Lawyer www.socalcrimdefense.com 3109919179

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