Brian Russell Michaels’s Answers

Brian Russell Michaels

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My step son attempted to stab me with a steak knife while intoxicated on etoh & other drugs. Is that attempted murder?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Joseph Baker
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Victoria L Clemans
    5. Vijay Dinakar
    5 lawyer answers

    Contemplating pressing charges? This very well could be attempted murder or more likely assault with a deadly weapon? You need this person out of your home right away. What are you thinking? You could be killed. Call the police. Period. You can also file a restraining order and should do both right now. Brian Michaels www.socalcrimdefense.com 3109919179

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  2. Completed everything but 16 hours of community service for a DUI over 2 years ago. Is there a warrant out for me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Mohammad Ali Salimi
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    4. Neil James Fraser
    5. Frank Mascagni III
    5 lawyer answers

    You probably do have a warrant lurking out there and you should just deal with it. Better for you to get on top of it then ignore it and have it bite you in the back side years later. It's not the end of the world. It's just DUI probation and if you did indeed do everything but the community service it takes us all of 30 minutes to find the warrant. Depending on what court your case is in it MIGHT be possible to clear the warrant without you coming to California. If you want us to look into it...

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  3. I just went to court to fight a DUI with refusal and lost. I want to file motion for new trial or appeal on these grounds

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Neil James Fraser
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above attorneys. What the Judge said was legally correct. There was no other answer that could have been given. If the court had elaborated more fully, then the Judge may have been reversed depending on what language he/she gave. So on that ground you would lose because it is correct. That said, since you aren't an attorney, you may have plenty of other issues that could have occurred during the trial that an appellate attorney could find, that you would not see. One of...

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  4. What sentence would a 17-year-old get for shooting his father in self defense?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jennifer J Wirsching
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. David Mark Wallin
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    5. Brian Russell Michaels
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Were here to answer questions for people with legitimate legal problems. If someone is using lawful self defense then they arent guilty right?

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  5. What are the prospects of having second DUI conviction reduced/dismissed?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Matthew Murillo
    4. Neil James Fraser
    5. Troy Slaten
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    Given that you are in law school, it seems to me you should do anything in your power to defend this case. .19 isn't a great number but there are all kinds of defenses that may be available to you. An attorney would need to review your file in full before rendering an informed opinion. Private counsel will give you substantial time and energy to devote to your case. Given your situation, it seems to me you should have someone giving your case 100 percent attention. Many of us offer free...

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  6. What can I do to keep my dad from being deported? He has DUI charge and currently has an immigration hold.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Iman Ghasri
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    4. Christian Armando Mendoza Calix
    5. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Go onto the immigration board and reask.

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  7. Warrant for arrest letter

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Rutledge Norton
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    4. Mohammad Ali Salimi
    5. Margaret Forbes Mendoza
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Its hard to say what kind of warrant it is based on the information you provided. Depending on what court issued the warrant, sometimes a criminal case will begin with the issuance of a warrant and a courtesy letter and yes the police will absolutely come knocking. Its a warrant. If your case already began and you did not appear then it would be a bench warrant. In either case it means you need to surrender asap. If you need assistance with this give us a call. Brian Michaels Los Angeles...

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  8. My father has bench warrants in CA, is it possible for him to get his record expunged without having to be there physically??

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Philip Daniel Hache
    4. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    5. Daniel C Grupenhagen
    6. ···
    14 lawyer answers

    You have some larger problems before you get to expungement. If he has bench warrants then that means he has open cases that he would likely have to appear on to deal with. Warrants do not go away and even if he is out of state years later he can find himself in custody and shipped to California. These charges are misdemeanor so if he retains counsel and can manage to come to California to clear the warrants his attorney can then begin to work on settling the cases, or seeking dismissals. Best...

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  9. What is the reputation of North Justice Center Court in Fullerton, CA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    4. Dan Eugene Chambers
    5. Christopher Scott Taylor
    5 lawyer answers

    I have handled many DUI cases in Fullerton. Just like all of Orange County, it is a tough court. Sentences are longer. Judges are more harsh. You should have counsel. If we can help you out give us a call. Brian Michaels Southern California DUI Lawyer www.socalcrimdefense.com 3109919179

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  10. Can I fight my DUI?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Steven Chesley
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    5. Anthony David Scott
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Of course you can fight your DUI. That is what you hire a lawyer to do. It would be impossible to say what your actual defenses would be without going over your reports, but any DUI case can be fought. Consult an attorney in your area. We offer a free first consult. Brian Michaels Encino DUI Lawyer www.socalcrimdefense.com 3109919179

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