Brian Russell Michaels’s Answers

Brian Russell Michaels

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 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
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    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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  2. Can a warrant be issued for my arrest if the DA refiles after we won the motion to suppress?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Mark Lawrence Deniz
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question contains far too facts to be able to give a precise answer. A district attorney MAY be able to refile charges after a motion to suppress but that is a fact based determination based on the facts of your individual case. Yes, if there is a refiling a warrant can issue and your attorney should be standing by with a bondsman ready to bail you out and arrange bail should that occur. If you are having problems with communication with your attorney than perhaps you should consider new...

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  3. Got a 2nd dui, when do you go to jail?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Philip Daniel Hache
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Edgar J. Reynoso
    5. Stephen Troy Allen
    5 lawyer answers

    You're getting way ahead of yourself here. What happened to mounting a vigorous defense to prevent that 2nd DUI!? No you don't go straight to jail, even if you plead on day 1, something you should hardly ever do. Talk to some lawyers before talking yourself into jail. Brian Michaels Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer www.socalcrimdefense.com 3109919179

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  4. Criminal defense question - what are some possible results and I need a good lawyer

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Neil James Fraser
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Karren Melinda Kenney
    5. Seth Andrew Weinstein
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    There is just no way to accurately answer this without a full file review. Id want to look at the complaint and Discovery as well as your prior criminal history which does factor into what could happen to you if you go to trial and do not prevail. I would highly recommend settling on an attorney before your Prelim. This is an important phase of the litigation and if there is an offer on the table, it may go away after your Prelim and you want counsel to have as much time to work out a...

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  5. Is likely that I will be found guilty of ADW Cal PC 245a1?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    4. David B Pittman
    4 lawyer answers

    You are putting the cart before the horse. No one here is going to be able to speak about your guilt or innocence or chances of success at trial without sitting down with you and the records of your case and provide an informed opinion as to what you should do with your case. Every case is far dependent. Many of us offer free consults so if you want us to take a look and give you a more informed opinion call any time. Brian Michaels www.socalcrimdefense.com 3109919179

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  6. How important is a DUI Lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Mitchell Scott Sexner
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Michael Charles Doland
    5. Brian Russell Michaels
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    Absolutely critical. You will have no way of knowing whether you have a beatable case. My office is very aggressive and reasonable in taking cases that have a defense to trial. A DUI stays with you for 10 years. If you miss an opportunity to beat it or reduce it, if the $ is the issue consider the cost of 10 years of insurance premiums doubled. Also the PD can do nothing for you on the DMV hearing. You do that on your own, you lose. Call around. We give a free consult. You might be...

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  7. It is possible to get a felony drop to a misdemeanor?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. Steven Parnell Weaver
    3. Sholeh Iravantchi
    4. David Thomas Reagan
    4 lawyer answers

    That depends on what charge your friend was convicted of that lead to the Probation. Many charges can be reduced to a misdemeanor. Best to have him call some lawyers to see if its doable. We do a free consult so if your friend wants to call we may be able to help. Brian Michaels Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney www.socalcrimdefense.com 3109919179

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  8. While returning to U.S from Europe, can someone be arrested at LAX because of a DUI related bench warrant issued in California?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. George B. O'Neill
    3. Michael Korry Bialys
    4. Neil James Fraser
    5. Arthur J. Jones
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    Since she will be coming back on an international flight, the answer is very possibly yes. If she can hire counsel to try to get the warrant recalled before she comes back you should definitely give it a try. A judge does not have to recall the warrant without her being present, but with some creative lawyering, especially a family emergency in a foreign country, we might be able to get it recalled before she comes back. We have gotten warrants recalled without the defendant being present all...

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  9. I have a bench Warrant in California and I am travelling to hawaii in two weeks for my wedding, will I be able to do this?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Brian Russell Michaels
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Sean Fitzpatric Leslie
    4. Joni Kay Eisenstein
    5. David Philip Shapiro
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    You'd be well served to get it handed asap

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  10. DA's office initiates an offer to defense, is this a positive sign to the defendant that the DA does not have a strong case?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. John David Rogers
    2. David Mark Wallin
    3. Jay Carl Stoegbauer
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    5. James Roy Dickinson
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    It can be, but every case is different. Most often there are offers at every stage of the litigation. The issue is whether it is a good offer based on the facts of your case. If the offer is to send you to State Prison is that a good offer? If you have a lawyer ask your lawyer if the offer is a good one. If you need a lawyer many of us here offer free consults.

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