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  • Is hiring an "aggressive" criminal lawyer better than hiring a more methodical and moderate criminal lawyer?

    I may need to hire a criminal lawyer. I have done research and most criminal lawyers pride themselves as being aggressive. At first, I thought it would an asset to have a pitbull lawyer until I read and heard how aggressive lawyers can b...

    Jerod’s Answer

    "Aggressive" is a word used to market criminal defense attorneys on website, ads, etc. Any good criminal defense attorney is aggressive when she/he needs to be, and is conciliatory when needed. I suggest interviewing a few criminal defense attorneys and deciding who you feel most comfortable with and who best understands both your case and life circumstances.

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  • I live in Sacramento I got a DUI on a six month dui school program but travel for work. How can i get my dui school done?

    I work construction and travel I'm gone up to 3 weeks at a time. I can not loose my job but i need to finish my classes to get my license back. You are only allowed 3 absences. I have no idea how to get out of this situation. Please help me with a...

    Jerod’s Answer

    Go to court with a lawyer and have him/her explain the situation. If you just stop showing up to the DUI class, the court will be notified and your probation will be violated.

    I suggest you find an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento who is familiar with the local courthouse and the judge. Local knowledge is everything in these types of situations.

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  • What is a 17 to life sentence?

    Someone I know was sentenced to 17 years to life, and he will be eligible for parole after 17 years, so what does the life sentence mean? If he gets out on parole after 17 is he on parole for life? How do these life sentences work if parole is inv...

    Jerod’s Answer

    Agree with both answers. Unfortunately, parole in California is very very difficult. Perhaps this will change in 17 years, but there are usually multiple denials before it is granted....if granted at all.

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  • I'm looking for the mandatory prostitution class held in Los Angeles in January 2014.

    I cannot find the paperwork - can anyone help me?

    Jerod’s Answer

    If you are looking for the PDP Class (in solicitation cases for the "Johns" call 805-520-5825.

    For the prostitution class call Watts Women's Health 323-568-4467.

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  • Can we request a transfer for a California inmate who was sent to Mississippi?

    Since California prisons are over crowded my husband was sent to serve the rest of his time in Mississippi. He has been there 4 years. We have no money to see him. (His mother,myself, and our daughter) my husband got extremely sick last year and l...

    Jerod’s Answer

    Unfortunately, both state and federal courts have held that CDC can send inmates out of state to complete their sentences. This is due to overcrowding in California prisons. I'm not saying it is fair, I'm not saying it is appropriate, but it is the law. In addition to the link provided above. You may also want to contact the Prison Law Office, they may have some ideas.

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  • Does juvenile record show up on back round checks

    I want to know if I will pass a back round check even though I have a juvenile record.

    Jerod’s Answer

    Attorney Hill is correct. We need more facts. If this is a WIC 707(b) offense (aka a "juvie strike") it will almost certainly appear on a background check. If it is a DUI or vandalsim case that resulted in some sort of DMV action such as a license suspension, it will show up through the DMV. Just because it is a juvie matter does NOT mean that it is hidden from view. Need more facts.

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  • How much time will someone serve who has 4 counts of 273a. (a) (felony) and PC 1170(H)(3). This person has no priors.

    Father went to jail for spousal abuse in July. Mother is 30 years old, high school graduate? When they tested her they found vicodin in her system and she showed no emotion when she was arrested and handcuffed in front of her kids. CPS was also in...

    Jerod’s Answer

    Agree with Attorney Hill. This sort of question can't be answered based on these few facts.

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  • Will a juvenile record that is not sealed prevent me from getting a job as a firefighter?

    I'm not sure what the charges are but I know that most of them are for fighting when i was 13.

    Jerod’s Answer

    First off, go get it sealed. Easy to do. Second, what was the outcome of the case?

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  • What to do when I receive civil demand notice for shoplifting $36 worth of things at urban outfitters?

    took two items and the total amount for both items was $36. I admitted that I stole them. The employee took me to the back. The police did NOT come. I had to sign a paper and was told that I could not go to any Urban Outfitters for the next three...

    Jerod’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers and will also add that whether you pay this or don't pay this, it will have no bearing on your criminal case either way.

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