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Max Benjamin Gorby

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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...

    Max’s Answer

    In California, many felony convictions can be expunged. If you were granted probation, rather than sent to state prison, your felony conviction can and should be expungeable so long as you have successfully completed all of the terms of your probation. Although successful completion of all terms of one’s probation is a requirement, the law provides judges the discretion to expunge convictions where probation was violated but then later successfully completed.

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  • Do I risk deportation for an Unlicensed Driver ticket in California?

    I was pulled over a month ago and got a fix-it ticket in Malibu, CA. I am European and my J1 visa has expired a year ago. I have a European driving license and the sheriff didn't accept it as a valid driving license in California. He wrote me up f...

    Max’s Answer

    It is difficult to answer the questions without seeing the drivers license. But generally the answer is NO. In california after establishing residency, you must get a california drivers license. Being deported is almost an impossibility. But a lawyer would greatly help because, a lawyer may be able to get an infraction for your case.
    you may call me.
    310-200-9651

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  • After a DUI, can I contact the DMV myself to schedule the hearing before finding an attorney?

    I received the temporary pink slip and was told I need to contact the DMV within 10 days or my license will automatically be suspended. I am in the process of looking for an attorney and just don't want to risk that 10 day period.

    Max’s Answer

    Yes, you can. But the DMV is very specific on how you speak to them. You must ask for, a 1)stay 2)discovery and 3) a hearing.

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  • I lost my license in the state of Nevada for a DUI. I need a CA driver license because I live here now.

    I lost my license in Nevada for a DUI. I took all the classes and paid all of the fees but did not have my license reinstated. I have now moved to california and need to get a driver license here. What do I need to do?

    Max’s Answer

    Every state DMV is now linked nationally, therefore if you have a problem in an out of state DMV, California will not issue a CA drivers license until you fix your problem in the other state.

    Max Gorby
    Los Angeles, Ca

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  • If i have multiple turn in dates for dui can i combine them?

    i have two turn in dates. one for 4 and one for six for two duis back to back. and a stay of execution until january 13 to get on house arrest or i do 280 days. can i just do ten days strait? i have to complete a class for the county welfare syste...

    Max’s Answer

    Yes you can go back to court before your surrender date to ask the judge on your newest case to have the jail time run consecutive to the time you owe on your other case. You don't want to get released and then go back to serve more time, you will lose the opportunity for good time, work time. You may need a lawyer to help you.

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  • Father of my children got charged for Domestic violence while on DUI probation. What could be facing?

    Arrested for DUI plus child endangerment in Feb of last yr. Now charged for PE 273.5 and 273.a in CA.

    Max’s Answer

    He will be facing a new domestic violence charge and certainly a probation violation for his old DUI. Part of being on probation is agreeing to obey all laws, and getting arrested for domestic violence will violate that agreement. Also you may take him back to family court to get more custody time to show that he may be a danger to your children. You may look at my website at losangelesdomesticviolence.com for more information.

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  • Received letter from city attorney. a complaint has been filed section p242 battery. If I plea not guilty what happens from

    there. Another date will be set up or do I get detained? Is it possible my case won't get picked up?

    Max’s Answer

    Once you have received a letter that says a case or complaint has been filed against you, this means you will be in front of a judge to answer the complaint. There no longer is a possibility for a dismissal prior to the arraignment. A private criminal defense attorney can do a lot in domestic violence cases. There are a lot of defenses and the outcome can matter greatly on the effort and experience your attorney puts into the case.

    feel free to call me for a free consultation at (310)395-9558.
    Max Gorby

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  • Will I need to install the IID?

    I received my first DUI last year and had my license suspended for 1 year due to an administrative action taken by the DMV when I was 18. I'm just wondering if I will still need the IID even though so much time has passed...I'm guessing yes but c...

    Max’s Answer

    Effective July 1, 2010, legislation requires DMV to conduct an IID pilot program. The program requires all persons convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) under VC §23152 , in one of the four pilot counties (Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Tulare) to install a certified IID on each vehicle that he/she owns or operates.

    The requirement for participation in the pilot program is determined by the county in which the violation occurred; not the residence of the driver. Calling Sacramento directly is your safest bet.

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  • If i have 3 warrents for failure to appear on drivin on a suspended license due to traffic violations what are my options ?

    if i were to just wait and go see the judge when i get my license back , will my warrents go away ?because i fear that if i go and appear in front of the judge he will give me time for getting caught driving on a suspended license 3 times and 3 f...

    Max’s Answer

    Appearing in front of a judge with three different warrants, without an attorney is a bad idea. The seriousness of your situation does depend on the reason for why your license was suspended in the first place. If you have a DUI which resulted in your license from being suspended, you are very likely to serve some jail time. If not, it is possible due to your pregnancy that jail time may be avoided. Either way, you will need an attorney to negotiate for you in court. You may reach me at (310)395-9558 if you have further questions.

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  • I just got a dui, friday 26th 2011

    i was pulled over for tinted windows and then asked if i had some drinks and i said yes, he asked" how long ago" i said 2-1 1/2hours ago,he made me fallow his finger test, and then gave me the breathelizer, then two more sheriffs, did the test and...

    Max’s Answer

    These are the main issues that you want to focus on:

    That the arresting officer followed the letter of the law and arrested you properly
    That you were lawfully advised of your rights
    That the equipment used to test your blood alcohol level was in working order
    That the person who checked your blood alcohol level was certified to perform the test

    Only an experienced DUI lawyer is going to investigate and sort out these issues.
    Max Gorby
    800-270-3918

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