Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown’s Answers

Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown

Torrance Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Under what circumstances can a confession be suppressed from evidence? This case is a felony DUI case.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. Margaret Forbes Mendoza
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    This kind of question is not one that is going to get a simple answer out of this forum. The person who gave the confession will absolutely need a skilled attorney. Confessions can be challenged-- they are difficult to keep out of evidence (although it can be done), but just because something gets into evidence doesn't mean it can't be challenged. Typically, this is an issue that a defense attorney will seek out the assistance of expert witnesses to help explain to the jury. What should be done...

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  2. Arrested for the first time for shoplifting what to do in this case hire a lawyer or as for one in court?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. Vijay Dinakar
    3. Hetinder Singh Gill
    4. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    First of all, STOP POSTING DETAILS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE. This is a non-confidential public forum so don't say any more details of what happened. If you are feeling anxious about this, then yes, you need to hire a private attorney. You can call me; there are also many qualified attorneys you will find through this website. Your concern for your future records means you should find someone who has the time to put in the effort on this kind of case. For lack of a better way of putting it--...

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  3. There is a warrant for my arrest for not doing my community service.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    2. Neil James Fraser
    3. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Sarkis Jacob Babachanian
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    I generally agree with Mr. Fraser. The benefit of counsel would be especially noteworthy if you have done less than half of what you were required to do by the completion date, or if you blew it off completely. (DON'T post more details here-- consult with someone by phone, such as myself.) There's no magic formula to this, it's just a question of whether a judge is going to think you even made a serious attempt or not to complete the service. If you haven't done at least half you should be...

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  4. Can a cop come to your house if you missed your 2nd court hearing for a dui

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lonnie L Mcdowell
    2. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    3. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    4. Mohammad Ali Salimi
    5. Matthew Murillo
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    There's a difference between "can" and "will." They certainly can. It's unlikely-- very unlikely-- but they can.

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  5. Why did my bail get doubled after missing court on bail?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    2. Jonathan David Marx
    3. Theodor Kaplun
    4. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    Your bail got increased because you missed court. The judge probably issued a bench warrant for your arrest in an amount double your initial bail. That's pretty common in a lot of courts. I have to say, if you find this surprising, you're kind of missing the point of bail. Bail is generally supposed to be set at an amount which assures the court you won't do exactly what you did-- miss court. If you miss court while out on bail, you're practically begging the court to increase your bail. That'...

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  6. When/How Can I Terminate My Probation Early?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Denis Hurley White Jr
    5. Wade Jonathan Skalsky
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    First, as to how long to wait: depends on the court. For DUIs a lot of courts are more reluctant to terminate early; in no case do I recommend anyone spend money to get it terminated early unless they are at least halfway through their term (18 months on a typical 36 month probation term.) As to range of cost-- it's tough to say because the legal market has been very much influx. You'll probably get quotes all over the place. Anybody quoting less than $500 would make me nervous. As to...

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  7. What to do if a police officer lies in a report?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Neil James Fraser
    5 lawyer answers

    There is not an easy or straightforward answer to this question. The thing to understand is that there are about a dozen different things that might be done, depending on the circumstances. I'm very familiar with defending people against falsified accusations by the police, as are others on Avvo, and the bottom line is it takes a ton of work and a lot of different strategies can be employed. Generally speaking the person is going to need a qualified attorney (and probably a private investigator)...

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  8. Misdemeanor Charge

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    2. Victoria L Clemans
    3. Greg Hagopian
    4. Kevin Keith McKain
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    Look, not to be too blunt here, but if you're considering going to trial you're obviously being represented by an attorney. That person, and ONLY that person, is the one you should be asking about a matter of trial strategy. This is obviously an important decision with real consequences for your life. Nobody here has any idea what the facts of your case are and can't give you any meaningful opinion about whether you should take the risk inherent in a jury trial. That said, one easy answer: if...

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  9. I got a DUI back in July in California, The Judge is offering me hundred and twenty days in jail

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Joshua Kaizuka
    2. Victoria L Clemans
    3. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    5. Ginny Harjot Kaur Walia
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    In sincerely hope that you had an attorney represent you if you wound up with a 120 day sentence on a DUI. Unless there is something egregious about the facts of your case (don't elaborate on them here), 120 on a DUI is... well, something's definitely out of the ordinary. If you had an attorney represent you, you need to bring this up with that attorney right away to see what can be done. Nobody here on an internet forum can properly answer this question, because it depends on a lot of...

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  10. Can I appeal a plea bargain before sentencing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    3. Michael Anthony Hernandez
    4. David Matthew Piper
    4 lawyer answers

    Mr. Solis' analysis is spot-on here. It is extremely common to experience what people sometimes cavalierly call 'buyer's remorse' in regard to a plea bargain. It's a hard feeling to deal with-- the regret that a LOT of defendants feel after taking a deal that was the right thing for them, but they didn't like too much (and why should they?) Invariably, though, the best thing to do turns out to be to keep the deal you have...

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