Jerome Jacques Haig’s Answers

Jerome Jacques Haig

Torrance Federal Crime Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Criminal defense!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Laurens Driessen
    2. Jerome Jacques Haig
    3. Jared Christian Winter
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    5. Bernal Peter Ojeda
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    The short answer is "yes." But you should get a certified copy of the docket showing the case was dismissed. You never want to rely upon the accuracy of a background check. If you have the certified docket handy, then you will be able to show it to a prospective employer quickly.

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  2. Is it legal for a cop to pull a second car over and arrest the driver with you already being transported to jail?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jerome Jacques Haig
    2. David Matthew Piper
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    The officer is still on duty and has an obligation to take action. The fact that you were in the back seat does not matter as far as the other person's arrest is concerned, but may be important regarding your arrest and when/if any blood alcohol tests were administered.

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  3. If I been charge with code section 11379. Because the bag had a number written on it. How can they say that I'm transporting

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Jerome Jacques Haig
    3. Maltaise E Cini
    4. Russell A. Wyatt
    5. William Mark Weinberg
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    I assume the "number" on the bag related to weight or price. H & S 11379 is sales or transportation of a controlled substance. So, if you were driving the substance somewhere, you could be charged under that section. There may also be evidence of sales is they saw you engaged in a transaction or have a witness who bought drugs from you. It is impossible to really answer this question without more information, such as where you were, what was seized from you, and other circumstances...

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  4. My son was found guilty of PC 187 and these other charges. When the first verdict was read i went numb.how much time?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jerome Jacques Haig
    2. Jeffrey George Moore
    3. John M. Kaman
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    I am very sorry for what you are going through. It is hard to say exactly what he was convicted of based upon what you have written, but here's my best guess: 187: 15 to life if it is 2nd degree murder or 25 to life if 1st degree. The jury has to make that finding. If he discharged a firearm causing the death, he will get a consecutive sentence of 25 years to life. If he was also convicted of ex-felon in possession of a firearm, he is looking at 8 months (1/3 the mid-term of 2 years)...

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  5. Can I get my case dismissed or reduced to an infraction instead or a misdemeanor & not go to jail with just a pub. defender?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jerome Jacques Haig
    2. David Mark Wallin
    3. Alexi Ozols
    4. Brian K Wanerman
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    I think you should go to court and ask for the Public Defender. Tell them your situation and what you want out of the case and then decide which way to go. In my view, public defenders are intelligent, hard working, and get just as good of dispositions as privately retained counsel. The big difference with private counsel is more personal service. But that is not always the case. The public defender works in the courtroom every day and has handled lots of cases just like yours in front of...

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  6. I want to know when I took the 5 year joint suspension 3 years probation and a strike. Does the strike go in effect now

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jerome Jacques Haig
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
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    Yes, your strike is effective now. What this means is if you are convicted of any felony, and the government alleges this prior "strike," the sentence on the new felony will be doubled, and your are ineligible for probation. As for your current case, it is not only a strike, but it is a violent felony. If you violate your probation and are sentenced to 5 years in prison, you must serve it in prison (not county jail) and you will do 85% of your sentence. Good luck on probation. Always...

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  7. Will my cousin serve life if convicted?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Jerome Jacques Haig
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Oscar Ernesto Toscano
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    The other two are correct. Based upon the charges and his prior convictions, he is looking at a life sentence. Because of the number of charges and the sentences they carry, he'll likely get multiple life sentences, making it essential a life without parole sentence. He cannot get the death penalty since he did not kill the girl. You should consult with your cousin's family and with his current lawyer and then all of you can make the best decision on going forward. But remember that...

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

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Matthew Murillo
    4. Neil James Fraser
    5. Troy Slaten
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    You are in a pretty tough bind. There may be some defenses based upon specific facts in your case, but unless you can show a big problem with the blood test or procedures used to get your blood, you will most likely end up with another DUI conviction. I wish you well in law school and in your efforts towards sobriety.

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  9. I got charged with 246.3(A) and I would like to fight it? As I don't believe I deserved it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jerome Jacques Haig
    2. Bart Charles Craytor
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. James Regan
    5. John Joseph Fuery
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    I don't see how that website you reference provides you with a defense. As the other authors have said here, discuss the case with your current lawyer and tell him what you think should be done and see how that goes. It is up to him to defend you and he can't decide what charges to file.

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  10. I was accused of felony shoplifting, even though I had enough money and more in my bag, they refused to look, I went to jail!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jerome Jacques Haig
    2. Jared Christian Winter
    3. David Alexander Blair
    4. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
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    You are not guilty of stealing unless you actually stole something. Based upon your facts, you didn't steal anything. You merely went past the registers to get another item. If you did not steal and you didn't have the criminal intent, then you can't be convicted. Now, convincing a judge, jury, or prosecutor of this is the hurdle. Good work can be done by a private lawyer to try to get these charges dismissed before you even go to court.

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