Hello, I was caught shoplifting at a store. It was make up that was about $18.00. There were some people (not in uniform) that took me in the back room and took the item back from me. They put it as a citation. They called the police in charge of ...
You may be fined $250, plus penalties and assessments (total about $1,400), told to perform 40 hours of community service and placed on three years of summary probation. You also might receive a lower fine and an infraction with no probation at all. You also could be granted diversion if you are lucky. To help yourself have the best chance of diversion, I recommend you enroll in and complete an online shoplifting prevention program at the National Association of Shoplifting Prevention website and take the certificate of completion to court with you or give it to your attorney to help you get the best resolution possible. Jay Finnecy is a good attorney who frequently appears in the Vista Courthouse on criminal cases. He would be the first attorney I would recommend you retain for a case in Vista.See question
Can my time be cut to half time or maybe be changed to AWP(work program) ? Im asking because I work full time and going to jail will ultimately cause me lose my job.
This is a tough question to answer without more information about your underlying offense. You can certainly try to have Sentinel come to fit you with an ankle monitor to serve the remainder of time at home, but the jail may not release you.See question
I was going 75 in a 55 zone on a highway. Does this seem like a fair ticket price? I thought it would be less that $600. I will be contesting in court but I wanted to see if anyone had any advice or knows a ball park number of how much the ticket ...
More information is needed to know if the ticket amount is excessive. What time of day did you receive the ticket. Which highway? What day of the week? Were you in a HOV lane alone?See question
My daughter is a type 1 diabetic while driving home she checked her sugar which was over 400 in risk of putting her in a coma. I have a fastrac device but for my other car (not the one I was driving). I explained it was an emergency and we needed ...
Necessity is a defense to many crimes, as well as duress, but I think a judge might view your case with a question of why your daughter had not taken her insulin earlier. The judge might see the emergency situation as one that could have been avoided earlier if the daughter had carried her insulin with her, as many diabetics do to avoid exactly the situation you had.See question
My husband sign for his time and they told him he can parole out at 30 percent is that about right.When he sign for it that's what the paper said.
It means he can apply for parole after he serves about two years of the eight years. Keep in mind that is it often very tough to be granted parole on the first try.See question
I was on a southbound side road and stopped for a stop sign. I tried to cross a 2 lane road going east/west direction. The first lane was west bound and second west bound. Then the other side of the two lane road. The west bound road was a pa...
The answer is you simply may not be able to, based on the facts you described. Sorry to sound pessimistic, but sometimes, it is just not possible. However, discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney who regularly appears in the courthouse where your case is - he or she may have some suggestions.See question
applying for a job and I'm filling out the employment background authorization. I made a plea of no contest for a misdemeanor back when I was 18-19 and if i remember right, after probation I was told that it would not be on my record. I just wan...
To clarify if it is on your background, do a background check on yourself. Google "Livescan" and submit to one. It costs maybe $30 and takes just a few days. Then you can better answer the employment application with more confidence.See question
Charges: 20 felony forgery, 20 felony uttering, 1 embezzlement Special prosecutor appointed for the case I was transported from the state police barracks by a state trooper to magistrate. Even though there was an empty "police only" parking ...
Your rights indeed may have been violated. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss the case with you and see if you can assert this right.See question
Theft class 5 felony. A job I applied for wants me to submit what the incident was leading to the felony. And then corporate will decide if I am hireable. How can I explain this with out so many details
I would show the employment application to an employment attorney and ask him or her how to truthfully and best answer the question while appearing candid but not dooming your employability. You must realize, however, that often this is just impossible and you may not be eligible for the job no matter how great your explanation is.See question
Expired tags and inspections I think maybe a speeding ticket.
To do so, go to the court that has jurisdiction over the tickets and inquire about paying the tickets off. If you have expired registration, go to the DMV and ask about renewing your registration. Good luck.See question