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  • WHAT EXACTLY DO I NEED TO DO TO BEAT A COMMERCIAL BURGLARY CHARGE FROM WALMART IN CA?

    I HAVE COURT IN 2 DAYS IN MANTECA CA FOR A WALMART COMMERCIAL BURGLARY CHARGE I WAS STOPPED BY WALMART LOSS PREVENTION INSIDE THE STORE NEAR THE RESTROOM WITH MERCHANDISE BUT I HAD NOT LEFT THE STORE WHEN THEY TOOK ME INTO CUSTODY AND WAS BOOKED B...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Hire a GOOD outside lawyer and pay him well to take it to the limit.

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  • Are California bail bonds allowed to persistently follow-up for information

    Utilize the service of the local California bail bonds company to assist me in my arrest I have subsequently hired a lawyer and have been cooperating with the courts received Several and persistent phone calls from this bail bonds company attempti...

    Curtis’s Answer

    They are keeping you on a short leash. Its annoying, but it sounds like they may believe you will skip. They may also be looking for "references" to co-sign on the bond. Having more people to sue puts them in a better position. I wouldn't give them a reference who might be talked into co-signing.

    Depending upon your job requirements, it might be helpful to make an appointment to see them sufficiently in future that they are not disrupting things.

    You have to control the information you give them (like don't expose someone who might get upset or sick if they had contact with them).

    Why not have you and your attorney swing by at the next instance that you are together (say after a court appearance). The attorney will likely not let them bully you if he is present.

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  • What programs does she qualify for?

    my sister was charged with a misdemeanor of drug possession, I believe there is a program that she can qualify for to not serve time, I do not recall the name. She has her Arraignment tomorrow morning I just want some information to tell her publ...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Best thing would be for you to hire an attorney for her immediately.

    Programs may be court-specific. If she is innocent or if the state can't prove it, it would be an injustice to "plead" to something not done just for freedom expediency....

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  • My husband is in federal prison he has no papers and he was sentenced to 4 years on a drug charge. Can I still fix him papers?

    We have about a year and a half married. I am a US citizen, is there anyway he can stay here with me and not be deported he's been here since he was 12.

    Curtis’s Answer

    Have you considered moving with him to his home country and establishing residency there?

    1. Often the tax rate is much less than California.

    2. If you establish residency you get a $90k tax deduction from income.

    3. You get to use tax credits for local tax.

    4. He may have a restitution burden that if he were allowed to stay in the U.S. would be BURDENSOME. Federal restitution would be taken from tax returns, and other action like garnishment, bank levy etc. may keep him and his spouse poor forever.

    5. Even better than expatriation, you may want to consider steps to completely remove any U.S. connection, since U.S. residents (even NON-CITIZENS!!) are subject to U.S. federal jurisdiction no matter where they live. This means that if you shows up as a resident and keeps a U.S.
    connection, you may be held liable (wrongfully or rightfully) for future tax and may be liable for tax evasion (such as FBAR) should you begin opening accounts in other countries. (put another way, because you are married, you are deemed to get 50% of his income and if he has overseas connections, accounts and work, you will either be liable or have a lot of filing to do (FBAR , FATCA, etc.)

    6. Further, CALIFORNIA acts the SAME WAY. Even U.S. citizens who leave California to live overseas have to make a BIG NOISE to California that it is intending NOT TO BE A CALIFORNIA CITIZEN ANY MORE!!! I know of many instances where people who never intend to return to California are given tax bills for many thousands of dollars because CALIFORNIA ASSUMES THAT YOU ARE CONTINUING YOUR CALIFORNIA CITIZENSHIP/RESIDENCY...

    7. You may both even want to live in a 3rd country (neither his home nor your home country).

    You need to look at your future carefully. There may not be much point in being elected to be the permanent whipping-boy of the IRS, Federal Courts, Immigration, etc.

    You should interview with immigration, tax and family law attorneys now to begin to fill in a picture of your working future. It may well be that your future earnings may be more significant outside the U.S.

    Curt Harrington
    Certified Tax Specialist -- State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (J.D.; LL.M.-Tax)
    Electrical(M.S.E.E.)-Chemical(M.S.Ch.E.)(B.S. Chemistry)-Mechanical Patent (Intellectual Property) Attorney & MBA (562)

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  • Are there any pro bona lawyers?

    criminal

    Curtis’s Answer

    It depends upon how popular the defendant is, and how novel the legal challeng is.

    A lot of people would defend Obama.

    Other people would rise to challenge the federal Required Records doctrine.

    For me, there are two people I would defend absolutely, but both have passed on.

    If you need a lawyer, hire one without delay.

    Curt Harrington
    Certified Tax Specialist -- State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (J.D.; LL.M.-Tax)
    Electrical(M.S.E.E.)-Chemical(M.S.Ch.E.)(B.S. Chemistry)-Mechanical Patent (Intellectual Property) Attorney & MBA (562)

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  • Will I have to pay for my ex-husband's crimes?

    My ex-husband was sent to prison on federal charges. He owes over $2 million dollars in a forfeiture judgment. I'm guessing they will take all his personal assets to cover his judgment. I had an account with his name on it and all my money was in ...

    Curtis’s Answer

    You leave out a tremendous set of facts, namely:

    1. When was the divorce?

    2. To whom were the two properties awarded in the divorce?

    3. To whom was the account awarded in the divorce decree?

    4. Did the account have his name as equitable owner? Did it have your name as trustee for the equitable owner?

    5. Do you have complete records to trace and unambiguously identify the source of funds in the account?

    6. Can you do the same tracing on the properties, especially to rebut a change of name on the title (and legitimately show that it was non-fraudulent)? Did he quitclaim to you? Was the quitclaim done to avoid creditors? Have you checked into the FL fraudulent conveyance laws?

    7. Touch?

    8. Worry?

    Other: Is the net equity on the properties significant? Is it worth hiring a forensic accountant to gather proof that title should properly be in you?

    Curt Harrington
    Certified Tax Specialist -- State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (J.D.; LL.M.-Tax)
    Electrical(M.S.E.E.)-Chemical(M.S.Ch.E.)(B.S. Chemistry)-Mechanical Patent (Intellectual Property) Attorney & MBA (562)

    Hire a local asset protection attorney without delay and start the analysis.

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  • I am trying to patent a design on a chair rack for my recreation vehicle. I need a place or phone to go to thanks.

    thank you

    Curtis’s Answer

    It might be helpful to you if you made certain that your high volume manufactured cost was minimum for maximum quality. If alterations are made before manufacturing, you may end up dis-aligning your manufactured product from your applied-for patent.

    Curt Harrington
    Certified Tax Specialist -- State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization (J.D.; LL.M.-Tax)
    Electrical(M.S.E.E.)-Chemical(M.S.Ch.E.)(B.S. Chemistry)-Mechanical Patent (Intellectual Property) Attorney & MBA (562) 594-9784 --- http://patentax.com
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  • Criminal defense, list-serv

    I am trying to find a forensic expert and still struggling. What is this list-serv thing that lawyers have access to. Is this mailing list unique to a state or what? How does one subscribe to it? Does one have to be a lawyer?

    Curtis’s Answer

    Forensic expert? Wow, that is wide open:
    Forensic accountant
    Forensic Toxicologist
    Forensic Chemist
    Forensic Engineer
    Forensic Thermodynamicist
    Forensic Pathologist

    much more.....

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  • At a Grand Jury, the DA says to the complaining witness that she has called her lawyer to say a target will not be appearing.

    Is this proper, it was said in front of jurors? The lawyer she contacted was also a witness in this particular case and would be testifying the same day.

    Curtis’s Answer

    You said, in your comment to another answerer "DA called a third party outside the grand jury room and told them a target of the grand jury would not be appearing ."

    The 3rd party could have been:

    1. Her boss
    2. An attorney who needed to serve the target in person
    3. The witness' attorney who needed to be there to help
    4 Her husband to let him know she will not be home late -- because the lengthy testimony of the target would not be occurring...

    5. Many more possibilities.

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  • I plead guilty to a drug conspiracy case then I presented to the court and was sentenced for 18 months but they gave me a month

    i asked before but I plead guilty to a drug conspiracy case then I presented to the court and was sentenced for 18 months but they gave me a month to go to prison but I did not go to but i was helping police to get people too and now they also wa...

    Curtis’s Answer

    Here is a case you need to read to let you know how serious Federal Crime has become and how important it is to hire a good lawyer

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