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Ann Anat Gottesman

Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I got a dui, but cannot afford an attorney, what should I plead??

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Ann Anat Gottesman
    2. John David Rogers
    3. Joshua Kaizuka
    4. Thomas Murray Fleming
    5. Hudson Thomas Bair
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    If your blood alcohol level turns out to be a .08, and you are over 21 years old, that is a very defensible case and you should request a public defender to be appointed to represent you if you cannot afford a private lawyer. Some public defender's are very good lawyers but some are over worked and don't put in as much time and effort as a good private lawyer would. Also the dmv takes separate action and the public defender does not handle or assist in dmv hearings. You only have 10 days from...

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  2. How to fight against a first time DUI drug offense

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Ann Anat Gottesman
    2. Michael P Cognata
    3. Peter John Marek
    4. Mark K Rosenfeld
    5. Troy Slaten
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    Just because you have ecstasy in your does NOT necessarily mean you were impaired. Too bad you got yourself arrested by admitting to using am illegal drug but that does not mean you are guilty of a dui. Hiring a good DUI lawyer local to the court is the wisest thing to do right now. Ask for a public defender if you can't afford one. Definitely don't go to court assuming you should plead guilty! Your attorney or public defender should review the evidence with you and determine what the next...

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  3. Can i beat an underage DUI??

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mark K Rosenfeld
    2. Ann Anat Gottesman
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Vincent Ronald Ross
    5. Philip Daniel Hache
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    While every case is unique, the answer to your question "can I beat an under age DUI" is VERY POSSIBLY! I see some defenses based upon your facts. Other defenses may come to light after all the evidence is subpoenaed, but you need an attorney to analyze the evidence. If you don't have an attorney you will be at a huge disadvantage. The stakes are high, as you are looking at a long suspension, HAMM and MADD classes, depending upon the court and prosecutor, and probation if you are convicted. DUI...

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  4. I got arrested for DUI because i was involved into an accident,

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Ann Anat Gottesman
    2. Kendall Lance Horween
    3. Peter John Marek
    4. Michael Jon Fremont
    5. Dorinda Jo Myers
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    Being arrested for a DUI is pretty contact a DEFENSE attorney as soon as possible. I don't see why you can't purchase a vehicle with a temporary license assuming you have another form of a photo ID. You must contact the dmv with in ten days of the incident and request a hearing or you will lose your right to contest the allegations at the dmv and your license will be suspended in 30 days . By requesting a ghearing you will also be eligible for a temporary license that will allow you to drive...

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  5. If in jail for felony under DUI can you qualify under prop 47 ? If so how does prop 47 work ?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Ann Anat Gottesman
    3. John David Rogers
    4. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    5. Peter John Marek
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    I have to agree with my colleagues. Prop 47 does not apply to DUIs. He will do half time if he was sentenced to 16 months prison to be served in county jail. However if he was given 365 days or less, then he may do less than 6 months depending upon how crowded the jail is. Good luck to him. If he's not yet convicted, I suggest hiring a DUI lawyer.

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  6. DUI received right before graduation of RN school.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Ann Anat Gottesman
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Peter John Marek
    4. Wayland Christopher Chang
    5. Hudson Thomas Bair
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    This is a touch situation you are in. The nursing board takes DUIs quite seriously. I think your only option is to hope a judge will agree to terminate your probation early and then immediately grant an expungement. Many judges won't terminate dui probation early so it's wise to hire an attorney so he or she can write a persuasive motion explaining why it would be in the interest of justice to terminate probation early. The DA usually objects but if your attorney can get the DA in board, that...

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  7. What is a good price for dealing with a drunk in public and a felony vandalism charge?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Ann Anat Gottesman
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Joseph Salvatore Farina
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    I agree with Mr. Finney. I suggest consulting with a criminal defense lawyer local to the court your case will be in. A vandalism can carry a license suspension but that can be negotiated with the judge and hopefully avoided. Paying restitution or having restitution ready can give your attorney leverage to negotiate a possible reduction in the charge. Diversion, which could lead to a dismissal may also be an option. When looking for a good lawyer it's prudent not to simply hire the cheapest...

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  8. Will a 1203.4 make a difference in my insurance rates for a dui

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Dmitry Gorin
    2. Ann Anat Gottesman
    3. C. Zadik Shapiro
    4. Peter John Marek
    5. Michael P Cognata
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    As stated by my colleagues, an expungement won't help with your insurance rates. However after 3 years I believe the 2 points will drop from your dmv record which should help with your insurance rates, but if you pick up a new dui within 10 years, you can be criminally charged with a second offense and dmv will also consider it a second offense .

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  9. My husband got pulled over on a 3 year probation for two prior duis. How much jail time is he facing?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Ann Anat Gottesman
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4. Michael Jon Fremont
    5. Julia E. Simmons
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    I'm sorry to hear your husband is going through this. A third DUI is quite serious and carries a minimum of 120 days in jail and an 18 month DUI class. If he was on probation for a prior dui when he got arrested for his current offense, the consequences could be greater. I highly suggest your husband seek the advice and retain a good DUI lawyer local to the court his case will be in. He needs to contact the dmv within 10 days of his arrest to preserve his hearing rights since a suspension of...

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  10. DUI question. Pulled over in Pasadena, CA by CHP

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ann Anat Gottesman
    2. Michael Korry Bialys
    3. Neil James Fraser
    4. Amber H Lunsford
    5. Jim Mitchell Medley
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    I agree with my colleagues. I would add that the officer usually takes the driver's license away at the scene. Sounds like there may be an issue as to whether the officer had probable cause to arrest you. You certainly need a lawyer to represent you. You must contact the dmv to preserve your rights to a stay on any suspension and a hearing. Good luck and feel free to call me for a free consultation. I'm in Pasadena.

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