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  • Is it civil or criminal if you violate a court order that requires the children to stay in the home state, but leaves the

    state anyway without court permission. Is this something the DA would help with?

    Robert’s Answer

    It depends on what the court order stemmed from and whether this was a temporary or permanent order. In some cases it could be a criminal violation of a court order where the DA could file a case against you. More facts are needed.

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  • If i have à Medical marijuana card will that affect my citizen ship

    I have à Medical marijuana card well that affect me

    Robert’s Answer

    The card should not effect your application for citizenship. However, you may want to consult with an immigration attorney.

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  • How many Medical marijuana recommendations can you use per household for growing in california?

    Is there a limit on how many recommendations you can use on the property? It's a property with a lot of land

    Robert’s Answer

    There is no limit to the number of recommendations you can use on one property.

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  • If I had a dui in 1988 & got another one last month, what can I expect as a penalty and how should I plead?

    I had a dui in 1988 and just received another one in july, my court date is coming up and wanted to know if my last dui will show up on record since it was so long ago. Im not sure what to expect as a penalty or if I should plead something in part...

    Robert’s Answer

    The prior May or may not show up on the record. However, it is beyond 10 years in the past so you won't be prosecuted for a 2nd offense within 10 years. Therefore, since you are facing a 1st offense, if convicted you are facing 3 years probation, approximately $2000 in fines, an alcohol program of between 3 and 9 months and maybe community service and additional programs depending on where the court is. I suggest you consult with an attorney who focuses on DUi defense. Most offer free consultations.

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  • Possible Criminal Charges

    To whom it may concern - I work for a large corporation in California. For quite a while, I would report to work and clock in using the company’s timekeeping system. After I would clock in, my supervisor would change my ...

    Robert’s Answer

    This is more of a labor law question. I would consult with an attorney in that area.

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  • Is it legal for me to have a copy of the PSIR for my son's felony criminal case? he asked me to get it from his atty to send him

    I hired an attorney for my son to replace the PD in a criminal case for felony dv assault and GBI. After she convinced him to take a plea the report was ordered prior to the sentencing. On the day of sentencing she received it and didn't verify ...

    Robert’s Answer

    It is legal for you to have a copy of the report.

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  • Charged a felony 11350a and a misdemeanor 23152e (drugs) and 11550a, 11364.1a, 14601.1a -is it jail or Prop or other program?

    Second person was there and arrested for 11350a and 11364.1a and pled guilty at arraignment and sentenced immediately to PC1210 and formal prob. 1st person is out on bail and both are on formal probation in another county and on PC1210 currently t...

    Robert’s Answer

    With the DUI involved you are in eligible for Deferred entry of judgment or straight up pretrial diversion.

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  • What happens If i don'tpay Wal-Mart back for shoplifting?

    I worked at Walmart and got caught shopliftimg. It was a normal day at work and they called me into an office. I was greeted by two people who J assume where managers for Loss Prevention or something im not sure.He was talking about how people ste...

    Robert’s Answer

    Based on the deal you entered into, if you don't pay they will likely turn it over to the police. They may do that anyway once you finish paying. Also making the payments shows guilt but also shows remorse. I'd finish making the payments and hope the employer lives up to their end of the deal. Even if they don't you still may be able to prevail or work out a diversion with the court if a criminal case is filed. Finish paying.

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  • I had a felony dismissed!

    I had a felony conviction and got a lawyer to expunge it but for what ever reason it was dismissed. Is it better then getting it expunged. Also i would like to know if i can get a job as CBP officer / border patrol or Correctional peace officer. I...

    Robert’s Answer

    Technically when you expunge a conviction, it is dismissed. However, it is not hidden from everyone and does not completely remove the mark from your record- especially for the government. The government can see exactly what has occurred- you were convicted, you filed a motion to change you plea to not guilty and the court dismissed the charges for some purposes, not all. It may be difficult getting a job in law enforcement with an expunged felony depending on the underlying nature of the felony and how long ago the conviction was. Apply anyway but be honest on the application. It it asks for expungements disclose it.

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  • Do I need to be 18 to withdraw my statement in a criminal case? can I do it confidentially?

    My parents pushed me to make a statement in a criminal case, but I regret making my statement and I feel that at the time I was saying what my parents wanted me to say and not the whole truth. I was worried about them seeing my statement and being...

    Robert’s Answer

    You do not need to be 18 to change your statement.

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