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Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha

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  • I beat my GF on street, what will be line of action against me?

    I had fight with my girlfriend, it was violent, in drunk state and I beat her. This happened on street. I am feeling ashamed of this and want to confess my crime to police. So I want to know what will be probable line of action against me. I am in...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You have the right to remain silent, and it would be wise to do so. If your concern simply has to do with feeling ashamed, you may want to get counseling help - either with your girlfriend or on your own. If you end up confessing to the police, the potential consequences may include jail time, probation, domestic violence classes, immigration consequences, a fine, etc.

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  • My husband is being offered 3 year sentence by the prosecutor for failure to register 3rd is there anyway to cut the time

    We're trying to get him to do less time than 18 months is it anyways he can do half in jail and half probation or anything like that(programs) in South Carolina or do we have to just take what is offered to us what are the chances that asking a la...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I'm not a South Carolina attorney, but here are some suggestions from a common sense standpoint. Assuming that your husband has no factual argument to work with, it sounds like the main goal would be to present mitigating factors that might persuade the prosecutor to reduce their offer. For example, has your husband been working or going to school? Has he stayed out of trouble for a long period of time? Is this the first time he has failed to register after doing so on time for many years? Was there some sort of emergency or illness that prevented him from registering on time? These sorts of factors can be presented to the prosecutor in order to try to get them to cut him some slack. You should consult with criminal defense attorneys in your area to get an idea of how flexible the prosecutor might be in your husband's situation.

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  • Transferred from County Sheriff staion in LA, my friend has a SP4 Disposition. How Can I find out where and when he is released?

    On August 16 ,2013 my friend with ADHD was sentenced to two years and eight months to a state prison (SP3). His Disposition was changed to a SP4 and, I would like to know where he will be sent and what his date of release will be? I have visited h...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Your question is unclear, but generally speaking, those SP1-SP4 numbers on the LASD website indicate a general idea of how soon someone will be transferred from LASD custody (county jail) to CDCR custody (state prison). Once it gets to SP4, you can generally expect the transfer to happen within the following few days.

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  • Can anyone refer a good criminal attorney in victorville ca.

    I have been looking for a lawyer for 2 weeks, cant get anyone to return phone call. Some have asked me to pay but have not been able to talk to attorney

    Nicholas’s Answer

    If you run a search here on Avvo for criminal defense attorneys in Victorville, you should get a reasonable list to choose from.

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  • Can late fees for a parking ticket be sent to collections if the actual ticket was paid in full?

    I received a $48 parking ticket for an expired meter. I paid the ticket in full maybe a few days late (literally). I was then assessed late fees which are now up to $174! I think its absured that they are charging almost 4X the actual ticket when ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You may want to send a letter offering to settle the outstanding late fees for a lesser amount. If they're with a collection agency, I would imagine your chances of success would be fairly good. However, you would want to act on this quickly in order to avoid racking up additional fees while trying to resolve the situation. You may also wish to try calling the original agency that issued the ticket, and speaking to a supervisor or manager to see whether they can assist you in working it out for a lesser amount.

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  • Court has no record of my speeding ticket

    I received a speeding ticket back in June. I waited for a courtesy notice with the bail amount, never received one, and forgot about it. Recently, I looked at the ticket and saw that the Notice to Appear was for July 9. I called the court and a...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    As the court indicated, it can take longer than you might expect for the ticket to get added into the system. You should check back with the court periodically as instructed. You may also receive a letter in the mail advising you of the new court date, but calling in yourself is the safer bet. And yes, if you had gone to court on July 9, they would probably have given you the same information and asked you to check back. There should not be any additional fines because of the time delay since you have not had the opportunity for a hearing yet.

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  • When is a city responsible for property damage?

    If an unknown person, most likely DUI ran full speed into a local city poll, and the impact caused the poll to completely come of the ground and land on my vehichle, which was parked in the corner, should the city pay for property damage to my veh...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You may want to contact the local police department to see whether an incident report was written when the pole was damaged. If so, the report may indicate what happened and whether someone was arrested/cited during the incident. It would also be likely to include mention of the fact that your vehicle was damaged as a result of someone's wrongful conduct. If, for example, a person was charged with a DUI in such a case, they may potentially be liable for restitution to pay for the damage they caused.

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  • I did right turn on red light a ticket came by mail.

    I did right turn on red light. Before that I stopped fraction of a second then proceeded. Before me a van passes the intersection with a yellow light turning red before van cross the intersection. Before I entered in to the intersection the light ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Typically, red light cameras are used to catch vehicles going through intersections on red lights, and not for catching people turning right on a red as you indicated. If the two pictures are clear, it should be pretty obvious that you turned right, which you would be permitted to do if safe, and if you had stopped first before turning. Since the photos are still frames, they should be unable to indicate whether you failed to stop. Thus, it sounds like you received the ticket simply because that's just the procedure when vehicles are caught by those cameras. I'd suggest fighting the ticket, especially based on the fact that the photos should show that you turned right.

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  • Whats a good defense for this if you were on a bike and the road had raw sewage and,holes and other obstacles

    big holes in ground, raw sewage, rail road tracks and debris said I must be on probation or parole, I refused to ansewr quetsions. police got more agressive officer pretended to drop ink pen then used his forearm agaisnt my knee. to stop me ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Perhaps this might help you:

    You indicate that you were on a bike, but Vehicle Code section 21560 pertains to "vehicles," which are defined as follows:

    670. A "vehicle" is a device by which any person or property may be propelled, moved, or drawn upon a highway, **excepting a device moved exclusively by human power** or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. (Asterisks added for emphasis)

    Vehicle Code section 21650 reads, "Upon all highways, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows..."

    You might as well try to argue that #1, the vehicle code section you are charged with does not apply to bicycles, and perhaps #2, that you conducted yourself in a manner that you felt was the safest choice given the circumstances.

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  • Been arrested for a motorcycle that was stolen i did not know!

    what to do now !!!

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You will need to provide more details in order to get helpful feedback. In any event, it would be wise not to make any statements about the incident without an attorney present, and to hire an attorney or consult with a public defender if you qualify for one.

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