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Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha

Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    1 lawyer 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...

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

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2 lawyer answers

    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...

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  3. My son was arrested for not haveing a current license

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    2. Amy Treanor Morell
    2 lawyer answers

    If I am understanding your question correctly, it looks like you're wondering how to handle the unlicensed driver charge, given the fact that your son's license may actually have been valid at the time of the driving. It would be wise for your son to take the paperwork he has to the court, request a public defender if you're not having a private attorney handle the matter, and have them request that the DMV record be pulled. This DMV record would show that the license was valid on that...

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  4. How long is a sentence for a sex ofense?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Ben Walter Pesta II
    2. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends, can range from 16 months to 8 years to 80 years or even 160 years. Depends how many victims, the seriousness of the offense, part criminal record.

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  5. Custody representation

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. the American Bar Association even encourages attorneys to work pro bono.

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  6. Court has no record of my speeding ticket

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    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...

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  7. When is a city responsible for property damage?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    2. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2 lawyer answers

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

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Matthew Edward Williamson
    2. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    2 lawyer answers

    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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  9. I missed my court date that was issued after i was arrested for a previous failure to appear. will i get arrested at the court?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Brian C Andritch
    3. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    3 lawyer answers

    Like my colleague above stated, there is a chance that the judge may remand you, however, if a warrant was issued when you failed to appear, then you're also risking getting arrested if you're pulled over and that warrant comes up (assuming your license is valid and that you're driving). The best bet is to go into court and handle it. This will make it look like you just realized the mistake you made in missing the court date, and that you are taking responsibility and making efforts to handle...

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  10. I have court tomorrow for a petty theft charge p.c. 484... how can i keep this off my record? i'm a criminal justice major...

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Nicholas Chukwuemeka Okorocha
    3. Alexander Thomas Henderson
    4. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that a public defender will do you some good, and since they have heavy caseloads, you'll probably want to be persistent in requesting that they pitch diversion options to the DA. There's room for creativity when it comes to diversion options, and with the fact that you didn't intend to steal, and had an item worth only $18, your particular case should appear less serious than the other individual's. As far as diversion options, something along the lines of a reasonable number of hours...

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