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Angela M Berry-Jacoby

Glendale White Collar Crime Lawyer.

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  1. I just got arrested on 10/12/13 for DUI this is my second offense. The first one was eight years ago.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    2. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    3. Hudson Thomas Bair
    4. Jeremy C Wen
    5. Wade J. Skalsky
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    Without your admission of driving, whether you were in fact DRIVING under the influence will be a problem for the prosecution, unless another driver ID's you. Also, as my colleague stated, there could be some issues with the BAC at time of driving. You need a lawyer and perhaps before the prosecuting agency makes it's filing decision. You also need to protect your driving privilege rights vis-a-vis the DMV, who will consider this a second offense for suspension privileges.

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  2. If i was 16 and the peroon was 36 can the they still be charge for havin sex with me

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    2. Stephen Troy Allen
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    5. James Donald Garrett
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    I'm wondering if this is related to the posted question the other day from the woman on probation, who has an order that she not contact the under-age boyfriend. She's playing with fire.

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  3. I have a solid proof of my innocence the DA just lowering my case to Infraction.. I need some advice...

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Sholeh Iravantchi
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. James Regan
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    You state you have a lawyer, so i would suggest you speak with your lawyer about this and if you are not satisfied with the performance of your lawyer, seek a different one. Whether the DA dismisses the case, reduces it or continues with the prosecution is the DA's perogative. If the DA has the information re: the app that creates fake messages, which i have heard of, and is not dismissing or reducing your case, perhaps the DA feels the question is something for a jury to decide. I would...

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  4. Son was arrested for DUI does he need a lawyer

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Wade J. Skalsky
    4. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    Of course he needs a lawyer. If one can not be afforded, he needs to ask for the services of the public defender. He faces up to 6-months in county jail. Also, because of his high blood count, he faces increased penalties. Further, his license likely will be suspended. He typically has 10 days within which to request a hearing from DMV, otherwise his license will automatically be suspended. If he is under 21, he faces a one year suspension of his privilege to drive. The Public...

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  5. Need a pro bono criminal law attorney in Los Angeles - Friends son is being investigated by the secret service !

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    2. Anthony Janji
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. Sholeh Iravantchi
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    If he can not afford an attorney, the federal public defender (if charged in federal court) or the county public defender (even though secret service involved, it could be a state filing) will represent him. Good luck

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  6. Can my misdemeanor for petty theft be lowered to an infraction if the theft was over 50 dollars?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4. Peter Charles Blair
    5. Greg Thomas Hill
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    I agree with my colleagues. You ask about the judge, though. The judge will only be making a decision if you go to trial and both sides agree to a bench trial. Otherwise, you are looking to the prosecutor for an offer (plea bargain). Additionally, the value of the items can be original price - case law supports such a valuation, but typically the DA in the packet of discovery will have a statement of the loss- either through a receipt or a statement from an employee. They will probably go...

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  7. I just got arrested for DUI this is my second offense. The first one was seven years ago what is the best deal I can get?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Dan Eugene Chambers
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Anthony David Scott
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    Your question presupposes that you will be convicted, yet you also include some facts you seem to suggest would cause problems of proof for the prosecutor. You really need to have an attorney look at the matter as there could be other pertinent factors that could affect the outcome of the case. For instance, what was the officer's purported basis for the stop? Did you submit to a blood or breath test? did you take the PAS test? When you say you were not Mirandized, that may matter...

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  8. I am an escort and I post my ads online . Can I get arrested for - or - is that considered prostitution?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    2. Vijay Dinakar
    3. Neil James Fraser
    4. Christine C McCall
    5. Joseph Salvatore Farina
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    Hi. First of all, no lawyer can ethically tell you how to break the law without getting caught, so my answer here will be general to the charge of prostitution, not your particular conduct. Prostitution in California is governed by Penal Code section 647(b) and it can be violated three ways: 1) engaging in an act of prostitution (payment for sex); 2) agreeing to engage in act of prostitution, which also requires an affirmative act in conjunction with the agreement; or 3) solicitation for...

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  9. CA Criminal Lawyer - Reduce sentence or Recalendar

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    2. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4. Kasie Waiyee Lee
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    If you were not properly advised of the consequences of your plea, including immigration consequences (e.g. that a sentence of 365 days or more can make you redeportable or excludable) then you may have grounds to withdraw your plea for ineffective assistance of counsel. This needs be done by way of writ of habeas corpus. This can be done now or when you are released from county jail. Feel free to call me for a free consultation.

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  10. When a person is being charged with 5 counts of grand thief female never had a criminal record.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Ann Anat Gottesman
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    If just grand theft and no prior strikes or a gun, reallignment requires that the state prison sentence be served at the local level. She will do 50%, assuming she earns her good time/work time credits. Even though served at the local level, it is still considered a prison prior pursuant to Penal Code section 667.5, which means should she commit another crime in the future, this sentence can be used to enhance the sentence on the new punishment (with certain parameters, wash-out period).

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