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Sharon Paris Babakhan

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  • Immigration wants a court disposition.

    USCIS wants a court disposition regarding a 2000 DUI case back in Long Beach, CA. However, I cannot come to Long Beach in order to get this disposition due to work/family schedule. Can I hire a lawyer to get the disposition on my behalf? The case ...

    Sharon’s Answer

    If you are out of County (out of Los Angeles) yes any attorney can get that for you for a small fee. As some of colleagues mentioned the certified copy (best option for USCIS) is going to be $25 plus whatever the attorney charges (which will be a small fee). Contact one to take care of it.

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  • I got arrested falsly.accused of theft even though i didnt take anything but because i was there what can i do

    my sister sells children clothing her a customer refused to pay we asked to get the clothing back then she said take it and then she called the policd accussed of of stealing and denied that she has ever purchased anything from us

    Sharon’s Answer

    You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney. The question you posted is confusing and we need to ask you questions to find out what exactly happened and then we can give you information. Most attorneys offer free consultation.

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  • Undocumented and 1st time DUI by 0.08 breath test.

    I am Undocumented man with two citizen child. Last night, after dinner with some drinks, around 9PM, I was driving local and police stopped me. Officer said i turned signal little late while making lane change. He asked me if i drink alcohol....

    Sharon’s Answer

    No need to panic. The answer to your question is both Yes and No. Depending on the court, circumstances of your case and your actual blood alcohol content then your case could potentially be reduced to a Wet Reckless but an attorney could potentially negotiate such a deal for you. Also, the stop in your case seems sort of fishy. You can have some arguments or potential motions (petitions to court) as well.

    Since it is NOT a felony I highly doubt they will start removal proceedings against you. it is just a DUI which is a misdemeanor. Could it be problematic? yes, specially when you apply for green card.

    Most attorneys here offer free consultation. Call and find out about your options and things that can be done in your case.

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  • Should I represent myself in my DUI case?

    I got pulled over in April and was arrested for a DUI. I did field tests and blew a 0.06. I was arrested but did not go to jail. My license was never suspended. It's my first ever offense (not even a speeding ticket is on my record.) The cops told...

    Sharon’s Answer

    A lawyer can certainly look into the matter for you to find out whether the DA has filed or going to file charges against your or not. You can start with a small fee. Most of attorneys here offer free consultation. Feel free to call and find out about your case.

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  • How to sponge my felonys

    2 felonys A245 n a 417

    Sharon’s Answer

    Expungement has a process to follow. Forms and declarations are needed to be prepared and filed with the court and then after a hearing the judge will decide whether to grant the expungement or not. Talk to an attorney. Almost every attorney here handles expungements.

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  • Can I get a restraining order against my neighbor in Los Angeles?

    Our neighbor came into our yard and left piles of cigarette butts and refuse to let us know it was her and her boyfriend. We went to the police. They said to throw it all back in her yard, which we did, but this set her off. She threw more trash a...

    Sharon’s Answer

    One option - if you feel afraid of them and feel they can be of any danger to you and your property - is to file for a civil restraining order. It will get their attention and if they do ANY of the above to you or your property ever again, then it's a violation of the court order and that would be grounds for another criminal case against them and that will really get their attention. However, a civil restraining order will require you to feel an imminent threat of harm and/or injury to you or your property.

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  • How do i get termination of probation & have it expunged.Feb.2014 convicted of 484(A). received 3 year probation.in L.A. Calif.

    i have a squeaky clean record other than this misdameanor.i was forced to retire after 24 years on job & have been denied further employment due to this on record.i have letters of proof to show.i still have 1 year & 10 months left on probation bu...

    Sharon’s Answer

    Well there are some good news. You are past 50% your probationary period and once you are past 50% the judges are more lenient in allowing an "early termination of probation" and you can get it expunged simultaneously. It does not happen automatically and a petition must be filed with the court (one for early termination of probation and one for expungement) but it is definitely doable. The law is also on your side because on January 1, 2015 a new law passed (PC 1001.94) where it allows the judge to get such cases dismissed (formal diversion). While this is not applicable to your case because obviously your plea was before 1/2015 BUT the judges have more leniency and tendency to grant an early termination of probation on 484(a) cases.

    Talk to an attorney and almost all of us can help you with this. It is a matter of preparing, filing, and hearing the petition. Good Luck.

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  • My brother got charged with a felony and i was wondering if a public defender will take care of the case like a private attorney

    we just wanted to know if you would recommend to get a private attorney or will a public defender do the exact same job.

    Sharon’s Answer

    Public Defenders are great capable attorneys just like private attorneys. The only difference is that we, private attorneys, limit our cases to a certain number so that we can spend time on each case, give our full attention and get the best deal that is possible. Public Defenders are government attorneys who are assigned cases. They have 30 to 50 cases A DAY and no choice but to take each of them. They cannot refuse any cases so they are always super busy, don't have time to spend on each case like we do, and generally push people to take a deal. That's why they are free but for private attorneys you end up paying fairly high fees.

    A felony is a serious case and it will be in your brother's best interest to hire a private attorney. Just my two cents.

    Good Luck.

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  • Will proposition 47 remove my prison record for petty theft with a prior

    I Made many mistakes in my past and have racked up a rap sheet. My last offence was 10 years ago. I have sense gotten all my past record expunged minus a felony for petty theft with a prior and was sentence to 16 months state prison which I coul...

    Sharon’s Answer

    Maybe. It depends on your record. Since you have a long record everything must be looked at. Prop 47 is a good tool and got rid of the charge that you went to prison for (no more 666 felony) but there are conditions to it. You must contact an attorney and sit down with your record and talk about it. It is not a slam dunk. Most likely yes you have a good chance of getting it expunged.

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  • What happens if you don't go to court?

    I was charged with a misdemeanor, I have to go to court in two weeks. What would happen if I can't go? Would I receive a letter in mail or would the police come looking for me? The address that they have is an old one as I recently moved out.

    Sharon’s Answer

    If you don't go to court, the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest and if you are ever stopped by a police for even a traffic violation you will be taken to jail. Do NOT ignore a court date. Bad Idea. Go to court and deal with it and take care of it.

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