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Jeffrey Scott Vallens

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  • Felon in possession of firearm

    My brother was arrested for felon in possession of a concealed firearm 4 days ago, it was in front of his feet in a vehicle. He hasn't been in trouble for the past 4 years, however he has 1 felony conviction in 2009 186.2, grifitti. My question is...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Your brother might want to speak with a lawyer. From what you describe it sounds like his prior conviction is a felony and a strike. And, although felon with a firearm is a wobbler, this sounds like it will be a second strike offense.

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  • Can I get a no plea diversion for a domestic violence (misdemeanor) charge as an immigrant?

    What can I do to better my chances of a no plea diversion as an immigrant? If I plead guilty or no contest I may get deported. I have no criminal history in either country. This is a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    A more likely outcome to this situation would be a reduction of the offense to a non-domestic violence related charge. I am often able to reduce domestic violence charges to disturbing the peace and sometimes we can even get them dismissed all together. Call a competent local lawyer today.

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  • Is It still possible to fix my mistake?

    I lived in California for 6 months. A month before coming back to my country I was arrested and I was in Jail for a few hours then I went back home (petty theft – misdemeanor). However, I came back to my country before the court date bec...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    A lawyer can often appear without you in the case of a misdemeanor. I make the vast majority of my misdemeanor appearances without my clients being present in court. In many cases I can make all court appearances without the client ever appearing in court.

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  • Is there a criminal attorney in los angeles county in california that will do the initial free consultation with the inmate?

    hello my brother is facing a robbery 211 with a gun charge me and my family have came up with $600 down he goes to court friday 06/26/2015 we are looking to see if there is an attorney that will do the inital free consultation with my brother than...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    While there are many attorneys who would be willing to talk to you for free regarding your brother's case, you might consider saving your limited financial resources and having him talk to the public defender when he gets to court. The services of the PD are free or very close to free. This sounds like a serious case. You are not likely to find the quality of lawyer you need with your limited resources.

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  • Am I going to go to jail?

    I have a dui and I'm on probation for 2 years. Yesterday I got stopped and blew a 0.1 what's gunnah happen to me what should I be expecting when I step into that court room ?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If you are on DUI probation you will likely be facing a one year license revocation from DMV. Please contact a lawyer who can help you schedule an administrative hearing ASAP. Also, you may be facing jail time as well as potential other problems. Was your license valid at the time of the stop?

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  • What's the minimum time some one can be sentenced to for a felony evading and a dui?

    My boyfriend has been in jail since March 30 he his going to be sentenced for a felony evading and a dui which is a misdemeanor. He is being sentenced and Torrence court. What is the minimum about of time he will do?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The minimum sentence on felony evading under VC 2800.2 is 180 days in county jail. If he is lucky enough to get just the minimum he would be required to serve half of that time.

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  • Do I need a criminal attorney?

    I booked a hotel room on my debt card for a week in Vegas. I checked in, they ran my card for the balance plus a $100 service deposit. Sometime during the week, for some reason I do not know, the cash was returned to my card. I ended up losing my ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I would make arrangements to pay the balance owed as soon as possible. The hotels/casinos in Las Vegas don't tend to mess around with this sort of thing.

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  • My boyfriend got arrested for carrying a dagger and possession of metal knuckles

    My boyfriend is not on probation or parole but with these charges they want to add spec allege state prison eligibility and 2 alledged priors/strikes. What Exactly does this mean, and what is gona happen

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The 2 prior strikes make this situation very serious. Please consult with a veteran criminal defense attorney in a confidential meeting, not over the internet.

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  • Is it common knowledge that a defendant in a criminal case can't get copy of police report by going down to police station?

    I hired defence counsel and he told me I should go down to police station to get copy of police report. The people down at police station told me only victim can request copy. Shouldn't every experienced lawyer already know this?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Even if a report were available to you, what lawyer would send his client to talk to law enforcement by himself? Bad call by the lawyer.

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  • Quiero limpiar mi récord criminal y quiero saber cuanto me saldria por limpiarlo

    Cuanto me saldría por limpiar mi récord criminal

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Necesitamos mas informacion de su record criminal. Por favor, habla con un abogado cerca de su ciudad para mas informacion.

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