When convicted of DUI in California there are certain mandatory minimums which come with any sentence involving probation. First, there is probation for three years, a fine of at least $390 plus the state taxes and fees, an alcohol education school, a driver's license suspension and the requirement in Los Angeles County of an ignition interlock device in order to get his license back. In this case, there is usually an additional punishment for an accident whether on not someone is injured....
First, please be careful about making any factual statements about your case which may be used against you in court. Only talk specifics with a lawyer in a private conversation.
Speed contests in California carry mandatory minimum punishments including jail, a fine and community service. The court could also suspend your license.
Please talk to a lawyer (privately) about your situation and find a racetrack where you can safely drive at that kind of speed.
Your son should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. If he cannot afford to hire a lawyer, a public defender will likely be appointed to represent him when he gets to court. Please advise him not to speak with anyone other than his lawyer about the case under any circumstances.
Kern County is a very tough jurisdiction and the HS 11379 is a serious charge. You should probably talk to a couple private lawyers and try to get an idea of what it would cost you to hire one. Many lawyers will work with you on payment plans and you might be surprised about what it really costs you to hire someone good.
Based upon the prison prior you or the person you are writing about should probably know the answer to this question already. The answer is yes. I am actually more confused about the HS 11550 and VC 23152b together. You are a very busy fellow.
There are many talented lawyers out there. Call one.
Jeffrey Vallens www.4criminaldefense.com
It is nice when victim/witnesses are cooperative with the defense. This is not always the case. Also, just because someone says something out of court does not mean they will testify that way in court. A skilled prosecutor can be an expert at getting witnesses to testify the way the want. Please have the defendant talk to his lawyer and formulate a defense strategy that is best for him. If he is not able to talk to his lawyer then he should find a new lawyer that is better suited to his...
Any veteran criminal defense attorney knows that investigation in a criminal case should come through a licensed private investigator. The reason for this is simple. An investigator could be called to tesify if needed. A defense attorney cannot. If you can't afford the services of a private investigator, often one can be appointed by order of the court.
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