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  • I talked to a lawyer he wants $2,500 to represent me for my felony hit and run case should I pay it?

    There's a chance I'm just going to pay him and go down in flames anyways

    Debra’s Answer

    Take the wise advise of Mr. Dane.

    $2,500 is inexpensive for a felony hit and run . Most lawyers charge much more, but price doesn't always mean you have a good (or bad) lawyer. Just make sure whoever represents you is good. Meet with other attorneys if you aren't sure and do your homework.

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  • What does this mean under Disposition?

    I recently got into an altercation recently in another county a month ago when I was 16, policed showed up when someone called the cops. Police came, they interviewed everyone plus witnesses, and told me to go home. I did not receive a ticket, a s...

    Debra’s Answer

    A field Interview Card is a small card that contains basic information the officer gathered from his/her interview at the scene. It is usually a brief summary. The card remains on file at the police department. If there are incidents in the future, the card can be accessed by the prosecution or defense for information of prior bad acts and/or for a future filing of charges. However, this does not mean that the prosecutor can't/won't file charges against you for this conduct.

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  • Can I drive out of state while on a restricted license due to DUI? Do all DUI attorneys offer expungements?

    I recently pled to a DUI. My license is on restriction. I am heading to another state for work purposes. Is my license valid as I travel outside of CA? I was also going to ask if all DUI attorneys offer expungement of DUI charges? I used the ...

    Debra’s Answer

    Yes you can drive out of state on a restricted CA license so long as your are driving "for purposes of work" only. Not all DUI attorney's offer to expunge them, but many do as this is a common criminal procedure and it is usually not a complicated process.

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  • How do I find the best lawyer for a dui case?

    2nd dui. Just trying to find the right lawyer.

    Debra’s Answer

    Meet with three lawyers of your choice - in person. Most of us offer a free initial consultation. Listen. Ask questions. You should be able to tell who knows what they are talking about and who will work hard for a great result as opposed to those who just want your dime and are full of BS. Also, read the reviews. Be wary of fakes. Lastly, be sure that you meet with the lawyer who will be the person representing you in court and with DMV as opposed to an associate or sales person. It takes time, but it's worth it.

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  • Can they give you a third strike if a case from over 10 years ago was given 2 stirkes on the same case?

    My cousin was recently arrested for assault with a deadly weapon the car being the weapon, they are trying to give him his third strike but his case from over 10 years ago he was given 2 strikes on the same case which he was never aware of. What a...

    Debra’s Answer

    Yes, the DA can charge a third strike with two priors over 10 years ago. But to do so depends on other specific facts of his case that only a criminal lawyer who is fully aware of all the facts can advise. Please don't give him advice yourself. You could cause more damage than help. Your cousin needs a good lawyer to review his case in detail before anyone can give him the right advice.

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  • Brother is being charged with theft and it is being considered a felony, he didnt do it but the people he was with might have

    this is his first offense , he has a clean record. what are his chances of going to jail.

    Debra’s Answer

    It is definitely possible to avoid jail on a first theft offense, even if classified as a felony, however, that depends on many factors including the specific facts about his case, facts about your brother, who the Judge and prosecuting attorney are, and the quality of lawyer he has to represent him.

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  • Can my brother sign over his rights to me being that he is incarcerated serving a very lengthy sentence?

    My brother has received the ultimate sentence someone can receive, we are having trouble with the mother of his kids she will not allow neither me or my family to see them she shelters them and they even ask her to see us but she refuses. My broth...

    Debra’s Answer

    You need to get advice from a family law attorney, not a criminal defense lawyer.

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  • What drugs are tested for on a blind test for DUID?

    CNS

    Debra’s Answer

    There are a battery of drugs tested. It depends on the arresting agency and the circumstances of the arrest. The blood or urine sample can usually be tested multiple times for other substances if drugs are suspected but do not show up on the first panel of tests.

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  • Citation for possession of MDMA ecstasy (circled misdemeanor). 11377(a) HS

    Was going into a music event and was cuffed and searched and they found 3 pills on me. They let me go after giving me the citation saying I have to show up in court in December. This is my first crime and I don't really know what to expect. Do I n...

    Debra’s Answer

    Yes, you will need a lawyer. If, t you cannot afford to hire a private lawyer, rhe Judge will appoint you a public defender at your Arraignment (your first court date). It is possible to fight your case and get a dismissal based on something illegal the officers did, such as an illegal search of your person--there may be other reasons that your lawyer may consider. However, as a first offender you are eligible for a diversion program - this is a court ordered-program that allows for a dismissal of your case upon successful completion of a court-ordered program and compliance with any other court orders.

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  • Would this be an effective loophole to get out of paying for parking tickets?

    Let me start by saying I get A LOT of parking tickets. Over the past three years, I've accumulated close to $4k in parking tickets and late fees (and I've paid all of them). If I were to start an LLC, register my car under the LLC, accumulate ...

    Debra’s Answer

    You will need to consult with a bankruptcy lawyer.

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