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Debra Sarah White

Encino Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Violation of Probation on Felony and new case 3rd DUI .how much jail time can be expected?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Wade J. Skalsky
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
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    If convicted of the 3rd DUI, California statute mandates that your son serve a minimum of 120 days in jail. Bundling the cases is a good idea and usually results in discounted time. What your son will get for the violation of probation depends on the facts as to why he is in violation and other matters. I often have my clients simply reinstated back into their program with little, if any, consequence, but, again, it all depends on your son's unique facts. However, if your son has a BAC of .08%...

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  2. I got a DUI Saturday - My attorney told me I could go into the DMV and request a replacement ID for my "lost" drivers license

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Linda Medeiros Callahan
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    If your driver's license was taken because you were arrested for DUI, you cannot get a new license pending the proceedings or suspension/revocation periods. Your license is the pink sheet of paper they gave you (the 30-day temporary license). If your license is not legible on this sheet of paper, yes, you can request another one from DMV, but you will just get another piece of paper. Debra S. White, Esq. Los Angeles DUI Defense Attorney debra@dwhitecriminaldefense.com

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  3. Whats going to happen after i plead not guilty on my 2nd dui when i didnt make it to my arrignment 5 yrs ago /live in riverside

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. Victoria L Clemans
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Robert Lee Marshall
    5. George B. O'Neill
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    You face a minimum of 96 hours if convicted of the 2nd DUI. You face additional jail due to the probation violation. The probation violation and 5 year delay on your appearance are big concerns when trying to clear the warrant. If you can bring proof with you of your move and explain yourself rationally to a Judge without giving a BS excuse, they might be willing to give you a break, especially since you are showing up voluntarily and knowingly waking into the lions den. They will probably also...

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  4. Dropped Criminal Threat charges?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Kresta Nora Daly
    4. Ryan James Tegnelia
    5. Brian Russell Michaels
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    DO NOT SPEAK TO THE POLICE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY! This is the most important advice anyone can give you. Also try to avoid discussing this incident with anyone until you have met with an attorney. What you say could harm you much worse than what this person claims you said. Also, this person does not have the power to "drop charges." If the police are investigating, it is up to the prosecutor. You could retain an attorney before charges are filed to assist you and help prevent charges from being...

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  5. Self Surrender- 3 Bench warrant for suspended lice faliure to appear....What are the benefits of surrendering?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. Mark K Rosenfeld
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Ryan James Tegnelia
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    The benefits to surrendering on a bench warrant is that you avoid harsher consequences by voluntarily handling the matter than you would if you were picked up by the police, for example, less or no time in jail, more leniency from the Judge, etc. I strongly suggest that you retain a criminal defense lawyer to recall the bench warrants for you, especially since you have one in Los Angeles Court and one in Ventura Court. An attorney may be able to recall your warrants without you having to appear...

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  6. Looking for attorney

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Chris J Feasel
    4. David Jon Pullman
    5. Robin Mashal
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    1. Make sure the attorney has a lot of experience representing people accused of DUI. Ask how many people they have personally represented for DUI. Has the attorney represented clients in trial for DUI? What is their trial experience (DUI and other criminal cases). 2. Make sure the attorney you talk to is also the attorney who will be representing you. Be careful of big name firms who give you the sales pitch and then hand you over to a less experienced associate. At a minimum, interview the...

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  7. I got a DUI, passed all test they asked. I refused to take the breathalyzer.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Debra Sarah White
    3. Mark K Rosenfeld
    4. Michael Jon Fremont
    5. Troy Slaten
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    I strongly urge you to hire a private DUI attorney if you can afford it. You will be charged with a refusal. And, if convicted, face mandatory jail, and a one year license revocation. Ventura will punish you harshly if convicted. And, you must also win the DMV Administrative Hearing to avoid the license revocation. Debra S. White, Esq. (818) 609-1800

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  8. I have a 2nd DUI with the DMV in California, but only a 1st time conviction through the courts. Can I get a restricted license?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Paul Ganci
    2. Debra Sarah White
    3. Mark K Rosenfeld
    4. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    5. Bradley R Corbett
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    You may not be eligible for a restricted license at all on a second DMV suspension for DUI. The reason is that DMV does not want to issue restricted licenses to 2nd DUI offenders unless there is ALSO a second court conviction for DUI. If you were convicted in court of a 2nd DUI "involving alcohol only" or a wet reckless "involving alcohol only," then DMV would allow you to apply for a restricted license after just 90 days. Debra S. White Law Offices of Debra S. White Los Angeles DUI Lawyer...

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  9. Will I need a attorney for a guilty plea to underage DUI,,

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    3. Manny Daskal
    4. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    I would never recommend anyone pleading guilty to a DUI without first consulting with a lawyer experienced with handling DUI cases. DUI's can be fought for many different reasons, all having very little to do with the fact that your son may have had something to drink. And, even if it turns out that there is nothing a lawyer can do to get the DUI dismissed, a lawyer can minimize the sentencing consequences by plea bargaining with the prosecutor, and can assist by negotiating over the amount of...

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  10. Does a high BAC and an accident (no injury, crashed into a tree) affect the fine/sentence of my DUI?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Alec Scott Rose
    2. Debra Sarah White
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    4. William Karl Kirk
    4 lawyer answers

    My colleagues are correct. You will face a 6 to 9 month alcohol program instead of the minimum 3 month program for a first time offender. You also face higher fines and they may ask for jail. A good attorney would be able to negotiate for a non-jail sentence despite the high BAC and the accident. Reasonable alternatives are the longer alcohol program and CalTrans or community service. Keep in mind, however, that you will usually spend less time in a Los Angeles County jail than you might spend...

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