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Antonio Ronaldo Garcia

South El Monte Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I hired an attorney before the hearing but he is no help whatsoever...but I already got a continuance and no time to switch

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    2. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
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    Firstly, it appears to me that you have been able to maintain communications with the attorney you retained. If you are unhappy, I would suggest you make an appointment to discuss your frustrations and see if there is anything that can be done to remedy the problem prior to your hearing. If after meeting with the attorney you are still unhappy, then maybe you can discuss your options. As my colleague suggested, you may: 1. stay with retained counsel, 2. hire someone new, or 3. represent...

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  2. Should my husband go to court for furnishing alcohol to a minor in San Marcos Ca?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Philip Shapiro
    2. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    3. Paul Henry Neuharth Jr
    4. Meagan Elizabeth Melanson
    4 lawyer answers

    Whenever someone is "cited out", it is a promise to appear in court. If your husband fails to appear, a bench warrant will be issued and it will further complicate the situation. It is in his best interest to show up for court. At minimum, he can get an extension until he is able to resolve his case but to not show up at all will only result in a warrant. And in my experience, the warrant comes to haunt folks at the worst time. So it is always best to go to court and that way he can determine...

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  3. I need to fight this speeding ticket or I lose my license...

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2 lawyer answers

    Normally, a speeding ticket of 70 in a 55 might be something that traffic school can clear and therefore remedy one from losing their driver's license. However, if it were filed as a reckless driving misdemeanor or you have suffered too many points in a particular time period, the Dept of Motor Vehicles may arguably look to suspend your license. And in that case, you should seek out counsel to fight the ticket. You should understand that there are no guarantees of success but a knowledgeable...

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  4. What if a Search Warrant isn't dated or signed by a Judge in California is it valid?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    3. Gabriela Monserrat Lopez Arcos
    3 lawyer answers

    Firstly, a valid warrant does require a signature but like my colleague suggested, during the moment of exercising the warrant, officers may not have a signed copy of the original search warrant. If later you find that the original warrant lacked proper authorization such as date and signature, there might be grounds for a suppression motion. However, under these facts, it is more likely that the officers just did not have a copy of the signed warrant is all. As for your second question,...

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  5. I RECENTLY COMMITED A RESIDENT BURG. AN ADMITED IT TO POLICE BUT HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGED WITH ANYTHING HOW LONG THEY HAVE TO FILE?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Chris J Feasel
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, the District Attorney's office has up to three years to file felony charges. And they are not required to keep you informed while they decide to file charges or not. Nevertheless, you really should contact an attorney so that you can be properly advised on your rights, what to expect should charges be filed, and should law enforcement detectives contact you to get a statement. Antonio R. Garcia, Esq. DISCLAIMER: This does not constitute legal advice but merely a...

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  6. I'm a professional business owner who got a DUI back in 2004 and at that time moved to Virginia but moved back to San Diego

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. Joshua Tobias Hershon
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    4 lawyer answers

    First of all,I am a bit confused by what the court ordered you to do. Was it serve 192 total hours or was it 4 weekends? Also, things vary depending on whether the court ordered you to serve the time in county jail or were you allowed to pay to do the time in a local private jail? Either way, you should contact your attorney and clarify the terms of your deal, and discuss what credits you were given because that will dictate how many actual days you have to serve. Currently, the law...

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  7. Can i own/possess a firearm if my formal probation was reduced to a summary probation & my felony was reduced to a misdemeanor?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Neil James Fraser
    2. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    3. Michael Carter Lukehart
    3 lawyer answers

    Although your probation status may have changed, the terms of probation usually remain in effect. Meaning, if as a part of your original plea, you agreed to no firearms, that condition remains in effect until the probation period terminates and/or the court modifies probation removing that condition. If you have a question as to how long the no firearms condition is in effect, contact your attorney or go to the clerk's office and get copy of court docket. It will show when you entered into...

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  8. How did I get Diversion when I still had made no plea?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    2. Kasie Waiyee Lee
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like there is some confusion with what exactly happened in your case. If you had an attorney for this case, I would suggest you contact that attorney. If you did not have any attorney, you may want to go to the court and request a copy of the docket from the Clerk's office. A docket is a computer printout of the history of the case. The docket will assist you as well as any attorney you consult with to understand what exactly happened and therefore what might be done now to assist,...

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  9. My son is 17 and charged for grand theft. he violated probation and did no atted his last court hearing, he does wee

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Armen Taslakian
    2. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    3. Sanjay Sobti
    3 lawyer answers

    First of all, as a parent, I am sure this is a very difficult and frustrating experience not being able to help your son. I have represented many parents over the years and the sense of helplessness is very common. As for your son's situation, the fact that he turns 18 years of age in a few months does nothing to remove, erase, or clean the slate of his legal woes including the warrant, probation violation, or new grand theft case. It is is your son's best interests to speak to a criminal...

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  10. Can time spent in the county jail be credited toward your probation violation sentence of a felony?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Laura Maureen Bragg
    2. Nicholas Maurice Rosenberg
    3. Antonio Ronaldo Garcia
    3 lawyer answers

    As my colleagues have alluded, it really depends on the situation. For instance, if you are in custody on the new felony matter you may be given credit for the time serving while in custody. However, if you are doing time on a prior matter, the court may choose not to give you any credits for this new case. I believe what myself and my colleagues are trying to explain is that depending on your current custody status will dictate whether you are entitled to time credits. I would suggest that...

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