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  • If wife was granted with order of temporary exclusive occupancy, can u dispute it?

    I have full rights to live in the house wife kicked me out and not letting back in, since i am only one who working and supporting all family - her and 3 kids. I know she filed for order of temporary exclusive occupancy. Is that so easy to get it ...

    Peter’s Answer

    Your question requires you to consult a family law attorney.

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  • I've been convicted of domestic violence against my husband in march of this year. Never in trouble before

    We tried to work it out he even went to get order lowered . Unfortunately we are filing for divorce but on good terms and still trying to reside in same home as roommates for kids I have been out of workforce and reliant upon him for over thre...

    Peter’s Answer

    Whether or not the D.V. conviction will affect your rights in the divorce case is something you should ask a family law lawyer.

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  • How do I communicate directly to a judge regarding my case ?

    I was pulled over , they said due to tint on windows and then put in jail for posession,?

    Peter’s Answer

    You can ask to represent yourself, but that would be a terrible idea. Anything you want to say to a judge can be said to a lawyer who can edit your comments and tell the judge what is important.

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  • I brought out my register gun (without ammo) & tried to scare someone. I am charged with my first criminal felony.What do I do?

    This is a first offense.Should I get a lawyer? I have no money. Should I ask for a court appointed? Should I ask the charge to be dropped to a misdemeanor? I haven't gone to the first court date yet

    Peter’s Answer

    The court will appoint the public defender at your arraignment if you cannot afford to hire one. Listen to the lawyer who is appointed and make sure they are aware of all the facts and good things you have done in your life. Be careful about hiring lawyers. It is not always the best option if you have a serious case and not enough money to hire competent counsel.

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  • What is the average sentence for a first time offender (ZERO prior criminal record) for conspiracy to commit fraud?

    My father got involved with a criminal he didn't know was a criminal and assisted him in taking money from people he thought they would get back in greater amount (from IRS). He has zero criminal history, has a boatload of people to bear witness t...

    Peter’s Answer

    There are too many variables to answer the question. A lawyer would need to know the dollar amount of the loss , how many counts, your dad's exact participation in this scheme, and what your dad thought he was doing. Even then, it might be a roll of the dice giving you numbers. Good luck.

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  • Do I need a criminal defense attorney?

    Long story short my brother and I got into a fight, I shoved him and then he pinned me to the ground and began punching. The only injuries he sustained were scratch marks and a bruised eye from me trying to hit him off of me. However, I have bumps...

    Peter’s Answer

    You should consult a criminal lawyer. The D.A. will review the police report and determine what charges if any to file. If you hire a lawyer now, the lawyer can advocate your interests to the issuing unit D.A. assigned to review your case. There may be facts or information not in the police report which you want the D.A. to know.

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  • Can I take DUI classes in a different county from where I received the DUI?

    I was recently arrested for DUI in Orange County but I am planning on moving to San Francisco shortly after my first court appearance. Will I be able to fulfill those DUI classes in San Francisco? Will i even need to ask the judge or will they aut...

    Peter’s Answer

    The judge needs to approve of an out of county program, but then you should be fine.

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  • Caught shoplifting at Walmart- California. Help?! I'm just really scared and want this all behind me.

    I decided to steal an item worth $20 from Walmart. The LP officer stopped me at the door, and at that point I cooperated with him and didnt give him any problems. He told me about the civil demand that Im going to face, and also made me sign a pap...

    Peter’s Answer

    Either hire a lawyer or ask for the public defender at your arraignment. There are reductions in charges available. Yes this does go on your record if you are convicted. I realize there are different opinions on what to do with the civil demand. It is not a part of the criminal case. Where I disagree with other views is that sometimes paying the civil demand gets you a better settlement on the criminal case. You should consult a criminal lawyer, however, before paying the civil demand.

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  • Abusive husband, stalked me, snatched my daughter from me from behind, but it's all okay because no custody order?

    No, i do not have police records of his abuse. I know that I should have, but I didn't and I can't change the past. BTW, I am the breadwinner, and he has been unemployed for years I didn't leave him because he threatened to take away my daughte...

    Peter’s Answer

    Start documenting everything by keeping a diary and calling the police if and when he is abusive. If you go to the court with documentation or witnesses to future events the judge is more likely to reconsider his position.

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  • Open and shut case. Domestic violence restraining order.

    Fiancé beat me last dec in utah & was jailed a month. May 22nd jailed in vista for hitting me again, this time I was 9 mnths pregnant. I was on bed rest, couldn't go get tro. Had the baby June 3rd, but my fiancé filed faulty domestic violence. I b...

    Peter’s Answer

    A lawyer may appear in court and continue the case without so you don't have to change your travel plans. However, you may want to return at the continued hearing to testify to increase your chances of beating the Restraining Order. A lawyer can proceed at the first court date and have the hearing without you but you run a significant chance of the judge discounting your declaration over live testimony.

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