Peter Michael Liss’s Answers

Peter Michael Liss

Vista Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Do I need a criminal defense attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. George Ellis Corson IV
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Mark Lawrence Deniz
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Victoria L Clemans
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    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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  2. I got caught shoplifting $220.30, this is my first citation, what should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Michael Liss
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. William Mathew Concidine
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    Go to the arraignment and ask for the public defender to represent you. You have a possibility of having the charges reduced to an infraction or even dismissed in what is called a civil compromise. The fee from Michaels is separate from the criminal case, but if you ignore it, they can send you to a collection agency. It may affect your ability to get a job with a misdemeanor theft on your record, which is why you want to fight the charges.

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  3. With a DUI, is it possible to transfer your case or your community service, AA meetings, DUI class etc to another county?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Debra Sarah White
    2. David Michael Boertje
    3. Michael Anthony Hernandez
    4. William Peter Daley
    5. Peter Michael Liss
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    Go to the court where you have your case and they will transfer your responsibilities to another county. Probation will stay in the county where the case occurred.

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  4. I blew 0.05 under the legal limit of 0.08 but was still booked and charged with a DUI. Will the court dismiss the charges?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Wade J. Skalsky
    5. Scotty J Storey
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    If you are 21 and older, you probably won't be charged. There are some scenarios where you could be charged. The advice you got was sound.

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  5. Open and shut case. Domestic violence restraining order.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Peter Michael Liss
    3. Benjamin Aguilar
    4. Patrick Martin Buchanan
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    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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  6. 1st DUI alcohol 2005, 2nd DUI drugs 2011. License suspended 1 year on arrest. Now convicted, can they suspend again?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Lawrence Deniz
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Peter Michael Liss
    4. Scotty J Storey
    5. David Philip Shapiro
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    You face two DMV suspensions. One for the arrest and the second for conviction. If you were also on probation for the first DUI, you also faced a suspension. Although the arrest for the second shouldn't have resulted in one year for drugs, it may have been because you were on probation. The restriction is complicated by the fact you may been on DUI probation at the time of the second which would have caused a one year suspension. It is unclear whether you are eligible for a restriction....

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  7. My daughters ex boyfriend is 19 and she is 17. They had sex and I would like to charge him with statutory rape? Do I have a case

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Brian Campbell
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. William Peter Daley
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. Peter Michael Liss
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    Please understand once you call the police there is no turning back the clock. Many people call the police in anger and then later regret it due to unintended consequences. I don't feel comfortable advising you how to prosecute someone since I defend people like your daughter's ex-boyfriend.

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

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William Peter Daley
    2. Peter John Marek
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Dan Eugene Chambers
    5. Mark Lawrence Deniz
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    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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  9. What is the average sentence for a first time offender (ZERO prior criminal record) for conspiracy to commit fraud?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. David Philip Shapiro
    3. Peter Michael Liss
    4. Stephen F Wallace
    5. Christopher Daniel Leroi
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    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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  10. Caught shoplifting at Walmart- California. Help?! I'm just really scared and want this all behind me.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Peter Daley
    2. Peter Charles Blair
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Peter Michael Liss
    5. Mark Lawrence Deniz
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    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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