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Anna Reese Yum

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  • If a TRO has been filed against me, what role do I play in being served?

    My sister filed a TRO against me. She had it sent to a law office along with medications I needed. I lost the address of where the law office was and can't remember the name. Do I need to try to find out the law office location and pick up the ...

    Anna’s Answer

    As the petitioner, it is her responsibility to have you personally served. The onus is not on you to arrange to pick up the paperwork. I would advise that you consult with an experienced local attorney who has extensive experience in defending against restraining orders.

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  • Got a first misdemeanor probation violation, can a lawyer appear for me? Do I have to be there?

    Can I sign forms for an attorney to be there for me?

    Anna’s Answer

    If the case does not involve domestic violence, then a lawyer can appear for you unless the judge has ordered for you to be personally present. You should consider retaining a local and experienced criminal defense attorney to assist you in your probation violation. Good luck.

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  • I missed signing up for my public works service and now probation won't let me sign up.

    I'm afraid I'm going to have a probation violation now. Is there anything I can do to minimize the damage? What if I go volunteer at some place? Would that help? I'm scared.

    Anna’s Answer

    You should consider adding yourself on calendar right away and asking the judge to re-assign you to the public works program with a new deadline date. If you are hesitant to address the court on your own, then you should consider hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle it for you. The key is to address the court before a warrant gets issued.

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  • Can the victim request more restitution after the fact?

    Plead guilty to a 647.6, was ordered to pay restitution of $500 at sentencing, which was paid to the victim a few months later. This amount was requested by the victim, and I agreed to the amount. There was not a restitution hearing. Today at a...

    Anna’s Answer

    Yes, the victim can request additional restitution. But, you should be entitled to a restitution/evidentiary hearing if you wish to contest the amount of the restitution. You should consider consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney in the event that additional restitution becomes an issue.

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  • What should I look for when choosing a defense lawyer for a felony narcotics charge?

    Im charged with 11352 and it is my first serious offense, so im not familiar with the legal process. There are thousands of attorneys out there, but how do I know which one to hire?

    Anna’s Answer

    It can be overwhelming especially when there are so many lawyers to potentially choose from. I think it's important to do your due diligence and research first before making calls. Once you have narrowed down your list, schedule a free consultation so that you can meet with the attorney him or herself. Prepare questions in advance and determine how well the attorney answers your concerns. There are many excellent attorneys out there and it's important to go with your gut instinct as to who you believe will fight for you and do the best job. Good luck.

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  • They couldn't do the booking and release b/c expired id.warrant?

    Called my pd and she said they might issue a warrant but she's not sure because I did show up.and she doesn't know how to reschedule for a booking and release. What should I do?will I get arrested my next court date is July 2nd my I'd should have ...

    Anna’s Answer

    Try to add your matter on calendar or consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney who may be able to help you with your add-on. You don't want to wait for the warrant to issue, if it hasn't already been issued.

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  • I FILED PAPER AT SAN DIEGO COURT HOUSE DOWNTOWN FOR PROP 47 IN DEC 2014 ITS BEEN 6 MONTHS HAVEN'T HEARD NOTHING BACK

    ITS 2 DRUG CASES FROM 1999

    Anna’s Answer

    Courts are very backlogged especially when it comes to Prop 47 petitions. If you haven't checked in with the court clerk already, you might want to ask them about your status. Good luck.

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  • I filed a petition to have my felonys reduce to a misdemeanor (prop47) how long does it take its been 6 months

    its drugs releaded 2 cases

    Anna’s Answer

    Courts are extremely backlogged especially when it comes to Prop 47 petitions. Have you checked with the court clerk as to the status of your petitions? If not, you should check with them and inform them that it's been 6 months since you last filed.

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  • Can I get my license back after a DUI if I haven't paid all my court fees?

    I was arrested for a DUI in October 2014. It is the first one. I have been going to my court ordered classes and am on a payment plan to pay back the court fees. I have 6 weeks of classes left and about $1700 left in court fees. Can I get my licen...

    Anna’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there are too many unknown variables to thoroughly answer your question. You should call the DMV Mandatory Action unit to check the status and when you will be eligible to receive your license. Please keep in mind that with a DUI involving alcohol, you typically have to address two suspensions (administrative per se and mandatory). The ability to get your license back is not exclusively dependent on whether you completed your classes and paid your fines. So, it's best to find out the status by calling mandatory action. Good luck.

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  • What can I get punished with

    I recently got a citation for criminal threats and its a felony. I'm 17 in Cali and I have to go to juvenile court and this is the first time I had ever gotten in trouble ever in my life time. I didn't mean the threats at all I just said that so ...

    Anna’s Answer

    It is very important that you consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. The fact that you did not intend to follow through with the threats is not a defense. There are a number of defenses, however, when it comes to making criminal threats. A good defense attorney can explore various defenses with you depending on your facts. Keep in mind that juvenile court is different than adult court; juvenile court focuses much more on rehabilitation of the minor as opposed to punishment. Good luck!

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