Christian M Ham’s Answers

Christian M Ham

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Court Disposition letter FOR DUI

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    2. Michael Jon Fremont
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    The sentencing document you obtained from court is the final court order and can be referred to as "the disposition." There is no probably no court document that will indicate you have completed everything ordered by the court.

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  2. Can I be convicted of PC 653(m) misdemeanor case from a year ago if my wife (victim) refuses to testify because we reconciled?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    2. Christian M Ham
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    Thankfully, under the landmark case of Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, you have a right to a lawyer, and if you cannot afford one, the court will appoint one for you. An appointed lawyer in your jurisdiction will provide you answers to your important legal questions.

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  3. Will I have to go to court or wait for charges to be filed?

    Answered 4 months ago.

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    3. Matthew Atherton Sullivan
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    First, you have a right to a lawyer, and in most jurisdictions, if you cannot afford one the court will appoint a lawyer at the first court proceeding (arraignment). In other jurisdictions where the charge is a misdemeanor, the prosecutor actually discusses an offer with you in court. Check local counsel to determine whether or not your jurisdiction appoints public defenders at arraignment. Second, if you "didn't do anything," and in fact the video reflects you did nothing, then maybe the...

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  4. Extradition

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    4. James Donald Garrett
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    Probably not. But they may. The solution, if you are looking for one, is to have a lawyer recall the misdemeanor warrants in California so that you no longer have to live in fear of extradition.

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  5. Can I reopen an old petty theft case and ask the judge to reduce it from an misdemeanor to an infraction?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Neil James Fraser
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    Pursuant to Penal Code Section 490.1, where the value of money/property taken does not exceed $50.00, the case may be charged as a misdemeanor or infraction, provided of course the accused does not have any prior theft-related convictions.

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  6. I have court Thur. at 130, (arraignment) and don't have an attorney. I need to hire representation but don't know where to start

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Rowland Atwood Senter Jr.
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    Don't panic. Although you don't have much time to interview and hire a lawyer, the worst thing you can do is hire the first lawyer you speak with. If you need additional time to find a lawyer, there is nothing wrong with asking the court for more time. Make sure you have proof of your illness to show the court. If the court does give you more time to find a private lawyer, then interview a couple of lawyers who practice exclusively criminal defense.

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  7. Termination of early probation

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    2. Christian M Ham
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    4. Matthew Cristopher Bently
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    Your chances are good if you can show that doing so would be in the interests of justice. Meaning your reasons for terminating probation have to be legitimate. My clients have had success in terminating probation early when their employment is affected.

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