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  • Agreed to 10 days in jail plus fines for 3rd suspended license ticket but never showed up to jail in north San diego county.

    Have 2 prior dui and 2 prior suspended license ticket I am about 1 month away from completing dui 18 month program. The case in san diego Is about 4 years old and there is a bench warrant

    Mark’s Answer

    Your question is? This is not a good situation that I believe you should handle ASAP.
    I would consider using an attorney here on Avvo to clear the warrant and get you a new reporting date.

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  • How long can someone be in jail if there is no evidence but someone pointed the finger at him.

    My boyfriend was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a gun and gang activity. They searched his house and found nothing. My boyfriend was not at the scene of the crime. And the person shooting was wearing a mask, so how can someone pos...

    Mark’s Answer

    Discuss the state of the evidence against your boyfriend with his attorney.
    Witness testimony is evidence. His attorney will have a better idea of what the totality of the evidence is.

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  • What do you do about an arrest warrant? Should I go to court and try to handle it there? Or do I NEED an attorney?

    The warrant is due to my inability to enroll into my DUI class due to financial hardship. I put it off too long and now they issues an arrest warrant. I was supposed to enroll before 3-13-15.

    Mark’s Answer

    NEED an attorney? It is much easier and the prospect of custody is minimal if you go this route. Otherwise, go to court and schedule the matter as soon as possible. The hearing will take place a few days after you schedule it. Take care of the matter one way or the other as quickly as possible. Contact some attorneys here on Avvo and see if the price works for you.

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  • I got a warrant for my arrest letter and it says my bail is $693 i dont want to go to jail.

    How do.i avoid jail what do i do should i handle this myself ? Do i need to hire a lawyer it was only a trolley ticket it wasnt something serious. I need to know what to do

    Mark’s Answer

    Mr. Finnecy gives sound advice. No matter what you do take care of it ASAP.

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  • I have another DUI less than 90 days apart

    i had one Feb 8th && another one on Saturday May 23 with suspended Ls

    Mark’s Answer

    You need to look at Avvo for attorneys who can handle your case ASAP. You are facing the new charge plus a probation revocation.
    You have two open cases you need to consult a DUI defense attorney in your area to discuss the facts of each case, available defenses and strategies to keep you out of jail.

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  • Criminal lawyer

    I had a fight with this guy and gots to go to court for but I dont want to press charges at all can I avoid him from going to jail

    Mark’s Answer

    Contact the prosecution and/or police

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  • From what I understand there is a difference between escorting and prostitution. Escorting is legal, prostitution is not.

    How can you tell the difference between an escort and a prostitute? More specifically let's say you want to hire an escort where she is paid for her time and essentially nothing else; whatever happens between the two of you is between 2 consenting...

    Mark’s Answer

    You want to limit the amount of evidence that points to the transaction concerning sex.

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  • Was I misled/overcharged by the criminal defense attorney?

    My son was arrested on several charges; 3 felonies and a misdemeanor. I hired an attorney for him the evening before his arraignment, and gave the attorney $7,500, which I understood to be a "retainer". The attorney never showed me the Attorney-...

    Mark’s Answer

    Speak to the attorney to discuss the details of the fee. There is often work done ahead of court appearances.

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  • Will I get a bill

    As you saw in my last post I took something from kohls in CA but no cops were involved I am 13 so will I get a bill if no cops were called

    Mark’s Answer

    Depending on the facts you could receive a civil demand from the store. The police still may yet be involved so do not post too much details.

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  • Received 1st offense dui with BAC of 0.18. Have RN license. How do I choose best criminal defense attorney via avvo?

    No priors on drivers license or professional license. When using avvo, what is more important while researching lawyer? amount of endorsements (if so is the importance of how many recently or in total?) , amount of client reviews (also is importa...

    Mark’s Answer

    Avvo is a great resource. The reviews are helpful because those are actual clients who had experiences and relationships with the attorney that may be similar to you. It comes down to seeing at least three and choosing the one who you can trust the most.

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