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  • Will my fiance receive jail time for first time petty theft/shoplifting PC 459.5?

    Last month my fiance was cited for shoplifting at her place of employment. She was a cashier and let an acquaintance walk away without paying full price for items. The alleged amount is for rougly $240, but this is disputed by her. She was bro...

    Mark’s Answer

    Getting diversion when there is a $240 theft from a place of employment is a tall order for diversion. Custody is likely not an issue. However, all of this depends on the specific facts in your case. The key in these cases is to be proactive. If at all possible I would retain an attorney to assist and help you be proactive. Otherwise, the public defender will assist you on the court date.

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  • D.U.I.

    Hello my name is Ryan, I got my 1st dui on Saturday. I was wondering if i physically have to walk into the dmv or can I just call the number on my 30 day temporary license? Also wondering why would i only have the one charge 23152 (A) and not both...

    Mark’s Answer

    Ryan, I recommend speaking to attorneys who provide a consultation to give you more information. If possible you should retain an attorney.
    You can call the DMV on the form (though I recommend getting an attorney). The officer may have only placed the "A" count charge. This does not mean the prosecutor will not charge additional charges. What the police book you on and what the prosecutor eventually files is two different things.
    It is not true that even if you have an "A" count only they will dismiss. You will not know what the prosecutor decides on issuing for some time. The key is if at all possible obtain representation and be proactive in your defense.

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  • How can I eliminate a bench Warrant step by step what not to do

    I have a bench warrant And i do not know what to do now i have lost my job i cant afford an attorney what can i do what are my options i got charged with posetion of a pipe. I did go to court and plead guilty. I didnt know i had to attend court a...

    Mark’s Answer

    I would call the Public Defender to see if they can assist you.

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  • I was stopped for shoplifting INSIDE a Best Buy on my way to the registers.

    I was going to shoplift for the first time and decided to do it at best buy. I selected a few DVDs and a backpack. Took them into the restroom where there were no signs restricting merchandise inside of the restrooms. Hid all the packaging. Decide...

    Mark’s Answer

    That question is best answered by PI attorneys. If they decide to file criminal charges against you contact a criminal attorney here on Avvo.

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  • My dui is 10 years old i have never done the class but the courts gave me my lisense but dmv will not why when the statue is 10

    do i need to get a abstract from the courts.,and will my many drive w suspended lisense affect it too

    Mark’s Answer

    The 10 year rule applies when they can charge priors. The DMV will likely keep your license suspended until you satisfy that requirement. The DMV and courts are separate. I would contact an attorney to get into your details to fully determine your options.

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  • When can I consider myself being a tenant at my house?

    At the first of the month I moved from San Jose to San Diego. I was going to be sharing a room with my friend in a house with three other renters. I never signed anything. I was in town for a few days when the main renter told me I cannot stay ...

    Mark’s Answer

    Hi, we can expand the subject matter to help you.

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  • What kind of Attorney would I need to get my record expunged in San Diego County?

    I have 2 convictions in 2 separate courts one is a Felony 94 and the other is misdemeanor 93. I would like to get them expunged at the same time. What is the best way to go about this? Thanks

    Mark’s Answer

    Most attorneys in San Diego here on Avvo can do expungements. There is some questions that need to be answered. Retain an attorney who practices in San Diego County to assist you with this for best results.

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  • I have a question on a misdemeanor will it still show on my criminal record for a job?

    I had a misdemeanor back in 2013 it was on a domestic violence with my ex boyfriend the police took me to jail but I was bailed out that same night by my family. The charges were dropped also, and I didn't even have to go to court. So my question...

    Mark’s Answer

    Glad to hear there were no charges. The arrest will probably appear on a "live scan" report, but it should be listed as a "detention only" if no charges were filed

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  • I have my booking and released today at 1 can I Go What To Expect

    What can I do to make the process faster I get off work at 11 and have to be their at 1 n have to go in to my next job at 2.30 .

    Mark’s Answer

    You can be there earlier than your allotted time. You can have all your paperwork and identification ready. It takes a good two hours. Attorneys here can tell you court/jail can have a range of how long you may be there. You may want to push out your 2:30PM if you can.

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  • Have reckless driving conviction in 2009. Dumb plea. 100% SOBER. Nothing in blood. I need to clear my record for JOB.

    How can I remove this now. 5 years later. Plus there's a no seat belt conviction

    Mark’s Answer

    An expungement pursuant to PC 1203.4 is likely the best way to go here. Most attorneys here can help. Shop and find a good price with someone you feel comfortable and confident with.

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