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  • What do the courts consider when granting a early termination of probation and expungement? How successful is this?

    I'm currently in the last year of a three year probation following a conviction for wet and reckless driving downgraded from a DUI. I wanted to seek an early termination of probation and then an expungement. This is to help out with seeking a job....

    Mark’s Answer

    The courts consider a variety of factors. Helping get off probation to job seek is one solid reason. I would recommend obtaining an attorney to handle these motions for you. It is a two step process. Be advised, that if granted, an expungement DOES NOT erase the conviction but merely adds a notation that the case is now dismissed. Finally, NOTHING can remove it from your DMV driving history. Thus, it will be dismissed, but it won't go away and it could still cause you problems.

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  • What does it mean when arrested for dui and only a complaint was filed?

    My boyfriend was arrested on forth dui. He was released to me and received no ticket and there was no bail. All he had was a court date. He did not show. Now there is a bench warrant for 100,000 !

    Mark’s Answer

    The officer probably did not run a check to see your boyfriends prior charges. The District Attorney is more thorough and likely found out your boyfriend had a 4th DUI. The key now is to be proactive and contact an attorney.

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  • If I am convicted of a domestic violence criminal offense, how will it effect my job prospects? I currently work for the county.

    I really don't want to lose my job. I know a misdemeanor is better than a felony, but I'm still worried.

    Mark’s Answer

    It will no doubt not help any job search. How much it may impact your search depends on a variety of factors. Obtain free consultations from Avvo attorneys and do all that can be done for your case.

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  • Third dui

    I have a great job which i need to keep to pay my bills i just recently got a 3rd dui and i wanted to kno what is the possibility the judge will grant me house arrest if I have a full time job

    Mark’s Answer

    There may be options. The court will make a determination on the totality of the facts of the case. I recommend seeking free consultations and find an attorney you feel most comfortable with.

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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 ...

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

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