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  • Does it make a difference to have a criminal lawyer or the public defender office when trying to get a felony expungement

    I have an expungable felony on my record that I badly need taken off for job advancement but I cautious of you I should have help me with the process my funds are limited and Im not sure if it makes a big difference with a public defender or a pai...

    Mark’s Answer

    There are some San Diego attorneys who perform these tasks for reasonable rates. You should contact attorneys on Avvo to see their cost. Public Defenders are hard to get in touch with and the process can be delayed.

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  • Can someone be charged with transportation and sales of narcotics if no drugs were found

    My boyfriend was arrested but nothing was found on his person nor around him shortly after his arrest they raided my house but nothing was found this is why I don't understand why he is being charged with transportation and sales

    Mark’s Answer

    Your boyfriend needs to consult an attorney. There is some hypothetical scenarios where he can be charged with your scenario. There seems to be more facts that need to be flushed out. Speak to an attorney so he will be able to get an idea of the prosecutions theory.

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  • My husband is in jail and his next court date is for probation hearing and sentencing, will he be able to be release ?

    He got arrested on a felony burglary charge and went to his courts and got it reduced to a mister meaner and 6 months probation he missed his last sentencing court so they put a warrant for his arrest and is now in custody again ... Will he be abl...

    Mark’s Answer

    Depends. There is a chance he will get the same offer. There is a chance he will get more sanctions. He needs to contact his attorney.

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  • Is it possible to get a wet reckless after being convicted of a prior DUI?

    What if it is a third offense? Can I get a wet reckless if I previously had two DUI (VC 23152(b)) convictions over the last two years.

    Mark’s Answer

    It is theoretically possible. It depends on the facts of the case, including whether your priors are in order.
    I would consult and retain an attorney.

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  • Need advice on dui charges.

    Hello, recently i was with family members eating at a restaurant where i had a beer. On my way home my tire had popped . Quickly, i went to the closest residential area to change the tire and my other family member was going to drive the car home...

    Mark’s Answer

    Everyone here is correct. You need to obtain representation because a 2nd DUI can carry heavy sanctions.
    The key is to be proactive and let your attorney obtain the facts of the case ASAP. Do not wait for the court date.

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  • Can the father of my baby be legally prosecuted because he is 18 and i am 16?

    I live in Oceanside, California and I am about 7 weeks pregnant. He turned 18 and i turned 16 in February.

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes he can. I would consult with attorneys just in case. It may not happen...and it might.

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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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