Douglas Holbrook’s Answers

Douglas Holbrook

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Do I need a lawyer?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter D. King
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Michael Korry Bialys
    4. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4 lawyer answers

    DUI cases often raise any number of issues regarding possible defenses. Your posting raises a number of them. You would be well advised to sit down with one or more attorneys to discuss how they would deal with the various issues that are presented in your case.

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  2. Will a dui show up on a FBI fingerprint?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Leigh Gretchen Fleming
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Ross Carl Goodman
    4 lawyer answers

    Your understanding is dangerously incorrect. Just because you completed all of the terms and conditions of probation, does not automatically terminate your obligation to list the conviction. You should not have put "no" on your application, because your conviction is still on your record. At this point, you need to initiate the process to quickly expunge the conviction so as to advise the school and other potential employers that it is in process of being removed.

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  3. Minor accident, charged with dui for xanax. Not arrested, no blood test taken. What do I do in court?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jon William Woolsey
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Eric Paul Ganci
    4. Matthew Murillo
    5. Douglas Holbrook
    5 lawyer answers

    In the absence of any results from a chemical test, they are going to have one difficult time proving a DUI charge.

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  4. Wrongly accused of stealing by my boyfriends alcoholic father. He says i memorzied the info and used it...HELP?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Maria Cavalluzzi
    2. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    5. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5 lawyer answers

    I am going to concur in speculating that law enforcement has not yet gotten involved nor that any criminal charges will be filed. I am going to concur also in suggesting a calm discussion with your boyfriend's dad to explain to him that you did not do it.

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  5. This is my boyfriends 3rd dui and this time he hurt himself.what is the difference between a public defender and a lawyer

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. William Carlos Makler
    5. Robert Lee Marshall
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Both private attorneys and public defenders have all received the same training and licenses and are held to the same standards in their representation of their clients. However, one of the major differences is that the PD is financed through the state which unfortunately often results in their being overworked and underpaid.

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  6. 25620 BP ticket: infraction or misdemeanor?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Nadezhda M Habinek
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4. Maltaise E Cini
    5. William Mark Weinberg
    5 lawyer answers

    The arresting officer and/or the prosecuting agency has the discretion to charge it either as a misdemeanor or an infraction. And the Court, along with the prosecutor have the discretion to allow a plea either way. Do not let it worry you, as many cases are worded and handled under these same circumstances.

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  7. Do I need an attorney to represent me in court? What should I plead? What is going to happen to me most likely?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Clearly, representation is essential whenever criminal charges are filed, including one such as this. And, of course, as indicated, if you can't afford to retain counsel, counsel will be appointed for you. At your first appearance at the arraignment , your attorney will advise you how to plead. That will most likely be a plea of not guilty, unless an offer is made that your attorney feels is appropriate to plead to.

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  8. Where can I find a criminal defense lawyer TODAY or TOMORROW to represent someone at an arraignment on Monday?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. David Alexander Blair
    3 lawyer answers

    OK, first, this may be difficult advice to follow but try to take yourself out of a panic state. People tend to make less than ideal decisions when they are in a panic mode. Second, accept the fact that connecting up with a reliable attorney on the weekend could predictably, be somewhat difficult. Third, realize that that his appearance at his arraignment does not represent any type of a deadline that you need to adhere to for the purpose of retaining counsel for your dad. The...

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  9. My wife was involved in an DWI accident with another vehicle, the other driver has "deep tissue" injuries.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert J. Ruffner
    2. Luke S Rioux
    3. Sean Michael Patrick
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Douglas Holbrook
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    If you are sensing that you may have selected the wrong attorney to represent your wife, then by all means, without delay, seek out a couple of second opinions from experienced criminal defense attorneys in your local area. There is far too much at state here.

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  10. How to best handle a petty theft charge (first ever offense) for less than $20 worth of merchandise in California?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. William David Ausman
    4. Lisa Marie Budris
    5. Jeffrey Robin Stein
    5 lawyer answers

    1. The public defender is not available just because you want to avoid lawyer fees, as you say. There are eligibility requirements based upon financial need that will be determined on the day of your first appearance. 2. If you not planning on retaining private counsel, you should address these concerns to your appointed public defender. They will be able to properly advise you. 3. You will likely be put on probation, but again, you should address this issue with your appointed...

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