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  • Why would the defense subpoena me (the victim) for a criminal hearing?

    So, I had 3 protective orders issued (EPO, TRO, PPO - In that order) against my ex who stalked me and harrassed me. He violated the EPO, while i was filing for my TRO, and I reported him, then he violated the TRO, and I reported him for that too. ...

    David’s Answer

    If You were personally served with a subpoena you must appear in court. If you have a question for the defense attorney then call his or her # listed on the subpoena and ask.

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  • How much time?

    I have been sentenced to 20 days in San Diego county jail for a PC246.3 misdemeanor (Drunken mistake). I received a 10 day local credit. How much time will I actually serve? Is there anything I can do to possiby reduce or wave that jail time in le...

    David’s Answer

    It appears as if you are left with 10 days to serve. Be prepared to serve 5 days actual, but you might be released after serving 4. But wouldn't your current attorney be the best person to speak to about this as they are the ones who know the specifics of your case?

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  • What should I take to court for a dui trial

    I recently got charged with a dui but I was not driving. My friend that was ran from the scene and because I won't tell I'm being charged even though witnesses said I wasn't the driver

    David’s Answer

    Ideally you send a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney to court for you. Then you and the attorney worry about trial if and when that is determined to be in your best interests...many moons from now.

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  • Im on ab109 I violated my p.o. wants to send me to residential program.Im my mothers caretaker, she is in poor health.

    I went to prison for 17 months I got out violated.left the program.Didnt report for 2years got arrested did 45days.Got on probation violated now he wants me to residential

    David’s Answer

    Speak to your current attorney as they should (key word) know more about the specifics of your case's history than a stranger on the internet.

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  • If a civil harassment restraining order was not served, should I still go to the hearing?

    The Sheriff's office has not been able to serve this defendant (he's most likely dodging them) with my restraining order. I was informed that if he's not served I can not present my case. If he IS served and doesn't show up, I can present my case....

    David’s Answer

    Keep trying to get him served. Show up in court either way otherwise be prepared for the case to be dismissed. If it's not that important, given your complaints about the "hassle", then maybe it's not worth wasting the court's time any further.

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  • Girl 17 boy 18. Parent of girl threatening charges for statutory rape. After 3 months, no visits from Police, No warrants. Why?

    They are boyfriend girlfriend relationship. Even per the the girl there was a Detective involved, but there have been no visits from Police, no warrants, no letters from the courts. It's been almost 4 months so we don't know what to think at this ...

    David’s Answer

    Sometimes, as is in this situation (at least for "the boy"), no news is good news. There are many reasons why this investigation would go nowhere fast.

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  • I have just found out that I have two charges for poison of a firearm and a 11377 I all ready did the time for those charges

    I just did time for my charges same ones above got out oct 13 2014 went to crash drug program 120days volunteered to go no court order

    David’s Answer

    Start by contacting your previous attorney and or retaining the services of a new, experienced, criminal defense lawyer.

    Good luck!

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  • What does no court date and no bail mean?

    My friend is in jail and since her last court date she doesnt have anymore and there is no bail or release date.. what does this mean?? im so confused.

    David’s Answer

    No Bail status means the person in custody cannot bail out between court dates. This is usually the case if they are in custody for allegedly violating formal felony probation and or if they are awaiting sentencing.

    Your friend's attorney would be the best person to get the specifics of the case.

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  • I have a 10yr misdeamnor warrant in LA. I marijuana Possession. Can not get enployement Im in Cali.Can I pay a fine and no jail.

    Hoping to see if I can resolve this with money and not go back to Lousiana ..Im in California and cannot get employment. Hoping to be able to pay money. I can show drug tests with whatever place the want me to test etc..

    David’s Answer

    That's between you and the great state of Louisiana. You should contact a Louisiana based criminal defense attorney to see what can be done on your behalf on the ground there while you remain in CA.

    Good Luck!

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  • Asset forfeiture (vehicle) in criminal case

    Can my defense attorney flat out refuse to address the issue of my seized vehicle? And refuse to get court order allowing me to get my belongings from same vehicle...even my mail and the contract for the purchase of the car?

    David’s Answer

    Yes, they can....and it appears they have. Ask him or her to explain to you the reasons for not addressing the issue of your seized vehicle and the property located inside.

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