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  • Can I get arrest no conviction get arrest record seal and destroy?

    My boyfriend told police I hit him and then they arrested and then sent to detention no charges were filled So they let me go

    David’s Answer

    You can certainly try to get your arrest/detention record sealed and ultimately destroyed under Penal Code section 851.8. Consider retaining a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney to advise and assist.

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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

    David’s Answer

    Seek post conviction relief under Penal Code section 1203.4. Best move is to retain a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney to assist.

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  • How can I find out if my drivers license is suspended ?

    How can I find out if my drivers license is suspended? I never got a d.u.i or traffic violations in the first place I called a car insurance company they said my drivers license is suspended

    David’s Answer

    DMV would be the ideal place to start.

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  • Agreed to 10 days in jail plus fines for 3rd suspended license ticket but never showed up to jail in north San diego county.

    Have 2 prior dui and 2 prior suspended license ticket I am about 1 month away from completing dui 18 month program. The case in san diego Is about 4 years old and there is a bench warrant

    David’s Answer

    Thanks for sharing your story. Deal with this already. It's been put off long enough. You are now facing violations of probation and can receive the max your could get under law, irrespective of what you agreed to four years ago.

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  • My bf's charged w/ auto theft w/ spec priors, but wasnt convicted of auto theft in last case. can he still rec'v 2-8yrs?

    On probation for posesson of stolen veh at time of arrest. Also charged w/ meth pos, drug dui, pos of stolen veh & driving w/o liscence

    David’s Answer

    He can get up to 3 years in custody for the auto theft alone. That would be doubled if he has a serious or violent strike prior.

    Whether facing 3 years or 8 years your boyfriend needs a quality, experienced attorney, and quick.

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  • How long can someone be in jail if there is no evidence but someone pointed the finger at him.

    My boyfriend was arrested and charged with murder, possession of a gun and gang activity. They searched his house and found nothing. My boyfriend was not at the scene of the crime. And the person shooting was wearing a mask, so how can someone pos...

    David’s Answer

    Up to life in prison or until he is executed by the State if convicted of capital murder.

    The best person to ask this question to is your boyfriend's attorney. "Someone pointing the finger at him" is evidence....although eyewitness identification can be easily tainted.

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  • What do you do about an arrest warrant? Should I go to court and try to handle it there? Or do I NEED an attorney?

    The warrant is due to my inability to enroll into my DUI class due to financial hardship. I put it off too long and now they issues an arrest warrant. I was supposed to enroll before 3-13-15.

    David’s Answer

    Smarten up and start dealing with this proactively. Go to court, add your case onto the court calendar, and seek the (re)appointment of the public defender to assist in recalling your warrant and hopefully getting you reinstated to probation.

    Courts tend to work with people who have legitimate financial hardships. However, there is no excuse for you not going to court BEFORE the 03/13 deadline and asking for more time.

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  • What do the violations PC640(c) 2 PC and VC853.7 PC mean? I have a warrant for my arrest for these violations? What should i do

    My bail is $693 i dont have that type of money will i still go to jail if i appear in court ? Should i get a lawyer. It says it was issued for my immediate arrest is there anything i can do to make the warrant go away ? Cant . go to court and just...

    David’s Answer

    In the time it has taken you to post the same question 3 times over, you could have likely been on your way to the courthouse to deal with this and or to a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney's office to hire them to deal with this for you.

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  • I got a warrant for my arrest letter and it says my bail is $693 i dont want to go to jail.

    How do.i avoid jail what do i do should i handle this myself ? Do i need to hire a lawyer it was only a trolley ticket it wasnt something serious. I need to know what to do

    David’s Answer

    Same question = same answer.

    Good luck!

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