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  • Should I enroll in a DUI class in the mean time so the judge see's i did something?

    I got a DUI in 2012 in California, i was sentenced to community service & 3 months of DUI classes. I didn't complete this since i left the state shortly after to return home to take care of a dying family member. I now moved back to California and...

    David’s Answer

    While I commend your proactive thoughts re: enrolling in the DUI program, the first step is retaining a quality criminal defense attorney. He or she can then advise you accordingly as to your best, and most realistic, course of action.

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  • What is the procedure for getting a Property Bond to bail someone out of jail in San Diego?

    I'm trying to find out the procedure in getting a property bond. A group of us are trying to bail a good friend out and one of us has property to put up. What exactly is needed and how long is the process?

    David’s Answer

    You usually need twice the value of the bail amount in equity in the property. Money may be better spent retaining a quality, locally experienced, criminal attorney to represent your friend.

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  • On probation from riverside and was issued a warrant but moved to oceanside was arrested for 211 pc & 242 pc punishment?

    having a warrant for not completing community service court order from another county and then getting arrested for new charges while residing in another county what is going to happen? this is my first offense.

    David’s Answer

    This cannot be your first offense if you have a warrant in one county and picked up a new PC211 (strike felony...presumptive state prison) case.

    What happens depends on how proactive you are in your defense/mitigation. Hire the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford....and quick.

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  • Is a third DUI a deportable offense?

    I am charged with two DUIs. I had a prior DUI in 2008. I guess both DUIs are considered my third at this point because they are both in the misdemeanor court. One is from last year and the other is from the year before. If I plead to both DUIs, wh...

    David’s Answer

    Time to retain the services of quality, experienced, criminal defense and immigration attorneys. Due to the illegal entry after deportation you may also be subject to a federal case.

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  • Will i be able to acquire a sentri pass with a previous DUI conviction?

    i am about to apply for a sentri pass. i was convicted of a DUI in California 4 years ago. i have had no incidents, convictions, or violations since then.

    David’s Answer

    Not likely, but what do you have to lose to try? Makes sense to consult with an experienced immigration attorney beforehand to maximize your chances at success.

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  • Will I be able to get my license back after the dismissal?

    Got my second California DUI January 31st 2015. The DMV suspended my license for two years. San Diego has a veterans court and I'm able to get my charges dismissed upon successful completion of a veteran alcohol program at the VA. I'm one month aw...

    David’s Answer

    You can certainly try, but your most likely outcome will be you may be able to get a restricted license as soon as 90 days into the hard suspension.

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  • Can I just ignore them? If I do call will they dismiss one of them since they were issued for same time? Will they take points?

    I received 2 photo radar traffic tickets for the same time from AZ. They were mailed to my old address, And I just got them. They are two different violations and numbers, but for the exact same date 12/13/15 and time 4:22 am. One was for 56 in a ...

    David’s Answer

    Arizona ticket requires the assistance of an Arizona attorney. But generally speaking, "ignoring" tickets is not a good idea.

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  • Can I be kicked out of PC 1000 if I am accused of another crime?

    If I pick up a new felony or misdemeanor offense while in PC 1000, will I be kicked out of the program?

    David’s Answer

    Either the Court or probation will likely run a search to see if you were arrested since entering the plea for the PC1000 deal prior to dismissing the case. You definitely want to make sure you have the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford by your side for both cases moving forward.

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  • How should I proceed? Do I need to get a lawyer? Should I have gotten anything in the mail by now?

    I got pulled over about 2 months ago, for not having a front license plate. The passenger behind me was smelled like alcohol, so I was pulled out of the car for field sobriety. I blew a .08 and was cited and released at the scene. I was repeatedly...

    David’s Answer

    You need to hire a quality, experienced, criminal defense attorney as you appear to have been misled and have been in the dark about your rights associated with this case for too long.

    Your driving privileges may have been suspended for a month also.

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