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  • HELP! My sons undocumented father has been charged with 3 felony's, Is there anything I can do???

    He has been charged for the following code felony's: 23153 (A) VC , 23153(B) VC, 23104 (A) VC . This incident happened yesterday while he was street racing with another car and crashed, he was hospitalized then arrested. He is still currently ...

    David’s Answer

    What can you do? Hire him the best, experienced, criminal defense attorney you/he can afford. He is going to need it facing these DUI with injury charges.

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  • False accusation of child molest

    If someone is falsely accused of molesting a child and the police call the accused for an interview how should the accused proceed? It had been suggested to the accused not talk to the police. It was also suggested that he should wait to hire an a...

    David’s Answer

    Less speculation and more action. The accused needs to only open their mouth to :(1) breath; (2) eat/drink and (3) retain a quality, experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP!

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  • Pro bono lawyers

    I am afraid I will be put in jail when I goto court I just started a good job but don't have money to pay a lawyer. I have a horrible record but i am doing what I can to make my future brighter. I have two children who live with me. I have been on...

    David’s Answer

    Call the San Diego Public Defenders Office. They are free, assuming you qualify for their services, and are mostly really good at their job.

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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.

    David’s Answer

    It could (key word) be crippling. Be proactive and not reactive: retain a quality, experienced, defense attorney ASAP.

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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

    David’s Answer

    CPAC (house arrest) is an option. So is work furlough. Whether or not you will get that, assuming you are convicted, is a whole other issue.

    Deal with this proactively by retaining the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford. And make sure to setup your DMV Administrative Hearing within 10 calendar days of your arrest.

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  • If I am convicted of Penal Code 646.9, stalking as a felony, am I going to have to register as a sex offender?

    I don't want to register. It will make me lose my job. Is there a way that I don't have to register if I am convicted of this offense?

    David’s Answer

    This is a discretionary registration offense. It will be up to the judge. Retain the best, experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford to protect your interests.

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  • What will appear on a criminal record statement?

    I would like to know what will appear on a criminal record statement? Where i am living right know they are going to do a daycare and they asked me to field out a criminal record statement, When i was 17 i got cought shoplifting and they called t...

    David’s Answer

    Submit to a Livescan and get a copy of your "criminal record statement" proactively.

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  • Can i become a pizza delivery driver?

    I have a suspended/restricted license from a marijuana possession. i can drive to work and school. Can i become a pizza delivery driver?

    David’s Answer

    Does the scope of your restriction permit driving "during the course of your employment?" If so, you should be fine.

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  • I have several different theft priors. I recently caught a petty theft case under prop.47. How much time am I looking at?

    been convicted of petty theft a few times,grand theft 3times, residential burglery,comercial burg.,

    David’s Answer

    Depending on the extent of the residential burglary prior you may only be facing up to 6 months custody if convicted on the new petty theft case. If you have a disqualifying prior conviction under prop47 you may be charged with a felony.

    Less speculation and more action....retain a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney.

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  • I got arrested for Probation Violation I did not contact my PO and I tested +ve. Now in custody No bail,

    1 11359 HS POSS MARIJUANA FOR SALE 2 11359 HS POSS MARIJUANA FOR SALE 1 11351 HS POS/PUR F/SALE NARC/C/SUB I have a Probation violation and tested dirty. I'm in custody, I want to go to trial what are my c...

    David’s Answer

    You are entitled to an evidentiary hearing on the alleged probation violations. However, based on your admissions on your post, it would be next to impossible to beat the probation violation allegations. Your best bet is to retain a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney who can hopefully keep you out of a "prison" sentence.

    And get off the cell phone if you are in custody!

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