David Philip Shapiro’s Answers

David Philip Shapiro

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Arrested for DUI - .07 BAC - What should I expect?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Sean Fitzpatric Leslie
    2. Nicholas J. Moore
    3. William Peter Daley
    4. Andrew Michael Limberg
    5. Michael Jon Fremont
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    Since the BAC post-arrest was below .08 your license should (key word) remain in tact pending the results of any court case. But you (or the locally experienced criminal defense attorney you hire) should still request a DMV administrative hearing within 10 calendar days of your arrest. In spite of your admissions of your harmful drinking pattern on a public forum such as avvo.com you still have a shot at beating the case at trial if not negotiating a favorable settlement to a lesser...

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  2. Can 90 day in patient rehab substitute for part of 18 mo, dui program. Daughter has had 2 dui's and has not done dui program.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. David Philip Shapiro
    2. William Peter Daley
    3. Wade Jonathan Skalsky
    4. Matthew Murillo
    4 lawyer answers

    Even if the court were to somehow defy decades of DUI practice and accept it, your daughter would unfortunately still have issues with DMV unless and until the program is completed. Best move might be to try and see if the court can stay the 18 month program for a while until she gets squared away.

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  3. I live in North San Diego. Just received my third DUI in ten years. Is there any alternative to jail time, so I can save my job

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Cambria L Lisonbee
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Mark Lawrence Deniz
    4. Maltaise E Cini
    5. Michael Jon Fremont
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    Absolutely. Hire yourself the best, locally experienced criminal defense attorney you can afford. Don't get too caught up on Avvo ratings and years in experience as others have suggested. Rather, focus on the experience as it relates to the number of cases handled and overall client reviews. Many time an "experienced" criminal defense attorney in years in practice is not nearly as skilled as one with less years, but one who has successfully handled more cases in a shorter amount of time....

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  4. Can I proactively attend wet-reckless or DUI classes?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. William Peter Daley
    2. Sholeh Iravantchi
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Michael R Crosner
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    9 lawyer answers

    While I applaud your proactivity here, the best move would be to hire yourself a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney to assist in hopefully avoiding having to do any DUI related classes (i.e. winning the DMV hearing and resolving the case for less than a wet reckless or obtaining not guilty verdicts at trial).

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  5. Are attorneys able and willing to give me an estimate of success rate for DUI case after looking at police report?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Christopher Carle Kingsley Parkhurst
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5. Michael Jon Fremont
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    No attorney should, even if they could, guarantee anything as it relates to their "estimate of success rate." 2k is relatively cheap for a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney.

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  6. Can I own an pcp air gun in san diego ca if I am on informal probation for under 21 dui? how can I get terms of probation?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Michael Moshe Levin
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    5. David Philip Shapiro
    5 lawyer answers

    You are probably (key word) OK in getting that air gun, but always double check by requesting a copy of the terms of your probation in your court file....and/or call your original DUI attorney.

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  7. 1st offense DUI (prescription drugs), public defender said I had to plea guilty. Do I HAVE to have a lawyer to change my plea?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Jonathan Simms
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    5. Jason Chase Beahm
    5 lawyer answers

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Unless you are willing to go all the way to trial in the unlikely event you are somehow successful in being permitted to withdraw your plea with this much time passing after sentencing, you are wasting your time and money.

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  8. Criminal defense, list-serv

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Lisa Henderson Mattern
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    5. Robert Lee Marshall
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    6 lawyer answers

    Stop wasting your time and ours and hire yourself a competent, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney to represent you.

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  9. Record on whosarrested.com. Is this legal? How do I remove it?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Philip Shapiro
    2. David B Pittman
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
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    Public record, unfortunately, but you can always attempt to seal your arrest record under Penal Code section 851.8. Consult with a locally experienced criminal defense attorney who can assist.

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  10. I want to apply for citizenship but have a Misdemeanor DUI from2004 on record.No other offenses ever,before that or after

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
    2. Seth Andrew Weinstein
    3. Matthew Murillo
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
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    Obtaining a dismissal under Penal Code section 1203.4 (commonly, and wrongfully, referred to as California's "expungement" statute) should not have much, if any, an effect on the immigration status issue. Contact an experience immigration attorney for the best advice moving forward. Good Luck!

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