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  • License revoked 4th DUI

    If my driver's license has been revoked because of a 4th DUI, is there a way to get a restricted license to drive for work? How long before I can get my license back?

    David’s Answer

    Absolutely not. Your license will be revoked for a period of time (years) which you should have already been notified of either via the courts, probation/parole, and or DMV.

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  • My husband is in jail and his next court date is for probation hearing and sentencing, will he be able to be release ?

    He got arrested on a felony burglary charge and went to his courts and got it reduced to a mister meaner and 6 months probation he missed his last sentencing court so they put a warrant for his arrest and is now in custody again ... Will he be abl...

    David’s Answer

    He is facing the maximum amount of time he could received under law for the misdemeanor burglary charge which is one year (assuming that's the only charge). Failing to show up at sentencing likely meant the end to whatever deal he had in place.

    It's long overdue to hire your attorney a quality, experienced, criminal defense attorney if you can afford to do so.

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  • Should my daughter incriminate herself in a shoplifting incident, the sheriffs dept wants to interview her, she is 16.

    The sheriffs dept called me and wants to interview my daughter in a shoplifting incident that happened 1 or 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure of her rights. If she did it, should she tell the truth? Does she have the right to remain silent?

    David’s Answer

    Should your daughter incriminate herself? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Retain a quality, experienced, defense attorney to advise her of any and all of her rights and hopefully be able to keep this case out of juvenile court.

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  • Sales and transportation charge but no drugs found

    My boyfriend was recently arrested .. He is now in custody at the vista detention... I spoke with his public defender and she told me he was arrested for transportation and sales for over 14grams of heroen. At the time of his arrest he was not in ...

    David’s Answer

    Seems like there's more going on here than you and or your boyfriend are aware of. It is definitely time to retain a private attorney to represent him on both the state and federal court matters if you/he can afford to do so.

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  • I've been set up with check fraud, what do I do?

    I never learned how checks work and I didn't know AT ALL what I was getting myself into when this happened. A "friend", 17, told me he needed to cash his paycheck from his fathers company. He asked me for a ride to the bank and that he would pay...

    David’s Answer

    For starters: Stop discussing the case on public forums and retain the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford.

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  • Should I get an attorney to defend a public intoxication charge?

    Happened in Oakland at the airport.

    David’s Answer

    Yes, if you can afford one. Contact a few Oakland based, quality criminal defense attorneys.

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  • What are the best possible legal options to take after being caught shoplifting?

    Entered a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Vista, California earlier tonight around 9:15PM on July 26, 2015. Tried taking two items less than $30.00 altogether before being stopped outside the doors by undercover Security. Gave all my information, signed a...

    David’s Answer

    For starters: Stop admitting guilt on public forums and retain the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford.

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  • Does it make a difference to have a criminal lawyer or the public defender office when trying to get a felony expungement

    I have an expungable felony on my record that I badly need taken off for job advancement but Im cautious of who I should have help me with the process my funds are limited and Im not sure if it makes a big difference with a public defender or a pa...

    David’s Answer

    Timewise and personal attention-wise it does, yes.

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  • HOW MUCH TIME AM I LOOKING AT FOR EVADING A DUI CHECK POINT, 3RD TIME CAUGHT DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE, PLUS A F.T.A

    In 2001 I got 2 DUI'S back to back. Judge was mad he gave me 45 days. Since then i never fixed my SUSPENDED LICENSE. In 2011, I got my first DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENCE. A month later I got one more . Judge was mad gave me 5 days. This year i...

    David’s Answer

    Driving on a suspended license, when the basis for the suspension was a DUI conviction, carries a mandatory minimum 10 day jail sentence.

    Why not straighten out your license now, and hire a quality, locally experienced attorney to assist?

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  • I'm applying for a job through a hospital in receiving and guest services cleaning rooms for families of sick children

    This company is doing a 7 year criminal back round check on me . What can they see and request about what I have done regarding any laws . Criminal activities . What exactly can employers see in the last 7 years about me personally?

    David’s Answer

    Voluntarily submit to a livescan fingerprinting and find out, at least most of it, for yourself.

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