Skip to main content
David Philip Shapiro
Avvo
Pro

David Shapiro’s Answers

4,526 total


  • I got arrested for allegedly hs 11378&11364 and out on bail i got arrested for11377(a)&11364(a) .how much jail time if any?

    Also I had a felony conviction reduced to a 17(1)b under prop 47 and no other criminal history all these charges are from 2012 &recently in July

    David’s Answer

    Assuming you are convicted of HS11378 (possession for sale), you could get up to three years in custody. It's time to retain a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney to assist in getting you the best outcome possible given the facts associated with your cases.

    It would also behoove you to stop getting arrested.

    See question 
  • Can I be charged with domestic violence after 72 hours of a situation where no police officers were called?

    We were highly intoxicated and a girl that I was dating said that I grabbed her arm. This took place on Sunday evening and she is now going to file a police report?

    David’s Answer

    Yes, you can. Keep your mouth closed as it relates to this girl and to law enforcement and retain a quality, experienced, criminal defense attorney to assist.

    See question 
  • Passenger in a car got checked in a routine stop by sheriff and ended up arrested for a 7 year old warrant should he have been?

    A really good friend of mine was in a car that was pulled over for out of date registration, the stickers were missing however the driver had the registration to provide to the Sheriff. The sheriff asked the passenger, my friend, for his informati...

    David’s Answer

    The arrest, for both the warrant and giving false identifying information to law enforcement, appears to be valid.

    The best way you can help him is to assist him in retaining a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney.

    See question 
  • Bench warrant/District Attorney

    I had food stamps, then I reported as fraud saying I was getting it when I shouldn't have. This was false but they took the money out of my taxes. A background report I received showed a felony and bench warrant out for my arrest because of failur...

    David’s Answer

    Stop admitting guilt on public forums and start getting yourself a qualified criminal defense attorney to assist, either by hiring one (if you can afford to do so) or contacting the office of the public defender.

    See question 
  • Found out that neighbor is a sex offender in another state and didn't register in CA!

    We recently found, using trusty google, that one of our neighbors was a convicted sex offender in a different state. According to the arrest record, apparently it was for sleeping with a sibling, arrested and convicted as a minor. What are the leg...

    David’s Answer

    He would only need to register in CA if the offense he was convicted of in the other state match up here in CA and would require registration in CA.

    See question 
  • If I am convicted of a VC 23152(b) and another misdemeanor offense two months later will I have a probation violation?

    My DUI and other misdemeanor offense occurred very close in time and I just want to get the cases over with and not drag it out any longer. Will I have a probation violation if I plead guilty to the DUI and one month later plead guilty to the othe...

    David’s Answer

    Not if the 2nd offense's violation date predated you being placed on probation for the first case. But, at this point in the cases, you should have a qualified attorney representing you. Shouldn't you be asking them? They should be the person who knows as much about your case as anyone.

    See question 
  • Is there a statute of limitations on an out-of-state bench warrant (failure to appear, MO).

    My girlfriend and I live in California. In 2008, while on vacation in Missouri, she got arrested for taking off her top in public. She returned to California prior to the court date and failed to appear. Has the warrant expired?

    David’s Answer

    If only it were that easy. Consider retaining a Missouri based criminal defense attorney to see what can be done to clear the warrant and favorably resolve her case.

    See question 
  • I have a warrant posted for me in California. I'm on felony probation for receive known stolen property...

    I know this is a probation violation. So basically what has happened I recently moved about 6 months ago out of the state of California to gain back a relationship and guardianship of my 5 year old daughter. I've started my life over. A full time...

    David’s Answer

    First step would be to retain the services of a quality, locally experienced, defense attorney to assist in trying to find a way out of this which does not require you personally having to return to CA for an extended period of time.

    Good Luck!

    See question 
  • Is it possible to get a wet reckless after being convicted of a prior DUI?

    What if it is a third offense? Can I get a wet reckless if I previously had two DUI (VC 23152(b)) convictions over the last two years.

    David’s Answer

    Stop driving after drinking, stop speculating, and start hiring yourself the best locally experienced criminal defense attorney you can afford.

    See question