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Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele

San Diego Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 19
  1. Why won't the Public Defender return my calls? Can the arrested person order their PD to not talk to certain people?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    2. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    3. David Jon Pullman
    4. Staycie Renee Sena
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    6 lawyer answers

    You're not the client so the PD does not have any duty to you. They are busy if they were to respond every day to return all calls by relatives it would take hours. Time that would be better spent working on the case.

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  2. Do the DUI laws only apply to driving an automobile on a public highway?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edgar J. Reynoso
    2. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4. Levon B. Kevorkian
    5. Scott Christopher Nolan
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    7 lawyer answers

    It applies any public street and even some private areas open to the public. The breathalyzers aren't completely accurate so you can fight it still. Also they don't have to prove that you were operating it at the time they saw you but that you were operating it while intoxicated approximately the same time. You can get a DUI if you park your car on the side of the highway when the officer pulls up behind you.

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  3. Who am i suppose to sue in this situation?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    2. Christopher Michael Larson
    3. Richard W Beck
    4 lawyer answers

    you can sue the person and the tax preparer.

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  4. If I can't afford a Criminal Defense Attorney to defend me from PC 417.4 charges, what options do I have?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffery Kirk Rubenstein
    2. Vijay Dinakar
    3. Sean Fitzpatric Leslie
    4. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    5. Joseph Arthur Tang
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    13 lawyer answers

    You can try to plea it out to something else. Work with your public defender.

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  5. Should I get an attorney? What are my chances of getting a wet reckless or getting the case dismissed?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William Carlos Makler
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    4. Michael Rutledge Norton
    5. Philip Daniel Hache
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    8 lawyer answers

    Until the results come back it is hard to know the odds of you getting it. Get an attorney.

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  6. Several attorneys offered to take my plaintiff personal injury case on contingency basis and I chose of them. My attorney

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    2. Scott Douglas Camassar
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Deborah Barron
    4 lawyer answers

    The remedy is not to appeal. The remedy is to fix your mistake. The appeal has little chance to succeed if everything you said was true. If you're worried about your case then you should contact another attorney to fix it. Trying to fix a mistake is so much harder and less likely to succeed than simply doing it right the first time. There are somethings that cannot be undone so you should avoid this.

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  7. How is the 15 page limit of Motions counted? Does it include everything including the notice, memorandum, declaration, etc.?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Neil Pedersen
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr.Pedersen is correct. Also it is not proper to attach exhibits to points and authorities unless they are out of state authorities.

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  8. Public defender and criminal conflict defender said You have no rights.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Ryan James Tegnelia
    4 lawyer answers

    There is so much missing to give you any feedback. The reality is most public defenders are good at their job especially those handling felony. The conflict counsel are generally pretty good too or they won't be contracted. My experience is many times clients have a belief, expectation, or a misunderstanding of the process or law that is unreasonable. They believe it should work a certain way or are unwilling to accept the reality of their situation. I think you should consult with a private...

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  9. Is there any reason not to file a small claims case while an appeal is pending?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Neil Pedersen
    3. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds as if you failed to file a cross complaint. If this was an unlawful detainer then you may still have a valid case to file outside of the unlawful detainer.

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  10. Can my SSDI and Veterans Disability payments be garnished to pay miscellaneous creditors like an Internet opportunity gone bad?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    2. William James Waters
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally disability and social security debt is protected from general creditors but super priority creditors such as child support, spousal support, taxes, etc have a right to attach.

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