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Melanie Nell Roe

Rancho Mirage Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How soon after pleding guilty do i have to register as a drug offender

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Melanie Nell Roe
    3. Greg Hagopian
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    Usually, if you were placed on probation, the date in which to register should appear on the terms and conditions of probation. If it does not, contact the attorney who handled your matter and inquire. You can also go to the courthouse, ask for a copy of the minutes on 8/7/12 to see what the record reflects. Either way, get hopping because you do not want a violation of probation or diversion/Prop 36 fall-off filed against you.

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  2. CA criminal laws: at the Indio, CA court what are the best ways to reduce misdeaminor to infraction. Original case. ..

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. Michael James Kennedy
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Melanie Nell Roe
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    Mushi Sushi is not recognized defense in CA,....YET!. Why plead? Hire counsel, push it out, no respectable D.A. wants to waste 2 days in trial on something like this. I'd push for a dismissal in exchange for a civil compromise for the price of the dinner.

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  3. Can i go visit my boyfriend in jail after i had him arrested for DV?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. Melanie Nell Roe
    4 lawyer answers

    It is not uncommon for people in domestic violence situations to resume contact shortly thereafter. Problems arise when courts begin to make orders without the proper hearings and notice given to the parties. Hopefully, his attorney stood his ground and objection to the orders and demanded a proper hearing. If not, the order could still be challenged. If you do visit him in jail, do him a favor, do not discuss the facts of the incident or what you plan on testifying to at any future...

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  4. Can you plea bargain a wet reckless without a lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark K Rosenfeld
    2. Peter D. King
    3. Matthew Murillo
    4. Tai Christopher Bogan
    5. David Jon Pullman
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    Well, I agree with many of my colleagues on this one. The 0.10% BAC may be quite defensible depending on many variables, including the time between drinking, driving, and the blow or blood draw, the maintenance and calibration of the machines recording the BAC, etc. Additionally, you mentioned nary a fact about the constitutionality of the stop, whether your were indeed driving, driving pattern not to mention field sobriety test performance. You are best served by consulting with a legal...

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  5. How do I retrieve a computer that was seized (improperly) by the police department?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    2. Melanie Nell Roe
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    The appeal may be a fly in the ointment, but usually your attorney woud simply talk to the DA and obtain an stipulation and release of the items, seek a corresponding court order, bring it to the evidence room, and that should do it. If DA says no to the stipulation, and it is not an item of evidence relevant to the charges, you would file a motion for restoration of property.

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  6. My lawyer says that if i FAIL a Polygraph, that they cannot violate my probation. I don't understand, is this true?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Michael Limberg
    2. David Philip Shapiro
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Melanie Nell Roe
    4 lawyer answers

    I had a case several years back where my client in a Riverside County case sought a transfer of his probation supervision to San Bernardino County and after several years of successful probation, his PO tried to force him, a misdemeanant sex registrant, to take a polygraph. I objected in writing and quickly added it to calendar because such a test was never ordered as a term of probation. The court agreed with me and we were able to block the poly in that and any other county.

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  7. If the person is in prison and was involved in a fight and is now being charged with agravated assauult

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. James Regan
    3. Melanie Nell Roe
    4. Daniel Nelson Deasy
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    Agree with other commentators. Need more info. However, here's something the inmate needs to know. You say he/she is in prison for manslaughter. Picking up a new case while serving time can have some very harsh consequences on the underlying beef. What do I mean? He could very well lose his good time credits earned due to this new incident. How does this occur? Board of Prison Terms will conduct an administrative investigation and provide to him due process rights (i.e. notice and right...

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  8. How to find out if files were charged against me? its been 2weeks no arrest. Can i pay off this person and have legal documents?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Greg Hagopian
    4. Melanie Nell Roe
    4 lawyer answers

    Many people confuse making an incident report with filing charges. This person may have made a report against you to the police, and if so, the police will decide whether to recommend filing of charges to the D.A. who will thereupon decide whether to file. DO NOT WAVE THE RED FLAG BY CONTACTING THE LOCAL D.A.'S OFFICE OR THE POLICE TO DETERMINE FILING. You may go to the criminal window at the local courthouse to determine such things. Re the demand for money, this person may or may not be...

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  9. What happen if you have an arrest warrant?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Greg Hagopian
    3. Melanie Nell Roe
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, this happens alot. You should consult with counsel because depending on the offense, and the number of prior failures to appear, you might be taken into custody when you add yourself to calendar to clear things up, even when acting in good faith. Cover all bases and be safe with counsel at your side.

  10. I got caught stealing about $20 worth of make up yeasterday from wal mart and I want to know what will happen next?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Alan Fink
    2. Greg Hagopian
    3. Melanie Nell Roe
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
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    Walmart takes a tough stand on shop-lifting, at least that is what we see in Riverside County, So. CA. Just look at the ceiling when you are in one of their stores and you will see hundreds of little bubbled cameras. Of course, there are far fewer cameras up there than the bubbles would imply, but still they are there to let you know their position on loss prevention. I have seen cases where clients have allegedly taken less than $100 and the clients were cite-released by responding law...

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