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Jeffrey George Moore

Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Wife arrested for DUI and child endangerment but was not driving or even in the car when police arrived.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Salman Borhani
    3. Mark E Bratlien
    4. Maltaise E Cini
    5. Oscar Rene Gutierrez
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    They can charge her with anything that the DA thinks can be proven to a jury, even if that proof comes by way of circumstantial evidence. Without knowing all of the potential evidence, it's difficult to assess the viability of the DUI charge. Regardless, it should be noted that the DUI is only part of the equation. Yes, it carries significant penalties such as a license suspension, huge fines and fees, and insurance impacts. However, it certainly sounds like your wife is probably guilty...

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  2. MY B.F TOOK MY CAR. I CALLED THE COPS. HE'S CHARGED W GRAND THEFT AUTO. CAN I DROP THE CHARGES?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4. William Monroe Cheney
    5. Brian K Wanerman
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    Mr Holbrook is correct. You have little control over the situation now. Once the police are called, they begin to investigate a potential crime committed against the public law. There may be a named victim (or not), but any prosecution for the alleged conduct is in the name of the People, not any individual victim. Tell your story to his attorney. It may be useful in working out a disposition in his case. It may not. Just remember that you did not make these choices. He did.

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  3. Is it possible to find pro bono or low income assistance for a criminal case ? State appointed attorney does not show up.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4. Tarek Shawky
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    The defendant can ask the court to review the actions of his appointed defense counsel if he states specific grievances. Failing to get the DA to negotiate a case is not an actionable grievance, but there are other potential grounds for removal of the appointed counsel here. This is called a "Marsden hearing," and would be held at the express request of the defendant. Pro bono and/or reduced-cost attorney services are sometimes an option. This services are usually provided to defendants...

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  4. Can a lawyer delay trial procedures on felony assault and use of force causing great bodily injury long enough to get dismissed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Francis John Cowhig
    5. Brian K Wanerman
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    This type of delay should not result in dismissal, no. If you're the complaining witness (defense-lawyer speak for victim), the DA and/or their Victim/Witness staff should be able to brief you on the reasons for the delays and the likely timeline for the prosecution. If you're not, you probably don't have any right to demand information beyond what is stated in court or voluntarily provided by the involved parties.

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  5. My brother is currently on trial and my question is this the lawyer that he is representing him at the time is a public defender

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    2. Jeffrey George Moore
    3. Bryan Andrew Lober
    4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    5. Frank Mascagni III
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    Nope.

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  6. Should I talk to a PI?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Morgan E Ricketts
    3. Peter John Marek
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    I'm not sure what you mean by "what should I do?" With regard to the PI? You have the right to speak to him or not speak to him, just like you do with any other person. He has the right to attempt to speak to you in a lawful manner, just like he does with any other person. He has the same access to your house as any other person, so far as I know, so long as he is honest about who he is and whom he represents. If you tell him to leave your property and not return, or to stop calling you, he...

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  7. Attempt to commit rape, verbal protest, abandonment

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. Christine C McCall
    5. Seth Andrew Weinstein
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    The question isn't necessarily whether you're guilty, the question is will you be charged and/or convicted. There's no way to know what will happen unless we know her side of the story, what the evidence shows, and relative credibility. Based on these facts, you face the possibility of arrest and prosecution for kidnap (for rape), attempted rape/assault to commit rape, false imprisonment, battery/sexual battery, and possibly others. This is potentially an incredibly serious situation. I...

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  8. Difference between assault with a deadly weapon or brandishing a firearm.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Well, it's going to depend on the evidence. ADW to wit firearm is a very odd area of law, at least in California. For some reason, the 245 are probably the most abused of all Penal Codes when it comes to strained prosecution. Personally, I don't get it. DA's charge 245/GBI likely, then allege a GBI allegation. To me, that's 243(d) (battery with serious bodily injury). The thing is that 245 w/GBI carries more time and is an automatic "strike" offense. So the DA charges 245, and the...

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  9. What happens if a "victim" in a PC 245 (a) (4) decides they only want medical bills paid from defendants ..?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Seth Andrew Weinstein
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
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    In a case like this, the DA decides how and whether the case is prosecuted. It is often possible to prosecute a case even if the crime victim is not interested in, or is actively opposed to, the prosecution. In the situation you describe the victim isn't saying that the crime didn't happen, or even that s/he feels that no consequences are warranted. Additionally, the fact that there are medical bills which require reimbursement tends to indicate that the incident was fairly violent. I think...

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  10. Bf is on trial in a few days for a rape but it was concentual as she lied about her ageshe was actual 15 can he still go 2 jail

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey George Moore
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    3 lawyer answers

    You really need to specify what crimes he is charged with if you expect to get informed responses here. There is a whole division of the Penal Code devoted to sex crimes, many of which can apply to consensual sexual encounters with a minor. Assuming that he is charged only with one count of 261.5, which is unlawful vaginal intercourse with a minor, his sentence could be up to 4yrs in jail if he is 21 or older, or up to 3 years in jail if he is under 21 (at the time of the act)....

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