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  • Since possession of controlled substance+ has been reduced to a misdemeanor, can I get past convictions reduced?

    Did county time, no state time. Is a sales charge eligible? It's been 15 years with no police contact.b

    Stephen’s Answer

    No unfortunately not.. you can expunge since you never went to prison, however this is not a charge that can be reduced to a misdemeanor first. Good luck.

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  • Can I still visit my friend who is in prison if I had once been arrested and was in jail for 3 days before trial?

    My friend is currently in prison. I registered to visit. However one of the warning was that it's a felony to visit prison if you have served time (4571). I was arrested once and spent 3 days in jail awaiting trial. It ended w/ an infraction and $...

    Stephen’s Answer

    you should be fine as long as you are not on probation/parole and have felony convictions.. If for some reason they say no, fill out the application and wait a few weeks and you should be able to.

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  • If my son is arrested for trespassing and possession of vandalism tools ,can he be charged for anything else ?

    He was arrested ,but he did no act of graffiti in the area

    Stephen’s Answer

    Agreed.. Whatever he was arrested on is a recommendation to the District Attorney for filing. The Prosecutor will review the charges, and see what is appropriate for filing. It could be less, more, it depends on what is there.. Good luck.

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  • I received a traffic ticket because the officer alleged my child was out of the safety seat.

    When I came to a complete stop, the officer said that I must have put him in his seat while I was trying to park an SUV. I pleaded not guilty and we went in front of a judge. The judge agreed to lower the amount from $1000 to $160 because he sai...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Sadly no.. but you can add it back on and request a modified payment plan. Do so before they add a "FTP" failure to pay and then yes, you could deal with a license suspension.

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  • How much time can u do for a Second offence in corpral spouse and on Parole

    On parole has done time for it and is part if condition for his Parole

    Stephen’s Answer

    depends if there is GBI, prison priors w/in 5 years, among other things.. Sounds like there is significant time hanging over his head (4+) so I would call some attorneys and review options. Good luck~!

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  • I have ticket number from my ticket. How do I look which court the ticket and case was assigned to?

    I have traffic tickets that I have paid but I would like to find out which court the cases have been assigned to so that I can have the cases reopened and hopefully heard and dismissed!

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should speak to an attorney. If you have paid the tickets and pled guilty it is unlikely to be "reopened". Good luck.

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  • Have no prior record. In custody. For assualt with deadly weapon and threat to cause GBI have been offered 6 years.

    Was beinng choked and eye gauage by victim. When was released I saw victim pull pocket knife out. I grabbed a knife and ended up stabbing him 3 times. I have no prior history of a crime have my mothet and fiance as witnesses. (The DA wants them t...

    Stephen’s Answer

    The preliminary hearing can take awhile to get moving.. Sometimes months as mentioned. I know it is frustrating to go to court, wait all day and barely speak to your attorney. Most attorneys will take payments and you may want some legal advice from a private attorney. You sound like you have a valid self defense claim and you should definitely get proper representation. Midterm on a PC245 with 3 years for GBI does not sound like much of an offer for someone with no record especially if you have witnesses. Good luck!

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  • Can a Civil Compromise be negotiated by an attorney after a felony warrant has already been issued for 487(a) in CA

    Is it at all possible that a criminal defense attorney could negotiate a civil compromise with the alleged victim without the defendant ever seeing the courtroom? I spoke with an attorney that said this is very possible, but it almost sounds too ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Usually a case is filed before a civil compromise is negotiated. It does not apply in felonies but it's possible to get one. Start by getting an attorney.

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  • Petition to expunge my DUI was approved....

    I just went to court today for a petition to dismiss my DUI and the judge approved it and signed the Order.... but my question is, how long does it take for it to take effect??.... Im gonna go apply for a job and now since im able to put NO where ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Agreed.. It could take awhile so be careful. I have heard up to about 60 days. Good luck!

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  • Been cited 4 possession of pot under 1oz. I will appear. If i don pay fine, will unpaid fine go 2warrant or only collection?

    I was cited for possession of Marijuana under one ounce in Orange County, Calif.. My medical req was expired. I will appear. But want to know if an unpaid fine for an infraction (which this is) will go to warrant or only to collections as a civi...

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    Yes.. It's an infraction so you can't be jailed. I think the total fine is around 100.00 and a failure to pay adds 300.00

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