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Robert Laurens Driessen

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  • I missed the DMV DUI hearing deadline and during the plea had my refusal dropped. Can I still get a hearing?

    I dispute the officers claim that I waived my rights and also was not told about the 1 year rule. But due to some misinformation from DMV I didn't request a hearing. The courts dropped the refusal charge during my plea. Any chance I can get a h...

    Robert’s Answer

    Without requesting an original hearing it is very hard to get a new one.
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  • Will a pending felony case show up on a live scan?

    i need to know if the case will show up on the live scan and if it will possibly affect visiting people in the foster care system

    Robert’s Answer

    It may the best way to find out is get a copy of your livescan and see what appears.
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  • Grand theft of over $100k?

    I'm being charged with grand theft of over $100k of stolen items from work. I also confessed to the crime to the officer and have allowed them to search my home and records. It's my first offense and have been going through a provable hardship. Is...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need an attorney as soon as possible. Do not make any more statements to the police.
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  • My son was arrested for DUI... Blew a .06...

    They made him take a blood test as well ... .04 ... DMV said there was no need for a hearing and so far no case shows up ... What about his impound fees etc...

    Robert’s Answer

    Impound fees are separate and even at under a .08 the DA still could file charges.
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  • I got an hs 11357b ticket. At the time of the citation I did not have a doctors rec but now I'm medical. Can I beat the case?

    Despite the fact that I did not have a doctors recommendation at the time, will my current recommendation be enough to get the case thrown out? I had a personal amount and was not smoking.

    Robert’s Answer

    No having it now is not a guarantee that the case will be dismissed. However with the current card and a good attorney they should be able to get it dismissed.
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  • What other options are available to non-violent felons who do not qualify to have their records sealed or expunged?

    Prior to our meeting, my Fiance did some very stupid things that resulted in him being convicted of a non-violent felony and serving a little less than a year in prison. He was released in 2007 and successfully completed his parole in 2010. He h...

    Robert’s Answer

    The answer is not many short of a pardon from the governor. You can contact a local criminal attorney to ensure he is not eligible.
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  • Will I receive jail time?

    I was arrested last night for DUI in Riverside County. This is my 1st DUI, I was parked on the side of the road in a no-parking zone when I was pulled over. I agreed to take the Breathalyzer (received x2 on the scene and once at the sheriffs off...

    Robert’s Answer

    The Riverside DA wants jail time even on a first time DUI. In Riverside County you want to retain an attorney.
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  • For a criminal conviction, when are 12 jurors required and when are only 6 necessary? Is this different state by state?

    What difference does it make as far as the state obtaining a conviction? It would seem obvious that it is harder to convince 12 people "beyond a reasonable doubt" than 6.

    Robert’s Answer

    California uses 12 other states like Florida uses 6 unless it is a capital case. It is up to each state.
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  • I unwisely plead no-contest to a plea-bargain on a felony case, but have not been sentenced. Can I change my plea?

    After accepting the plea-bargain, I realized I had been manipulated by my court-appointed public defender with the assistance of the prosecutor in the case. I expressed my reluctance to accept the deal and she pressed harder. My attorney has ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes you can potentially withdraw the plea. This means that the offer may get worse or things may get better.
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  • Can i be charged with violation of probation? what are the chances of getting it dropped? SERIOUSLY!!!

    i was falsely arrested for domestic violence. da did not pursue those charges (maybe lack of evidence)? i m on informal dui probation and am being charged with violation of probation. allegations that i drank arose and i did not answer the door wh...

    Robert’s Answer

    You will need to look at the terms of your probation. If not drinking was a term you can be in violation. You will want to appear in court for the probation violation and will want an attorney. The key is to stay out of jail for immigration purposes.
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