I arrested for a DUI coming out a gas station with my keys in my hand. Sheriff drove up behind my and arrested me. Upon being released from custody. I had know wallet (money), are car keys. I file a complaint with sheriff dept. The deputy left m...
Without additional information, it's harder to evaluate the negligence of the deputy. Since you made your complaint already with the department, however, you've taken the first step. They will assign you a case manager and investigate the arrest through internal affairs. Try to find someone who handled police misconduct lawsuits in your metropolitan area to evaluate the case in a more detailed manner.See question
Unless there is a policy in their department that establishes a conflict, it's probably not the case. Having that said, that doesn't mean you can't challenge the case by showing inherent or extreme bias on the part of the officers involved. This you would have to leave to your attorney to develop as a theme in the case and find supporting evidence to back it up.See question
You're most likely on probation for the community service. Most likely outcome would be to get reinstated for the probation case and just continue with your community service once you're released.See question
I had warrants so when pulled over I was taken to the police car. Upon getting to the jail I was told that I was being charged with possession and paraphernalia as drugs were found in the middle console. The driver and backseat passenger weren't e...
Anyone can be charged with "possessing" something illegal so long as they were either close by or had some control over the object that was searched (examples: home, car, bag, etc.). How your fight the case from now on will determine many things. The other people in the car could be important witnesses for you in setting up a trial for example.See question
I got in trouble with obstruction for not showing my id during a traffic stop. I found an attorney but right now money is an issue. I am still trying to get the money however if I cant, is this something a court appointed attorney could do? I am h...
Some of the best attorneys, no matter what state they practice in, are court appointed attorneys. I can say the same thing for private attorneys. The one thing it will boil down to is whether or not the person helping you is patient and committed to representing you. To maximize your chances of this, be professional and patient with your appointed lawyer so that helping you is a very pleasant experience for him/her.See question
D.U.I. alternative sentencing. 80 hrs of cal-trans or manual labor.
Each Caltrans unit has a supervisor that watches over the group. Come clients tell me that when they've done a lot of work or covered a lot of ground, the don't do the full 8 hours. The reason it's 8 hours is because you have to be prepared to put in a full day's work whether or not it will be a 4, 6, or 8-hour day. One bit of advice you need is to NOT make that supervisor angry. Some clients have been removed from cal-trans duty and then need to go back to court to be reinstated because of the conflict they had.See question
It is for a third time misdemeanor DUI and I do not live in CA. Do I need to contact a bail bondsman ?
Get hold of your lawyer because several things may have happened. Sometimes a client's name is spelled wrong in the system and there is a court date that no one could have predicted or seen coming. The timing of when you hired your lawyer is also important. If you signed a retainer and paid good money you should be fine. He/she has an obligation to put your case on calendar to quash the warrant and you can proceed from there.See question
i just went to court for prop 47 and they turned all my felony cases into misdemeanors except one case And the public defender told me i would have one felony count and the rest like comercial burglary felony was under $400 So DA dropped i...
It sounds like you are not sure whether or not you entered a "guilty" plea to a misdemeanor or a felony. Before pleading guilty, the DA has discretion to file charges as either if the law allows. But if you plead guilty to a misdemeanor in court, then nobody can change that charge to a felony after that.See question
Within a span of 2 weeks my sisters car has been vandalized by her ex, no proof, but he's been using an anonymous online site (PINGER) to send harassing pic/texts. Text messages and a nude photo has been sent to people she knows claiming she is a...
One other thing in addition to what the attorney's have already said...Contact the police against the ex as having made a false report (child abuse) to a government agency (CPS). Depending on the agency, they may have records of where the caller was calling from. At the very least, your sister is preparing herself from future acts by being proactive about the allegations and having a good idea where they came from.See question