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Gabriel Eric Dorman

Irvine DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Probable Cause for a DUI

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Rutledge Norton
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    4. Tai Christopher Bogan
    5. Gregory David Spink
    5 lawyer answers

    Whether or not the police officer had probable cause to stop and, ultimately, arrest you for a DUI is entirely dependent on all the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. The detail provided in your questions is a good start but not nearly adequate enough to properly evaluate your situation. There are many more questions that need to be answered to truly evaluate your case. For example, where was the car parked ...on the side of the freeway? Were you walking along the freeway when the...

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  2. What are the legal ramifications if I leave CA and move out of state with an unresolved DUI First Offense Misdemeanor

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. Edgar J. Reynoso
    3 lawyer answers

    The legal ramifications are that the court will issue a warrant for your arrest when you fail to appear in court for your DUI case. As for your license, it will be suspended by the California DMV and, as such, will prevent you from obtaining a license in another state as all states are connected on a national network and the DMV in your new state will see your license is suspended in CA as a result of a DUI. Needless to say, just leaving the state without dealing with your DUI will cause the...

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  3. I missed traffic school due date. Is there anyway to keep the point off my record?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes. This will result in a point on your driving record. As for what you can do? Your only option would be to go to court (either you or hire a lawyer to do so) and ask the judge if they will give you another chance to attend and complete traffic school. You will need to see the traffic clerk and explain your situation and see if they will put your case on calendar. My experience is that this is becoming more difficult to get down but you really have nothing to lose at this point. I hope this...

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  4. What's the difference between these two charges? Pc273.5 & Pc 243(E)(1)

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    2. Adrian Macario Baca
    2 lawyer answers

    Penal Code Section 273.5 in general is defined as the infliction of corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition upon anyone the defendant has, or previously had, a dating or domestic relationship. A traumatic condition can be any kind of visible injury ranging from a bruise to a broken nose. This offense can be either a felony or a misdemeanor. Penal Code Section 243(e)(1) in general is defined as committing battery against anyone the defendant has, or previously had, a dating or...

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  5. Do I need a lawyer to represent me for the arraignment in traffic court?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    2. Francisco J Rodriguez
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
    3 lawyer answers

    It would really be a good idea and a great place to start. First of all, it is never a good idea to fail to appear in court. Failing to appear will most likely result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. Also, you indicate that you were cited for driving on a suspended license which is a misdemeanor criminal offense which, if convicted, can result in you going to jail and paying a hefty fine. As such, it would be a wise choice to contact a qualifies criminal defense lawyer to properly...

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  6. I need criminal defense attorney for prostitution solicitation pro bono

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    2. David Philip Shapiro
    3. Lauren Johnson
    4. John M. Kaman
    4 lawyer answers

    First, take a deep breath. I understand your concern regarding a conviction and any possible consequences that come with it but you cannot hire a lawyer to represent you for just the "pretrial negotiation" phase of the case nor can you barter your services for legal services. Once a lawyer makes an appearance on your case, they are the lawyer for all purposes. Any lawyer willing to make such an arrangement with you is nobody you want representing you. The bottom line is you can either afford...

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  7. Status: Suspended license for FTA on a speeding ticket rcv'd off Hwy 111 in Palm Springs CA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    1 lawyer answer

    I know it seem really overwhelming right now, but it is manageable. First, most likely, the reason for the expensive fine is for your failure to appear. You need to go to court and schedule an appearance to take care of this matter. The failure to appear can be cleared up after which you can get your license reinstated (assuming there is no other reason for the suspension). As for the fine, most courts will reduce the fine on the failure to appear ...just be honest with the court about...

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  8. I have a DUI with 5 years probation, I was recently caught driving on a suspended license. will I have to pay a fine? or jail?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    2. Karina Jacobo
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4. Denis Hurley White Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer is yes to both a fine and jail. Driving on a suspended license where the suspension is the result of a DUI conviction is the most serious of all driving on suspended license violations (See Vehicle Code Section 14601.2) A conviction pursuant to this section carries a minimum sentence of 10 days in county jail for a first offense and a minimum 30 days in county jail for a second offense. A conviction will also carry a fine of anywhere from $300 to $1000 plus penalty assessment....

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  9. My boyfriend curerntly has a warrant because he has not paid his DUI fines, what should he expect when he shows up in court?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Mary Frances Prevost
    2. David Philip Shapiro
    3. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    4. Lauren Johnson
    4 lawyer answers

    As long as your boyfriend was otherwise in compliance with his probation terms, he should be ok. That being said, he should have a lawyer recall the warrant for him to best protect him. Also, your boyfriend may want to see what he can afford to pay the court when the warrant is recalled. As long as he is making an effort, he should be ok. I hope this was helpful. Good luck, Gabriel Dorman

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  10. Hi i am 19, i would like to know the chances of me staying out of jail.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Gabriel Eric Dorman
    2 lawyer answers

    You concern is understandable as what you describe is being a participant in an armed robbery of two people which is considered a serious and violent felony under California's Three Strikes Law. As for your chances of staying out of jail, there is really no way of evaluating/answering this questions without a thorough analysis of the facts. Based on what is provided, you are potentially looking at a lengthy prison sentence. You need to immediately hire a criminal defense lawyer who is...

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