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Richard Lewis Grant

Irvine Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Will I go to jail for a Petty Theft case from back in 2011, for which, I did not appear in court and now it has become a warrant

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Victoria L Clemans
    2. Richard Lewis Grant
    3. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    4. Daniel C Grupenhagen
    4 lawyer answers

    In addition to suggestion and observations provided by other counsel, I would further suggest that you seek out who attorney who regularly appears and practices in the Westminster Court who has excellent and prior work experience and relationships with both the Deputy District Attorneys and Judges. These relationships and experience can make a significant difference as to whether the warrant can be recalled without your appearance. Some judges require the defendant to be present in court to...

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  2. How can I clear up my second probation violation for First Time DUI offender?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Lewis Grant
    2. Seth Andrew Weinstein
    3. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    3 lawyer answers

    It is essential that you or an attorney on your behalf appear in court to have the court recall the warrant PRIOR to you being arrested. It will make a big difference wit the judge. Due to your circumstances it is best that you have attorney to represent you. You can go to court and have the matter sent to a judge and I would then immediately request a public defender to reinstate your probation and a new referral to the DUI Classes. Again, I would not suggest that you represent yourself...

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  3. Question about a first offense underage drinking citation...

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Richard Lewis Grant
    3. Jennifer Diem-Trang Le
    3 lawyer answers

    As you have 2 cases at the same time, DMV License Suspension and Court DUI, you need to hire an attorney for both, It is also very important that you hire an experienced DUI Attorney who regularly appears in the court where you matter is filed. This will affect the outcome of your matter. An experienced attorney may also assist in attempting to have the court issue a Critical Need License to allow to drive to from school, work, and alcohol treatment classes. The attorney can also attempt to...

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  4. DUI suspension

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maltaise E Cini
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. Richard Lewis Grant
    4. Jeanne M. Normandeau
    4 lawyer answers

    Although you believe that both your SR 22 and Proof of Enrollment are already filed, I would suggest that you bring copies of both in case there has been some oversight by the DMV. Additionally, it must be established that yiour license has been suspended for at least 30 days. You should have received a letter from the DMV, Notice of Suspension. Just in case there may be an issue as to when your license was suspended, I would also bring a copy of this letter as well. Finally, you need to...

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  5. D.v.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Richard Lewis Grant
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. Jacob D Zamora
    3 lawyer answers

    It appears your your friend has now allowed himself to now have to deal with a felony charge. This is very serious exposing him to state prision. He is looking at a Preliminary Hearing where the District Attorney will have to present evidence at this hearing to support the Felony Charge(s). If the DA cannot provide sufficent evidence to support a felony charge, then the judge could either Dismiss the charge or reduce it to a MIsdemeanor. Due to the seriousness of the criminal charge and...

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  6. What happens if I have a misdemeanor bench warrant for failure to appear and surrender because I failed to complete probation?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Greg Thomas Hill
    2. Richard Lewis Grant
    3. Michael Anthony Hernandez
    4. Charles Frederick Magill
    5. Scott Harman Heitmann
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Attorney Hill is perfectly correct on both points. You should be prepared that you may receive approximately 60 days of jail time for the probation violation which you would serve 30 days of actually time. Secondly, it is critical that you hire an attorney who regularly practices in the court where your case is filed. If your matter is filed in the Fullerton Court, then you need to hire a criminal defense attorney who has established relationships with the Deputy District Attorneys and...

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  7. Do I need a traffic attorney?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Richard Lewis Grant
    2. William Andrew Parry
    2 lawyer answers

    You have two major issues regarding your license. An experienced traffic attorney can make a significant difference. You need to have the attorney go to court to remove the hold , enter your plea , and set the matter for trial. Once the hold is removed, then you should be able to renew your license. It is important to hire an attorney right away, as you are now driving on an invalid and expired license. If you are stopped, you will receive a ticket for a MISDEMEANOR DRIVING ON AN INVALID...

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  8. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Dan Eugene Chambers
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. Rory S. Coetzee
    4. William Andrew Parry
    5. Richard Lewis Grant
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The Orange County Court and the Orange District Attorney employ a Dismissal Program commonly referred to as Deferred Entry of Judgment. With minor crimes such as a Misdemeanor Petty Theft, if you are eligible, you will be allowed to obtain a dismissal upon taking a class and being on Probation for 90 days. I have obtained this result for prior clients. It is a great program. First, i would suggest you immediately advise your parents of this incident, Next you and your parents need to...

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  9. I was in a motorcycle accident(not at fault) didn't know my license was suspended, the citation went to warrant,im on probation,

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Richard Lewis Grant
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Scott J. Corwin
    4 lawyer answers

    As a Driving on Suspended License is a Misdemeanor, this could result in a Probation Violation, . Further, the fact you have a pending warrant is very serious. Probation may be informed about the warrant very shortly. It is highly recommended that you immediately hire a traffic attorney to recall the warrant at once and begin defending you on this new Misdeamanor and working on the ticket that caused your license to be suspended. if you would like further information or assistance, please...

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  10. WHAT IS 664 IN RELATION TO BURGLARY CHARGE 459?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nathaniel Hunter Clark
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Richard Lewis Grant
    3 lawyer answers

    Both counsel have given excellent advise for you to consider as well as a very plausible defense as to the pending attempted Specific Intent Crime. I would further suggest and it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense attorney who appears regularly in the court that your husband's case is being heard. This will make a significant difference in the outcome of your husband's case. I practice daily in one or more of the Orange County Courts and observe the difference when an Orange...

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