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Richard Lewis Grant

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

    probation knows about the accident and the suspended license, but doesn't know about the warrant yet. I want to go into court to take care of the warrant,but want to know if they are going to arrest me because FTA or because probation violation?

    Richard’s Answer

    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 call my office as soon as possible.
    Richard Grant
    Orange County Criminal, DUl, and Traffic Attorney
    949-379-7172

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  • WHAT IS 664 IN RELATION TO BURGLARY CHARGE 459?

    Husband is manic depressive-not violent-has no burglary priors and does not burglarize has past drug offense which is reason for probation to date. Recent major physical illnesses c.o.p.d . emphysema, and aneurysm caused him to be treated on a va...

    Richard’s Answer

    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 County Attorney appears.

    If you would like further information, feel free to call our office. We provide a free consultation.

    Wishing you well with your husband's case.

    Richard Grant
    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
    949-582-9394

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  • Traffic ticket.

    I read you can discover details on a traffic ticket from the state. I got a ticket from chip, I sent out a informal discover letter to the DA and CHP. My court date is approaching, and I have received nothing in the mail. What do I do? Did I do th...

    Richard’s Answer

    You may have a legal basis/cause to request a continuance of the trial, since your discovery request has not been responded by the CHP
    Suggest you hire an attorney to represent you at upcoming trial and motion to continue trial.
    The best of luck to you.
    Richard Grant
    949-582-9394

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  • 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

    In Dec. 2011 I was arrested with my cousin for Petty Theft, however, I didn't have anything to do with it. My cousin & her friend asked me for a ride to the store and I agreed to take them. They went into the store and I stayed in the car finishin...

    Richard’s Answer

    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 recall the warrant where others do not if the attorney has a good working relationship with court personnel.
    If you would like to receive further information and a free consultation, please call my offices.
    Wishing you the very best.
    Richard Grant
    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
    949-582-9394

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  • What happens if i didnt go to court for an open can container ticket i was suppose to go in Jan 2013 and barely found my ticket?

    i missed my court date for an open container ticket in New Port Beach and i was suppose to go to court Jan. 2013 but i got kicked out and barely got the rest of my belongings and my ticket what will happen if i go to court to try and pay?

    Richard’s Answer

    You are faced with both the open container infraction plus a Misdemeanor Failure to Appeal that will cause an additional civil assessment/fine of $325 and the court has the power to issue a warrant for your failure to appear.
    Although you do not have legal cause to avoid the Failure to Appear Fine, an experienced attorney should be able to reduce the civil assessment. Further, you case may be dismissed if the officer does not appear at trial.
    Suggest you consult with an attorney before paying any fine, most attorneys offer a free consultation.
    Call my offices if you need additional information.
    Good Luck.
    Richard L. Grant
    Criminal & Traffic Defense Attorney
    949-582-9394

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  • What can do if i already have a failure to appear warrant , bail 1500. charges are stop limit line red signal, charge 2 : failu

    Can i pay my bail amount before i see a judge . Can they arrest me there. I don't want to do no jail time.

    Richard’s Answer

    Our law firm handles these types of cases with pending arrest warrants relating to a failure to appear and the associated traffic violation very frequently.
    With a retained attorney, the best coure of action would be to have the attorney recall the warrant and request a trial date for the traffic ticket. This course of action should also remove any prior license hold placed by the court that may have supended your license.
    Please call our office, if further assistance and information is desired.
    Richard Grant
    949-582-9394

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  • Got a ticket for rolling a stop sign - should I plead guilty or not guilty?

    Got my first ticket ever the other day for not fulling stopping at a stop sign the other night. The stop sign was located on a slope and the ground was wet from the rain. On the part of the ticket about weather conditions, the officer incorrectly ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Taking traffic school now would be the most risk free approach.
    However, if you hire a traffic attorney and set the matter for trial, the attorney may be able to either have the case dismissed at trial or obtain traffic school at trial. An experienced traffic attorney most often can get you a better result from the court , then one representing oneself.
    Feel free to call our offices for more information or assistance.
    Richardl. Grant
    949-582-9394

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

    I got my 1st DUI in Orange County and was recently issued a warrant for being dropped from my DUI class for not attending within the first 21 days. The bench warrant came in the mail and the bail amount was 5000 which I do not have to pay. I wo...

    Richard’s Answer

    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 this time.
    If you would like further assistance or information, please call my offices.
    Good luck with your matter.
    Richard L. Grant
    949-582-9394

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  • Mandatory Court Appearance Required?

    Last month, I received a speeding ticket in Southern California. The officer clocked me at 91mph on the freeway (which is 65 max) using a LIDAR device. Once the ticket was given to me, the officer said I would receive a notice in the mail on how m...

    Richard’s Answer

    The fact that there is no fine amount on your notice and your appearance in court is required, unless you hire local counsel, is due to the fact of the aleged high speed in excess of 25 mph of the speed limit. Due the alleged speed, you are lookng at enhancements which could double the customary fines.
    I would not write a letter. Instead hire an experienced speeding attorney who regularly appears in the Fullerton Court. There may be an opportunity to have your case dismissed if the officer does not appear at trial, and if one does possibly either have the ticket speed reduced to be eligible for traffic school where you case can be disimissed or have the fines reduced.
    If you would like further information or assistance, please call my offices.

    Richard Grant
    949-582-9394

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  • I got pulled over for "Lane straddling" and got a VC 12500a Infraction I am still on dui 3 yr probation.

    got pulled over after a cop literally followed me up until I tried backing up and parallel park when I arrived to my destiation, I could not back up because he was really close to me. I put my right signal on, but he would not move. I then drove f...

    Richard’s Answer

    The police officer cut you a break, you could have been cited for Driving On A Suspended License, cvc 14601.2 with exposure to possible jail time.
    At the worst, you may be looking at a probation violation where the judge in Newport Beach could revoke you probation and order jail time up to six months.
    At best, with the assistance of counsel, your probation may be revoked and reinstated, and you will have to pay $100 base fine plus penalty assessments or $500.00
    Most importantly, you need to some way get an sr 22 and get your license back.
    If you need further information, please call my offices.
    Richard L. Grant
    949-582-9394

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