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...
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.
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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...
Typically, the District Attorney will file a Misdemanor Criminal Complaint for Petty Theft.
Although a fine for this type of Misdemanor can range from $500 to $1,000, an experienced attorney should be able to have the DA offer a diversion program called Deferred Entry of Judgment where one would have to give a DNA sample, take a class, and pay about $200 fee for the classs. Once the class is completed and no new charges are filed for 90 days, then the DA will request a Dismissal of the...
i would agree with Attorney Maddox, there does not appear to be a concern at this time. Normally, the court or the DMV can only impose a longer period of time for DUI classes.
Further, I would proceed to have 30 days enrolled in the classes and 30 days of hard suspension of your license, then proceed to apply for the customary Restricted License with DMV.
Lots of luck to you in this matter.
Orange County DUI Attorney
I would echo Attorney Maddox's excellent post as to the Levels 1-3 of Alcohol Treatment Classes and having an attorney in your corner fighting for a 3 month classes with even .16 is possible.
You may want to have your attorney also offer a donation to the Victim/ Witness to sweeten the offer for a 3 months instead of 6 months of classes.
I have had a very positive experience with Deputy District Attorney Julie Oliver, Santa Ana Court, and I consider her to be fair and reasonable. In one...
The best course of action is to file the written request for Trail De Novo within 20 days of the court's guilty decision. It must be filed within this 20 day period.
Since you already paid the bail, no further funds will need to be paid for obtaining a trial date.
At trial, if the officer does not appear, then the court will dismiss your case.
At trial, even if the officer appears, you may request traffic school prior to the officer testifying. Most judges will grant this request as long...
Although it is not the best situation where there is a warrant issued and subsequent arrest takes place, it has been my experience that with a competent DUI attorney and one familar with the Orange County Judges and the Deputy District Attorneys, I would anticipate that there is a good chance that you should be able to get your current Probation Revoked and Reinstated and obtain a new 21 day referral to attend the court order alcohol and drug class. You only have 21 days to enroll in the court...
Although there are some exceptions, but a felony charge where the fraudulent check was under $950 may qualify for reclassification of the charge and reduction to a Misdemeanor.
Keep in mind that even a prior Felony Conviction may qualify for a reduction to a Misdemeanor Conviction and resentencing of the prior Felony Conviction.
I was in court today and I observed many, many felony charges qualify for reclassification and reduction of the charge(s) to a Misdemeanor.
You will need to...
Your friend needs to take advantage of the free case reviews that most AVVO attorneys provide,
I would recommend that your friend hire an attorney to handle this matter including conducting a trial if necessary.
There are number of issues that need to be handled by an attorney to make sure a guilty plea is not entered either by a plea or guilty verdict at trial and a No Contest Plea is entered, if any. This is crucial because if your friend pleads guilty and pays the fine and takes traffic,...