Michael Laurence Fell’s Answers

Michael Laurence Fell

Irvine Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What are my charges. Do I need a lawyer? DUI

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Cambria L Lisonbee
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Wade Jonathan Skalsky
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    There are certain things you need to do in a DUI case to insure that you receive the best possible outcome. You need to contact DMV for your APS (Administrative Per Se) Hearing within 10 days. This is the hearing when the DMV Hearing Officer will determine whether or not your license will be taken away. You want to try to coordinate this with your court case, so you do not receive a consecutive or "Double" suspension from DMV under their MAU (Mandatory Action Unit). It gets a little...

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  2. I was at an Angel's game and was given an Open Container infraction and an MIP misdemeanor. I'm 19. Help!

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Kelvin P. Green
    3. Oscar Rene Gutierrez
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    If you plead guilty, you will lose your license for a full year. I suggest you consult an attorney so you know exactly how to handle this. I, like many AVVO attorneys, offer a free consultation.

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  3. Is jail time mandatory for 2nd DUI in CA

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Stephen Troy Allen
    4. Dan Eugene Chambers
    5. Michael Laurence Fell
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    Not to beat a dead horse, but since there is mandatory jail time, you really need to speak with an experienced attorney to review your options.

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  4. I was caught drinking in my car some time ago. The key was not in the ignition. What legal repercussions am I looking at?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Michael Laurence Fell
    3. Michael Korry Bialys
    4. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
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    You should definitely chat with an attorney. The first thing you want to do is call DMV and make an ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE Hearing. Tell them you want a "STAY" and "DISCOVERY." This will allow you to keep your license past the 30 days and your license will not be suspended until the Hearing Officer makes a decision after the hearing. Also, since you were 20 when this happened, you very well will lose your license for a year, depending on the facts of your case. If you weren't driving when...

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  5. I just got my 3rd DUI on formal probation license suspended

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Laurence Fell
    2. Paul Richard Burglin
    3. Michael Joseph Aed
    4. Matthew Murillo
    5. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
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    In Orange County, you may have the option of DUI Court, which would drastically reduce your jail time. Consult with an attorney ASAP in regards to a viable resolution and possible defense. Many of us on Avvo offer free consultations. Best of luck.

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  6. I just recieved a letter from dmv that I recieved a DUI a month ago! Which I never was arrested or put in jail! Is that possible

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    2. Joshua Kaizuka
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    I am probably ringing the bell again, but it may be that you were erroneously cited for DUI. It is well worth your while to meet with an attorney. Many counsel on Avvo offer free consultations.

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  7. Will I be charged with a DUI with a BAC of 0.01%? The results were taken by the police officers.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Michael Laurence Fell
    4. Hudson Thomas Bair
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    It all depends if you are under 21, on probation, or had ingested something (i.e., a drug) in addition to consuming alcohol. If none of these apply to you, I would not worry. If you are in one of the first two categories, I suggest you consult with an attorney regarding your options as they relate to Court and the DMV. Many attorneys here on Avvo offer complimentary consultations., Best of luck to you..

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  8. I got my first DUI this week . I was sick and up all night took someone all night to no avail .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Majid Seyfi
    3. Michael Laurence Fell
    4. Daniel William Cohen
    5. Karren Melinda Kenney
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    The good news is that your case will be in Harbor Court. I also assume they took blood from you which may be privately quantified. I know this all sounds confusing, but you may have a decent chance at negotiating your case! Please call DMV within 10 days to set up an APS Hearing, There is a good chance DMV will not initially suspend your license if your blood-alcohol level was below .08. That makes your court negotiations all the more important since a DUI conviction will result in a DMV...

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  9. 5 Anaheim Police officers beat my daughter during questioning. They need to be held accountable for their actions.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lewis Robert Rosenblum
    2. Michael Laurence Fell
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    5. Pajman Jassim
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    There are two concerns at issue: (1) any criminal liability she may have; and (2) a possible civil rights case under "color of authority" she may have against the officers. Many of us offer free consultations and will be able to address both issues. Make sure to document all injuries by saving medical records and taking daily pictures of her injuries. Best of luck.

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  10. How can I get felony charges / probation violation dropped ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Moshe Levin
    2. Moises Aguilar
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
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    The defense your husband may have depends on the specifics of the case. If he was arrested for attempted burglary per Penal Code section 664/459, he must have intended to steal something and actually tried to steal it. The district attorney's office will need to make a determination whether he did this in order to file criminal charges. You should consult with an attorney to go through your options with you. Most attorneys on Avvo offer free consultations, either over the phone, in person, or both!

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