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  • Can a pending case have an effect on my probation if the new charge has nothing to do with my old charge

    I was arrested for assault with bodily injury -married -, got placed on probation, then before i was placed on probation, i got in to a street fight with a stranger, no cops were called or anything, I don't know her and she doesn't know who i a...

    Zachary’s Answer

    The person who you got into a street fight with may have recovered some evidence (like an ID card from you) or she may have seen you enter a residence or get into a vehicle. A witness may have followed you home. Call a lawyer today!

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  • Can police search a locked container in a car?

    I've heard from friends that if you get pulled over by police and they find probable cause to search your car this does not extend to a locked container in your car and they would need a warrant to search that container as long as it is locked. Do...

    Zachary’s Answer

    This is true. Unless they have a search warrant, or your consent, or a true emergency, they can't go inside the locked box. They would need more than just reasonable suspicion that there was something illegal inside that box. They would need probable cause. Even then, the search of the box may lead to them having all evidence found inside that box thrown out if you file a motion to suppress evidence. Contact a lawyer today!

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  • I got caught shoplifting in Sephora in San Francisco, I was't taken to jail. would it show up when people do background check?

    I was trying to stole worth of $500 stuff from Sephora two years ago. I knew it wasn't right so I couldn't walk out of the door so I stayed in the store for over an hour. Then a Sephora employee came to me and ask me to go with him. I did, and the...

    Zachary’s Answer

    It will not show up on your criminal record (also known as a "rap sheet") because you were not arrested.

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  • I got a ticket for driving in the carpool lane. There were circumstances that caused me to drive in that lane. Do I have a case?

    I was cited for driving in the car pool lane to avoid the traffic congestion since I had to get to work. I work as IT at the hospital and was paged to get there ASAP since the patient care affecting software was down. There was lots of traffic so ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    You do have a case. You must present evidence to the court that the reason that you violated the 2-occupant minimum in the carpool lane was that there was a life-and-death necessity that required that you immediately get to the hospital where you work. If you bring some corroboration in the form of a signed declaration from the individual who paged you, you will increase your chances of winning. It would not be a bad idea to hire an attorney who does traffic tickets to handle this case for you. Remember that a carpool violation is not a moving violation so you will not be required to attend traffic school and you will not get a point on your record if you are found by the court to have violated the carpool law. If you crossed over the double yellow line which separates the carpool lane from the other lanes, then that is a moving violation and you will either get a point on your record or you will need to go to traffic school.

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  • Charged with 11378 HS and 11379(a) HS. How much time will I get, and can I get a program instead?

    Its a pretty complicated situation. Basically Got pulled over in a friends car. During the time we were getting pulled over she unknowingly put the a a bag of Meth in my possession when I was searched sheriffs found the drugs on me. I admitted to...

    Zachary’s Answer

    The police must have a legal reason to search you if they don't have a search warrant. If you didn't consent to the search, it is possible that the police found the drugs after conducting an illegal search, in which case you can beat the charges against you just by having your lawyer file a motion to suppress.

    Also, for you to be convicted of 11378 or 11379(a), the prosecutor must show that you had knowledge that the drugs were in YOUR possession. Knowledge that the drugs were in someone else's possession is probably insufficient for a conviction. You can call me at (714) 785-9978 if you'd like to discuss this case with me in person.

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