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Gina Lynn Kershaw

Costa Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If I received a letter dismissing a DUI arrest does it come up in a Background check?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Troy Slaten
    2. Peter John Marek
    3. Hazel-Lynne Ocampo Espejo
    4. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    5. Tigran Grigoryan
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    Your case is considered a "turndown." This should not affect any employment opportunities you may have - as there was not enough evidence to proceed against you and there is no conviction or arrest.

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  2. Records for my ongoing criminal case

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Greg Thomas Hill
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    5. Kendall Lance Horween
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    Your public defender is not required by law to provide you with a copy of anything. Your best bet is to hire private counsel.

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  3. For a misdemeanor indecent exposure charge, if there are 2 victims, does it count as 1 violation of indecent exposure or 2?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. James Roy Dickinson
    4. Courtney James Will
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    This crime would generally be charged as one violation, however there are exceptions. For example, was there one incident of exposure that 2 individuals witnessed, or were there two separate instances? The DA has a lot of control over something like this - they can threaten to add a separate charge if there is not a plea up front. Plus, this type of charge has sex registration complications. You should talk with an attorney right away.

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  4. How can I appeal my DUI conviction? I was not represented adequately during my appeal.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Julia E. Simmons
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    It depends on whether there was a plea bargain or a jury trial and verdict. I would also ask whether there was a PC 1538.5 motion filed in the case as this could be a potential issue that could be brought before a federal court. Good Luck.

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  5. How can I get a disposition? Is that what I need in my situation?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    2. Tigran Grigoryan
    3. David Matthew Piper
    4. James Roy Dickinson
    5. Peter John Marek
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    Call a local attorney to pick up the information for you. I would be happy to help.

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  6. DA's office initiates an offer to defense, is this a positive sign to the defendant that the DA does not have a strong case?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John David Rogers
    2. David Mark Wallin
    3. Jay Carl Stoegbauer
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    5. James Roy Dickinson
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    The DA's office will almost always give an offer prior to preliminary hearing. This does not reflect how they feel about your case, although if the case is particularly bad, the initial offer may be the best one you get. It totally depends on the case, the individual DA and the policies at that DA office. You should get advice from an attorney on what a good offer would be.

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  7. He was arrested for vc2800.2. At arraignment they added 6 prison priors as well. What can we do if we cant afford a lawyer now?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Greg Thomas Hill
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
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    Sometimes a DA will load up a case with prison priors so that they can try to get some jail/prison time out of a defendant. They may try to scare him into accepting a deal early in the process. It sounds like your options are pretty limited regarding hiring private counsel, but if you are able to hire counsel at some point I would highly recommend it. You will definitely need someone who can devote some time into this case, talking with witnesses and drafting a plan to fight the charges....

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  8. DA's office said my case was rejected. this was after i went to court and judge said no charges filed.should i still be worried?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Troy Slaten
    3. Jon William Woolsey
    4. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    5. Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
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    Why are you stressing out? Your case will not be filed. You are very lucky as the DA can still file a DUI charge even if you are under the magical .08 limitation. They apparently decided to give you a break, and your attorney may have played a part in that decision. Be thankful - you can't imagine the many problems this decision has saved you from.

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  9. I have a felenoe back 50 years ago. Can I get it changed to a mister-minor

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Peter John Marek
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Kevin H. Pate
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    Consult with a local attorney and see what can be done. My colleagues are right in that a GTA is a wobbler and can be reduced to a misdemeanor, but you are going to need some help. Good luck!

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  10. I got caught shoplifting at Nordstroms yesterday for merchandise worth $290

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Gina Lynn Kershaw
    3. Peter John Marek
    4. John David Rogers
    5. Tigran Grigoryan
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    Nordstrom almost always prosecutes shoplifting. If they took your name and address, you should seek legal counsel. Otherwise, I would not make contact with them.

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