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Joshua Paul Shelton

Joshua Shelton’s Legal Guides

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  • Newport Criminal Defense 101: Getting a Restricted Drivers License

    Penalties for a DUIare very stiff. On a first conviction you might:Be sentenced to up to six months in jail. Fined anywhere between $390 and $1,000. Pay a penalty assessment equal to approximately three times the amount of your fine. Lose your drivers license for six months. Be r...

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  • Newport Criminal Defense 101: Do I even need a lawyer?

    The simple answer is NO. I have been advising and representing people on DUI related cases for a long time now, and with hundreds of clients under my belt I can confidently tell you that a lawyer is not required to handle your case to conclusion. Let that sink in. Now, I dont kn...

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  • Newport Criminal Defense 101: What is a "Watson" advisement?

    If you drive drunk, kill someone and have at least one prior DUI charge, you can be charged with second degree murder. In 1981 the California Supreme Court, in the landmark case of People v. Watson, held that someone who causes a fatal accident as a result of driving drunk can be...

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