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Keith John Bruno

Keith Bruno’s Answers

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  • Ticket at a three way stop. There was a semi truck that went ahead of me.

    I was pulled over for not stopping at a stop sign. It was a three way stop. There was a semi-truck in front of me making the left turn already and I was stopped behind it. After he completed his turn, I saw that there were no other cars present an...

    Keith’s Answer

    Sherman Ellison is one of the best traffic attorneys in CA. Look him up on AVVO and give him a call.

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  • Is criminal littering a searchable offense

    can they legally search me after stopping me for littering

    Keith’s Answer

    Maybe. But many more facts are needed to answer.

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  • I am on probation and got caught driving without a license. What could happen during my trial?

    I am on probation for an aggravated dui and got caught driving without a license. The aggravated dui is the first offense I've ever had and the only reason why I drove is because my fiance is on prescribed medication and passed out while driving h...

    Keith’s Answer

    you could be found guilty or your could be found not guilty.

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  • Drunk in Public while on informal probation with 2nd DUI Orange County

    Hello I was cited for 647 (f) and held in the "drunk tank" for a few hours and released (no bail or anything). The police didnt measure my BAC or anything. I am almost ending my 2nd year of information probation for a 2nd DUI 2 years ago. For tha...

    Keith’s Answer

    I agree entirely with Robert. I would only add that AAs cant hurt. One who continues to drink in the face of escalating consequences has a problem with alcohol and it is a good and honorable thing to get help in such matters.

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  • What is the best course of action? Pursue the criminal charges with the police dept. or work directly with the suspect's uncle?

    We have had a number of thefts from our construction yard/shop over the past couple of years, e.g., tools, equipment, scrap copper wire, scrap metals, etc. Last Wednesday, we installed video cameras and as luck would have it, two thieves showed u...

    Keith’s Answer

    report to the police.

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  • At what point does a criminal case get dropped or a plea bargain is offered?

    What happens after the deposition? In a theft case where the victim can not be located and there are no witnesses? When exactly does the DA determine if the case will be dropped or offer a deal?

    Keith’s Answer

    can be anytime, including arraignment.

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  • Is there a defense for allegedly violating parole by being arrested in a raid with a parolee even when you dont know the person?

    Was at a get together with a friend, when there was a raid everyone was taking into custody. Two people were arrested for violating parole because of association with another parolee, eventhough they did not know of each other or that they were o...

    Keith’s Answer

    Typically yes. Associating with other parolees requires knowledge of the other person's parole status.

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  • In a federal drug conspiracy case, what prosecutorial procedures or mistakes should I be looking for that can help my defense.

    Is there anything that the prosecutor or agents could have done wrong procedure/law wise that can damage thier case?

    Keith’s Answer

    My God, the first response that comes to mind is: I hope you have a lawyer. There are an infinite number of procedural/law mistakes that could damage their case. 4th amendment analysis being the most obvious.

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  • In a federal drug conspiracy case, what prosecutorial procedures or mistakes should I be looking for that can help my defense.

    Is there anything that the prosecutor or agents could have done wrong procedure/law wise that can damage thier case?

    Keith’s Answer

    My God, the first response that comes to mind is: I hope you have a lawyer. There are an infinite number of procedural/law mistakes that could damage their case. 4th amendment analysis being the most obvious.

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  • How likely is a green card holder to end up in ICE detention if pleading guilty to a misdemenaor?

    Last year I was sentenced to 2 years probation for DUI and reckless endangerment. I had some other, more serious charges as well, (no drug or violent charges and no felonies)but my criminal attorney consulted with an immigration attorney before I ...

    Keith’s Answer

    The answer depends on the custody time, no the classification of the offense. Also, it varies from jail to to jail. if you avoid jail, your chances are good.

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