Benjamin Adam Arsenian’s Answers

Benjamin Adam Arsenian

Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Gf has bench warrant for grand theft out of orange county, ca for ftp restitution. What is she facing by going to court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    2. Jennifer Diem-Trang Le
    3. James H. Dippery Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    If she is still on informal (summary) probation, the most jail time she could do would be 365 days minus whatever credits she still has. On a finding of a violation of probation for failing to complete custody time, the court will likely increase her jail time and place her on a new payment plan to pay restitution.

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  2. I have a fix it ticket i didn't pay because the court was 50 miles away from home.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to see the judge and workout a deal with him/her. Tell the judge or your attorney everything that happened. If you wait too long a civil assessment and/or collection agency might get involved. After you resolve your case, make sure the court sends an abstract of judgment to the DMV to remove the hold on your license.

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  3. First California misdemeanor : petty theft. CONSEQUENCES for non U.S citizen?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Autumn Renee Paine
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Holden W Green
    4. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    5. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    5 lawyer answers

    If you resolve your case for an infraction pursuant to Penal Code section 490.1, there would be no probation, just a fine.

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  4. Can a sex offender live with a narcotics offender in California?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    In short: It depends. If they are not violating their terms of probation and/or parole, then yes, it could be permissible.

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  5. What is the difference between an arrest and a detention by LASD?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    3. James H. Dippery Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Also, arrests are likely to appear on your record and "detentions" are not.

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  6. How many days do you have to reinstate for work release program?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    3. James H. Dippery Jr
    4. Brian Edwin Skibby
    4 lawyer answers

    If you're at the Victorville court, I am assuming you were required to show up at Glen Helen on a Friday. Your failure to appear can be considered to be a violation. You need to handle this immediately.

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  7. My boyfriend is being charged with 212.5a and now 9 months later the prosecutor wants to charge him with 459. can they?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    2. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3 lawyer answers

    There is not enough information to answer the question. Did he already enter a plea and now the DA is attempted to charge him with another offense arising out of the same set of facts? Or is your boyfriend's attorney and the DA agreeing to an alternate charge for purposes of a plea bargain deal?

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  8. I was cited for PC 488 Petty Theftt. What should i expect in terms of penalty and hearing? what steps leading to court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    3 lawyer answers

    It really depends on your record. Assuming you do not have any theft priors and it's a simple petty theft, not a robbery or burglary, an infraction is a likely disposition given the amount of loss. Often, DAs and/or courts will reduce and/or dismiss if you're willing to pay the civil demand amount. I would not pay it prior to working out an agreement.

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  9. Does a DWI in Texas show up in my california driving record? Also will it show up in a criminal backround check?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Laurens Driessen
    2. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    2 lawyer answers

    It might but it might not. Rap sheets and DMV printouts are often incomplete or just plain wrong. Request your DMV print out and rap sheet and see what shows up.

  10. Can my fiance get a felony lowered to a misdemeanor if he didnt commit a crime?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Adam Arsenian
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. Chris J Feasel
    3 lawyer answers

    He really needs an attorney.