Denise Francesca Crawford’s Answers

Denise Francesca Crawford

Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Help on my juvenil record trying to join the navy

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Denise Francesca Crawford
    3. John Daniel Hafemann
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    5. Stephen P. Kelly
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    If you never went to court, were only supervised for 6 months with community service and a class, it sounds like you were handled informally under Welfare and Institutions Code 654 with the Probation Department or informally diverted. Typically speaking with variance from county to county, however, felonies are not handled informally so I am quite puzzled by your quandary. I would talk to the probation department and have them explain what your file says. If they indicate that there was a "...

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  2. Can I date this girl, I'm 19 she's 16

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Shannon E. Payne
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Joshua Peter Visco
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    6 lawyer answers

    Do NOT involve yourself with an underage girl. You say her parents are "totally fine" with it now - but their approval can turn on a dime. One bad impression, bad date or silly fight can result in them calling the police on you and having you arrested. The same is true for the girl - if you upset her, anger her, make her jealous, etc, she can always call the police on you and even if you are NOT having sex, or even dating, she just has to SAY you are and you are staring down the barrel of a...

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  3. If restitution is ordered by the court is there any way that I can pay the hospital directly?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Denise Francesca Crawford
    2. Daniel C Grupenhagen
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Wow. There are so many issues here I don't know where to begin. If this prosecution is in Orange County, your daughter either has a lawyer you hired or was appointed a Deputy Public Defender. I hope you have communicated with your daughter's lawyer about the threats the alleged victim has previously made against your daughter. Depending on the facts, such information may be the basis for a self-defense case which may - pending a positive outcome - eliminate restitution issues completely....

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  4. Rite aid suing me for shop lifting.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Denise Francesca Crawford
    2. Donny Emil Brand
    3. Vijay Dinakar
    4. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4 lawyer answers

    Loss prevention professionals see many cases where a suspected shoplifter uses a stroller to conceal merchandise and leave the store without paying. It is absolutely reasonable to believe parents juggling grabby children, the shopping list, a stroller and its accouterments may accidentally leave a store without paying for an item in the stroller. In your case, you didn't leave the store! I don't see how you can be convicted of shoplifting in such circumstances but that being said, I have...

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  5. I'm 18 and my 16 year old girlfriends dad wants to press charges on me. What is the extent of the charges he can press?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    2. Denise Francesca Crawford
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Robert G. Wells
    5 lawyer answers

    GET A LAWYER. You are exposed to a number of very serious charges. DON'T DISCUSS DETAILS ON THE INTERNET. Most District Attorney's offices are getting very aggressive about charging felonies for creating and distributing child pornography - most of these charges are registerable sex offenses. What she says in court does NOT matter if the evidence of the photos and conduct is there. In other words, even if she says "I don't want prosecution, I wanted all of it, it's all my fault" you will...

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  6. How do i convict an adult for statutory rape?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Izaak David Schwaiger
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Denise Francesca Crawford
    5. William Emil Cassara
    5 lawyer answers

    If you feel you are the victim of a crime, report it to the police. The adult's sentence depends on the facts and the charge. If you were under 14, the charge is very different than if you were 17. As far as risks go, I don't see criminal liability for you. The risks you run are collateral - such as enduring a possible criminal trial, the details of your sexual encounters being aired in trial and to the police, the inconvenience of being summoned to court, enduring investigation,...

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  7. What type of juvenile offenses are usually reported to federal agencies?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Moshe Levin
    2. Kiarash Feyzjou
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Denise Francesca Crawford
    5 lawyer answers

    If by juvenile "offense" you mean that there was a true finding (juve word for conviction) the true finding will be reported to the federal and state database. In order to properly answer your question, I need more detail - were you merely arrested? Did you go to court? Was there a true finding? Were you diverted? When you says federal "agencies," what do you mean by that?

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  8. Are juvenile records made visible to prospective employers if you get into trouble with law as an adult? (For a different crime)

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    2. David Isaac Hammond
    3. Michael Alessandro Molfetta
    4. Denise Francesca Crawford
    4 lawyer answers

    If you never went to court, there was never a true finding that you committed a crime. In adult terms, this means you were never convicted of a crime. If this was a "pre-filing deferral" you were handled informally and you do not have a juvenile record with the court. I am somewhat confused by your sequence of events because you state that at "arraignment" you received documents. If you never went to court, you were never arraigned. Juvenile court records are confidential and not...

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  9. Marsden Motion

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Denise Francesca Crawford
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    Criminal defendants with an appointed attorney have the right to request a Marsden Motion. Upon informing the court you desire to be heard on a Marsden, the court will clear the courtroom so you may be heard. The courtroom is cleared to protect you as the topics discussed may abrogate your attorney-client privilege and/or your attorney's work product privilege. More often than not, the court will use the Marsden to mediate the problems you are having with your attorney. Before you request a...

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  10. What to do when I receive civil demand notice for shoplifting $36 worth of things at urban outfitters?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Vijay Dinakar
    3. Jerod Gunsberg
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Denise Francesca Crawford
    5 lawyer answers

    "What happens if I don't pay the civil demand notice? " These demands have driven me crazy my entire career. These letters are often completely illegal as the firms making "demands" are often out of state and not even licensed to practice law in the state of California! They are sent to the unsuspecting and inexperienced citizen with misleading language that leads one to believe that (1) the firm will sue you for a huge amount of money (2) if you just pay, nothing further will happen. If there...