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  • What are possible consequences for stealing $1000 under CA criminal code I am a juvenile

    Asked by a user in Laguna Niguel, CA - almost 6 years ago.

    The prior answer explains the "worst case scenario," which is certainly important. But it is also true that many first-time juvenile offenders receive diversion, either from the probation department...

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  • Have L1 Visa. DUI case pending, can i travel abroad

    Asked by a user in San Jose, CA - almost 5 years ago.

    The answer to your question depends on a number of facts not presented in your question, including whether you're out on bail, and whether the court or bail agent imposed any conditions on your...

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  • CA laws regarding expunging felony conviction

    Asked by a user in San Juan Capistrano, CA - almost 6 years ago.

    The forms used in Orange County are found below, along with instructions. You can do this yourself or with the help of an attorney. The fee is actually $120.00. The $60 fee referenced in a prior...

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  • Can charges be filed against her

    Asked by a user in Rancho Cordova, CA - over 4 years ago.

    Yes, charges could be filed if the District Attorney decides to do so. The best short-time advice for the two of you is to refuse to discuss the case with anyone – including the girl, her family, or...

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  • Is it possible to reduce DUI charges to a wet reckless?

    Asked by a user in Berkeley, CA - over 4 years ago.

    Poor driving isn't required to prove a DUI. Proof of it (and the lack of it) can be evidence that a person is or isn't intoxicated, but that's all. In other words, even if you were pulled over for...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • How can I remove a DUI conviction from my record? Does a DUI ever go away?

    Asked by a user in Modesto, CA - almost 5 years ago.

    Regardless of whether the DUI conviction is removed, it can be charged as a prior conviction for 10 years. It can also be considered for a variety of purposes - e.g., state licensing, etc. It will...

  • How do I postpone my DMV hearing?

    Asked by a user in Los Angeles, CA - almost 5 years ago.

    If you're represented by private counsel, you should ask that attorney to seek a continuance with the DMV. You should beware, though, that even "beating" the charge in court does not guarantee you...

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  • Can I get a license in CA if I got a dui in WA. I had my license suspened for 1 yr & ankle braclet for 1 month. I didn't renew

    Asked by a user in Burbank, CA - almost 5 years ago.

    You might want to post this question in the Washington area rather than California. Licensing laws are different in California, and few California lawyers will be able to answer your question unless...

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  • Are there occasions that you can you get a hit and run associated with a second dui dropped?

    Asked by a user in Costa Mesa, CA - almost 5 years ago.

    The short answer is yes. Whether it is likely depends on many facts. I strongly suggest you speak with a local criminal defense attorney about your case. Best Regards,

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  • After a plea can you go back and fight your case

    Asked by a user in Tustin, CA - almost 5 years ago.

    There are a number of ways that you can seek to vacate the plea agreement. It is usually very difficult to do, but it is certainly possible depending on the facts of your case, and whether you were...