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Paul Jeffrey Wallin

Tustin Appeals Lawyer.

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  1. How can I go for custody while the other party is incarcerated?

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Barton Michael Pokras
    2. Denise Martinez Scanziani
    3. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether you will be able to obtain sole legal and physical custody will depend upon many factors. You dont say whether or not the father is in custody or is out on bail pending his trial. Generally, the court will want both parents to have an ongoing, "healthy" relationship with their child. The fact that the father has been arrested for DUI and burglary as well as disorderly conduct will merely be one factor the court will consider. If he was driving with your daughter when he was arrested for...

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  2. Is it possible for judge to NOT demand I return child to home state? If I left out of state with child and his father filed.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    1 lawyer answer

    A child must live in California for 90 days before California can take jurisdiction. Since it appears your child has lived in California for an extended period of time then California has jurisdiction over all issues of custody. If you take the child to another state, you would have to check with that state's laws as to how long your child would have to reside there before you could bring an action in that state to establish your child custody rights in that state. The problem you face is that...

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  3. Can I withdraw a guilty plea due to poor representation.

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    3. Ara Saroian
    4. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    5. Matthew Robert Feron
    5 lawyer answers

    Most courts do permit house arrest or other alternatives to straight jail time. Normally this request is made at time of sentencing. If your lawyer did not make such a request you can retain a new lawyer who can go into court before your surrender date to make sure a request. The court will consider all of the reasons you are asking for house arrest. A good reason that is often successful is the need to take care of your children. Is there any other caretaker to watch your kids while you are...

  4. Is my current schedule for custody considered 50/50?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Marilla Janet Ronald
    2. Jason Allen Ewing
    3. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    3 lawyer answers

    It appears from what you describe you are receiving 50-50. However, to be certain you should meet with a lawyer in their office in the county where your case is pending. Too much is at stake to "gamble" and go into court without all the legal knowledge you might need. You can always go to a family law website for a law firm in your county to find one that is well qualified. You can then check their AVVO rating before you meet with them. Good luck

  5. Was court ordered to a year long program and left because it was unbelievable, the staff even advised me to leave

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Randy Jay Harvey
    3. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    3 lawyer answers

    What you need to do is to get the letter you have to your lawyer immediately. The lawyer can present that letter to the judge and hopefully that will help. In addition I would write out a very specific and detailed statement as to exactly what the conditions were like in the facility. Making generalized statements will not help you...Saying "Corrupt Staff" and "no ethics" means nothing to a judge. You need to be clear and specific as the facts that lead you to that conclusion. Good luck.

  6. What should i do if I have a relative in jail right now being held with a 600,000 bail and being charged for child endangerment?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. James Brian Campbell
    3. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    4. David Mark Wallin
    5. Maltaise E Cini
    5 lawyer answers

    Your relative is facing many years in custody if he or she is convicted. The bail of $600,000 is well above the normal bail for this offense and indicates that the DA believes this is a very serious child endangerment case. We have been successfully defending those accuse of this crime in San Bernardino for over 30 years. Our office is across the street from the court house. The first step is to call us or go to wklaw.com and then come into our San Bernardino office so we can arrange to meet...

  7. If my car is being assaulted (with me in it) by thrown cups of liquid/slapped by picketers, to what degree is defense allowed?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Alexander Thomas Henderson
    2. Brian Richard Dinday
    3. Ryan Patrick McClure
    4. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    5. Nicolas A. Gordon
    5 lawyer answers

    Our law office is in Tustin, California and we are familiar with local laws that pertain to self defense of property. In general you are entitled to use "reasonable force" to protect yourself if you feel that your personal safety is in jeopardy. If the matter goes to court it will be a "reasonable person test". What this means is the jury would be asked whether a reasonable person in your situation would feel their personal safety was being placed at risk, and if so you can use reasonable...

  8. Criminal Defense Attorney

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Theodore W. Robinson
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    3. Ryan Patrick McClure
    4. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    5 lawyer answers

    Our law firm has defended persons accused of child sexual abuse for almost thirty years. The one thing we have learned is your loved one needs to hire a lawyer in the county where the charges were filed. If you cannot find a lawyer on your own you should contact the local "bar association" in the county and ask for lawyers that have extensive experience in this highly specialized area of law. Best of luck. Paul J. Wallin Wallin an dKlarich

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  9. Expungement of a felony

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Herman Martinez
    3. David G. Weilbacher, Esq.
    4. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    4 lawyer answers

    I assume that your conviction was in California. If so, then the following advise can help you. There are 2 things that you can do. First you may be able to do a motion under 17b of the penal code to reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor. You should have a lawyer for this but it is not that expensive to do this. The second motion is a motion under PC 1203.4 of the penal code. This would be a motion that would "expunge your record" for most purposes. There is a filing fee that...

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  10. How could I get a case for driving with suspended license dismissed if I wasn't driving a 'motor vehicle'?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Paul Jeffrey Wallin
    1 lawyer answer

    In every state there are specific laws that pertain to what is and what is not a "motor vehicle" for purposes of needing a license to operate the vehicle on a highway. You need to consult with a local criminal defense attorney who can tell you 100% for sure whether you are correct. If you are correct then you can hire that lawyer to attempt to get the charges dropped. If you do not have funds to hire a lawyer then you can appear in court and plead not guilty and discuss the case with the...

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