Was given a court date after being stopped at a DUI Checkpoint 2 months ago. Blood test = BAC of .07. Do I need to hire an attourney? I haven't received anything in the mail regarding being charged with anything. I dont want to go to court thi...
You can check the court clerk to see if your case is filed. The Fullerton court clerk is on the third floor.
From my experience at the Fullerton courthouse, they will backtrack and calculate what you were 45 minutes before the blood test. IE you will be an 08 at the time of driving because you were in the elimination stage. Fullerton DAs will go as low as .05 and backtrack. There was one Fullerton DA who always use to boast about his .05 win but he has since moved.See question
My boyfriend been in jail for 2yrs 2mnths & 18days ? If I'm not wrong he's done 1,622 days including credit time . Or am I wrong ? Help please
Calculating jail time is not easy to do. You'll want to contact an attorney for consultation. Many new attorneys do not know how to calculate jail time themselves. It's no joke.See question
ONE HAS TWO FELONIES FROM NORTH DAKOTA , THE OTHER HAS A FELONY IN CALIFORNIA
Same as the above. Just don't be in contact with other people who are listed in the terms of their probation.See question
Hello! So I had went to the Dept. of revenue to expunge a petty theft I had committed at age 19,I had received a letter from the state verifying that the case was dismissed. the crime was under $60 and I had paid all dues. Now, at 25 I had complet...
I've seen this before. An exception to the 1203.4 statue is disclosure for purpose of state license which is what you are applying for. I agree with the people above. You must disclose for license purpose. The ultimate question is will be prevent you from getting your license? How old are you now? how much time has passed? What makes you a different person now? These are things the board will inquire about you. You may also want to talk with an attorney who deals with licensing issues in your area.See question
An arrest warrant came in the mail today for my petty theft. The thing is I went to court for a possession charge a month ago. The shoplifting happened way before court but after the steroid charge. They took a good month to mail me my court issue...
Quit doing it yourself. An attorney should have known about this and went after wrapping up both for you in a package deal. Orange County don't joke around. The prosecutors are all 20 somethings and each one have something to prove. They have no hesitation to make you a statistic. Don't mean to be blunt, just being real.See question
Can my time be cut to half time or maybe be changed to AWP(work program) ? Im asking because I work full time and going to jail will ultimately cause me lose my job.
You have to talk with your attorney. There may be things he or she can do. ie. alternative sentencing, cal trans, etc. my best advice is to find someone local.See question
I was arrested for a DUI but not pulled over. I was not driving at the time. I got into an argument at the gas station with my girlfriend and the gas station attendant called the police. When they arrived I was sitting in the driver seat of my car...
This is not a open and shut case. The state must show that you were the driver. A no drive defense can still be won even if you admit you were the driver. It's important that you talk with an attorney about your case if you want to fight it. Whether you decide to take advantage of the state's weak facts is entirely up to you, however you do have a very good case.See question
I tried getting my car out the long beach impound and they told me I would have to wait thirty days or that my friend would have to get his license reinstated? But thats not his vehicle its my vehicle and I have my license. Why cant I get my own c...
You may want to go ask the guy in charge at the station. It's up to them whether they release the car and up to their discretion. I have seen them release it when the owner is not the driver and an innocent person and I have also seen them seen it when there is hardship presented. It's worth a try to see someone higher up on the chain, Each department will have their own standards. Eventually, you will have to also deal with the 14601.1 as well in court.See question
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED 3 YEARS OF INFORMAL PROBATION, WITHOUT INCIDENT.
Yes. You or your counsel should be able to do it.
The area of law that governs expungment in Orange County is California Penal Code 1203.4. First the you have to make sure your case is eligible for expungement. In a nutshell, there are crimes out there that will make you ineligible. Such crimes include that of serving prison time for over a year and there are even crimes where the sentence was executed and hung over your head and you never served the time, but still counts as prison time. Afterwords a request is made to the court to change the plea to not guilty and have the conviction set aside. When this shows up on a person’s record, it will show up as a dismissal and not a conviction. An expungement can be tricky if not handled right and it’s important to have help on your case.
There are many roadblock and obstacles that can stand in our way to a clean criminal record. Having help along the way can mean a world of difference. You may need someone to help you along the way to file the paperwork on your behalf and get a proof of service the proper parties to your case. In addition some can also help you handle the more complicate aspects of the case such as ascertaining the proper prosecuting agency and deciding whether or not to (17b) if it is possible to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor and then dismiss the misdemeanor.See question
I was just arrested with a DUI. I had someone call 911 and report my car as reckless driving for running a red light and driving reckless. I was stopped by a cop 10 mins after. I took a blood test and tested 15% BAC. I am a first time offender. Is...
A .15 sets you up for an enhancement, this means increase fines and penalties. In addition, you may not qualify for a PD. We have no idea how much you make and the court will have you fill out a financial declaration. At the end of the day, you may have to pay for the public defender anyways, They are not free as the court may make you pay. In Orange County(I'm assuming as you are from Costa Mesa), they will want increased classes and penalties for a .15 or more. Private counsel should be able to knock out the additional penalties and fines for you.See question