Michael Douglas Shafer’s Answers

Michael Douglas Shafer

Norco Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If married and receive a personal injury or workers comp settlement, is that my separate property if we divorce?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Gregory Paul Benton
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    5. Christopher John Gansen
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Loss of earnings/consortium are generally community property.

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  2. Will the judge be able to look through my proof within 2 hours before my hearing...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Seth Andrew Weinstein
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4. John M. Kaman
    5. Brian Russell Michaels
    5 lawyer answers

    Confusing, but this sounds like civil matter. Contact today a civil attorney and discuss.

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  3. I just went to court for a DUI with refusal and lost. I want to file motion for new trial on these grounds

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    2. Paul Henry Neuharth Jr
    3. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    4. Michael Douglas Shafer
    5. William Peter Daley
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    It depends. Your counsel would have to object at that time to preserve the record. However, if the court refused argument on the instruction, or even a sidebar discussion, that could be potential grounds.

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  4. Can a public defender put me on calendar without me there?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Ross Carl Goodman
    5. Meagan Elizabeth Melanson
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes.

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  5. If there is no District Attorney assigned to your case for pre trial, what does that mean?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel C Grupenhagen
    2. Lewis Robert Rosenblum
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4. Jacqueline Belen Goodman
    5. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    It does not mean anything. Clerical error, any number of things. There will be a DA there throughout.

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  6. Can a case be tried again on a personal injury case.....actually it never went to court. Just mediation

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Timothy Leo Bowden
    5. Peter Stephen Kirner
    5 lawyer answers

    Mediation is non-binding. If negotiations fail, you just continue on to trial. Talk to your attorney about this matter.

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  7. Can a da subpena you at pre preliminary or preliminary being a wittness

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2. Melissa Bobrow
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are a witness with pertinent information, yes.

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  8. Bench Warrant for not completing Community Service for a DUI. How much time will I get if I turn myself into the court?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Peter John Marek
    3. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    4. Michael Douglas Shafer
    5. Michael Stewart Phillips
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    6 lawyer answers

    If the only condition not complied with is money, you will still get "you should have come in long before now". 7 months is a long time. Where you are venued could be dispositive on the matter.

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  9. I was arrested for perjury, b.s. charge. Police said I lied in court and so therefore I was arrested, booked, and had to bail

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    The language from the bondesman indicate no charges. Sometimes the bodsmen find out before the attorneys. Call your attorney to be sure.

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  10. My boyfriend got arrested for having cocaine

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    If he has any record, there may be complications. You did not say what he was charged with, ie just holding, intent to sell etc. What Penal Code section(s) are involved? Contact counsel in the area and discuss with them. I am guessing you are in Fontana or SB? He definitely needs an attorney.

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