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Michael Douglas Shafer

Michael Shafer’s Answers

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  • What is the difference of expungement and fingerprints and records destruction? Which one should i do? TORONTO,CANADA

    Charged with theft under but did a diversion program and finished it. Charges were dismissed/withdrawn. I inquired into filing an expungement. i didn't quite get it because when i asked them they said that if there are no criminal record all i ne...

    Michael’s Answer

    Diversion precludes the need for expungement. I am pretty sure that you are stuck with the arrest notation,

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  • Is there any way to expedite a petition to expunge a DUI in Orange County, CA?

    I have a DUI from 2010 and completed classes and probation.

    Michael’s Answer

    If you have fulfilled your terms of prob to prevail.ation with no subsequents you stand a good chance

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  • I got a infraction ticket for having open containers in a public location. Can I have the fine lowered?

    I received an infraction in the city of Costa Mesa for having open containers in a public location.

    Michael’s Answer

    Lowered? Maybe. Even dismissed, but you will need counsel in order to pull it off.

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  • 288 Question

    Under the conditions of probation and registration as a sex offender it says one cannot ever have contact with the victim. Suppose the victim wanted to have contact with the offenders, marry them actually when they become of age(18). What are the ...

    Michael’s Answer

    There are not any means by which to do so wihout the court viewing any probation modification without derision. Just walk away.

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  • As of 7/2014 How much time will I do on a 30 day sentence for a misdemeanor. I've been told due to overcrowding maybe 2 or3 days

    It's for a misdemeanor of petty theft with a prior I am given the option of house arrest or work realese. I can't do the work realese due to some physical problems. I would rather turn myself in then pay $7 a day. I was supposed to have signed up ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Check for an FTA warrant. With the warrant, you might have to stay in Presley or anywhere else in Riverside, for that matter.

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  • My spouse was accused of a 288 crime. What happens if we received a note from the victim stating that it was all a set up?

    My spouse has served time in prison for it. Now the person is saying that it never happened. My spouse has to register as a sex offender. We received a note saying that my spose didn't do the things they said and that one of the child parents did ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Looks like a writ for habeas corpus is in order. Seek counsel for help.

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  • Can I have someone arrested for using drugs they are not on probation..

    HE uses herion and he becomes violent with his family ....

    Michael’s Answer

    If you witnessed a crime or believe someone is in danger, merely contact the authorities and let them handle what they are trained to do.

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  • Im going to jail for 60 days but I want to work I am eligible to do it! But my question is can my company fired me for this?

    I was charge For a felony grand theft but I returned the money 8 grand

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, you can be terminated. Absent some union agreement, you did steal from your employer.

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  • Should I report yes to having ever been convicted of, pled guilty or no contest to, a crime on my job application?

    I am 16 years old and about 4 months back I was caught shoplifting at a local store. I am now trying to obtain a job but I'm not sure whether I should answer yes to the area of conviction records on my job application. The police weren't called an...

    Michael’s Answer

    Not anywhere do I see you mention a conviction or plea. You, unfortunately paid a civil demand. Read between the lines here.

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