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Michael Douglas Shafer

Michael Shafer’s Answers

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  • Is there a possibility I could go to jail the same day that I appear in court?

    I have a failure to comply with court order warrant. I am on probation (24mo) for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana. It has been about 9 mo. and i have complied with all probation orders except i was arrested a few weeks ago for int...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, the court could do so, but probably not. The court may extend your probation. I do think you should sit down with counsel there in the IE

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  • Will a DA be assigned to me automatically if I cannot afford an attorney?

    After receiving a "failure to comply with court order" warrant, Will a DA be assigned to me when I arrive in court without an apt? I cannot afford an attorney, but I don't want to go before the judge alone either. My case is in Orange County cou...

    Michael’s Answer

    A Public defender will be assigned to you at time of arraignment, assuming you qualify financially

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  • Felony conviction not showing up on DOJ Livescan...will it show up on employment background check?

    Hello, I was convicted of a felony hit-and-run in 1999. Completed terms of probation and paid all fines. I will soon start seeking employment (environmental scientist). My DOJ shows no arrest or conviction for this. Should I have done a FBI li...

    Michael’s Answer

    You may have lucked out but I would pay the 20 bucks for a Livescan.

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  • My fiance has been arrested for a 187(A)

    he has been in jail for a year now for hear say there is no evidence the man was shot and had died the hear say is that he had robbed the man and shot him now the person who is saying he did it is changing her stories every time we go to court the...

    Michael’s Answer

    I am sorry. I do not see a question. Your fiance definitely requires counsel.

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  • How to get house arrest

    I have court Friday for drug paraphernalia and under the influence. This was 4 years ago. I have kids now and am going to school, currently breastfeeding. I've had 2 prior chances, but was to sick to go to my pc1000 due to pregnancy complications....

    Michael’s Answer

    You should get counsel and arm him with all medical records that support your position. Absent the records, you should appear with counsel and let him explai to the court.

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  • How do I find out if I am still on probation

    Need to know my status of my probation

    Michael’s Answer

    The most expedient way is to merely go to the criminal clerk with the pertinent information and have them pull your file for you to review.

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  • Can a da threaten to add another charge if you did not take the plea bargain? I'm getting charged with a pc 245 a 1

    And now months down the line wants to add another charge of the same witch has me looking at another strike is that's possible cause if that is it would put me at my third strike due to the fact that I have a prior strike the next court hearing is...

    Michael’s Answer

    If it can be shown that it is being charged in retaliation for not taking a plea, it would be construed as misconduct and rejected but if could have been originally charged the DA can do so at any time.

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  • Do i be arrested if I working front desk for the Massage place that offers illicit sexual services

    Hi, I just got a receptionist job for a Massage place after I got out of 6 months EDD benefit. I am very happy about this job. My job just take an appointment, front desk stuff, and take customer to massage therapist. I am not sure what is going o...

    Michael’s Answer

    Aiding and abetting, maybe. If the DA and or police are doing any sort of "sweep", you might end up caught in it.

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