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Jarrod Matthew Wilfert

Ventura Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. While on probation, how is a search of ones person conducted ? for example; pat the pockets or put their hands in pockets?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy A. Provis
    2. Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are on probation for instance for narcotics and you have search terms, a police officer may search you or your belongings for narcotics. This means, when you are stopped, the officer may empty your pockets and search you person or vehicle or any item belonging to you within that vehicle for evidence of narcotics. If instead, you have weapon terms, the officer may search any area of your person or vehicle for evidence of weapons.

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  2. Can I get a past due parking citation reduced due to I can't afford to pay it

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    While it is true that there needs to be equal protection under the law (equal application of the law), the citing department (whether the police department or another city agency) has the ability to not prosecute these cites if they are convinced that not doing so would be in the interest of justice. In short, just contact them and ask nicely while explaining the hardship and see what happens.

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  3. "When an underage driver is responsible for the death of a passenger in a collision with another vehicle, what are the penalties

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
    3. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3 lawyer answers

    Based on the limited facts presented in this question, this does not appear to be a DUI -related question. If you are curious to see how the investigative agency or prosecuting entity will handle this, I would view it more as a 192(c)(2) type situation meaning that it appears as though you are describing a scenario where a driver caused the death of another human being by violating a traffic code section. How this is handled depends on the situation but if there is no alcohol/ narcotic in...

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  4. I am on supervised felony probation since April 2013, my charges were 11350(a) NO sales or intent to sell...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Carter Lukehart
    2. Seth Andrew Weinstein
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Christopher Patrick Welch
    5. Angela M Berry-Jacoby
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Alright, there is a lot going on here but this should cover the basics: When you are on probation for drug related offenses (specifically those you described above), you give up your Fourth Amendment rights to be from searches from law enforcement or other governmental agents including probation officers. This should have been explained to you by the court, your attorney, and/or your probation officer. This means that your belongings (including your home, car, person, etc) can be searched...

  5. Do I have to report an 27007vc infraction to my probation officer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Brian Campbell
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
    3 lawyer answers

    From a legal standpoint, your responsibilities will be spelled out in your probation terms or in the statements made to you by your probation officer during your first meeting. From a relationship standpoint where you are attempting to build trust with your probation officer, I would err on the side of contacting him and explaining the situation. Most likely it would be considered a minor offense not worthy of further notice but you would show him that you are being up front about things.

  6. I am 18 and got caught stealing about $10 worth of stuff from walmart. They took me into the security and got my info.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are asking if there will be criminal charges filed against you, I would have to say that I would doubt it. Usually, these theft offenses under a particular dollar amount are handled informally. This is to say that the store does nto contact police (as you seem to indicate that they did not in your case) and does not request further prosecution being satisfied with dealing with you informally (meaning documenting the incident for their own records and escorting you out of the store)....

  7. I'm being charged for theft, 484 pc. I've never been arrested and have a clean record. What do i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Richard Franklin Taub
    3. Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
    3 lawyer answers

    Alright, you are dealing with a very real issue but not likely a Felony since you were cited and released from the scene. If the amount was less then $50.00, this matter may never reach the court or may be infracted quickly when at court (meaning the misdemeanor shoplifting may be dropped if you pay a fine). If the amount allegedly stolen was between $50 and $950.00 the Ventura County District Attorney's Office will review the reports and possibly file charges on you. At this point, you...

  8. How long does Safeway have to file charges?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vijay Dinakar
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    4. Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
    4 lawyer answers

    You have several questions to address here. Let me start by clarifying that Safeway does not file criminal charges against you. Should Safeway desire to push for criminal charges (not likely in this case), this endeavor would likely begin by reporting the alleged theft to a policing agency for a report that would later be shipped to the prosecuting attorney for review and eventual filing. In reality, given the low dollar amount (petty nature of the offense) it would not be in Safeway's...