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Jennifer Marie Monroe

Jennifer Monroe’s Answers

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  • I was found guilty in court for my second dui. but my lawyer won my dmv case.(the cop forgot to submit the paperwork)

    so what happens next.will i get my license back from the dmv. im in los angeles

    Jennifer’s Answer

    The DMV hearing and the court case are completely separate. Even though you won the DMV hearing does not mean that you will not suffer a suspension of your license after the court conviction. You should anticipate that you will receive notice of suspension from the DMV as a result of your court conviction. The date of suspension is usually back dated to the date of your conviction in court.

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  • I was entered a pre-trail diversion program how do I find out what occurred to my case? It was supposedly dismissed...

    In 2005 I received a pretrial diversion for PC theft. I am not clear if it was dismissed, expunged or even done correctly. How do I find out? I was told it was dismissed after completion of the program, but was forced to quit my job as a succes...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    If you actually appeared in court at any point there will be a file or electronic record in the courthouse where the case was heard, even if it was dismissed. You can obtain a copy by going to the criminal clerk's office where the case was filed and request a docket. The docket should tell you what occurred in your case.

    If your case was not filed and you received a pre-filing diversion program than you would have to contact the appropriate prosecuting agency to determine if they have any record of what occurred.

    If you are unable to determine what occurred you may want to retain an attorney to assist you.

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  • California Expungment

    If I have a case pending in Florida can I file a PC 1203.4 petition or cr180 to expunge a DUI in California?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Expungments are not usually granted when you have a pending case. After you resolve your Florida case by way of dismissal or if you are done serving your time and not on probation you can apply for an expungment in California at that time. The expungment needs to be filed in the court where you obtained your DUI conviction.

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  • If I can't pay my the traffic ticket I'm already late for, can I go to jail?

    I ran a red light and a policeman ticketed me. I had no money to pay the $461 fine so I filed for an extension. The extension date passed and I still didn't pay the ticket. Now I'm being arraigned. Can I go to jail for this? If I went to jail, wo...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Traffic infractions do not carry any jail time. However, if you have failed to appear the court could add a misdemeanor VC 40508, failure to appear charge which could carry jail time. A red light violation does carry points on your license and your insurance rates could go up. You should try and fight your ticket or obtain traffic school if possible. You will have to pay the entire fine and traffic school fee off before you can take traffic school.

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  • Past the date to pay or show up in court for my traffic ticket

    I got a speeding ticket back in August and two weeks later got a letter telling me to clear my violation by paying or showing up in court by 10/13/09. For some reason I kept thinking that it was November 13th and just yesterday I looked at the let...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    In California, when you fail to appear for a traffic ticket the court can issue a bench warrant for your arrest and/or place a hold on your license with the DMV. The court will also add a VC 40508, Failure to Appear charge. The sooner you take care of it the better. Some people try and handle their own traffic matters. However, if you have concerns you can always contact a local traffic attorney in your county for additional information on the local courts practices.

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