You pose good questions, and this is confusing. From what I'm hearing your case has been reduced to a misdemeanor and dismissed (people often colloquially refer to this PC 1203.4 process as an "expungement" but it's really a dismissal of your case.) The reduction to a misdemeanor is huge, and a good benefit to you as this forevermore and retroactively makes this case - that's now been dismissed - a misdemeanor. So, legally, you had a misdemeanor case dismissed from your record. But be...
You need to consult a good, local, experienced criminal defense attorney right away. You could face implications on your DUI case if they elect to violate your probation there. Also, if the underlying drug charge is an infraction you are not entitled to appointed counsel... all the more reason to hire your own attorney, as you stand no chance without one...and the sooner the better. Good luck.
My colleagues are correct, you need to seek the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer right away. And do him/her and yourself a favor when you set that consultation - bring all your DUI disposition paperwork, and sentencing documents, as well as all documentation relative to your current immigration status in this Country. That will help expedite things. Good luck.
Sorry for your plight. I agree with Mr. Murillo's answer. And borrow the money from a friend or relative and just get started. It's better to owe the money to family/friend than to keep getting in trouble and getting more fines from the court - the court can put you in jail, and i'm sure you cannot afford that, either. Good luck.
Sorry this happened to you. You need to contact a good, local criminal defense attorney right away. And do not post anymore about this, nor discuss it with anyone except your attorney. You may very well have a case worth fighting, and a good lawyer upon receipt of the discovery should be able to properly advise you. Get a lawyer asap. Good luck.
Sorry this happened to you, but it sounds like you have a very defensible case and should hire an attorney to fight it asap. Borrow the money if you have to, but consult an experienced, local criminal attorney right away. There are dire consequences from both the court and DMV on a 2nd DUI office (including up to a 2 year license suspension and 18 month, 'SB38', DMV program if you lose.) And there are deadlines, so all the more reason to see an attorney right away. Good luck.
Sorry for your frustration, but I'm still not 100% following you either; there's clearly multiple issues and a lot going on there. You need to go consult with a local, good criminal defense attorney right away. Most offer free consultations. Bring all your paperwork and sit down and have a discussion about it. Good luck.
The felony theft amount kicks in at $950... however, irrespective of any dollar amount, you could face felony 2nd degree burglary charges (per penal code 459) for intending to steal from a store. You need to not make any statements whatsoever and get a lawyer asap. With no prior record and minimal amounts involved, many counties offer some form of 'theft diversion' which if eligible and successfully completed can result in a dismissal. Get a lawyer right away. Good luck.
My colleagues are correct, there is no 'set time,' as it is discretionary with each judge (and if there have already been previous continuances, etc.) You should at least get a few weeks or 30 days. Good luck.
From what I'm reading, and understanding, it sounds like the DA has filed charges against you, and law enforcement has already tried to come arrest you on a warrant. If that's all correct, then you need a lawyer asap. You need to find a good, local, experienced criminal defense lawyer right away, before you get arrested - which could happen any time, even if you just get pulled over in your car. Having an attorney early, and immediately, can maybe help you stay out of jail by arranging to...