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Christopher Robert Martens

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  • If I come up dirty for weed can my po take me to juvenile hall or what will happen

    If I am on home supervision and I smoke some weed can my po take me back to juvenile hall

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes, using any illegal substance can cause a violation of probation. The consequences of violating your probation range from violation with a warning to placing you in programs or custody time.

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  • If I come up dirty for weed can my po take me to juvenile hall or what will happen

    If I am on home supervision and I smoke some weed can my po take me back to juvenile hall

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes, using any illegal substance can cause a violation of probation. The consequences of violating your probation range from violation with a warning to placing you in programs or custody time.

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  • Can a case I'm fighting be dismissed . Reason being the initial investigating arresting officer has been fired

    I am fighting a check fraud case from 2011 . The investigating officer has since then been fired for misconduct and bad repts

    Christopher’s Answer

    You need an attorney to file a pitches motion. A pitches motion will force the police dept to turn over the information you need to discredit the officer's testimony. Contact an experienced attorney right away.

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  • I have a cousin that attempted to push out a cart filled with unpaid merchandise from Walmart once he got outside.

    a undercover loss prevention agent attempted to stop him my cousin then ran to his car the loss prevention agent followed him to his car my cousin then punch the loss prevention agent and got into his car but the loss prevention agent wrote down t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    He needs to speak to an attorney right away. A skillful attorney may be able to keep the case from being filed or get the charges reduced. It is also very, very important that he not make any statement to the police when he turns him self in. I often make agreements to be present when my client turns themselves in so the police do not force my client to make a statement.

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  • Got caught shop lifting from Walmart

    Went 2 Walmart and stole some stuff went back later that day and was looking at stuff and they thought I was stealing so they gave me a ticket with attempted burglary, they go threw the footage of that day and see that I had been there earlier and...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The best thing you can do is meet with a qualified attorney that specialized in criminal defense.

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  • Can they release you from jail at an arraignment?

    my bf's been in jail for like two weeks for possession of marijuana sales this is his first time,

    Christopher’s Answer

    The answer is yes, instead of requiring him to post bail, the judge may allow him to be released on this O.R. or honor bail. An attorney can help get your Boyfriend out of jail by either seeking a bail reduction or an O.R. release.

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  • What will happen at my arraignment?

    I got charged with 1 count with possession of marijuana sales and my court dates in a week.

    Christopher’s Answer

    For any criminal case to be filed against you, there must be an arraignment on the charges. An arraignment will probably one of the very first court appearance you will make. The purpose for an arraignment is to inform the individual accused of a public offense the nature of the charge(s). You will be given a chance to enter a plea. The most commong ples are guilty, not guilty or nolo contender. The arraignment process and statutory rights are different depending on your custody status and if the prosecution is charging you with a felony or a misdemeanor.

    Arraignment on a Misdemeanor
    For an arraignment on a Misdemeanor offense, the judge will call your case and inform you of the offense(s) charged against you. You will be asked how you want to plead and your options are guilty, not guilty or nolo contender. Keep in mind that a plea of Nolo contender will be treated the same way as guilty for purposes of criminal proceedings. The judge will also inform you of your statutory and constitutional rights, along with your right to be represented by an attorney. If you were arrested on a warrant and are in custody you have a right to an arraignment within 48 hours of the arrest excluding Sundays and holidays. (California Penal Code section 825) However, if you were arrested without a warrant you have a right to an arraignment within 48 hours which will also entail a probable cause hearing for the warrantless arrest. This 48 hour period includes weekends and holidays.

    There will be a reading of the accusatory pleading called the complaint. The judge will also inform you of your right to an attorney. It is beneficial to have an attorney at the time of arraignment as the attorney will be able to determine the best possible solution or strategy given the circumstances. Dates will then be ordered for up coming appearances and the trial date will also be scheduled.

    Arraignment on a Felony
    All the procedures regarding an arraignment on a Misdemeanor also apply to felony arraignments. The main difference is that after the arraignment on the complaint, the court will schedule a hearing called a preliminary hearing. A defendant has a right to a preliminary hearing within 10 days of the arraignment unless time is waived. The purpose of the preliminary hearing is to determine if there is any probable cause to hold you to answer to the charged offense. If you are held to answer, there will be a second arraignment on a second accusatory pleading called the information. This information must be filed within 15 days of the preliminary hearing. Failure to file results in a dismissal under PC 1382(a)(1).

    At this second arraignment, you will again be notified of the charges against you based on the information, given an opportunity to enter your plea, advised of your right to an attorney and given notification of other constitutional and statutory rights. Trial dates and other court appearances will also be scheduled.

    It is very important to retain a competent and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney at this stage. A competent attorney will be able to explain your certain rights, determine the best solution, file the appropriate motions and immediate spot any issues that could be used to get you the best outcome possible.

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  • What is the sentencing for a 17 year old who has committed armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery assault and

    17 year old male, hasn't committed any crimes in the past, charged with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery assault.

    Christopher’s Answer

    While there are enhancement or other special allegations that could increase the punishment, 1st degree robbery is punishable by three, four, or six years in state prison. 2nd Degree Robbery is punishable by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or five years.

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  • Can someone tell me the difference between accessory to a robbery and accessory to a robbery after the fact is?

    what is the CA PC and confinement time is for them?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Accessory after the fact means that the crime has already been committed and is completed. Then steps are taken by someone who did not commit the robbery to help cover it up. For example one might conceal or destroy evidence that the police are looking for that could link the crime to the perpetrators.

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  • Background check for visiting at prison will show a book and release that i was never charged with?

    Booked and released on poss. Of controlled and poss pipe. Never came up in court so would it show on a background check for visiting a inmate at a prison

    Christopher’s Answer

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    Your record my show an arrest, however, anyone can be arrested for anything, so your record is for all intents and purposes clean. Your arrest should not prevent you from visiting any prison or jail.

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