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  • I want to write a letter to the county D.A.s office to voice my belief in someone's deserved incarceration

    I quit a good job because of a highly abrasive individual. This person openly bragged about his criminal history; and his personality, I'm sorry to say, has affected me to a point where I actively did a background check for my own interest. He is ...

    Greg’s Answer

    I'll dissent from the group on this one. The DA has very wide discretion in making deals, and this is how 99 percent of cases end. If they know this is a bad guy, they may hold out for a steeper penalty. It couldn't hurt (unless you lie, in which case you could be sued for libel). You don't need any invitation to write the DA, you may as well do it.

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  • Criminal act against a minor

    My son (15) was accused of touching my friend's daughter (9). The girl's father (38) asked his daughter if he was touching her and the girl shook her head yes while other children are present as well as my son. The girls father started to then pu...

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    Not sure what information you are looking for. How can we help you?

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  • Release own recog denied

    How do you get released on own recog when defendant is accused of robbery with a firearm? Defendant is very indigent.

    Greg’s Answer

    You don't. No responsible judge will OR someone facing 15 years in prison.

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  • Can the DA use juvenile record?

    Can the DA use juvenile records when recommending a criminal sentence for a defendant that is now 30?

    Greg’s Answer

    Yes. The DA can use any information they have. The court has access to juvenile records that are not available to the public.

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  • Will probation arrest me?

    Probation searched my apartment this morning and found empty cans of alcohol in a cabinet. I said I didn't know they were there when they asked me who's alcohol it was. I live with my girlfriend and 3 kids. Probation officer took pics but did not ...

    Greg’s Answer

    Could go either way. This isn't really a legal question. Can they arrest you? Yes. Will they? No one can say. The fact that they didn't take you in right there bodes well. It is also possible that the evidence shows something other than a violation by you.

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  • My son is not a gang member but he is being charged with gang chrgs because he is a young hisPanic male. I need to help him

    I am desperate to save my son he is currently in max security being held without bail and steretyped as a gang member because of his race age and family members. Obviously there is no proof of the accusations only because there is none on a innoc...

    Greg’s Answer

    Sounds to me like his own family members could clear him if they were man enough to admit what they did and tell the authorities that he wasn't involved. Other than that, there isn't much a non-lawyer can do to help.

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  • I'm on dej and I just got arrested for Grand theft and embezzlement what do I do

    I'm already on dej for being with some kids that robed a house and I just got arrested for Grand theft and embezzlement from stealing from my job and I don't know what to do or wat to say for them to give me another chance because I have a child o...

    Greg’s Answer

    There isn't any magic. You need to have an attorney look at your whole case and history.

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  • DUI, how and at which point do I need to ask for a public defender ?

    DUI-first time-- I can't afford a lawyer. My court date is in 3 weeks. Exactly at which point and how do I ask for a public defender. I understand also, I have to notify DMV in 10 days from the day of my arrest but I am eligible to ask for a hea...

    Greg’s Answer

    You will be asked by the court if you can afford to hire a lawyer. If the answer is no, say no. If the answer is yes, you don't qualify to have a public defender appointed.
    The DMV will suspend your license unless you request a hearing. Even if you qualify for the assistance of the public defender's office, they don't usually help with this. The DMV hearing is separate from the criminal matter. It is done over the phone or at a dmv office, not in court.

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