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  • Am I expempt from jury service in Butte County? I am a felon, not on parole, 13 months state prison 2003-04. No civil rights?

    Received summons, unable to request postponement on court link - unavailable/overloaded. Mixed information as to whether I am exempt and what I should do. Multiple post-chemo-medical conditions prevent me from sitting, standing or walking for more...

    Greg’s Answer

    All felons are exempt from jury service everywhere. You shouldn't have waited. A letter to the jury commissioner could have cleared this up. Now you need to go down there in person and explain.

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  • I am being charged with PC 459/460, but I didnt physically go into physically go into store..can I still be charged?

    I am being charged with PC 459/460.. I didnt go into the store, but two others that I was with did. I stayed in the car. Can I get maximum sentence for it? I have no prior criminal history. I am also being charged with vc 2800.2, because I drove o...

    Greg’s Answer

    Yes you can be convicted of burglary if you are the getaway driver. California law says that any person who aids a person In committing a crime is guilty of that crime. Your maximum on the facts you present would be three years.

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  • Arrested for Domestic violence while on parole, what will happen?

    My boyfriend (now ex) got arrested for domestic violence, he is on parole for a violent charge (assault with a deadly weapon) what is going to happen to him? I do not want to press charges but do want a restraining order to protect myself. He did ...

    Greg’s Answer

    The most likely scenario (without knowing a great deal more) is that he will be flash incarcerated on his parole (six months) and then rereleased on parole. beyobd that, this question is just too broad to answer in this format. You/he need to talk to someone live.

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  • Have information about a criminal ring yet I'm under investigation. Can I use it to my advantage?

    I am under investigation for a serious sexual non contact crime and expect to be charged. Since I found out that out, I found out about a larger criminal ring. I am not a part of the ring and they are not on the radar. They are doing far more seri...

    Greg’s Answer

    Obviously this happens, but you absolutely cannot effectively do it yourself. you will need a private lawyer (or public defender lawyer) to negotiate for you. Tell them EVERYTHING you know and let let work it out with the DA.

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  • Will I have to do more time as a result of prop 47 in LA county, California?

    I was sentenced to one year in county jail after pleading no contest to a 245 charge (assault with force likely to cause GBH). The judge said I would do half my time. Afterward, I discovered prop 47 could lengthen time served by inmates charged wi...

    Greg’s Answer

    --------------No.-------------- Not true, not even a little.

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  • Will I have to do more time as a result of prop 47 in LA county, California?

    I was sentenced to one year in county jail (with 3 years formal probation) after pleading "no contest" to a 245 charge (assault with force likely to cause GBH). The judge said I would do half my time. Afterward, I discovered prop 47 could prol...

    Greg’s Answer

    ----------No.---------- Stop listening to the jailhouse lawyers.

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  • I have a hearing court date with my bf,can i ask no charges to be pressed even if he hit me and i reported the incident?

    he hit me,spit at me and broke my phone but i don't want him getting jail time i just want him to get some type of professional help and to stay away from me

    Greg’s Answer

    The prosecutor makes the decision about whether or not to charge him with a crime. YOU, on the other hand, are protected by a Califirnia law that allows you, as the victim of domestic violence, to refuse to testify against him. This may make it impossible for them to obtain a conviction. You DO need to show up if subpoenad, but you can refuse to speak. Talk to his attorney for more information.

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  • Can I write a letter to an inmate while I have a retraining order again him?

    I got a restraining order on an Ex-boyfriend (it was not a domestic violence one)and right now he is in jail for a Misdemeanor for something else and I was wanted to see if i can write him a letter. I know he can't write me but since I'm the one w...

    Greg’s Answer

    You can, but it's a crazy person thing to do. You got a judge to order this person to leave you alone and you want to invite him to think about you by sending him a communication. Not wise. If you want a relationship with this person go back to court and drop the order. If you don't, you shouldn't contact them.

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  • Got arrested for a 3 yr old traffic warrant So I bailed out then missed court. can I be arrested if I go to see judge

    I wasn't aware of being issued a bench warrant for driving on suspended license fta 3 hrs ago and reason i didn't show up at court was because I was in custody at time for another case. Was arrested on a random stop and taken into custody then bai...

    Greg’s Answer

    Yes. You can be arrested for failure to appear on a misdemeanor. Explain yourself very well, or bring an attorney to do it for you. In either case you need to have your bail bond agent agree to repost your bond, which was forfeited when you failed to appear.

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  • I do I get a restraining dropped ?

    Its is my step mom and its a total 100%lie and i can prove it I want to press charges for a number things but first the court needs to drop this right then and there. Will have a chance to prove this ? I have enough tools to prove I am n...

    Greg’s Answer

    There is a court process for obtaining a restraining order. The "victim" needs to file a request for the order and serve the "defendant." The defendant then files a response. Both parties appear in court a few times and ventually there is a trial. You will getctonoresebt your evidence to a judge. ... Now, if you didn't file a response or appear in court when you were supposed to, and a restraining order has already been issued, and the case closed... Then you have a problem. It's always better to consult the lawyers before the case is over.

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