Greg Hagopian’s Answers

Greg Hagopian

Visalia Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I am charged with a felony for shoplifting when i was 16. Can i get this felony of my record? and if so how?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Greg Hagopian
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    Strictly speaking, if it was a felony, you were charged with commercial burglary. You can get your juvenile record sealed when you turn 18, have served out the sentence, paid any money owed to the court, and completed any classes etc. ordered by the court.

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  2. I am constantly being pulled over (racially profiled), What can I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Majid Seyfi
    3. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    4. Michael Douglas Shafer
    4 lawyer answers

    The next time it happens, ask the officer for his name and badge number and file a complaint with his office. The next time after that, same thing. The next time after that, same thing. At that point you can reasonably think about talking to a an attorney about filing a lawsuit, with enough paper to back your allegations.

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  3. In regards to the October 2011 "Realignment Plan"...

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Stephanie Michelle Arrache
    3. Michael Carter Lukehart
    3 lawyer answers

    Not to be a wise guy but it depends on what you are being charged with. I can't give you a complete overview of realignment, but there are a few highlights: 1. All cases that fall into realignment are served out at half time. This means that (unless you get into trouble in the jail) you will only serve half of your sentence. Different crimes have different sentences. I've seen inmates serving 10 year terms locally (they were convicted of a whole string of felonies). 2. The cirmes that fall into...

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  4. Does DA have a time frame to submit bail enhancement on secondary charge .Primary still pending

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Victor Murray Hwang
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds to me (apparently I'm the only one) like you are saying the DA added an "out on bail enhancement" to add a further potential 2 years to your felony sentence, and NOT that they are trying to raise your actual bail. Such an enhancement is proper when you commit one felony while being out of custody on another felony. There is no specific time frame for filing this enhancement except for the statute of limitations on the underlying crime. In your case that would be more than two years...

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  5. Can I be arrested & detained for smoking in a public place, and not providing an ID? In the state of California?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. J. Denise Carter
    5. Jorge Ledezma Flores
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    Smoking in public is an infraction. Had you given the officer your identification he could not have searched or detained you further than writing the citation. Since you refused he was given the right to detain you in irdervto effect the citation. Bad move bro.

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  6. Can a Probation Officer keep a person from seeing their victim, after they complete probation and do not have any other charges

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Peter D. King
    3. Bradley R Corbett
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    5. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
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    There are TWO things that restrict your actions after a domestic violence convcition. 1. It was probably a term of your probation that you stay away from the victim. Once probation is terminated, this is no longer an issue. 2. The Court usually will give a SEPARATE order called a Domestic Violence Restraining Order that prevents you from contacting the victim. Violation of this order is a crime. This order usually lasts for three years, so if you are off probation the odds are that the...

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  7. Turn in date for jail time

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Jeffrey George Moore
    3. Greg Hagopian
    4. J. Denise Carter
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    It seems likely to me that he was supposed to turn himself into the county jail, NOT the courthouse. When he went to court the clerk probably assumed he wanted to request a modification of his sentence and two weeks was the earliest they could schedule him.

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  8. If you get sentence with 3 years and half and have 416 day credit how much time you have left?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. David S. Kestenbaum
    4. James Roy Dickinson
    5. Craig Michael Sturm
    5 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends on what he was convicted of. Sex crimes and violent crimes have different credits than ordinary crimes. It also may depend on when the crime was committed if it was before 2011. When you say that he has been in jail for 10 months, and has 416 days credit, that strongly implies that he is not eligible for half-time credits (the standard) for some reason. More information is needed to give a full answer.

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  9. 2nd dui w/ in 10 yrs cannot be charged as felony simply because 1st was felony w/ injury which had been reduced and dismissed.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Greg Hagopian
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5. James Roy Dickinson
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    Thank you due sharing. I do these kinds if 1203.3 reductions quite a bit (I specialize, so u suppose us be part if the 20%) and you are correct. The reduction also restores the right to own a gun, and to sit on a jury.

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  10. What evidence is needed to prove an convict a grand theft auto charge?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. David Mark Wallin
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no special scientific scale for how much evidence is enough to put a person in prison. Enough evidence means that the prosecutor convinces a jury of 12 laypeople that your son should be found guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt." "Do they need witnesses?" No. "Do they need fingerprints?" No. "Don't they need some kind of scientific evidence other than his being there?" Really really, there is ABSOLUTELY no requirement for the prosecutor to meet other than convincing twelve people to convict.

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