Greg Hagopian’s Answers

Greg Hagopian

Visalia Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can I get an Expungement or reduction to misdemeanor for a felony in which I received a "Joint Suspension" suspended prison term

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Brian K Wanerman
    3. Samuel Watson Eastman
    4. Jennifer J Wirsching
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    6 lawyer answers

    You are absolutely eligible for both a reduction per 17(B) and an expungement per 1203.4, provided that you are off probation, have paid all fines and restitution and are not charged with any crime right now. The fact of a suspended sentence makes no difference. You were placed on probation NOT sentenced to prison.

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  2. Should I use a record clearing website?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Brian K Wanerman
    4. Michael Louis Shultz
    5. David Allen Brooks
    5 lawyer answers

    Usually a local attorney will best be able to handle your issue. There is value in knowing the local customs (and often in knowing the local judges). And I'm located in Visalia.

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  3. My husband didn't appear in court. He wants to solve this will he get arrest on the spot?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Maltaise E Cini
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Brent Lavelle Barbour
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    There is zero chance of his being arrested for failing to appear on a traffic infraction. What infraction means is that a person CANNOT be put in jail for a violation. He may have his license suspended, however, and if he is caught driving on a suspended license he may be arrested. He doesn't need to appear in court. He needs to pay the fines. Contact the criminal clerk at your local courthouse and they will assist you.

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  4. Can a parolee in ca talk with another parolee. none of the conditions say you cant.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Majid Seyfi
    3. Michael Carter Lukehart
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    You can only get in trouble for either violating one of the parole terms, or breaking the law. If there is no term barring him from speaking to other parolees (and I have never heard of such a term being imposed) and if there is no gang term that would get in the way, I don't see a problem. The jail/prison will not let a felon physically visit, but they could talk over the phone or via letter. You should know that both are monitored by the guards.

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  5. Can my boyfriend get his medical marijuana card if he's on probation for marijuana charges?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. James Roy Dickinson
    3. Sergio Humberto Benavides
    3 lawyer answers

    Part of his probation terms probably say that he cannot use marijuana whether or not he has a recommendation. He would need to go to court to get that condition modified. Unless he has a very good reason for wanting to use, that request will be denied. Perhaps if no other medication would work, and he could a doctor to write a letter...

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  6. 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 12 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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  7. I am constantly being pulled over (racially profiled), What can I do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Greg Hagopian
    2. Majid Seyfi
    3. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    4. Michael Douglas Shafer
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    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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  8. In regards to the October 2011 "Realignment Plan"...

    Answered over 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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  9. Does DA have a time frame to submit bail enhancement on secondary charge .Primary still pending

    Answered 11 months 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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  10. Can I be arrested & detained for smoking in a public place, and not providing an ID? In the state of California?

    Answered 12 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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