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  • What is the time limit to withdraw a plea after sentencing of a felony ?

    I just found out I was wrongly convicted and I had several incompetent lawyers.

    Greg’s Answer

    It isn't a time limit issue. It may be easier to withdraw a plea before sentencing, but only in the sense that bending an iron rod is easier than bending a titanium rod. A defendant has no automatic right to withdraws plea. In order to withdraw a plea you must be able to show that the plea was involuntary. This requires that you were misinformed about some important facts that either the court or your attorney had a duty to make clear to you. Changing your mind, or what is often called "buyer's remorse" is not good enough cause.

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  • Will my well-documented crimes be overlooked if I can just get one unwitting cop to believe my victim's been victimizing me ?

    I thoughtlessly warned my spouse I'd report her if her abuse continued. When I called 911 my concerns were dismissed as laughable when I revealed the perpetrator was my wife. She'd, coincidentally, gotten the jump on me. That day I was arrested fo...

    Greg’s Answer

    Your situation requires knowledge beyond the amature stage where someone can tell you "do this, and it will fix everything." You need to sit down with a lawyer who will spend several hours going over everything, and will then be able to give you detailed advice.

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  • I violated my summary probation, but the court that put me on probation doesn't know. My next court date is in 8 months

    to terminate my probation. At that point, can they look and see the infraction conviction and violate my probation at that point, or extend it longer, or put me in jail? Should I tell them about the violation or shut up? My lawyer on the infra...

    Greg’s Answer

    You have no duty, and can not gain anything, by telling law enforcement that you have broken the law. Ever. It is extremely unlikely that anyone will notice, (and in your case considering it was only an infraction little chance anyone would care). Don't worry about it. Your lawyer wS right.

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  • How can I calculate my husbands release date if he was sentenced to 7 years ?

    He's in for burglary,got arrested march 2010,is doing 85% of time

    Greg’s Answer

    I'm not sure why he would be doing 85 percent on a burglary. Does he have a prior strike?

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  • What does the bail type "sentenced" mean when looking at an inmate detail custody information?

    This is in the state of California and I am looking up someone on the Alameda County Inmate Locator. Next to it the bail amount is N/S. In another section it says bail type "not coded" and has a bail amount of $70K.

    Greg’s Answer

    It means that they are serving a sentence and are not, therefore, eligible for bail.

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  • Ab person was arrested for 273.5 and prosecuted and ab pled no contest to lesser charge. Now in fam was fount to be a vIctim

    Same incident she pled no contest in criminal case and filed a dv restraining order listing same incident and found to be a victim. CAL CON Art1 $s 28 (e) defines what a vic is and what a vic can not be. Can she be the victim of the same crim...

    Greg’s Answer

    This shouldn't happen. The abstract of judgment and police reports should be shown to the family law court. They are admissible as proof that she is lying. Of course if you didn't do that and the hearing is over... You have a problem. It's always sad when we get questions about bad judgments that could have been avoided if the person had hired a lawyer from the beginning.

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  • I saw the police pull over a girl with her friends. He spoke to her, gave her the field tests and then a breathalyzer test. He

    gave her a citation but then let her drive away. I walked over & asked him, why he gave her a DUI ticket and then let her drive away? He said all DUI citations are "suspicion of a DUI". So if it was .08, she would have been taken in? If a .07 & lo...

    Greg’s Answer

    She was probably cited for something other than a DUI. An officer would never allow a person he thought was impaired to continue driving.

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  • Disclose 2 charges or 1?

    In 2013 I caught two separate HS11377 charges, when all was said and done they were ran concurrent and I was sentenced. My question is, on a pre employment backround check do I need to disclose these as separate charges or can I disclose it as a s...

    Greg’s Answer

    In a background check they will appear as separate cases. Knowing that I would list them both so your prospective employer doesn't think you are trying to pull a fast one.

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  • Why would transcripts of my preliminary hearing be missing major parts and have other parts "edited"

    so after my preliminary hearing for a felon with a firearm case i got the transcripts from my attorneys and at first i thought i was missing pages because probably half of my witnesses testimony that was contradicting what the cop wrote is missing...

    Greg’s Answer

    That shouldn't happen. Check the page numbers and the index in the front page. A transcript should be word for word. You should know that you aren't given the transcript by the DA. The transcript comes direct from the court reporter.

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  • What advice would you give a client who works around children (i.e. teacher, coach) and is a subject of an investigation?

    I am neither under investigation nor do I work around kids. I've always been curious as to what criminal lawyers advise or what have you advised in the past to clients who are under investigation for "non-touching" sexual crimes (i.e. porn) when t...

    Greg’s Answer

    Depends on the facts of the case. Other than "don't talk to the police" everything is pretty fact specific.

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