John Patrick Ryan’s Answers

John Patrick Ryan

Visalia Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I recieved a drunk in public Friday night/Saturday morning in campbell, Ca.

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Peter Francis Iocona
    2. Jennifer J Wirsching
    3. Antionette Joshlynn Lias
    4. Gary Solomon Brotman
    5. Sergio Humberto Benavides
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    A PC647(f) is often not a "slam dunk" for the DA, who must prove that you were "in a public place" and while there were "so drunk you were a danger to yourself and others." For example, if you were standing in your fenced-in front yard, you weren't in a "public place" and you're not guilty. In the same way, if you were just walking around buzzed and minding your own business, you weren't drunk enough to be guilty of this crime. You need to get an attorney to examine all those questions. As...

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  2. Some anonymous "person" has falsely called CPS to report sexual abuse, which was denied by supposed victim, what now?

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. John Patrick Ryan
    3. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    5. Joseph Salvatore Farina
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    I've had cases like this. It's heartbreaking. The main thing is that you get an attorney NOW. You are under investigation and anything you say will be used against you. You have the right to keep your mouth shut. You DO NOT have the right to try to talk you way out of this situation with the CPS. You also have the right to have an attorney present with you during any questioning. You MUST insist on this right. Get a lawyer NOW, and when the CPS calls tell them you don't wish to make a...

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  3. Should I pay Palmer Reifler and Associates, P.A.(Walmart)

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Ara Saroian
    3. Arnold William Gross
    4. John Patrick Ryan
    5. Greg Hagopian
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    Don't pay it. Get a lawyer to handle your petty theft charge. Let him handle the civil demand.

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  4. Should I pay Palmer Reifler and Associates, P.A.(Walmart)

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Ara Saroian
    3. Arnold William Gross
    4. John Patrick Ryan
    5. Greg Hagopian
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    Don't pay it. Get a lawyer to handle your petty theft charge. Let him handle the civil demand.

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  5. Son in law was caught with materials and equipment to make wax and charge with child enlargement Is this probation or jail ?

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. John Patrick Ryan
    4. Joni Kay Eisenstein
    5. Andrew Michael Limberg
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    Certainly he needs a lawyer. I had a client who was charged with felony child endangerment because he kept a big can of highly flammable butane in his house. I don't think that's child abuse, so long as the can was kept closed and out of the reach of the children. Millions of people have a can of highly flammable gasoline or charcoal lighter fluid stored in their attached garages where their kids go. It's not child abuse, generally speaking, because there is no unusual danger that my client...

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  6. I went to jaill under a fake name about 6 years ago at the time I was 13. it was for prostituon. I went to court and everything

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. John Patrick Ryan
    2. Arnold William Gross
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    5. James Roy Dickinson
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    This is complicated. You definitely need to speak with an attorney. You probably can file to have the case expunged under PC1203.4, although given the strange fact that you were actually a minor under fourteen, the case should have been handled as a juvenile case at the time and your record should have been sealed. Your problem is quite manageable with the right legal help.

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  7. My boyfriend is serving a one year sentence in Tulare county. He will only do 50% of that time, but can he get out earlier?

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Arnold William Gross
    4. John Patrick Ryan
    5. James Roy Dickinson
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    Unfortunately, there's not much you can do. If the Sheriff turned down work release or ankle monitor, then he's got to do the time. He should get half time. The Sheriff could also decide to release him early due to jail overcrowding. I wish I could give you a better answer. Good luck.

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  8. I passed a sobriety test and blew a .06 and got a arrested for "minor DUI" . How is that possible based on California law

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Sergio Humberto Benavides
    5. Julia E. Simmons
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    If you're under 21 years of age then in CA you're not allowed to drink at all. So, there's zero tolerance for a "minor DUI" as you called it. Any amount of alcohol in your bloodstream you're looking at the CDL suspension.

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  9. This is my first time offense for petty theft with no criminal record is there any chance of me doing time in jail ?

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Jay Scott Finnecy
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Ara Saroian
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. Gabriel M. Quinnan
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    Your chances of actually being incarcerated for a petty theft as part of a plea bargain are almost nil. Before even considering any offer, however, you should review with your attorney all possible defenses. Proving a petty theft is not always a slam-dunk. It's important to put up the best defense you can, and then if you do accept a plea bargain you know that you've gotten the best deal possible. By the way, some Counties, such as Fresno County, offer "diversion" for a first time petty...

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  10. What should I do now for my dad who is in county jail now charged for bench warrant for DUI? How can I find out the bail amount?

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Greg Thomas Hill
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    4. John Patrick Ryan
    5. Shashi S Jairam
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    You should contact a bail bondsman. They have an inside track on all of that. Unless you have $25k laying around then you'll probably need to hire a bail bondsman anyway. So contact a bail bondsman agency and let them handle it.

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