Laura Marie Guzman’s Answers

Laura Marie Guzman

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Do I need an attorney in education?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Betsy J. Brazy
    2. Janina Dawn Botchis
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Laura Marie Guzman
    5. Edward Zaryl Kotkin
    5 lawyer answers

    Have you filed a specific complaint against the teacher that would go into his or her personnel file? I'm not aware of any cause of action or what kind of lawsuit you could file for embarrassing your child. Have you asked for your child to be 'assessed' for any kind of disability? Once you ask, the school has to follow federal and state rules and guidelines. If you haven't done this, I suggest you start the process. Or, ask for accommodation from his teacher/principal...

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  2. How to Vacate Warrant when demanding State won't extradite

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Laura Marie Guzman
    2. Brian J Woolf
    2 lawyer answers

    You can call the Fresno County Sheriff's office and ask what the warrant is for. Their office holds all warrants. You can also call the Fresno County Public Defender or private Fresno Attorney Magill at 559-255-3425 in Fresno California. We may be able to determine if the warrant is accurate, or if it is a misdemeanor. Some local warrants are old and never leave the system for some reason. We have had cases where the warrants are from something that occurred 10 or 20 years ago,...

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  3. Vehemently Deny: Citation CVC 22349(a). Lost on TBD. Officer's TBD Statement below. Appreciate evaluation of plausibility.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Laura Marie Guzman
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    Are there any video cameras that actually record along that stretch of the freeway? Order those asap if so. Order the dispatch audio that might show what the officer was really doing/saying during that same exact time that officer was supposedly watching you or bumper pacing you. If there was no traffic at that time of day, view traffic cameras for that area and document that typically there is 'no traffic.' Your best bet though is by skilled cross examination by an attorney....

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  4. My daughter was caught with possesion of .06 grams of Marijuana that another student stuffed in her purse during break.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Jack Carson Revvill
    3. Laura Marie Guzman
    3 lawyer answers

    Can you email me with more specifics? There is no case law or statute specifically on point about marijuana possession in that amount on campus, but, there is an Attorney General 'advisory opinion' that is still persuasive to how your daughter's case was handled. The opinion states students shall not be expelled for first time drug or alcohol possession. First, you should state the time line. When was she expelled? Was she really 'expelled' or did you sign a 'waiver of due...

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  5. How many courts before sentencing?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Laura Marie Guzman
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to answer your question without more information, for example, there is never a 'set' number of court hearings prior to 'sentencing.' The first court appearance on a felony is arraignment, then, preliminary hearing (no jury). I cannot say if, in Long Beach, the courts there have a 'pre-preliminary' hearing. Most courts do have a 'pre-prelim' to determine if the preliminary hearing will actually 'go.' After the defendant is 'held to answer' at the prelim, the defendant...

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  6. Will show up on my criminal background check for a nursing home? will i pass the test?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Laura Marie Guzman
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Brian Richard Dinday
    3 lawyer answers

    Write the California Department of Justice and ask for your criminal record or any records with your name and date of birth. Go to the Department of Justice website and I am sure there is a procedure posted for you to follow. Did you try writing a letter to the agency/person which/who denied you gate clearance? Write a letter and ask for the specific reason you were denied clearance. They are really the only agency/person(s) who will know exactly why your clearance didn't go...

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  7. Entertainment lawyer

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Laura Marie Guzman
    2. Oscar Michelen
    2 lawyer answers

    I also suggest you conduct a search of your local bay area newspapers. Go to the newspaper website, then Search the archives going back about 10 years and then search current news. I always find news articles helpful when looking up lawyers and judges.

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  8. Choosing a criminal defense attorney in CA

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. David Carl Beyersdorf
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Alec Scott Rose
    4. Laura Marie Guzman
    4 lawyer answers

    To add to the helpful suggestions of the other lawyers -- Once you are able to get some interviews or consultations with a lawyer, You should ask the lawyer how many jury trials he or she has conducted? (Believe it or not, some criminal lawyers have not had one jury trial in 10 years because they plead all their clients to something! I know a few like that and it is scary.) Ultimately, if the evidence in your case warrants it, you should go to trial and you should have an...

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  9. Teenager does not want ex-boyfriend to be part of babies life.

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Angela Michelle Rooney
    2. Laura Marie Guzman
    2 lawyer answers

    I do not practice family law, however, I have general knowledge in this area. The other attorney who answered this question dealt with the custody situation well. However, I also hear that the teen mother may think that custody and child support are related. They are not. If there is a child support order, and dad does not pay child support, then, he can still see child. Failure to pay child support does NOT affect custody. I hear many people think that if a dad does not pay...

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  10. What is penalty for failing to appear for marijuana possess 28.5 gm or less if I get arrested from warrant for failing to appear

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Laura Marie Guzman
    3. Edward Jerome Blum
    3 lawyer answers

    You should either hire an attorney so the attorney can put the matter back on calendar for a 'warrant recall' and to set the matter either for a 'jury motion,' disposition, or a motion. If you hire an attorney, the attorney can go in lieu of you having to go downtown to the courthouse. Of course, you could go to the clerk's office on your own as well... If this is a Fresno City or surrounding areas case, go to the courthouse at 1100 Van Ness Ave and go to the 4th floor misdemeanor...

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