Mark A. Broughton’s Answers

Mark A. Broughton

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Entrapment defense?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jared Parnell Eisenstat
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Dan Eugene Chambers
    4. Kelvin P. Green
    5. Brian K Wanerman
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    I agree with the previous answer but would add that it is water under the bridge since your motion was set aside. Unfortunately, this is something that should have been evaluated before you entered your plea. Entrapment is a very hard defense to prove, however.

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  2. If I never had my rights read to me does the arrest still stand up in court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Leigh Gretchen Fleming
    2. William Peter Daley
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. Antoinette Cara Liewen
    5. Mark Lawrence Deniz
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    Just because you blew a .07 does not mean you cannot be charged or convicted of a DUI. There are actually 2 DUI laws: driving with a .08 or greater, and driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If you were stopped for irrational driving and performed poorly on your field sobriety tests, you could still be charged under the latter section. True, you could prevail with a good criminal defense attorney, but just because you didn't blow a .08 or more is not necessarily the ind of the...

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  3. Will his bail be revoked and he'll have to go back to jail or, worse yet, be deported?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Mark A. Broughton
    5. John K Lassen
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    Yes, I agree with both the other answers

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  4. Will my cousin serve life if convicted?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Jerome Jacques Haig
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Oscar Ernesto Toscano
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    With two prior strikes and current serious or violent felonies, yes, he will be looking at life if convicted on these charges. No, he cannot get the death penalty. He will get a parole date but that might be many, many years in the future. He is best chance is to be acquitted at trial, or negotiate a plea deal that takes life off the table. He is going to need a good criminal defense attorney to do either.

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  5. Charge with dui while car was parked can I fight the case or have it reduce?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Amie Hamilton Beighley
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    4. Larry Forman
    5. James Roy Dickinson
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    Relieve your anxiety and contact a criminal defense attorney soon. You may have defenses that should be explored. There is missing information that will be very important in handling your case. Do not forget that you have to request a DMV hearing within 10 days or you will lose your license regardless of the defenses you may have to the charges.

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  6. Which one can get me drunk faster? Whiskey or Vodka?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ronald J Brandmayr Jr
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. Ted Harvatin
    5. Christopher Irvin Simser
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    Unbelievable!

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  7. Daughter 14 accused of molesting gddaughter 4. Under investigation. Can something be done b4 charges filed to help?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. John David Rogers
    4. Moises Aguilar
    5. Nicholas Milan Loncar
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    Yes, and attorney can help and should be retained if only to discuss the matter with the DA and/or the investigating agencies, and to represent the child in any discussions with the police - it is very important that the 14 year old not make any statements to the police without his/her attorney present. I have had clients as young as 9 years old being prosecuted in juvenile court for sex crimes. There really is no age limit and it can be a nightmare dealing with the government in these...

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  8. I cannot afford the 10% fee usually charged to bail my friend out of jail.($110,000)Is there any other way to bail him out?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Sholeh Iravantchi
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Vijay Dinakar
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    I agree, do not contact the prosecutor. Rather contact his attorney. That is a pretty significant bail amount, and either indicates a serious charge or multiple statutory bail amounts combined for alternative counts. He is entitled to a bail hearing if the issue and the judge can consider either reducing bail (to an amount that you/he can afford, hopefully), or being released OR. In any event, if he cannot make bail he will have to remain in custody unless he is released by the jail for...

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  9. Is it legal to be stopped while riding my bike, held in custody for 6 hours, raid my house, then read rights/why I was arrested?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. James Roy Dickinson
    4. Victoria L Clemans
    5. Craig Michael Sturm
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    There is something fishy here if these are the facts. But as with any case - especially those that involve search and seizure issues and warrants - the law that applies and the outcome of any case depends largely on the specific facts - and particularly, those that can be proven. There is more to this story (certainly from law enforcement) and you are strongly urged to consult with and hire a qualified criminal defense attorney.

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  10. What the meaning of CRIMINAL FELONY

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. William Saul Kroger Jr.
    3. Arnold William Gross
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Paula Elden
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    A felony is a crime for which the accused can be sentenced to prison, or which is otherwise defined as a felony by the statute. It is more serious than a misdemeanor or an infraction.

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