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Mark A. Broughton

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Will my cousin serve life if convicted?

    Answered 12 months 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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  2. Which one can get me drunk faster? Whiskey or Vodka?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Ronald J Brandmayr Jr
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    Unbelievable!

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  3. 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 12 months 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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  4. 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 about 2 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. James Roy Dickinson
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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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  5. If U are under the jurisdiction of the Court,& U get injured doing what U are suppose to do ,Can U petition for alt. sentence?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    4. Craig Michael Sturm
    5. Tigran Grigoryan
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    No, you cannot sue the court but you may have a claim or suit against the entity for whom you were working at the time. You should not delay, however, in consulting with a personal injury attorney to find out what your remedies might be. If you cannot continue with the program, or the community service imposed on you by the court, you would be well advised to go back to court to have the conditions modified.

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  6. I pulled to the curb at a dui checkpoint and bac was .11.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. Leigh Gretchen Fleming
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    It may well be, but that cannot be determined without a more thorough exploration of the facts and details of the case. You are correct that this can have an impact on your professional license, so you should have an attorney look at every aspect of the situation - including a review of the licensing issues - to reach the most favorable outcome. After a full review, trial might be determined to be the best option.

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  7. I was convicted of DUI 4 years ago. One month later I was cited for driving on suspended. 2 FTA and years later w noth, options?

    Answered 10 months ago.

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    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    Your options are to do nothing, eventually be arrested on the warrants, and be unable to obtain a driver's license and probably pick up another driving on a suspended license violation , or face the music by appearing in court and handling your cases. Yes, you will have to handle the Reno case in Reno. You can and should have an attorney (one in Reno) to assist you.

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  8. Bail 100,000.00 / total hold bail amount 0.00 grant Total 100,000.00 charge level Felony is this what I need to pay?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Maltaise E Cini
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Benjamin Alika Okin
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    Generally, you are going to pay a bondsman 8-1-% of the bail amount to have him post the bond. Of course, you can post the entire amount in cash as well, but that is rarely done. That is a very high bail for a stolen television; there's something else going on here. Your question is confusing. I get from this that there may a a no-bail hold for some other case or other reason. Thee is no point posting bail when there is a no-bail hold because you will remain in custody. An attorney can explain...

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  9. Traffic Trial

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    3. Michael Moshe Levin
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    You won't have to worry about PC 1118. And there is no way to make a trial lawyer out of you in short order. It takes years to learn our profession, even many years of experience to become a seasoned trial lawyer. As we always say, consult with, or hire an attorney to help you.

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  10. I was arrested for DUI yesterday, and I have a few questions as to the likely outcome.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. David Leonardo Rencher
    3. Matthew Murillo
    4. Wade J. Skalsky
    5. David Alexander Blair
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    You need to contact an attorney right away. There are a number of issues that pop out to me here. If you "refused" to take a chemical test you will lose your license for a year even if you had nothing to drink, if the officer has a reasonable suspicion to suspect you have been driving while under the influence. There are other issues as well. You only have 10 days to take action with the DMV, so getting a lawyer immediately is imperative. Good luck!

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