Mark A. Broughton’s Answers

Mark A. Broughton

Fresno Violent Crime Lawyer.

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  1. 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 10 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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  2. Criminal case withdrawal after sentencing?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    2. Dorinda Jo Myers
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. C. Zadik Shapiro
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    I agree with Mr. Farina. Difficult as it may be to withdraw a plea, it can happen if, for instance, you were improperly advised by your attorney as to the consequences of your plea, or in misdemeanor cases, when the attorney entered the plea for you. A hearing will be held when a motion to withdraw is made, and testimony will be taken. If the attorney you had at the time of the plea testifies that you were properly advised, and as is stated above, there is a court record , your chances are less...

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  3. What the meaning of CRIMINAL FELONY

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. William Saul Kroger Jr.
    3. Arnold William Gross
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
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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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  4. Regarding being cited with a misdemeanor. In criminal court, can the District Attorney lie to you?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. William Swan Helvestine
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Jay Carl Stoegbauer
    4. James Roy Dickinson
    5. Gabriel M. Quinnan
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    That's strong language. It appears that you are representing yourself, which is almost always a bad idea. If you are smart you will hire one if it is not too late already. In any event, you should confirm this conversation in writing so you will have some evidence of the conversation if you need it to continue your case. You could (and should) make a formal motion to continue your trial enough in advance so that the DA's witnesses are not subpoenaed and show up to court. Again, you are at a...

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  5. 2nd dui in CA, have been staying in sober living for almost 5 months, will it help in court?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    3. James Roy Dickinson
    4. Matthew Murillo
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    I'm sure your lawyer will advise you in what you should do in your case, but doing what you're doing will help where the judge has discretion. It will certainly help you live a more happy and productive life, if you continue to work your program after the case us over.

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  6. 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 10 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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  7. I pulled to the curb at a dui checkpoint and bac was .11.

    Answered over 1 year 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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  8. 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 over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Cambria L Lisonbee
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Robert Louis Miller
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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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  9. 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 over 1 year 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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  10. Traffic Trial

    Answered over 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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