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Mark A. Broughton

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. 2nd dui in CA, have been staying in sober living for almost 5 months, will it help in court?

    Answered about 2 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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  2. 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 3 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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  3. I pulled to the curb at a dui checkpoint and bac was .11.

    Answered 11 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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  4. 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 11 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Cambria L Lisonbee
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Robert Louis Miller
    5. Thaddeus Furlong
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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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  5. 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 about 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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  6. 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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  7. I was arrested for DUI yesterday, and I have a few questions as to the likely outcome.

    Answered over 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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  8. In California, is a petty theft case (488 PC) a misdemeanor or an infraction if the item was under 50$?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. William Carlos Makler
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    I agree with Mr. Cernyar that you may be able to get diversion or an infraction. Many jurisdictions have eliminated diversion programs for budgetary reasons, however. Another approach is a deferred entry of judgment, which is similar to diversion; in this situation, the accused enters a plea, stays out of trouble for 6 to 12 months, usually performs some community service, and if successful, the charges are dismissed. The judge and/or the DA must authorize it, very similar to a formal...

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  9. Is it possible for a 14601.2 be reduced to a 14601.1?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael Jon Fremont
    2. Terry Alan Wapner
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Greg Thomas Hill
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    Yes, it is possible but as the others have said, it depends on several factors. Consult with a criminal defense attorney who can assist you with your case.

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  10. If police were not called to a shoplifting incident, could they be called or informed after the fact?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Greg Thomas Hill
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Dan Eugene Chambers
    5. Brian K Wanerman
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    It is possible, but unlikely considering the amount. The longer it goes the less likely it becomes.

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