Mark A. Broughton’s Answers

Mark A. Broughton

Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered about 1 year 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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  2. Can you get a strike for Attempted residential burglary in California ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Joseph Salvatore Farina
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    Yes.

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  3. I was arrested for DUI but wasn't driving my vehicle and wasn't in the vehicle at the time the CHP arrived.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Denis Hurley White Jr
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. John Joseph VanDervoort
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    Yes you can be arrested under these facts, unfortunate and surprising as that they may be. A good criminal defense attorney can help you find any defenses you may have.

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  4. How do I know if I was charge with a DUI?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Eric Paul Ganci
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Michael Jon Fremont
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    If you did not receive a citation or some other form of written notice of an arrest (with a date to appear in court), you could receive a notice in the mail that charges have been filed and notifying you to appear on a date certain. The DA might also decide to file charges and seek an arrest warrant, in which case you might be noticed and you might not even know that charges have been filed. You might consider hiring an attorney to monitor this situation and find out if the case is being...

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  5. First time dui arrest without visual evidence of driving. Is it possible for my case to be dropped?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Dan Eugene Chambers
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Matthew Murillo
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    You can be arrested for a DUI on certain circumstantial evidence of driving even if the arresting officer didn't actually see you driving. These rough facts would seem to fit the bill. However, the case may be defensible and you should consult with a criminal defense attorney asap to explore all your options. Remember, you only have 10 days from your arrest to request a DMV hearing or you will lose your license regardless of any defenses you may have.

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  6. I had a wet reckless 14 years ago, can that be used against me now in a DUI charge by the DMV and the courts?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Hudson Thomas Bair
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. William Mathew Concidine
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    Not to operate as a second conviction. It would have to be within 10 years of the current offense. But the DA will see it in your record and it could come into play.

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  7. Job background check states i have a felony theft warrant from Wa,state from 2008 Live in another state since 2011 statue of lim

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Stephen Amory Meister
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    If the charge are filed and a warrant is issued within the statute of limitations period, the statute is tolled. You may have some other defenses, however. You should contact an attorney in Washington State to discuss your options

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  8. - Do I need a lawyer? - How can I get this to a lesser offence? - Is it possible to not have this offence on my record?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dolisa A. Colley
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    3. Marvin Ezequiel Vallejo
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    Yes, an attorney can help. The prosecutor will probably know about your previous offense if it resulted in a conviction, and of this case results in a filing it will be reflected on your record. You're a young guy; I hope you have learned your lesson this time.

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  9. How long does one have to file an appeal on a motion to suppress? Can one get extended time by just filing notice of appeal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
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    Your attorney should be assisting you with this. Interestingly, there were some very recent cases on just this issue that should be reviewed before deciding to seek appellate review. I'm sure your attorney has looked into this and will advise you accordingly.

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  10. I am currently in chapter 13 and my son, driving my car caused an accident and now I am being sued,

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Sholeh Iravantchi
    3. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    4. Cindy Lee Hill
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    You need to. Ask this question of a bankruptcy attorney. You should already have on to do your Chapter 13 case.

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