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Mark A. Broughton

Fresno Violent Crime Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. 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 over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Stephen Amory Meister
    5 lawyer answers

    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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  2. - 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 over 1 year ago.

    1. Dolisa A. Colley
    2. Antonio Raul Perez
    3. Marvin Ezequiel Vallejo
    4. Mark A. Broughton
    5. Joseph Briscoe Dane
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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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  3. 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
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  4. 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
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  5. How to find the right attorney for my criminal case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    2. Maltaise E Cini
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. Sholeh Iravantchi
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    10 lawyer answers

    You can look up the profiles of the attorneys you are interested in here on Avvo. It is a great resource. And, as my colleague has said, most of us offer free initial consultations, so you can call or consult with them to see which one you like. Personal referrals are also a very good way to find an attorney, and you can see some of those as well on Avvo in the client review section.

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  6. I was wrongfully convicted on a felony drug charge now my entire life is screwed up what can i do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Anthony Allen Roach
    4. Greg Thomas Hill
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    The best advice I can give you right now is to get in to see a criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. There are many questions to ask to decide where you are in the process and what is the correct course of action to take. If there is a warrant outstanding that will be the first thing to tackle; you don't want to get arrested before you have a chance to speak to an attorney.

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  7. How will a past DUI conviction in California effect someone who gets another one in Louisiana

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Jon Fremont
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Michael Moshe Levin
    4. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    That will depend on the laws of Louisiana and how it handles out of state prior DUIs. An attorney there should be consulted.

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  8. Going from wet and reckless to dui, still harsh punishment?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Wade J. Skalsky
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Cameron Herl Day
    4. Michael Jon Fremont
    5. Sharon Paris Babakhan
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    Yes, your "wet reckless" will count as a prior conviction, making your new case a second DUI within 10 years.

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  9. Can the prosecution get evidence suppressed, or can only the defense do that

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Mark A. Broughton
    2. Shawn B Collins
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Olga Kelley
    5. Ryan James Tegnelia
    5 lawyer answers

    The defense does have disclosure obligations under the discovery statutes. If the evidence is going to be used at trial, the defense may have to disclose it prior to trial or the prosecution may be able to have it "excluded" from the trial, or some other less onerous remedy. Exclusion is not the same as suppression, as pointed out, but the defense is not entitled to avoid statutory procedures and sandbag the prosecutor (unless you have a very schrewd attorney and the right situation!)

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  10. I got a DUI and being charged with vc23152(a)(b) and vc23578/F1 (2cnts) what does the 2 cnts mean and why?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Jon Fremont
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Katherine Laurie Schwinghammer
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    It means that the DA is alleging that you have a blood alcohol of .15 or greater, or refused to take a chemical test. It probably means that one count applies to each count of DUI, and is usually alleged as an enhancement to each count. It means that the judge can increase penalties on either count if you are convicted and those facts are found true. You need an attorney to help you with this case if only because of these allegtions.

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