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  • Handicapped placard.

    Can I use my placard in a private parking lot Handicapped space, if I am not using that business, and it is the closest space to where I am going? For example, in a motel parking lot where it says violators will be towed, restaurant parking only o...

    Slavik’s Answer

    A handicap placard does not give you the right to park on private property. When you park in a private parking lot, the business gives you a license to park there. If you don't have a license to park there, you'll be towed. A placard is not a license.

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  • Can I be arrested when I go to my custody court date?

    I have a warrant and the other party knows about it. If they say anything to the judge can I be taken into custody when I appear for our court date?

    Slavik’s Answer

    The bailiff may ask you for your ID and call in a warrant check. If the bailiff is alerted to this, expect to be taken into custody.

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  • Can i press charges on the accuser who is a ex-girlfriend that is pressing false first degree burglary charge on my brother

    she is pressing burglary charges on supposely to her new boyfriend and has a officer helping her that she knows from a previous case that she did on her xx-boyfriend cops did a search warrant for my moms house, and nothing was found bcause its al...

    Slavik’s Answer

    There is no such thing as pressing charges. The prosecutor makes the decision to file charges. You can file a police report, but you have nothing to report. If this ex-girlfriend lied to the police and then perjures herself, she'll be going to jail.

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  • My bf recently got a DUI. He had gotten in trouble with the law before. Will he have to do jail time?

    he went to rehab after the first incident

    Slavik’s Answer

    There's really not enough here to provide an answer. If your boyfriend was still on probation for a prior conviction, he may be facing serious consequences. It really depends on the details of his case and past.

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  • 4th DUI in 18 months. I ran from the cops on this one and blew .21. I had my 8 year old niece in the back. Will I get jail?

    I don't want to go to Jail. I don't think I have a drinking problem. Each time I had to drive it was an emergency, including this time - my niece needed some cough medicine and I couldn't leave her at home so I brought her with me when I went to...

    Slavik’s Answer

    You better get an attorney ASAP. You are absolutely facing substantial time.

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  • Under 21 wet reckless charge, how does this effect grad school?

    I am an honors student, planning on graduating with a dual bachelor's degree in a year. Today, I was charged with a wet reckless. I have already completed the 3 month first offender program so the court gave me the fine for the wet reckless and th...

    Slavik’s Answer

    Under Penal Code 1203.3, the court discretion to grant a request for early termination of probation if all fines are paid all other terms have been completed. That being said, you will probably have little luck unless you've been on probation for at least a year. Your best bet would be to speak with an attorney once your fines have been paid.

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  • I was arrested in november 2010. Felony forgery. Charges were dismissed but public defender said they had 3 years too file.

    Is that true? And if so when would it be done!? I want to move on

    Slavik’s Answer

    The bad news is, Penal Code section 801.5 provides that the statute of limitations for prosecution of a fraud crime is 4 years from the discovery of the crime, or within four years after the completion of the offense, whichever comes later.

    The good news is, the more time goes, the less likely charges will be filed. There's a reason why the charges were dropped (i.e., lack of evidence possibly). Be a model citizen and keep your attorney on speed dial just in case.

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  • Firts DUI arrest, no prior, .10 breathalyzer. Can I get the "Wet Reckless" without hiring a lawyer?

    Pulled over by CHP after post dinner drinks. CHP did not specify why he pulled me over. Did everything the CHP ask since I was led to beleive that if I did well I should be able to go home.

    Slavik’s Answer

    A wet wreckless is essentially a DUI. It's priorable. The benefit of course is that the court will not order a license suspension, which will make no difference because DMV will suspend it anyway. Now is not the time to start pinching pennies. Get a lawyer.

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  • What should I do in my first DUI case? (Tulare county)

    I got pulled over two days ago because I was texting my wife while driving. When I did this it was 1am and I slowed hcar down to about 10mph, and I was in the country roads. I swearved a little while writing my txt causing the police officer to pu...

    Slavik’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney because you have some very good defenses that an attorney could use to either get the charges dropped or significantly reduced. You could still be charged for driving under the influence, so do not go this alone.

    Also, you need to schedule a hearing with the DMV within 10 days of your arrest in order to prevent an automatic license suspension. Speak to an attorney in your area to handle this for you. Public defenders will not.

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  • How long do I legally have in California to pay back repairs on a Car Accident incident?

    My boyfriend was driving my car and he happen to rear end a truck on the freeway. Our insurance only covers my car. The damages came out to be 9,898 dollars. The man in the truck hired a lawyer to collect, and I just recently contacted him. He dem...

    Slavik’s Answer

    I think you are mistaken. Your insurance cannot cover the damage to your car without covering the dage to the truck. If you only have liability, then your insurance should cover the damage to the truck. Notify your insurer and let them deal with the other driver. You don't owe anyone anything until a judge orders you to pay. I'm not sure who you spoke with, but it's probably not a real lawyer.

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