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  • A family friend of mine got caught with at least 500grams of powder cocaine in Melbourne Australia.How much time is she facing?

    She left from Los Angeles and got caught in Australia

    Slavik’s Answer

    No attorney on this forum can say what the Australian judicial system has in store for your friend

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  • I have a cdl and I was pulled over got a dui first time

    28 m I got pulled over in orange county for a dui I I refused the breath test so they did a blood sample test I have two jobs that require my license ! What are the chances that the dmv will not suspend my cdl I have never Ben convicted of any cri...

    Slavik’s Answer

    Are you saying that this a forced blood draw? if it was, it's not looking good. Refusing to submit is an automatic suspension. When you received your license, you signed a piece of paper agreeing to submit to testing.

    You need to hire an attorney because your facing a year long suspension.

    If you simply chose blood over breath, you need to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Once you make the request, the suspension is stayed pending the hearing. I suggest you hire a lawyer to handle this.

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  • What am i facing with a DUI conviction... Alcohol level 0.15 at station.... Should I represent myself?

    I was arrested over the weekend for misdemeanor DUI. It my first problem with the law.... I was pulled over for no having light on..... Is it worth it to pay for an attorney or it will be just another bill... Should I just plead Guilty?

    Slavik’s Answer

    It would be a big mistake to represent yourself. Attorneys don't even represent themselves when they get into hot water. If you don't have the funds to retain an attorney, you can request a public defender at your arraignment.

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  • Got accussed of shoplifted. No police involved, signed papers they made me, which said not prosecuted.

    Ítems never left store And Was told that the only thing was not to got back to store in several years. Can this go any further? Will i have criminal record? Merchandise valué Was les s Than 35 dlls

    Slavik’s Answer

    If no police were called, I doubt this will evolve into a criminal matter. However, you will probably receive a civil demand to pay something. I usually suggest for people to not pay these, as they have no legal force (generally). That being said, if you signed a document promising to pay, then you may be on the hook. If, you didn't sign anything agreeing to pay a civil demand, then you can throw these letters away. Although the letters will probably make threats of civil and/or criminal action if you refuse, these are idle threats. Good luck.

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  • I attended a university for 12 years and relied solely on its health center for medical treatment. They sent my 12 year medical

    I have a Workman's Comp case with my former employer pertaining only to bilateral knee injuries. They in turn requested my 12 year medical history from Cal State Medical Clinic, which I objected to. I obtained a Motion to Quash the invalid subpoe...

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    A subpoena is a court order, so if your school was served with subpoena to provide some of your medical records, I don't see what cause of action you would have.

    Your medical records may be subpoenaed for court cases. If you are involved in litigation, an administrative hearing, or a worker's compensation hearing and your medical condition is an issue, the relevant parts of your medical record may be copied and introduced in court. Whether or not some or all of your medical information is deemed "relevant" may depend on the judge or skill of the attorneys involved.

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  • I was sexually abused as a child from the age of seven until nine. I am now thirty five. Is it too late to press charges?

    My step father sexually abused me as a young child. For two consecutive years, from seven until nine. Then they separated. I didn't tell my mother until I was seventeen. She says she didn't know it was happening or she would have tried to stop it....

    Slavik’s Answer

    I'm very sorry to hear this. This could potentially be a problem, so let's go through it.

    The current statute of limitations for filing charges of molestation against a minor is ten years. Initially, that would appear to be a problem for you. However, the law has somewhat of a loophole. Under Penal Code 803(f), child molestation charges can also be brought one year from the date it is reported to the authorities regardless of when that happens, and even if the ten-year time limit has expired.

    This law applies only if all of the following occur: (1) the limitation period specified in Section 800, 801, or 801.1, whichever is later, has expired; (2) the crime involved substantial sexual conduct, as described in subdivision (b) of Section 1203.066, excluding masturbation that is not mutual; and (3) there is independent evidence that corroborates the victim's allegation. If the victim was 21 years of age or older at the time of the report, the independent evidence shall clearly and convincingly corroborate the victim's allegation.

    The problem that I see, of course, is the independent evidence. As I see it, your statements alone will not be enough. Also, the prosecutor is the one who decides to file charges, not you. I suggest that you speak to an attorney in your area that represents victims in civil actions against their alleged abusers. This would be a good first step. Best of luck to you.

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  • What is the ball park figure for an out-of-court settlement when the defendant offers to compensate to avoid legal battle?

    Case details: Personal Injury due to auto accident. No other party involve. Defendant is a company liable for defective auto repair.

    Slavik’s Answer

    There is no way anyone can answer this question. You provided absolutely zero facts. What are the injuries? What is the property damage?

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  • Statutory Rape Question-Please help!

    My nephew (and family) are in Dublin california. 2 weeks ago 2 parents had him arrested for statutory rape. He's 18, 1 of the girls was 14 at the time, the other i'm not sure but older. Both girls were consenting (which I know doesn't matter m...

    Slavik’s Answer

    This is indeed a problem for you nephew. Since he has an attorney, I suggest that he direct his concerns to his attorney. I can tell you that lawyers on this forum (generally) do not like to answer questions when a person is lready represented. It's bad form to undermine or question an attorney's performance who is already imbedded in a case. That said, your nephew can always fire his attorney and hire a private lawyer if he's not satisfied. He would of course need money to pay for a private criminal defense attorney, which I firmly believe would be money well spent. Best of luck to him. If you have additional questions, feel free to call my office.

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  • Can you violate your probation if you got cited for street sweeping citation

    im on probation for evading on vehicle misdeamnior

    Slavik’s Answer

    No

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  • Will this stand in court if I got a dui and wanted it reduced to a wet and wreckless?

    hello, i recently got a dui and was in the process of hiring an attorney. However, i picked up the discovery from the Public defender and as i was analyzing it, the officer did not state that he read me and i accepted my Rights.. the whole -> "you...

    Slavik’s Answer

    Do not get hung up on Miranda. This only comes into play if you were interrogated and the prosecutor plans to use your statements against you. Outside of that, there is no requirement that a police office must read Miranda to every person he/she arrests. You should continue with your efforts to hire an attorney.

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