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  • I was pulled over and revived a possible dui i have not gone to court yet and i want to get a public defender what do i plea?

    I recently was pulled over and recived a possible dui i have not gone to court yet and i want to get a public defender to maybe lessen the case. i am currently studying to be a pharmacy tech and would hate for one mistake to ruin my career and sch...

    Slavik’s Answer

    Sorry to hear that. If you're able to pull some money together, I would advise you to hire a criminal defense attorney in your area. Otherwise, you can always request a public defender at your first court appearance (arraignment). Whatever you do, do NOT plead guilty. I agree that blowing double the limit can impede efforts to mitigate the damage, but all is not lost. Of course you're attorney would have to review the facts and circumstances to give you a better answer. You're life is not ruined. Feel free to call me if you have questions. Good luck.

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  • I have 2 years left on my 3 year informal probation for DUI. Can I move out of state to Oregon to take care of my mom?

    I also have Breathelizer in my car until March of next year from DMV

    Slavik’s Answer

    Yes. Informal probation should have no effect on travel. Just make sure to stay out of trouble.

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  • One get one tow ticket, one run red light ticket and one head light out ticket. What should I ?

    Hello, I am a new international students in USA, just get Drive License. Last night I went to airport to pick my friends, so it's too late, and every happen. This my first time to get ticket, but one day 3... Is there way to help me ?

    Slavik’s Answer

    Very unfortunate. There's not much you can do about tow fee. The headlight ticket is a fix it ticket, so you can get it fixed and have a police officer sign off on it. As far as the red light ticket, you can fight it if you you feel that fighting is worth the effort. It may be, in which case I suggest you hire an attorney you help. Otherwise, you can plead no contest when you go to court. If you do, the fine will likely be reduced. The red light ticket is an infraction, so it's no big deal. The biggest downside is the higher insurance premiums. However, its not a criminal action, so you shouldn't worry about that.

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  • Charges?

    My exwife taped a phone call we had without my knowledge or permission. She told me about the recording yesterday. What kind of charges can I press against her and what is most likely to happen? I was researching it, and here is what I found for C...

    Slavik’s Answer

    You're right about the law and wrong if you think something will come of this. California is indeed a two party consent state, but only the prosecutor can make the decision on whether to file charges. The best you can do is file a police report. The problem is, what evidence do you have? You're ex's statement to you? Not exactly enough to convict, and no judge is going to issue a search warrant.

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  • I was put on probation because of a dui charge... and now i got a ticket for public intox. what can happen to me ?

    i was arrested and then sent to court and judge said i was going to pre trial what can happen to me since i was on probation for the dui charge ?

    Slavik’s Answer

    You obviously violated the terms of your probation which mandates zero tolerance. There is a strong possibility that the court will impose jail time. You're also facing the possibility of losing your license for a year. Sorry for being bleak. At this stage, the best thing you can do is hire an attorney to help mitigate the damage.

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  • What sentence would be expected with a PC 273a(a)

    (they left their 9yr old child in a park alone). He has prior dui's... but I don't think is on probation any longer.

    Slavik’s Answer

    I agree that more your comment is short on facts. Generally speaking, a felony conviction for child endangerment carries a six year sentence.

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  • Do I have a criminal record?

    about 3 weeks ago i was caught shoplifting at walmart. they said id receive a civil demand in the mail asking me to pay(i recieved nothing yet) but they took my information and said id be in store records. does that also mean MY records?

    Slavik’s Answer

    If you weren't arrested, you don't have anything to worry. If the police showed up and gave you a citation, this constitutes an arrest. Also, if you weren't arrested, I suggest you do not pay anything. Civil demands have no legal force. The letter will probably threaten to sue you and/or report you to the authorities, but that's BS. I have never seen that happen. Good luck.

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  • Am I inadmissible if I leave the country? - I have 2 misdemeanor DUI's about 5 years apart (no accidents or injuries).

    I have left the country prior to the second DUI and I was asked a couple of questions upon re-entry but never any issues. I'm concerned that the 2nd DUI can cause problems. I have paid my fines and completed community service. However I am still ...

    Slavik’s Answer

    I seriously doubt you will have any problems getting back into the country. Even if you are violating the terms of your probation, which I doubt, the TSA is not going to get wind of your probation violation. This does not exactly rise to the level of national security.

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  • Can a one time (medical) suspension be removed off my DMV record?

    A year ago, my doctor prescribed medication that made me sleepwalk. Under the medication I ended up walking into a neighbors yard and slept under their tree. The police arrived and everything was sorted out. A few weeks later, DMV suspended my l...

    Slavik’s Answer

    I'm not really sure why the Department of Motor Vehicles would suspend your license when you weren't operating a "motor vehicle." You would be well advised to speak to an attorney. I suspect something is missing in this story.

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