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  • I bought a car but the owner has failed to give me the title she signed it over to someone else what can i do? Is this a legal ?

    I bought a car, I paid cash. I did get a written receipt with details. The owner has been giving me the run around about the title. I then found out that she signed the title over to someone else after I purchased the car. What can be done about t...

    Patricia’s Answer

    Contact the DMV ASAP. Maintain all your documentation of the transaction.
    Keep the car under lock and key while you find a good lawyer.
    Good Luck.

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  • I want the principles of an investment fraud scheme to be prosecuted criminally. The SEC has limited power. How can I do this?

    I lost $33K with a hedge fund/biotech startup in California that was supposed to go IPO but it was all a fraud. A receiver is attempting to recover some of the $21 million that investors lost. The SEC has prosecuted, but all they did was prohibi...

    Patricia’s Answer

    Contact the District Attorney of the county the business was located in.
    Good Luck.

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  • Felony or Plea to Misdemeanor?

    My brother is currently in county jail on a probation violation. He was informed today that he will be arraigned on new charges on Thursday. The charges stem from 5 bad checks that he wrote in December. The checks total approximately $460 (I bel...

    Patricia’s Answer

    Be sure that both lawyers, the VOP and new case, communicate with each other to acheive a global result. Defenses are available. If he deposited a check and it bounced or had not yet cleared, that information will be helpful. Gather the documents for the lawyer.
    I recently argued against prison for a lady who stole $2.69 worth of Butterball turkey cold cuts because she was hungry. The DA and Probation wanted 16 months for the VOP. Fortunautely, the judge released her without serving more time.
    Good Luck

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  • Self defense?

    I am 18. My 14 year old brother was recently jumped by a 15, 16, and 16 year old. they have threatened him again as well as myself. if it happens again and i were to defend my brother along with myself what could i be charged with? thanks

    Patricia’s Answer

    The level of force used to defend one's self or others must be reasonable in relation to the force presented by the aggressors.
    Depending upon the force you use and the extent of any injuries, you could be charged with various felonies.
    As was stated previously, you should report the jumping incident to local law enforcement.
    Stay safe.

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  • Criminal Defense Attorney

    My friend was charged with Armed Robbery with intent to kill. His bond was set at 400,000. The DA can not say he did. The man that was that was robbed told police that his friend shot him and robbed him and there was 4 men. Her bond was lowed to...

    Patricia’s Answer

    These are very serious charges. He should speak with the Public Defender if he is unable to hire private counsel. A bail reduction hearing can be scheduled. Local lawyers will be familiar with the process for this.
    Remember that most jails record all phone calls.
    Good Luck

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  • I need a criminal defense attorney pro bono

    I am being charged with a misdemeanor. I am sure that the charges would be dismissed if I had a lawyer, unfortunately I don't have the money for one right now. I'm a good person and truly sorry for making such a stupid decision. I don't want this ...

    Patricia’s Answer

    Contact the Santa Clara County Bar Association's lawyer Referral Service and Modest Means at 408-287-2557
    Pre-screened lawyers can help you at reduced rates if your income qualifies.
    The type of misdemeanor is relevnat to any analysis. You have not provided enough information.
    Good Luck.

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  • I had a dwi 8 yrs ago and a dui 3 yrs ago , does that affect my ability to rent a car even if am not the primary driver ?

    can my spouse be the primary driver for a rental car and does it behoove me not to be the secondary driver?

    Patricia’s Answer

    This is a matter of contract law. Policies vary from company to company. Having drunk driving convictions does not instill confidence in the car owners.They may even be exposed to liability if they know of your priors and you get into an accident.
    Let your spuse do the driving.
    Good Luck

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  • Got pulled over with meth and my partner was released will I be too?

    A friend and I got pulled over. I gave them my license and insurance, and the car was not in my name. Everything checked out and as I was getting back into my car he stopped me and asked me to search. I consented and he had to go through two loc k...

    Patricia’s Answer

    You should talk with a local criminal defense lawyer. You can reach one through your local San Bernardino Bar Association or CACJ, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
    Your case could/might be dismissed but you should talk with a lawyer. Many provided a free consultation.
    Good Luck.

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  • Firearms Rights Restore

    Can you refer me to a good lawyer in Michigan that deals with firearms issues and restoring firearms rights?

    Patricia’s Answer

    I suggest that you contact the local chapter of the National Rifle Association, NRA.
    Good Luck

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  • Criminal Defense-Felony Res. Burg

    In this case, i was recently arrested for a Res. Burg. At 18 yrs old, charged as an adult, i kno theres no way out of this one because i was nervous and thought i was going to be let go so i wrote a statement on my self and had 3 others from the v...

    Patricia’s Answer

    Local criminal defense lawyers will be familiar with the defenses and sentencing alternatives. Be prepared to give your lawyer all relevant mental health records.
    Good Luck

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