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Kasie Waiyee Lee

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  • I have a Warrant out for domestic violence I put hands on my wife what happens Now do i do Jail time if i turn myself in .

    I Been to Jail twice one for having a knife Witch was dismiss and for domestic dispute witch was dismiss also

    Kasie’s Answer

    Do you mean you have a warrant out do to this incident of "putting your hands on your wife" or do you mean you already had an outstanding warrant and then put your hands on your wife? If it's the latter and she called the police, you may be facing two cases.

    Who is telling you that you have an outstanding warrant? An arrest warrant or a bench warrant for a failure to appear? Based on this very limited information, it's hard to tell you if you have to do jail time. You should go to the public defender's office in your county, have them pull your file, and go from there. If you are not low-income, then you should hire an attorney to go through this same process.

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  • CA Criminal Lawyer - Reduce sentence or Recalendar

    I live in California. I was arrested in June 2012 for receiving goods that were stolen. I hired a Public Defender, who advised me to plead guilty to PC496(a) Receiving Stolen Property in August 2012. My sentence was 1 full year. Probation was thre...

    Kasie’s Answer

    I agree that you may have a motion to withdraw plea if you were not properly advised. Call the Public Defender's office immediately and speak to the attorney or a supervisor. Ask them to put the matter back on calendar. The court (if the DA is also agreeable to this) may allow you to withdraw plea and enter new plea to 364 for this purpose. It's been done.

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  • What happens if you ran from group home to another state?

    i was placed on probation because i had a knife in school. every since then i only had charges of vop lik dirty bottles and not following up with her also not attending school. they finally placed me in a group home but i ran the first day i got t...

    Kasie’s Answer

    I agree with the answer above. Without knowing which state you ran from, we wouldn't know which laws apply. If it is California, the warrant would still be outstanding, and you would need to arrange to walk in with an attorney to clear it. If you are doing better now (stable job, no adult criminal record, got GED/diploma), bring documentation of these things because they will work in your favor.

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  • If your charged with a firearm as a co-defendent with 4 others the gun is not yours will they fingerprint the gun?

    My husband was charged as a co-defendent with 4 others along with purchasing or selling drugs. He has a prior firearm charge. Drugs were found on the other co-defendents but not him the firearm was not found on him. Will they fingerprint the firea...

    Kasie’s Answer

    It's impossible to predict whether or not they will print the gun. Maybe they will; maybe they won't. It depends on whether the prosecution wants this evidence, and it also depends on how diligent the prosecutor on the case is. However, the prosecutor is not the only person who can request that the firearm be dusted for prints. Any one of the defendants can make this motion as well, if it is relevant to his defense.

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  • How did I get Diversion when I still had made no plea?

    I was asked to me with someone for an assessment; when I got to the place of assessment I was told that the charges against me had been changed by the DA and the Judge. My lawyer had no knowledge of this change and I still have not plead to anything

    Kasie’s Answer

    Without more information, it's impossible to know what is going on in your situation. Also, if you are represented, it's best for you to ask your attorney directly.

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  • ??furth of justice vs 995

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    Kasie’s Answer

    It sounds like you're asking about the difference between a dismissal under Penal Code section 1385 (furtherance of justice) vs. 995, which is a motion made after a defendant has had his preliminary hearing and is held to answer on the basis that there was insufficient evidence to support the charges. But I agree with the attorney above: we need a complete question in order to give an answer.

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  • Will I go to jail if I have a petty theft in California? My court date is soon and I don't know what to expect.

    I did the worst mistake in my life and the LP at Macy's charged me $425 and I have to pay it within 5 days. I also went to the police station and got a ticket to appear in court and I'm scared thinking if I'm going to have to go to jail this is my...

    Kasie’s Answer

    Probably not, if this is your first offense. In addition, you could avoid accepting any jail offer because it would make this conviction priorable. What this means is, if a person has 3 prior theft convictions and has served custody time on at least one of them, the next petty theft can be charged as a felony under Penal Code section 666. At that point, the maximum punishment becomes 3 years state prison (as opposed to 6 months county jail for a misdemeanor petty theft.)

    Thus, a person facing a first-time petty theft charge likely will not have to do jail time and should avoid it at all costs to avoid priorability.

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  • Can my 18 year old son be charged as an adult for an offense committed when he was still 17?

    My 17 years old son, at the time of the incident, gave away two brownies with marijuana to classmates at the school grounds. He did not ask/receive any money in exchange. One of the teenagers ended up in the emergency room after eating the mar...

    Kasie’s Answer

    No.

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  • My friend is being charged with pc69f, pc243(1)f, and pc594(2)(a)f.

    I'm not sure if he is still on parole or not, but I was wondering what he may be looking at? they didn't charge him with a violation so I'm thinking he was off of parole.

    Kasie’s Answer

    Do you mean 243(e)? And 594(b)(2)(a)? You have the get the correct code sections or describe what happened for us to answer your question.

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  • Does my dad have to be in the court room when i have to take the stand

    im 17 and my godmother and I pressed charges against my godfather and I have to attent the preliminary hearing today and i havent talked to my dad about what happened with my godfather beczuse they were like brothers and its hard for me to talk i...

    Kasie’s Answer

    It's in adult court, which are open proceedings. Unless your dad is also a witness or the court has good cause to believe that excluding your dad would serve a compelling state interest, the US Supreme Court has made clear that such proceedings must be open to all. I think you should let the prosecutor know, but in most situations, the court will not exclude.

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