John M. Kaman’s Answers

John M. Kaman

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How do I know if I got arrested in 1980 for drunk driving, if it was a felonly or if it was a mistermeanor.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jon William Woolsey
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Dan Eugene Chambers
    4. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    5. John M. Kaman
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    We have something in common. I picked up a DUI in 1980 (only ne ever) and it was a misdemeanor payable by a $500 fine. I bet yours was too.

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  2. 17-year-old arrested on 3 counts of commercial burglary.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Dan Eugene Chambers
    4. Ginny Harjot Kaur Walia
    5. Arturo Angel Burga
    5 lawyer answers

    Michael is right. BTW 5 months in juvie might do him some good. When he turns 18 things are going to get serious if he re-offends.

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  3. How can i re-open a criminal case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. James Brian Campbell
    3 lawyer answers

    Buyer's remorse never got a case re-opened.

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  4. Did my attorney purposely go forward with trial?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joshua Kaizuka
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. Brian K Wanerman
    5 lawyer answers

    Severance is rarely granted where the charges against the co-ds arise out of the same crime, involving same witnesses, similar evidence, etc. In not in your lawyer's power to get them severed IMKO.

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  5. Can a PO force you to go to church?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Forest Michele Wilkerson
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    4 lawyer answers

    The PO is out of bounds. Take this to a judge.

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  6. Why didnt the jail notify my probabtion office that i turned myself in?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amy Katherine Guerra
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Michael Joseph Aed
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    4 lawyer answers

    If the clerk told you it should be signed by the end of the day it probably was. Have you checked back to see if the warrant has been lifted?

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  7. Can i be charged with three auto burglaries that I did not commit. If there is no evidence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Nancy Lee Bucknell
    3. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    4. Christopher Lee Beck
    4 lawyer answers

    What my colleague has said is true but in order for an arrest to be legal there must be some probable cause to believe that a crime was committed and that you committed it. If there is none, you may be able to defeat these charges early on, assuming you have a competent defense attorney.

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  8. Private Jails

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Christine C McCall
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    5. Jason Chase Beahm
    5 lawyer answers

    Do your time in county jail. You'll get out much sooner because of overcrowding.

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  9. When should his preliminary hearing be?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    4. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    5. Scott David Levy
    5 lawyer answers

    The general rule is that the prelim has to take place w/i 10 days of the arraignment and conclude within 60 days of same. A defendant can waive either or both deadlines meaning he will get a prelim one day but who knows when. There are also exceptions to these rules. If your brother's attorney is in trial on the prelim date the judge can find there is good cause for a continuance.

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  10. If your name is on calendar for arraignment for the court, does that mean a District Attorney has filed a case against you?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4. Robert Roman
    5. Maltaise E Cini
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    If your name is on the calendar in my county (SF) it means the DA may have filed charges against you. It certainly means you have to go to court to find out. There are always a few no files on the arraignment calendar without case numbers. Bear in my mind that if you get a date to appear and it's a no file it can still be filed w/i the SOL.

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