Daniel Alexander Flores’s Answers

Daniel Alexander Flores

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Should i hire an attorney before or after my DUI arraignment? I'm not sure how beneficial it will be to get an attorney sooner.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. Philip Daniel Hache
    3. Jennifer Diem-Trang Le
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Maltaise E Cini
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    Schedule your DMV APS hearing immediately.  You do not need a lawyer to make this request.  Just call and schedule it.   As for the case, if you are truly a .07 it is very likely that you will not get charged.  Therefore you can consider not hiring a lawyer now and waiting to see if in fact you get charged.  If you are charged, just tell the court that you want to postpone your arraignment to have time to hire a lawyer.  This should not be a problem.  If you are charged, you are best advised...

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  2. I'm looking to get my record expunged? I go to court on 10-18-12 for a petty theft crime of under $50 & dont want this on record

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jared Christian Winter
    2. Sherry Chalor Cross
    3. David Jon Pullman
    4. Stephen D. Eckdish
    5. Ross Carlton Meltzer
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The first thing is fighting your case to avoid a conviction so that “expungement” is not necessary. As to your specific inquiry of whether or not “expungement” is allowed in San Mateo County – what is commonly referred to as “expungement” is not a county-by-county procedure. It is a process used to obtain an after the fact dismissal of a prior conviction pursuant to sections 1203.4 and/or 1203.4a of the California Penal Code, which applies in all counties of the State. San Mateo County,...

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  3. Out on bail and fighting PC 422/Criminal threats with Public Defender. 50 years old with perfect clean record up until now.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Flores
    2. Tate Ryan Lounsbery
    3. Lewis Robert Rosenblum
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to the good suggestions made by Mr. Lounsbery, I would recommend trying to talk to your Public Defender. If you believe in your innocence your recourse is the great American jury trial. Oftentimes you’ll see a different side of your private or public defender when you yourself decide to take the risk of trial. The decision to go to trial and make the DA really consider whether or not they can prove each of the CALCRIM elements of a particular crime is one of the only rights that...

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  4. How much jail time

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. George B. O'Neill
    2. Diane M Medina
    3. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3 lawyer answers

    It is highly recommended that you consult with and retain an experienced DUI lawyer in Los Angeles and that you request your APS hearing within 10 days of arrest. The first question should be what can I do to beat the case. As for jail, it is common for people to serve less than the minimum jail time in actual county jail and instead serve "jail time" through a jail alternative program. An experienced private attorney or public defender can investigate the strengths and weaknesses of...

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  5. What is a no probable cause warrant? Charges Domestic Terrorist & 2 assault w/deadly weapon. How do I handle this?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Jon Pullman
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Ryan James Tegnelia
    4. Daniel Alexander Flores
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I recommend that you check with your local public defender's office and/or Bar Association to see if there is a program set up to help people clean their records. You may qualify for relief that will make your record better such as a finding of factual innocence. Good luck to you.

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  6. Is this a legal search & seizure? (please read the details below)

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3 lawyer answers

    Whether the search was legal is going to depend on whether or not the police had a warrant (or a provable valid reason to bypass a warrant such as exigent circumstances) and if they did have a warrant did they stay within the bounds of the warrant. Unfortunately, whether or not the police stated aloud that they had a warrant is not really the issue.

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  7. How do i know what class felony i have?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Flores
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2 lawyer answers

    You should absolutely request the services of a public defender. This should be what every person charged with a crime should do if they cannot afford to hire private counsel. You have never been convicted before and you hope to not make this your first. A criminal defense lawyer (public or private) SHOULD explain the charges, defenses, rights, and potential consequences to his or her client. Good Luck! Daniel A. Flores

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  8. DUI/Unlicenced Charge whilst working in US on H1B Visa

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Paul Samuel Geller
    3. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3 lawyer answers

    First let me say that I agree with the previous answers by Mr. Kaman and Mr. Geller. Given what appears to be an unfortunate lack of communication between you and the lawyer you hired, it is understandable that you are concerned about what will happen at your court hearing (presumably your arraignment, i.e., your first appearance). You should know however that substantive decisions impacting the merits of a charge or the consequences of potential convictions are rarely at issue at the first...

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  9. What does this ticket entail? Is paying it an admission of guilt? Will it appear on my record? Best course of action?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Lawrence Knox
    2. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3. Richard Bruce Rosenthal
    3 lawyer answers

    In my opinion, your friend must assume that paying the ticket will create a record that he or she was convicted of the offense.  The "record" that is typically thought of is one's rap sheet or arrest record.  One's record, however, is not limited to actual arrests or convictions for felonies or misdemeanors.  Here, there is a court record and that court record shows a citation and if your friend simply pays the ticket your friend will have a record of conviction that may be accessible to...

  10. HOw long do I have to press charges in a domestic violence case after the incident in the state of california

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Flores
    2. Annette L Goudy
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends on whether you are you referring to bringing a civil lawsuit against the person who committed the violence or if you are you referring to the person being arrested and prosecuted. If you are referring to bringing a personal injury claim against a private individual who committed the violence, then your statute of limitations in California is two years from the date of the incident. The term "press charges" is unclear and often misused. Only the government...

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