Daniel Alexander Flores’s Answers

Daniel Alexander Flores

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How long in Juvy?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    The length of time in custody depends on a lot of factors so your question cannot really be answered right now. There is no right to bail in Juvenile Court so minors charged with serious offenses typically remain in custody at least until their case is over. If they are found guilty, they may remain in custody for a much longer period of time depending on the sentence and their prior record.

  2. Not sure whether I just use the Public Defender or Hire a Lawyer.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Daniel Alexander Flores
    2 lawyer answers

    If you can afford to hire a good criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in your county, you should. You want someone who specializes in criminal defense to review your case and advise you of all options and potential consequences. Public Defenders are criminal defense lawyers too and like any type of lawyer, there are good ones and bad ones. Since you care about your future, I trust you won’t try to represent yourself.

  3. I am 20 yrs old and I did not stop other minors from taking voka out of my car. They got caught at school and gave my name as

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John Wood Bussman
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    3. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3 lawyer answers

    You should retain counsel and not say another word to anyone but a criminal defense attorney about your case. If you are not on probation or parole and do not have a prior record (or much of a prior record) the potential jail time would not likely be imposed. Depending on what you do for a living or what your future plans are (e.g., any type of state license – teacher, lawyer, nurse, etc.) you may really have to worry about how a conviction of this nature might affect you. Again, contact a...

  4. What can family do to appeal to the Judge during the pre-sentencing period?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree that the family should work with the defense lawyer to try to put together a good sentencing pitch. If probation is a goal, this would include making a pitch to the probation department who will review the defendant's responsibility, job history, and stability of the defendant's housing situation if released.

  5. Criminal charge/insider trading

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Flores
    1 lawyer answer

    The situation you propose suggests that the buyer is innocent and in fact did not knowingly engage in insider trading. For a person to be convicted, that person would have to agree to some sort of plea deal where by she agreed to be convicted or be found guilty by a unanimous jury of 12 people. The prosecution would have to prove all of the elements of the crime including the mental element of intent. None of this can happen immediately and without the defendant’s knowledge. The person...

  6. I have two prior felony dui one in 89 another in 99. Can those be used against me with my new dui and enhanced charges? How

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Flores
    2. Mark A. Broughton
    3. Michael Rutledge Norton
    4. Karina Jacobo
    4 lawyer answers

    Since both of your prior DUIs are over 10 years old, the new DUI will be treated as a 1st DUI. Assuming that these 2 prior convictions are your only prior convictions, you should not be very concerned about being placed into custody. However, it would be most safe to hire an experienced DUI lawyer in your area to represent you.

  7. What does the charge 12032A F PC VIOLATION OF PROBATION mean

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Hussein Ali Chahine
    2. Julia Nicole Mcilroy
    3. Daniel Alexander Flores
    3 lawyer answers

    The section you are referring to is California Penal Code Section 1203.2(a). This section simply is telling you that the person is being accused of violating their felony probation and that the government is exercising its authority to rearrest the probationer pursuant to this code section. This section does not tell us what the probationer is accused of doing to violation his or her probation. Section 1203.2(a) reads in pertinent part "if any probation officer or peace officer has...

  8. I FOUND OUT THAT I HAVE A WARRANT FROM A FEW YEARS BACK FOR PETTY THIEFT. IF I GO TO THE COURTHOUSE, WILL THE ARREST ME?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

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

    In addition to the sound advice given by Mr. Dane, I recommend calling the Criminal Clerk's Office to confirm that the warrant is for missing a court date and to find out when the bench warrant was issued. In addition to your belief that you had the case cleared up, you may realize that you have a legal justification for not being in court on the day the warrant was issued. For your convenience, I have included a link to a web page with links to all California courts. Best regards, Daniel A....

  9. Theft by Juvenile (at school)

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Flores
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. A minor can be "prosecuted" and punished for the described conduct. A big difference for minors is that, unless the minor is charged as an adult, minors are prosecuted in Juvenile Delinquency Court. Juvenile Delinquency Court is considered a civil process where minors are "found" guilty instead of convicted. This legal distinction is in my opinion a falsity and I'm sure that any kid who has ever been locked up would agree. Further, juvenile records can in certain instances be looked...

  10. When ansering dv120 should i pick apart of her statments

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Daniel Alexander Flores
    1 lawyer answer

    The first piece of advice I must give you is to consult a criminal defense lawyer familiar with Domestic Violence cases to advise you as to your potential criminal liability for the same acts of violence being alleged against you in “Family Court”. People often forget or don’t know that any statements they make explaining away acts of violence could be used against them in a criminal case brought by the District Attorney’s Office. Now, the answer to whether or not you should attack every...

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