Lynn Gorelick’s Answers

Lynn Gorelick

Hayward DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Bench Warrant for not paying DUI fine.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Eugene Hoffman
    2. Lynn Gorelick
    3. Matthew Lee Spiegel
    3 lawyer answers

    When you were convicted, you were required to comply with the terms and conditions imposed by the court. When you missed payments, the court was notified and, a bench warrant was issued for your arrest. You should contact an attorney to assist you in having the case added to calendar. Depending on the jurisdiction, the court, at that time, can recall the bench warrant with your appearance. If you have the funds available to pay the balance of the fine on that day, it will certainly assist...

  2. How much jail time will I need to serve if I take the deal?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Brian Neal Gurwitz
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. James Brian Campbell
    4. Lynn Gorelick
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends on the date that you are sentenced. The law has changed the credits that you are entitled to receive for custodial time. The original calculation was for every two days you served, you would receive credit for one day. On 1/25/10, the calculations will be two days of credit for every four you serve.

  3. Arrested For DUI in Dec 2003 in Santa Clara County,CA. Non US national. No longer in USA. Complex Case. Need advise/help.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Edward Jerome Blum
    3. Lynn Gorelick
    3 lawyer answers

    The issues that you present require the assistance of an immigration attorney as well a DUI attorney to assist you court. In order to return to the U. S. without concern about the possibility of being arrested, you will need to clear the probation violation in Santa Clara County. Your original attorney can assist you with this or, you can hire someone else to assist you. You should have an immigration attorney speak with you about how this will affect your potential re-entry to the United...

  4. Feel Asleep at the wheel, crashed, and recieved a DUI

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Lynn Gorelick
    3. Peter Francis Iocona
    4. Carlos Gonzalez
    5. Royce Brent Bishop
    5 lawyer answers

    You will need an attorney. Go to the California DUI Lawyers Association website and contact an attorney for immediate advice.

  5. Does a 9 year old juvenile DUI belong on a job or insurance application if I attended a diversion program at the age of 16?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Brian C Andritch
    2. Lynn Gorelick
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    Although a juvenile case is not considered a "conviction" if you were charged with a DUI as an adult, it can still appear on your DMV record. You should do two things. You should get an H6 printout from DMV. This should confirm whether or not the DUI appears on your record. If it was a true diverson, it should not appear on the complete DMV record. Secondly, as suggested earlier, you should check your juvenile record and consider having it sealed. Note, however, if the DUI shows...

  6. Got arrested for DUI, was in the car waiting for my friend to pick me up. Keys in the glove compartment. Can charges be dismisse

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lynn Gorelick
    2. Peter Francis Iocona
    3. Francisco J Rodriguez
    4. George Fredrick Mueller
    4 lawyer answers

    You do have a chance at getting your case dismissed. There are many issues that present themselves with your situation. Clearly, you weren't driving and had no intention to drive. The car was not on. The District Attorney may review the report and chose not to file charges. An attorney can contact them on your behalf. You should have received a pink form from the police which is a temporary license. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing to try to prevent...

  7. Can I go to the Police Academy and get hire after graduation if I just got a DUI?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Paul Samuel Geller
    2. Lynn Gorelick
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3 lawyer answers

    You must contact the personnel department of each agency for which you are applying. They will certainly do a background check and find the arrest and conviction. Each agency has it's own requirements and standards. I doubt however, that, if you are on court probation, you will be accepted.

  8. I live in Ca. I went to renew my license today and they told me to call the rmv in Boston. I was pulled over in Boston more

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lynn Gorelick
    2. Edward Jerome Blum
    3. George Fredrick Mueller
    3 lawyer answers

    California's connection wit the interstate compact network, continues to change. It is constantly updated. When you were pulled over in Boston, did you have a California or Massachusetts license? The information you received from the DMV relates to some kind of "hold" on your license based on something reported from Massachusetts. My suggestion is that you ask the DMV to provide you with the information that they received - case number, court location etc. You can also call DMV...

  9. For a DUI conviction, what are the ramifications in missing the enrollment deadline of a 3-month DUI program?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Lynn Gorelick
    3. Edward Jerome Blum
    4. Salman Borhani
    4 lawyer answers

    Were you represented by an attorney when you were sentenced? If so, I would contact the attorney's office and see if they can assist you in having your case added to calendar. Different courts have different policies about re-referrals. If you were not represented, I would consult with an attorney who regularly appears in the court you were sentenced in for advice. The best case scenario, is that you can easily take care of this your self. However, if this not the case, you should have...

  10. NEW Bill SB 598 what are the chances of getting my license back before the July 1, 2010 Begin Date

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Richard Orville Middlebrook
    2. Edward Jerome Blum
    3. Lynn Gorelick
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Middlebrook's answer is accurate. The implementation of SB598 will require an independent (non-tate)source of funding. There has been no indication that the funding is or will be available. There are those who are interested in promoting this bill, but I am not aware of the funding being in place. A restricted license would only be available after July of 2010 and IF finding is provided.