James Robert Mortland’s Answers

James Robert Mortland

San Francisco DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Party that hit me calling and threatening, what do I do?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    3. Alan Ray Barnes
    4. Matthew William Hoffmann
    5. Christopher John Gansen
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    8 lawyer answers

    You don't have to deal with the other party. Further, if he is threatening, you will want to send this info to your insurance, the police, and the county DA.

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  2. If doing jail time while a different offense fine is due will there be a warrent issued for when released?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. Christopher Irvin Simser
    3 lawyer answers

    This depends. If this is the same county, the sheriff could take you to the court on your court date. Otherwise, yes- you will have a warrant and potentially a probation violation for failure to pay your fine. Court is important, pay the fines and do what they ask. Otherwise you could wind up doing a significant jail stay.

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  3. DOES MY SON NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR A COURT DATE ON A TICKET INFRACTION 23103VC RECKLESS DRIVING. NO DRUGS OR ALCHOL. NO INJURIES

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Stephen Troy Allen
    3. Gabriela Monserrat Lopez Arcos
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Antoinette Cara Liewen
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    6 lawyer answers

    This is very serious and can lead to a license suspension. You should speak with an attorney ASAP. The 23103 alone is a 2 point violation.

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  4. Has Judge H.E. Williams of Dept. 47 of Santa Clara Superior Court ever issued any rulings on McNeely motions? DUI DWI

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Joshua Kaizuka
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    3 lawyer answers

    This issue is fairly new and not many motions have been brought by defense counsel. Further, the issue is extremely fact specific.

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  5. My father has bench warrants in CA, is it possible for him to get his record expunged without having to be there physically??

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Philip Daniel Hache
    4. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    5. Daniel C Grupenhagen
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    14 lawyer answers

    These are serious charges. He can't just pay and pretend nothing happened. The judge is likely going to want him present to explain why he failed to appear. Having a bail bondsman on call would be a good idea.

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  6. My license is currently suspended for not paying SR22 and got pulled over twice, I just got pulled over for DUI what can I

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Wade J. Skalsky
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. James Robert Mortland
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    5 lawyer answers

    If you have a 2nd offense DUI and several driving on a suspended license citations, this is very serious and you are looking at some jail time or alternative sentencing. Speak with an attorney.

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  7. If a felony was later reduced to a misdemeanor and felony dismissed, will that show up on a background check

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Christine C McCall
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    6 lawyer answers

    This will show up as a misdemeanor conviction if this was reduced by PC 17b.

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  8. Am I at risk for liability if my company ask me to rent a car that allows other employees to drive?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Alex Joseph Tramontano
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Samuel George Stamas
    5. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
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    7 lawyer answers

    Be sure to inform the rental company with all potential drivers. Otherwise the rental company could hold you responsible as the one who signed for the vehicle.

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  9. Hi hired an attorney in Northern California for a DUI case outside of the courtroom he was insulting me

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James Robert Mortland
    2. Christopher Irvin Simser
    3. Martin W. Judnich
    4. Mordechai David Pelta
    4 lawyer answers

    You can fire him at any time and request your money back. However, he is entitled to the reasonable value for services.

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  10. Someone jumped and tried to beat me up. As a result I severely sprained my ankle. I was off work for two days can I sue the

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. James Robert Mortland
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    9 lawyer answers

    Yes. You can sue and this will likely be handled at small claims court. However, it is up to the judge to determine liability and amount of recovery.

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