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Donald Gray Drewry

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  • Penal code 71 ca

    When I was charged with penal code 71 it comes with a ten year ban on guns,what I would like to know is I was 14 years old when does the ban start from when I was 14 are does it start when I'm 18 are 21 thanks whoever can help me with that info

    Donald’s Answer

    Mr. Hill is right on point. A conviction and penalties start from the date of conviction. In your case, you were 14, so that is when it started. Good luck.

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  • What to expect from Loss Prevention. How long does it take to hear from them? Do I need an attorney?

    I used to work for a vendor for CVS. In July I was detained by LP for shoplifting a soda.I signed a paper agreeing to pay the damages, and was banned from CVS. My company kept me, and requested that I still work in the territory. A couple weeks la...

    Donald’s Answer

    It is common for the store to send a demand letter. If you have not received it, do not remind them that they have not sent it to you. If you have not received it, there is nothing for you to do.

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  • Charged with an Infraction Minor In Possession in Chico, CA?

    I was charged with an MIP in August of 2013 after being caught with an open beer can with an additional 5 beers in my purse. I was cooperative, so I was charged with an infraction MIP rather than a misdemeanor. I understand the judge has no choice...

    Donald’s Answer

    I doubt that the girl you talked to had an open container and another 5 beers in her possession, but even if she did, each case is resolved on its own circumstances. I always have my clients do more that what is generally required to try to convince the court and the dmv that my client is more serious that the average person. It sounds like your attorney wants to help you, and you should try to follow the advice to help him help you. The Court and the DMV do not have to help you in any way, so he is trying to give you the best chance. Stop complaining if you serious about helping yourself in this case.

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  • California court rule 4.413 & 4.414 when the judge decides to grant probation on a burglary case do they use the two to decide?

    Sentencing hearing

    Donald’s Answer

    The judge will consider everything, all of your past history, a report done by the probation department, the facts and circumstances in deciding your sentence.

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  • Can the following misdemeanor be reduced into an infraction?

    Is PC-602(k) a wobbler? Can it be reduced from an infraction into a misdemeanor after a defendant has plead to 602(k) as a misdemeanor? Does the prosecutor have to agree to reduce the misdemeanor into an infraction when doing the deal? Can it be r...

    Donald’s Answer

    You need to make the deal with the prosecutor before you plead, but it can be reduced if the prosecutor will agree.

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  • I'M A FELON AM I STILL ELIGIBLE FOR CLASS A LICENSE AND HAZMAT? IF I MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE WILL I HAVE A BETTER CHANCE FOR JOBS?

    I HAVE FELONY BURGLARY AND MISDEMEANOR BATTERY 07/2002, ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON G.B.I. 09/2003, TAKING VEHICLE WITHOUT OWNERS CONSENT/ VEHICLE THEFT FELONY 11/2007, A MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 04/2011, INFLICT CORPORAL...

    Donald’s Answer

    It is not clear from your information what was and was not dismissed. If you have felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions, they follow you wherever you go. So, it will depend on the type of job you are tying to get.

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  • Was I supposed to be notified at some point of anything that it is mentioned herein?

    FACTS: 1) County welfare law enforcement officer filed criminal charges (fraud & perjury) with da 2) A month later an ex-parte hearing is held where judge issued an arrest warrant. Defendant was not present at such hearing since he had no clue ...

    Donald’s Answer

    Warrants are issued all they time without notice to person to be arrested, but you will be given a lawyer at public expense if you cannot afford to hire one; it is a Constitutional right.

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  • Why am I not eligible for Drug Court.?

    I have a prison prior, 1std degree burglary . I received my half time, and something they called a silent strike. My attorney says I am not eligible due to my prior.

    Donald’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    Everyone here is right on point your history is the block to your desires in this issue. And, you should keep this between you and your own lawyer.

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  • My application to buy a shotgun has been delayed for 9 months. The DOJ is waiting on disposition on a case that was dropped.

    The arrest was for a DUI in Whittier, CA. I had prior arrests for DUI's, no warrants, never convicted for a felony.

    Donald’s Answer

    Contact the court, and find out what the hold up is on your records. If they haven't gotten them, order them. Then contact DOJ for status.

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  • What should I do about a red light camera ticket at MTA crossing?

    In mid-year of 2012 I received a red light camera ticket at a Metro light rail crossing in East Los Angeles. The picture on the ticket clearly shows that I am the one driving my truck, but the drivers information section on the ticket is that of m...

    Donald’s Answer

    I would leave it alone.

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