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Donald Gray Drewry

Donald Drewry’s Answers

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  • Question regarding retailer’s legal right to search, deny the restroom, and then physically watch my child go to the bathroom as

    : : My son is 13 years old, 3 boys shoplifted. Out of the 3 LP staff and 3 boys, my kid only one white. They let the two other boys go but made them bring the items back. They saw all shoplift. Then they searched my son denied right to use res...

    Donald’s Answer

    You are in the wrong section, You need a civil lawyer. If there are no criminal charges, they you should be contacting a civil lawyer, and bringing in the others.

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  • What percent of an inmates time is being served in west valley detention center?

    my boyfriend got violated for his felony prob. n they gave him the max but after cutting it and reducing for all the different reasons he ended up having ten months to serve . . but he's been working since he got sentenced . . . . he's already don...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should ask West Valley directly as the have scale that they use. He should ask what the time will be; they will tell him, so you are not trying to guess.

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  • If you have a PEN 189 and PEN 217.1 in your past criminal history are you able to get fed kick?

    im going to jail at end of month on a totally different case of violation of probation for 16m , can I still get a fed kick even with the violence on my criminal history?

    Donald’s Answer

    Based on the limited information you have provided, the best answer is probably NO, but why have you not asked your attorney, so he or she can bring this up before the judge in the sentencing? Get in touch with your lawyer.

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  • If your in the middle of an appeal of a criminal case can you ask the judge to suspend your probation and prop. 36 classes?

    I cant afford to pay my Prop. 36 classes, probation fees and court fines while only working part time its killing me. Can I get the judge to suspend my probation while appealing my case so I can get a second job in case I don't win my appeal whil...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should go back to court with the attorney who handled your case for a modification, but don't let it case run and you have not taken care of it. Go back to court with your pay stubs, and ask for the modification before the problem occurs.

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  • What is the usual punishment/fine/consequences for violation 14604 (a) vc? I have absolutely no criminal record.

    Person driving my vehicle had suspended license (not of my knowledge) and got a speeding ticket. I am a doctor and worry about a misdemeanor on my record.

    Donald’s Answer

    Hire a good traffic ticket guy, such as Stan Alari, and you should be fine. Try and handle it yourself, and you will have to talk to the DA, and you never want to do that. Additionally, is the person you loaned the car to saying that you did know? If not, with a little help, you should be fine.

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  • Recording incoming and out going calls on my cell phone(assume calls are local to california only). It is a criminal offense

    If I install a software on my phone that records all incoming and outgoing calls, is it a federal crime? In California, it states that all parties involved must consent. I understand such a thing can never be used into evidence. But in a hypotheti...

    Donald’s Answer

    There are cases where a person is stopped by the police they turned on their recording on their cell phone to show the cops were not honest in what they said. And, although true, the District Attorney charged them for invasion of privacy out in public, and you want to extend this to phone calls that you are receiving for making? Not a good idea.

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  • Urgent ,do i need to translate the statement from witness for restraining order hearing?

    Hi , i got police reported , doctor report and statement from people witness my husband's abuse towards me , some of the statement are write by Japanese ,because their English is not good, do i need to translate their statement to English ? or jus...

    Donald’s Answer

    I concur, you should bring the witnesses to court, not their statements. Additionally, if there is a police report, and the District Attorney is involved in this, you should contact the DA and have them subponea the witnesses.

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  • I received a code 4461 ticket.

    i was stopped on my way into the oakland raider game and no i wasnt parked. i had the handi cap parking pass displayed on my car and as i was entering the parking lot to pay i was told to go to my left.. i didnt notice i had the pass on my mirror....

    Donald’s Answer

    This can be charged as misdemeanor crime, and is not a parking ticket as you can go to jail. You can call my office as I do misdemeanors and felonies in Oakland. Call on Monday after 9:30 a.m. and make an appointment for a FREE consultation to help you in your problem. (510) 346-6666

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  • Van Nuys courthouse wants me to enroll into a DEJ class. Will the court accept enrollment for an online DEJ class?

    I don't know if this is true or not but I heard that Van Nuys court will not accept any online DEJ class. Doing the class online is way more convenient for me. If possible can you provide a link(s) for online DEJ classes that van nuys will accept....

    Donald’s Answer

    Where you can go is on the list of providers they gave you. Any changes must be approved by the Court and through your probation officer.

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  • My friend had been sentenced to serve 8 months in Idaho, but lives in Washington.

    My friend had been sentenced to serve 8 months in Idaho, but lives in Washington. He was sentenced Monday and the judge gave him 30 days until he must start to serve the his time. His lives in Washington and California. If the judge did not s...

    Donald’s Answer

    Your friend has a lawyer that handled the case, so that is who your friend should be talking to. This is a California section, and this is an Idaho case which is where it should be handled.

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