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Donald Gray Drewry

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  • I was recently charged with...felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic, possession of a billyclub,

    possession of metal knuckles, possession of throwing star and misdemeanors of being under the influence of a controlled substance, paraphernalia, driving under the influence and addict possessing a stun gun. This resulted from cleaning out my ren...

    Donald’s Answer

    You have asked this question before, and asking it over and over is not going to get the answer you want; which is everything will be OK. As you have been informed in the other post, get in touch with your attorney, and do it now.

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  • I was recently charged with...felony possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic, possession of a billyclub,

    possession of metal knuckles, possession of throwing star and misdemeanors of being under the influence of a controlled substance, paraphernalia, driving under the influence and addict possessing a stun gun. This resulted from cleaning out my ren...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should have called the police to come get them if you just found them. If that is your story, it is your story, but you better talk with the lawyer who will be representing you, and quickly before you tell that story to the police.

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  • Felony - order to see Forensic Psychologist from PD - before arraignment - What are possible ramifications of refusing to OBEY?

    FELONY CASE - PD only asked if I wished to see a doctor - when I got info on who doctor was forensic Psychologist - and Called her back to confirm if she made it an order of the court - she did. Never discussed reasons with me. If I decide to dis...

    Donald’s Answer

    You need to immediately contact your lawyer and find out the specific terms of your appointment, and if you are Ordered to do this, see if you cannot get another doctor and explain the reasons. An additional motion may help you depending on the first agreement. Get in touch with your lawyer immediately.

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  • Can I get a copy a police report?

    I was reported as the suspect in a DV case that will not have charges filed. Can I obtain a copy of the report submitted to the DA for review even if the case doesn't get filed? If so, how do I go about it?

    Donald’s Answer

    Police departments are not allowed to give out copies of reports to suspects. They turn them over to the District Attorney who gives them to the attorney. If they don't file, then you may not be able to get a copy. The law was intended to protect victims, and in some cases stops your attorney from giving you a copy with witnesses names and addresses so that they are not attacked. The California Public Records Act may be a source, but probably will be redacted with the information you are looking for to protect witnesses.

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  • With the new Decamps decision , is there a difference between ca 459 first degree burglary and burglary that falls under 4b1.2(a

    Will Decamps retroactive decision possibly qualify someone who was careered under Acca with a 4b1.2(a) burglary .

    Donald’s Answer

    It appears you are convicted in the California system not in the Federal system, so you should be covered under California status.

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  • If I was held in jail after waiving my rights on the interstate agreement on detainers of 180 days do I have a law suit ?

    my name is ira ,aand iwas held in two different states for this same warrant that was dismissed 60 days plus

    Donald’s Answer

    For this to apply to you, you should be in jail, this means you should have an attorney and you should be bringing this to the attorney's attention immediately. Do not wait.

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  • What happens if I turn in my statement or declaration after the case is resolved (not necessarily in my favor) ?

    I was subpoenaed as witness and victim in DV case and I refused to testify first but then I decided to write down the facts instead speaking those knowing that I would be giving answers under pressure and I could be wrongful. I prepared the declar...

    Donald’s Answer

    The case is settled. You should talk to your husband's lawyer about going into court and asking for a modification if that is possible in your case. For specific needs, the court has the power to modify, but its first concern is your safety. See a lawyer in your area

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  • My husband's DV case was reduced to misdemeanor from felony ?

    What type of testimonies or evidences or other statements can affect the decision that might have affected or changed court's decision of reducing his felony charge to misdemeanor ? He had one friend testifying that it was a false interpretation o...

    Donald’s Answer

    It really does not matter at this point. If the DA has given a break in charging this as a misdemeanor instead of a felony, that is a big deal. He should have a lawyer review this to make sure that is what is being offered and the penalties. Get to a local lawyer with these issues.

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  • I want to get my Real Estate License I had a few drug related charges in 2007 my record has been expunged. Will that stop me?

    I have 2 felony possession of meth for use and under the influence. 2 misdemeanors for marijuana possession for use. I completed Prop 36 on my first attempt and have not looked back. I have been out of trouble since 2007. I have a feeling this wil...

    Donald’s Answer

    There are special lawyers who deal with the licensing board, and that is who you should get. People who have shown that they have paid their debt and are clean can be issued a license in certain areas, but there are things that you need to do for your particular license to satisfy that person reviewing your application. Seek a lawyer that specializes in defending real estate licenses for real estate agents. And, don't wait, get ahead of it so you have documentation of your sincere recovery.

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  • ISAP ice hold and ankle bracelet monitor

    Who are qualified to wear immigration ankle bracelet monitor and put under INTENSIVE SUPERVISION APPEARANCE PROGRAM? I really want to know coz i have one and i have a felony charge but why on earth did they put me on this program instead of deport...

    Donald’s Answer

    You need both a criminal defense and immigration attorney. Not clear if your bf has been convicted, or is on release pending trial or other disposition. If bf is out pending dispo, then should have a criminal lawyer and should only be speaking to that lawyer and not posting on the internet. If bf has criminal lawyer, that lawyer should direct to the immigration lawyer which is needed. Do it now

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