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John W Stanko

San Rafael DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can I go to nursing school and become an RN if I am a registered narcotics offender?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John W Stanko
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    4. Christine C McCall
    5. Vincent Barney Garcia
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Whether you will be admitted to school due to your convictions will likely be up to the individual institution to which you apply. Your potential licensing as an RN is regulated by the CA Board of Registered Nurses. I have had multiple clients who were nurses or were awaiting their license while facing criminal prosecution and they were allowed to enter or continue in the RN field but did have to go through some hoops with the nursing board. Check their website for further information....

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  2. What do i do about false charges of statutory rape and conduct with a minor?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    3. John W Stanko
    4. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    5. Eric Darnell Anderson
    5 lawyer answers

    Being that the charges are misdemeanors you can appear through counsel in California. You should contact a local attorney in the county where the case is and hire him to appear for you and recall the warrants. Alternatively you can appear and ask for public defense which is provided free of charge or at a nominal cost to indigent defendants.

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  3. Im about to pick out my jury.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    2. John W Stanko
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    It is unclear what exactly you are asking. If you were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance you would have been subject to a DRE investigation and providing a sample of your urine or blood to determine if the substance was in your blood. A conviction for Health and Safety 11550 carries a minimum 90 day sentence if convicted.

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  4. I live in California, i was ordered to install an iid for a year. Can I wait until the year is over and then begin to drive ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John W Stanko
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3 lawyer answers

    Can you not install the IID and wait a year and then drive? Well, did the court order the IID in your car? I assume yes because LA county is a pilot IID county. If you don't own or operate a car you can submit a verification of non operation and that should relieve you of your obligation at this time. Did the DMV respond to your IID form? On a first offense the DMV isn't requiring an IID. On a multiple offense you would have to complete a multiple offender program, provide and...

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  5. How do I find out what is filed against me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    2. John W Stanko
    3. Lawrence Irwin Wolf
    4. Erik Joseph Lombillo
    5. Brian Russell Michaels
    5 lawyer answers

    Were you arrested or cited? Even if the answer is yes, it is up to the DA to file formal charges. You call the DA or court or look online at the local court site. I would hire an attorney to assist you.

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  6. Petty theft citation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    2. John W Stanko
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    4. Erik Joseph Lombillo
    4 lawyer answers

    You punishment depends on many things such as your record and weather you can get the charge reduced or you an divert on it which would result in a dismissal. Any conviction could delay or prevent your induction into the Marine Corps. You need an attorney.

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  7. How long does a DUI stay on your record if you do the diversion program in CA ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George B. O'Neill
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. John W Stanko
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no diversion for a DUI in CA. You likely are referring to the first offender program which is usually a probation term and is required for you to get a full driving privilege back from the DMV. The conviction stays on your record forever and is priorable for 10 years. You may be able to expunge/dismiss your case when you are off probation. http://www.stankolaw.com

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  8. Chances of getting more custody and authorized change of school from private with out his agreement. He has 2 Duis in last 3 yea

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John W Stanko
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorney, this is a family law matter and should be discussed with a local family law attorney.

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  9. I received a ticket from a police officer for VC 14606a in Culver City, CA. I also now have VC 40508a and VC 40509.5 added on.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Laurens Driessen
    2. John W Stanko
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, a local attorney can appear in court in LA for you. The FTA is now holding your license and should be cleared ASAP.

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  10. I have a possession of marijuana less than an ounce ticket.while i was under summary probation for driving w a suspended licence

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John W Stanko
    2. Walter Christopher Giffrow
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    3 lawyer answers

    Technically speaking you are facing time if your probation is violated. Check your probation order as you may have been told to report any law violations to the court, including citations. The marijuana charge itself does not carry time, only a fine. You should consult an attorney to assist you with all immigration related matters. Law Office of John Stanko stankolaw.com

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