John W Stanko’s Answers

John W Stanko

San Rafael DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Red Light Right Turn Ticket

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Sarkis Sirmabekian
    3. John W Stanko
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to either get back on calendar, if the LA courts will allow you to do so, or pay off collections to release any holds on your license due to the red light ticket. I suggest calling a local LA traffic attorney to assist you.

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  2. Still waiting court date for 3rd DUI in LA county ( two with in 9 month period ).

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Korry Bialys
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. John W Stanko
    4. Joshua Paul Shelton
    5. Michael Perry
    5 lawyer answers

    With our good time work time credits in California you should only serve 50% time in jail so 6 months if you max out. You should discuss all options including trial with your attorney.

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  3. Can I take care of a ticket written in LA (traffic) at the orange county homeless court

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frances-Marie Angeles Prizzia
    2. John W Stanko
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    You have to handle a ticket in the county in which it was issued.

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  4. I got a ticket for parking on, in sidewalk, am I not allowed to? There are no singe say the opposite.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Lewis King
    2. John W Stanko
    3. Patrick Owen Earl
    3 lawyer answers

    Even though there is no signage and everybody does it, it is still a violation to park on the sidewalk. With that said you can contest the violation. Follow the instructions on the back of your ticket.

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  5. 9.5 years ago I got a minor refusing to take a breathlizer (automatic one year suspension) dropped now my first DUI last week -

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Hart Jasper Levin
    3. John W Stanko
    4. Joshua Paul Shelton
    5. Robert Laurens Driessen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    This case could be considered a 2nd offense as other counsel have noted. In CA you can be charged with a prior DUI if the violation date is within 10 years of the current violation. Here you say the minor refusal was dropped. You need to define dropped. Was it not charged, did you get acquitted? Also, be sure to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your current offense to keep your driving privilege intact. You should contact a local experience DUI attorney for a free consultation to...

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  6. Should we contest the automated traffic violation notice from AZ on hyway 10 during heavy traffic (6.53 PM) on 4/21/09

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. John W Stanko
    1 lawyer answer

    Hi Claude: Take a close look at the ticket. Was it issued by a court or by a private company or police agency? If by a private company they have no jurisdiction to issue a warrant and they are searching for the actual driver's information and the fine $. These tickets are big revenue makers as most people just pay them. Don't do it. Your wife is under no obligation to respond to a SNITCH TICKET of this type. This type of ticket is not unlike tickets issued by many jurisdictions using...

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  7. Will juvenile traffic court cases show up on criminal records?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. John W Stanko
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3. Jason Y. Chan
    3 lawyer answers

    No it will not.

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  8. I'm on felony probation for domestic violence, I've been on probation for about a year and a half, last month I got a DUI

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. John W Stanko
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    3 lawyer answers

    It is possible that you will be remanded when you appear in court. If you have a private attorney make sure they are aware of the court hearing and appear with you. If you don't have counsel then request a public defender. Obeying all laws is a standard term of probation and you could be found in violation due to the DUI arrest.

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  9. How do I clear the "failure to appear" or know if its a misdemeanor or an infraction?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. John W Stanko
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you paid so the case is closed if you paid. If you are concerning that you have a failure to appear for this or any other case you can call the court and check with your case number or get a copy of your DMV printout.

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  10. Can I get copies of my file from a drug program

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

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

    You mention insurance being dropped. Was this through the Kaiser CDRP? If so, Kaiser should have a form for you to fill out to get your records. Fell free to contact my office if you would like to discuss this matter. http://www.stankolaw.com

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