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Cameron Kennard Bowman

San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I was told I am able to have a copy of my police report , the charge is under the influence of a controlled substance,

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    2. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    3. Andrew Joseph Bouvier-Brown
    3 lawyer answers

    You are in San Jose. San Jose Police Department's policy is not to allow the release of the police report until after your first court date (the arraignment) and only to the person you have hired to be your attorney or to the Public Defender if you don't hire a private attorney. In other words, there is no way to get it until your first day in court.

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  2. Where can one take an anti-shoplifting and anti-theft class that is mandated by the courts in santa clara county

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. Riccardo Lorenzo Ippolito
    3 lawyer answers

    Unlike some other Counties that have "diversion" classes or "court approved" theft awareness program, Santa Clara County does not have such a program set up. I am not sure what you mean by mandated by the courts. Our firm will often negotiate a dismissal or reduction in exchange for an online theft awareness class or in exchange for a certain number of counselling hours with a private therapist. The best answer is to discuss with your attorney exactly what it is the court wants you to attend...

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  3. How likely is it that the cops have enough to arrest? Or are they trying to dig in and get me to incriminate myself?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vijay Dinakar
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It would be legal malpractice for any criminal defense attorney to tell you to go talk to the cops in this scenario. You have the right to remain silent. Use it. Get a lawyer who will contact the DA's office after it has been turned over to them by the police and have that lawyer get more info for you.

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  4. I got a arrest warrant should i go to bailbond or should i hire lawayer its for pc 236/237 idk why

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    2. Curtis L. Briggs
    3. Vijay Dinakar
    4. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    4 lawyer answers

    I disagree with the comment that you "likely missed a court date". You stated this was an arrest warrant, not a bench warrant. SJPD routinely sends out arrest warrants by mail and gives you an opportunity to take care of the warrant on your own. I don't know how anyone can question whether you need a lawyer or not. Of course you do. You are charged with False Imprisonment. Although you don't mention if the arrest warrant had an "F" next to it or the bail amount so I don't know if it's a Felony...

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  5. Does this constitute prostitution/soliciting?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Laurens Driessen
    2. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    3. Pius Joseph
    4. Amber H Lunsford
    5. Jim Mitchell Medley
    5 lawyer answers

    There are tons of "myths" out there about this crime. That if you ask someone if they are a cop they have to tell you the truth. That if you don't discuss specific acts over the phone you are safe. That somehow leaving the money on the nightstand makes a difference. It doesn't. You need to stop making any statements on AVVO that might be used against you and hire a lawyer immediately. Our law firm handles these cases locally but whatever you do, you should hire an experienced lawyer you trust.

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  6. Do I need to hire a lawyer? and what charges would I face?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer
    2. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    5. Brian K Wanerman
    5 lawyer answers

    Agree with everything that was said here..especially the comments about being careful as to what is said on twitter and facebook. It would not shock me if the police set up a "pretext" call and have her or her parents call you to try to get you to make dumb statements over the phone. We handle cases like this locally and I strongly suggest you contact our office or another local attorney ASAP>

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  7. I was taken in for PC 647(f) & have a court date in Palo Alto. What can I do to prevent this from going on my record permanently

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Izaak David Schwaiger
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    5. Brian Hurwitz
    5 lawyer answers

    we do a lot of these type of cases. Palo Alto many times will not file these cases. Stanford and some of the other colleges offer a "diversion" program for these cases. Or if they are filed we can normally get them dismissed upon proof of AA attendance. A local attorney like our firm can appear for you under Penal Code section 977 so you don't need to appear

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  8. Can i face time in jail for pc 417 and pc 148

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vijay Dinakar
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    4. Daniel William Cohen
    5. Parker Roy MacKay
    5 lawyer answers

    FYI the MINIMUM sentence on a misdemeanor brandishing is 30 days. And in Santa Clara County the jail will not let you do "weekend work" on such a charge. That is why it is critical to get an experienced lawyer and also have an investigator try to corroborate your side of things.

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  9. A background check stated that I have a warrant for my arrest in Santa Clara County in California. I was not aware of this and

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stanley Dale Radtke
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree. It is best to be proactive on a case like this. Especially if you are doing a background check, the sooner you get started, the sooner you can take care of this. Find a lawyer who handles these cases locally. It is true that as a felony you will need to make at least the first appearance in court. However, often after the warrant has been taken care of (via an appearance or through a bail bondsman) you may be able to sign paperwork that would allow your attorney to make future court...

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  10. My son was arrested on domestic violance felony charge with corporal injury.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cameron Kennard Bowman
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. Vijay Dinakar
    3 lawyer answers

    Given these facts, the emotional reaction may be to want to file a suit against the victim or to try to file suit against the police and jail. However, the immediate crisis are the charges against your son. He needs an experienced domestic violence attorney with a good investigator to try to make sure that your son's side of things comes out. He needs to gather all his medical records and get witness statements and other evidence to corroborate his side of the matter. It may seem obvious to...

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