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  • I was never notified of a court appearance 5 years ago.

    I was never notified of a court appearance I was supposed to have and now it's been 5 years and I am just finding out about it. What can I do? It was for a misdemeanor PC 484(A) Petty theft charge and I was never told I was being charged or anythi...

    Gurjit’s Answer

    It will be in your best interest to contact an attorney to handle this matter for you. You can contact the court to find out if there is a bench warrant and also place yourself on court calendar. I would suggest you contact an attorney to get advice on any possible speedy trial issues in your case.

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  • Stole from Walmart, now what?

    I got caught shoplifting by Walmart security, they took me to their back room; they then explained to me what would be happening, took my picture/ fingerprints, and the police were called. I signed the walmart shoplifting packet and the Tracy, Ca ...

    Gurjit’s Answer

    You might receive something in the mail from the district attorney's office. However, since you did not receive a citation and the amount was minimal this might not occur. If you receive something from the District Attorney's Office that tells you to appear in Manteca Court you should seek legal counsel.

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  • Final unlawful detainer hearing. renter agrees to a stipulation. date to move and $ owed.

    With that being said and done. i have a ? if renter cant move due to unforeseen reasons what can happen and how?

    Gurjit’s Answer

    It is extremely important that you review the stipulation. Generally, the stipulation should list all the important details of your agreement. You should be able to enforce this agreement.

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  • Petty theft 484/488

    Full time student and work part time. Have stole $9.13 worth of items. My record is clean. Received a ticket for petty theft. Within the ticket, I was "booked required" in May and court date in June 2013. Questions: 1) Do I have to appeal for the ...

    Gurjit’s Answer

    It would be beneficial to hire an attorney in this case. Some counties have deferment programs in which the charges may be able to be dismissed after completion of the program. Further, you might be able to get this reduced to an infraction given the nature and amount of the items that were taken. You will be able to get a public defender at your arraignment if you cannot afford a private lawyer.

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  • What to do after received code 484/488 petty theft on 5/2/13.

    I have stolen $9.13 worth of items at Wal-mart in Turlock, CA and received code 484/488 petty theft ticket. On the ticket, it says that I have to get finger print (5/15/13) and to appeal in court (6/20/13). what should i do next? This is the firs...

    Gurjit’s Answer

    You should speak with a private attorney. There might be diversion programs available given that you have no previous history and the amount of items taken was relatively small.

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  • So at a softball game coed (men and women) there was a play at home plate where I slid into. I was tagged out, the girl who tagg

    Ed me sat one forever. My ankle was hurting I pushed her off of me out of pain and she charged me as I was walking away. My husband (who was on deck) stepped in between her and I. It was broken up at that point. She then pressed charges on us and ...

    Gurjit’s Answer

    It is unclear from the facts if you have been charged criminally. If you are charged criminally I would recommend consulting with a criminal defense attorney.

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  • I was arrested for "drunk in public". Do I need a lawyer for this or is a Public Defender OK?

    I do not have any prior arrests or criminal back-round. I was drunk but they did not administer a breathalyser test or test me in any way. I don't usually drink and I am in the middle of a custody issue with a former girlfriend and am scared that ...

    Gurjit’s Answer

    A public defender is a great attorney. However, you should be aware that there might be diversion programs available for first-time offenders. (Depending on the facts of your case) Secondly, a drunk in public might have negative consequences in your family law case. You do not want to give your former girlfriend ammunition to use in your current custody battle.

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  • Had a warrant for a failure to appear, now its gone..?

    so my boyfriend had a failure to appear back in 2007 (he was 17). and a year ago we went to the court because we needed some papers for his financial aid for college, his mom actually went up to the clerk who informed her that he had a warrant. la...

    Gurjit’s Answer

    It is unlikely that the warrant was dropped. In some situations, warrants may not come up in the officer's system. I would suggest contacting a criminal defense attorney who can research if an active warrant still exists. An attorney may also have grounds to file a Serna motion on behalf of your boyfriend.

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  • I'm charged with a felony DUI and just went through arraignment. What are the next steps? What happens in preliminary hearing?

    When does plea bargaining for DUI in San Mateo County?

    Gurjit’s Answer

    During the arraignment you are told of the charges against you and advised you have the right to an attorney. If this process is complete, the next step is generally a pre-preliminary hearing. At this hearing, discovery is exchanged and the district attorney will generally give an indicated offer in the case. The next court date is a generally a preliminary hearing. At this hearing the district attorney will have to put on evidence to convince the judge to bound you over for trial.

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  • I was arested interogated booked and prosessed can you help me

    i was arested interogated booked and prosessed with out my rights read to me and out on bail can you please help me

    Gurjit’s Answer

    Please provide more information. The information you provided lacks specificity in which an adequate response may be given.

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