Joseph Salvatore Farina’s Answers

Joseph Salvatore Farina

Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Whats should i do if i get accused of slashing tires of parents of a girl who owes ne money but i didn't do it?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Michael Limberg
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. Judy A. Goldstein
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    5. David Philip Shapiro
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    You should do nothing and stop posting details on this website. This is a public forum and the police can read these posts too. That being said, if you didn't do it, then the police will have a tough time proving it and probably won't make an arrest. Just keep quiet and see what happens. Don't e-mail or communicate with this person in any way or those communications can be used against you in court. If the police want to talk to you, refuse to talk to them, either at your house or at the...

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  2. Can someone get arrested for slashing someones tires?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Michael Limberg
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. Malosack Berjis
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    If you are sure who committed this crime, report it to the police immediately. Be prepared to provide the police with whatever information you have supporting your accusation and to go to court if necessary. If someone is prosecuted, restitution to the crime victim will be made part of any plea bargain.

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  3. Someone drove a car that is not theirs, they drove into a yard, hit a tree and got out of the car and ran. Hit and Run help

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. David B Pittman
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    Needs to talk to a laywer right away.

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  4. 45 days passed from the time my blood was drawn to the day that the actual test was preformed, do I have a case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. Peter John Johnson
    4. Richard Timothy Jones
    5. John J. Carney
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    It does seem unusual for the crime lab to take so long in testing the blood sample. However, if it were preserved properly and stored under the right conditions, then there shouldn't be a problem with the result. When you say do I have a case, I suspect you were charged with a violation of Vehicle Code Sections 23152(a) and 23152(b). Even if the blood alcohol were improperly stored and the sample deemed inadmissible, you still have to deal with the driving under the influence part of the...

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  5. My fiancé's in county after felony arrest warrant- bail was set @ $100k. I posted bond- then, No Bail hold appears! Need him out

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    3. Neil James Fraser
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    Your question is somewhat confusing in terms of what you mean by "time served"? Time served for what? If your fiance was charged with a violation of probation, he would have to have been arraigned on it and would be entitled to hearing in front of a judge. Doesn't sound like he was arraigned on the VOP because usually you get a lot more than a week for a VOP. He may have owed time on something else, like a failure to do work project or alternative sentencing. Moreover, a defendant is NOT...

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  6. Can i be charged with three auto burglaries that I did not commit. If there is no evidence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Nancy Lee Bucknell
    3. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    4. Christopher Lee Beck
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    You can be charged with any crime but proving it in court is another story. Hard to say what will happen without looking at the police report and seeing what facts the police have. Sometimes my clients will leave out or forget important details which I later discover contained in the police report. When I ask them about it, they say they forgot about them or disagree that certain things happened the way the police wrote them down. If it is that weak of a case, the DA may eventually...

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  7. What is the best way to handle this situation?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Maltaise E Cini
    4. Brian K Wanerman
    5. Michael Kevin Cernyar
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    You need a criminal defense attorney to fight what sounds like a bad search. If a probationer lives with you and assuming he had a search condition as part of his probation terms, the only places that can be legally searched are the common areas of the house and the place where the probationer sleeps, assuming that the probationer did not have access to non-common areas of the house. Sounds like a case that should go away pretty quickly. Some cops just don't care and figure it will all be...

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  8. I have a public defender, already plea guilty base on his advice don't feel his helping me.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Donald Gray Drewry
    3. Victoria L Clemans
    4. Andrew Michael Limberg
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    Impossible to say without knowing the facts of the case, what you maximum exposure was, your role in the matter, your criminal history and other issues that only your attorney would know. I'm tempted to give your attorney the benefit of the doubt and assume he or she considered all these factors when advising you. If you were successful in withdrawing your plea, you would be right back where you started, which may or may not be a good thing. There are many defendants who have withdrawn their...

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  9. First DUI, how will this effect my rn nursing license?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Hudson Thomas Bair
    3. Joshua Kaizuka
    4. Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
    5. Vikas Bajaj
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    You should consult with Christine McCall who is the AVVO attorney to go to with licensing issues. She is in Pasadena which is a bit of a distance, but maybe you can chat with her on the phone. She can tell you whether you need to contact the BRN about your DUI and how to deal with it. Among other things, if you enter a plea to the charges, you should enter a guilty plea as opposed to a no-contest plea. There is one little known potential effect of a no-contest ("nolo") plea that most...

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  10. How do I go about getting a Felony DUI reduced to a misdemeanor or better yet expunged as to allow me better chances at new job.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Mark K Rosenfeld
    3. George B. O'Neill
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    5. Joseph Salvatore Farina
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    You should talk to an attorney about filing a 1203.4 motion to have the charges dismissed. If you have fully complied with the terms of your probation, have not picked up any new cases, including out-of-state and finished your period of probation, you should be able to get the charges dismissed. However, be advised that this is not the same as an expungement or a sealing of your criminal record. You are not entitled to that since you pled or were convicted. In Sacramento County, anyone...

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