I received a phone call from a CPS worker and 2 days later she told me to file for an emergency hearing in Stanislaus county even though there was already an existing order in Sacramento county. She told me to ignore it and file asap in Stanislaus...
You really need to contact an attorney who does CPS or dependency work. Unfortunately, in Sacramento County there are almost no attorneys who do this kind of work and the ones that do are already contracted with the county through a firm such as Dependency Associates. This is a specialized area and few attorneys handle it.See question
Can I apply for expungement if I have 2 DUI's on my record?
Depends if you have completed probatipn. If you have you can petition for a 1203.4 dismissal since there is no true expungement statute in California.See question
im 26 now and have been to scared to even attempt anything for the fear of rejection and the shame it has brought me i never did jail time or anything like that any advice would be appreciated
You are right to be concerned. There is a trend now in the schools to consider professional/occupational license eligibility issues in the school admission process, rather than let the student matriculate and then face the potential of denial of the license application. This practice offers some obvious advantages to those who will not qualify for State licenses. But this practice also presents several problems, the most obvious being that most schools are very inexperienced and unskilled in evaluating the many factors that must be given weight in license eligibility determinations. In many cases, the school's anticipatory determination is wholly and fundamentally inaccurate.
Be sure that you have obtained all of the statutory relief regarding your criminal record that you may qualify for, such as a dismissal pursuant to 1203.4. . Consult with a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney if you are uncertain about whether there may be additional statutory measures available to you.
Make sure that you have built evidence of the statutory factors of rehabilitation and mitigation into your life, and that you can make strong evidentiary showing of proof on those issues. The statutory factors are set forth in the Disciplinary Guidelines of the BRN published on their website. It can often be a good idea to seek the assistance and personal legal services and advice of a professional/occupational licensing attorney in making the strongest possible application, especially when you are required to submit a narrative statement that sets forth the facts and circumstances underlying your prior criminal offense.See question
I paid a criminal defense attorney- upfront- for representation of a loved one. Our retainer states these services are up to the prelim, not a trial. He was at the arraignment and 5 court dates after that, which all concluded with continuances. Th...
Your explanation of the facts is confusing, so hard to respond. I do a lot of panel work and most panel attorneys are excellent attorneys. We have small caseloads because the panel keeps track of our cases and won't allow us to be overloaded. Don't who you hired, but your contract is controlling. If he said he would do the prelim, keep him to the agreement. If he got out, ask for a complete billing statement and a refund of money if any is left. You might also consider fee arbitration thru the Sacramento County Bar Association.See question
i was attacked at a hotel by a security officer for no good reason and the companies are refusing to provide his name or do anything about it. Are they culpable now too? What should I do?
Sounds like you need a personal injury attorney to sue to hotel and security guard. Of course, be sure that you did not contribute in any way to the situation, such as being drunk in public and refusing an order to leave the hotel or being drunk and threatening the security guard with bodily harm, because then your lawsuit will go nowhere. I have a hard time believing that you did not do anything and that the guard had nothing better to do than beat on you for "no reason". I would love to hear his version of events..See question
My sister is 25 and was in Vegas with our uncle and his coworkers. We do this trip all the time but this time it got weird. My uncle got a huge suite for everyone, my sister decided not to go out so she slept on the couch. She woke up to my uncle ...
She needs to file a police report withe Las Vegas Police Department. In the meantime, she needs to avoid this uncle, who has some serious mental issues. And probably not a bad idea to let the rest of the family know what this guy is capable of, although this might create some serious family issues.See question
I'm very confused about this. A lot of criminal lawyers say that they know most judges and prosecutors and their relationships help abate their clients case but is that true or a selling point?
I wholeheartedly agree with my esteemed colleagues. If you've been practicing for a long time in a particular county or courthouse, you can't help but get to know the judges and prosecutors. And reputation is paramount. The judges and prosecutors know the good attorneys and the screw-ups. A good attorney is always well prepared, well spoken, courteous to court staff and professional. No attorneys wins every case but the attorney who is prepared and knowledgeable earns their reputation. The judges know which attorneys do trial work and the ones who avoid trial like the plague.See question