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  • Criminal defense

    Asked by a user in Sacramento, CA - over 1 year ago.

    You definitely need a criminal defense attorney. You could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI, depending on how serious your friend's injuries. Most importantly, don't discuss the facts of...

    23 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Can I fire my public defender the day of trial?

    Asked by a user in Alhambra, CA - 11 months ago.

    Probably not. You can make a Marsden mtotion, but chances of it being granted are slim, especially on the day of trial. Should have taken care of this issue long before trial.

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Can my DUI case be dismissed if I am charged with the wrong CAB ?

    Asked by a user in San Diego, CA - almost 2 years ago.

    Unfortunately your friend has not idea what they are talking about. In many areas of criminal law, the rules and procedures can be very complicated, especially for something like a DUI. The law on...

    14 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Is it indispensable that one hires a DUI lawyer for (a very serious felony) DUI case vs. a criminal defense att.?

    Asked by a user in San Mateo, CA - almost 2 years ago.

    Hire an attorney that you trust and have faith in. The attorney-client relationship is the cornerstone to any successful criminal defense. That being said, there are certain attorneys who...

    14 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Is is Possible/Advisable to Plea Bargain to a Wet Reckless without an Attorney?

    Asked by a user in Berkeley, CA - over 1 year ago.

    I would still ask for the public defender and see what they can do. The fines, penalties assessment and fees for a first time DUI, even a wet reckless, can run over a thousand dollars. A wet...

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  • Arrested for DUI, but ends up he wasn't over the legal limit.

    Asked by a user in Moreno Valley, CA - over 1 year ago.

    He needs a lawyer to protect his rights, including scheduling the DMV hearing. Don't delay - time is of the essence.

    13 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Did my attorney purposely go forward with trial?

    Asked by a user in Roseville, CA - over 1 year ago.

    I agree with Mr. Kaizuka. It is very difficult to get co-defendant cases separated. Rather than split a two defendant case, the Cal Supreme Court has stated that in certain instances, separate...

    13 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Shouild i get another public defender ?all advice please

    Asked by a user in El Dorado, CA - over 1 year ago.

    Sorry but the low cost attorney is called the public defender's office. No attorney in their right mind is going to take a case to trial without a substantial retainer. What could possibly be the...

    13 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • I just went to court for a DUI with refusal and lost. I want to file motion for new trial on these grounds

    Asked by a user in San Diego, CA - almost 2 years ago.

    Did your attorney talk to any of the jurors after the verdict was delivered? Sometimes jurors will stick around and talk to the attorneys about the case. If your attorney was able to talk to some...

    12 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Criminal

    Asked by a user in Woodland, CA - 4 months ago.

    There is case law that says that an attorney does not have to provide discovery to a client under certain circumstances. In a sex case, I usually recommend that the in custody client not have their...

    12 lawyers agreed with this answer