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Kresta Nora Daly

Sacramento Federal Crime Lawyer.

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  1. When LAPD claims to already have probable cause to arrest, but won't if you "answer a few questions," is that always a lie?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. Daniel R Perlman
    5. Robert David Richman
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    Lying is an acceptable [and often useful] investigation tactic used by the police. Its impossible to say if the officers are sincere about not wanting to arrest people or if they are being deceptive. In order to protect your rights and potentially your liberty, it is in your best interests to assume they are lying to you. You have no way of knowing what they think or what information they have. Cops have, or are supposed to have, very little influence over whether or not charges are...

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  2. Lying to the Police in California when you or a loved one is a suspect in a crime: Criminal Obstruction, or just a Bad Idea?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Sean Anthony Brady
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. Robert C. LeBrasseur
    5. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
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    Yes, it is illegal. Yes, they could arrest you. At a minimum its obstruction of justice. Worst case scenario you could be considered an accessory to the underlying crime. Do not lie to the cops. You can tell the police point blank you do not wish to speak to them. The best thing to do is get some advice from a lawyer. Make sure you tell the lawyer everything you know about the crime your family member allegedly committed, tell the lawyer about all of your contacts with law enforcment...

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  3. Is it common for the DA and PD to do homicide investigations together, Or are thay done only by homicide investigators?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. David Matthew Piper
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    4. Bruce Michael Rivers
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    Extremely common. It allows DA's to direct the investigation and make sure the evidence they will want to use should the case go to trial is properly preserved. It also helps to ensure that proper procedures are being followed by law enforcement. A DA doesn't want a defense lawyer to have a case thrown out because an overzealous law enforcement officer made a mistake - if the DA is involved in the investigation they have the opportunity to oversee law enforcement conduct and decisions.

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  4. Can i get deported??

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Curtis Frederic Pierce
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Daniel Warren Thomann
    5. J Charles Ferrari
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    You need to hire a lawyer who specializes in immigration and get an opinion from them before you do anything in connection with the criminal allegations. If you do not have money to hire an immigration attorney try contacting a legal clinic for advice. There are often clinics associated with law schools.

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  5. What type of punishment am I looking at?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. Kresta Nora Daly
    3. David Michael Boertje
    4. Lindsey Bronwyn Mercer
    5. David Philip Shapiro
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    You need to get yourself into rehab. Depending on your health insurance they might cover part of it. If you can't make that work then you need to start going to AA. The penalties for a third vary greatly. A third DUI is a big deal - its when the courts really start trying to send a message. Courts can order some of the time to be spent on an ankle bracelet but they're not always willing to do so - different counties have their own usual practices so you'd have to check with a lawyer who is...

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  6. Criminal Defense..

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edward Zaryl Kotkin
    2. Kresta Nora Daly
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Winning a petition for a finding of factual innocence is difficult. Its impossible to estimate up front how much it would cost without knowing all the facts of your case.

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  7. I was arrested /charged for lacency in New York 2000. I ageed to plead but did not turn up for court and left for France.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
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    You could be arrested when you enter the country. The best thing to do is hire a lawyer in New York and see if they can get the case put back on calendar and have the warrant re-called. Then you could enter the country without getting arrested. You will still have to go back to New York and deal with your prior case as well as the consequences of fleeing.

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  8. 3 months a my boyfriend and i both got taking to jail for a fight we got into. he throw someting at me and i hit him.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
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    The District Attorney decides whether or not they want to press charges. They would likely consult with your ex-boyfriend and get his opinion but the final decision would be made by the District Attorney. It sounds like the DA previously declined to prosecute. They are unlikely to change their opinion unless they learn some new information. In other words if additional allegtions are made against you they might be willing to re-consider based on new information. Without knowing all of the...

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  9. Criminal question (failure to appear)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Mary-Margaret Bierbaum
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
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    One of the things the judge is going to want to know if why you didn't comply with the terms of your probation before and why she should let you have a second chance. If the reason you didn't comply with the original terms was that you didn't feel like it - that's not going to go well before the court. On the other hand, if you didn't go to AA because you hadn't come to terms with your problems with alcohol that's a totally different reason. If you have been doing well in the last 8 years,...

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  10. Is the continuation of a previously existing consensual sexual relationship legal once the elder participant turns 18?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Chrystine Denise Carvalho
    3. David Alexander Russomanno
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    When you are under the age of 18 you can't legally consent to sex. Your current relationship is technically illegal. In two months it will still be illegal. It won't be legal until you both turn 18 and are legally old enough to consent. That said, it is highly unlikely law enforcement would do anything about an on-going consensual relationship with such a small age difference.

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