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Kresta Nora Daly

Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I was recently caught for shoplifting, no police involvement. Loss prevention said that I would be fined.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
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    The store cannot institute criminal charges - all they can do is notify law enforcement. The DA's office decides whether or not to file charges. Asking you to pay a fine could be considered extortion. There is something called a civil compromise, where you pay a fine in lieu of prosecution, but the court and the District Attorneys office have to be involved in that. In other words, don't pay the fine. If it wasn't worth the time for them to call law enforcement when this first occurred...

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  2. My boyfriend already has two strikes and is now in jail being accused of being in possession of a firearm!

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Jennifer Diem-Trang Le
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Joshua Kaizuka
    5. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
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    10 lawyer answers

    This is very serious but it sounds like your boyfriend has the facts on his side. Make sure all of this is communicated to his lawyer. If would be best if you can afford to hire a private attorney who will have the time and energy to advocate on your boyfriend's behalf.

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  3. Is it beneficial to hire a second lawyer for my case?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Jeffrey Scott Bullard
    3. David Matthew Piper
    4. Joshua Sachs
    4 lawyer answers

    Its hard to say whether or not that is a good idea. Depending on the charges it might be a great idea. On the other hand if you hire a second lawyer and the two of them can't get along you may end up the loser in the long run. Every lawyer has their own way of doing things. The best thing to do now is schedule an appointment with your lawyer and explain what you're thinking. Lawyers are busy and sometimes we don't take the time to explain why we are or are not doing certain things at...

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  4. Ok im looking for an attorney that will file a federal rico case with criminal charges. please reply only if you can.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Only the United States Attorney's office can file a criminal RICO case.

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  5. Embezzlement

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. Joshua Kaizuka
    4 lawyer answers

    This can be a long and slow process. The police officer[s] will write their reports and turn it over to the DA's office. The DA may decide they want to file charges. They may decide they want the police to do more investigation. It could be a few months before you know whether or not you will be charged. The company also can bluff and later tell the DA they don't want to prosecute but don't rely on that. You should hire a lawyer as soon as you can to help you with this. Depending on the...

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  6. My girlfriend is charged with embezzlement. Can the DA use an email she sent to her employer (who accused her of embezzlement)?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Kresta Nora Daly
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. David Jon Pullman
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. What your girlfriend said is an admission and it is an exception to the hearsay rule. Her employer can testify to it. And don't be too sure the text was deleted, depending on the type of phone her employer had [ie. a smart phone] and the phone company it might be recoverable. In the digital age many things that we think are 'erased' or 'deleted' can be recovered by the right expert. The fact that a text was sent by your girlfriend to her boss will exist regardless of whether or not...

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  7. My brother is 17 and was charged with robbery and assault causing gbi in Juvenile court.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    Probation makes a sentencing recommendation. The court has the final say. Your brother's public defender is in the best position to estimate what a likely sentence for your brother will be - anyone else would be guessing. You should start talking with his lawyer to come up with strategies for the sentencing hearing to present evidence why your brother should get less time. Are there reasons your brother committed this crime which make him less culpable? Does he have drug or alcohol...

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  8. Pending criminal charges

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Kresta Nora Daly
    3. Vincent Ronald Ross
    3 lawyer answers

    They certainly can file at a later date. The statute of limiations for most sex crimes is 10 years pursuant to Penal Code section 801.1. That means if the witness is available in the future they could prosecute. It would be in your best interests to hire a lawyer. That's the way you are going to get the most information. You can find out exactly what the DA meant by 'not available' you would also be keep informed if there were any changes in the future. If the person who accused you...

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  9. What is the maximum time that the federal has to indict a person?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    3. Robert David Richman
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    The statute of limitations on most federal crimes is 5 years although there are some statutes which are longer. The government has until the expiration of the statute of limitations to file charges. The statute starts running the day the crime was allegedly committed or the date the government should have become aware of the crime [probably the same date in the case of an armed robbery].

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  10. I got a Alcohol Possesion on a Beach ticket in Malibu, Ca. I am 24 years old and I have court today..what should my plea be??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kresta Nora Daly
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to retain a lawyer to assist you or ask for the public defender to be appointed. Don't try to decide how to plead without getting advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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