Whether he is pro per or represented by an attorney, the defendant will be provided the results of any testing through the obligatory discovery process in criminal cases. However, I agree with the other attorney he needs to either go with the public defender or hire a private attorney.
The DUI is priorable up to 10 years after the conviction date for the purposes of charging you with a 2nd, 3rd or 4th DUI. As for the felony, that is always on your record and will prevent you from owning firearms for the rest of your life. It may be reduced by a 17(b) motion, but that will not "erase" the felony from your record, only show that it has been reduced.
When you mention a class, you need to be more clear. Is this a class that was ordered as part of a conviction or not?
If not, then you do not owe this company anything. These demands are designed to so exactly what they have already done to you, cause you concern and fear. Without a conviction, or civil judgment by a court, you do not owe any money to anyone. Ignore the letter and if you are brought back to court or charged in this offense, you will be given a free attorney for your defense....
I agree with the previous attorney's assessment. The period of five (5) years is not unrealistic, depending upon the exact nature of the underlying conviction. I practice in Solano county and would be happy to offer your friend a free consultation about this matter. Good luck.
This is the exact answer I give to prospective clients who can't afford my retainer:
The Public Defenders took the same Bar Exam as private attorneys and very often have more case experience than private attorneys since they always have a steady flow of case work. The only advantage to a private attorney is that I am able to pick and choose my clients and I am able to turn down clients when my calendar becomes over filled.
If you can afford a private attorney, do so, but if you have to...
Any theft crime requires intent. This means that your child's action cannot create criminal culpability on your behalf. Stop writing about the circumstances of this offense since you may accidentally make a statement that could be used by a talented prosecutor to show intent.
From what you have stated, there is no crime in this case. Since you have not been arrested and there is no pending prosecution, you need not do anything. If you are contacted by anyone about this matter, engage a...
You need to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. You have the beginning of a strong defense from the little facts you have stated. Even if you go with the public defender, do not face this criminal charge alone. Good luck.
It depends greatly on whether he is charged as a minor or adult. If he is charged as a minor, he will not have the right to a jury but instead will be tried in front of a judge. The benefit is that he will not be imprisoned any longer than until he is 25.
If he is tried as an adult, which is very possible given his age, he will likely face 25 years to life. You need to contact a local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Good luck.
DO NOT TAKE MATTERS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS.
The best step you can take is go to the local police department and report the offense. The fact that you have documented some of the case will make the police department's job that much easier. But do not confront him or physically interact with him at all. Good luck.
Generally, a court will not grant this post-conviction remedy with current cases pending in the state. The short answer is yes, you do need to take care of these outstanding court matters before any California court will grant your petition. Contact a local attorney for a more detailed analysis of your case. Good luck.