Gilberto Benito Vega’s Answers

Gilberto Benito Vega

Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can GC Services collection agency revoke your CA driver license for unpaid traffic ticket?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Joshua Branden Swigart
    3. Gilberto Benito Vega
    4. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4 lawyer answers

    There are many ways the DMV can use your license as a tool to collect unpaid fees. One of the common types of fees that licenses are suspended for is unpaid parking tickets. Your best bet is to contact the DMV directly to determine for what exactly his license is being suspended. You can hire an attorney for this, but honestly it is something you can on your own. Now, I'd there needs to be motions filed with the Superior Court to force the DMV to correct a wrong, then hire an attorney. Good luck.

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  2. I got caught shoplifting at Walmart, what happens next? He said there would be a fine, do i have to pay? how much is the fine?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gilberto Benito Vega
    2. David Philip Shapiro
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    First off: stop talking about any of the deai,s of this invident on Avvo! Since the police were never called there is no criminal proceeding. If you received a civil demand letter, it is just that a civil demand. This means that there is no criminal proceeding and only a request to pay the money they claim ou owe. At this point you are obligated to go nothing. Ignore the letter and toss it into the trash. Unless pure served lawsuit papers on the mail or in person, you have no legal...

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  3. Civil demand letter from Sears

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Gilberto Benito Vega
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Francis John Cowhig
    5. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5 lawyer answers

    Your response is simple, nothing. If there were no police involved, then there is no criminal prosecution. A demand letters is Sears' way of getting some money from you for cheap. The only time you need to get a lawyer involved in this matter is if you are served with a subpoena and a civil suit has been filed against you. But from what it appears, you have no legal obligation now. Good luck.

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  4. First time DUI in California with non-us license

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Gilberto Benito Vega
    2. Joshua Kaizuka
    3. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    4. Staycie Renee Sena
    5. Robert Louis Miller
    6. ···
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    The short answer is always speak to an attorney prior to giving up any of your constitutional rights. If you just plea and take whatever the DA offers you, you may to waive your right to a speedy trial, right to confront witnesses, the right to legal counsel...etc. Even if you feel this is an open and shut case and don't want to spend to much on a private attorney, speak to the public defender and at least get their opinion on the matter. The PD may be able to shave some days off of the DA'...

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  5. Typical sentence first offense 647b

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gilberto Benito Vega
    2. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    2 lawyer answers

    Technically, the maximum sentence is 6 months, but most counties offer a diversion program which will require you to take a safety class about AIDS and the dangers of prostitution. The diversion is a pre-plea course which effected had the matter dismissed if you complete the course. Speak to a local attorney about this. Good luck.

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  6. Which one can get me drunk faster? Whiskey or Vodka?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ronald J Brandmayr Jr
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Mark A. Broughton
    4. Ted Harvatin
    5. Christopher Irvin Simser
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    Counselors, this is a future client we are speaking to, be nice!

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  7. Murder charge 187

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3. Gilberto Benito Vega
    3 lawyer answers

    This isn't a sign of his guilt or innocence. The other attorney is correct, a DNA database is being created which the law allows forcible additions from those charged with serious crimes, rather than after a conviction.

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  8. How do I get an extension on my court date so I can take a Alcohol Awareness Class that I miss before?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joshua Kaizuka
    2. Gilberto Benito Vega
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Jon Martin Pettis
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to put your conviction and it's consequences first. It is possible to get a sentence modification from the court. You should contact the attorney which represented you and ask that they set this matter on calendar to request a modification in your sentence. There may be programs in Hawaii which the court will allow you to take instead of in California. It's not uncommon for different States' programs to suffice for California ordered alcohol treatment programs. Good luck.

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  9. In self defence homicide cases with overkill, souldn't the killers stand trial? can the DA decide if its excessive or not?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Gilberto Benito Vega
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    The DA has the decision to try cases or not. When they feel there is a self defense claim the potential defendant can make, very often they will not have to file charges. Some times a grand jury can be convienved to indict a defend at when the DA refuses to file charges, but this is rare over the objection of the DA. The bottom line is that your brother unfortunetly brought a gun to a clandestine meeting which resulted in his death. I am also not aware of the legal term "overkill" and don't...

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  10. Issued ticket for 23109(c) Speed Contest, CA, LA County - What's my best option?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Gilberto Benito Vega
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    You definitely need an attorney, but first you need to stop posting about your case. You appear to have spoken to the police and compromisedy yourself. Any portion of the statement you made to the police office is admissible in court. He most likely did not have a case until you came down and "explained what happened". You need to contact an attorney who can get the police report and find out what exactly is the case against you. Good luck.

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