Chris J Feasel’s Answers

Chris J Feasel

Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can I make a "wet and wreckless" plead without an attorney? If so what information would I need?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    5. Manny Daskal
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    You can, but 1) do you know how; and 2) on those facts, WHY?!!! You have great facts (according to you here) that may actually lead to a dismissal!! Don't plead to anything without talking with an attorney first. Hire one or request the public defender at your arraigment. Good luck.

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  2. Can I fight this DUI?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Sean Michael Patrick
    3. Daniel William Cohen
    4. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    5. David Lee Fiol
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    But you were driving - "I hit a parked car..." - hello?! Get a CA attorney to deal with this. Your BA is a problem.

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  3. 6th Amendment Speedy trial 45 plus10-does it apply to dui jury trial?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Matthew Murillo
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    No - you are mixing up dates and times and legal things. Time starts to run from your arraignment. If you pled not guilty and did not waive time, then it begins from that date. You say 45 days, so I assume you were charged with a misdemeanor. Your trial must "start" within the statutory period - it doesn't have to finish within that time, however. Follow what your attorney tells you - he/she is well versed in the law and local rules.

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  4. What does Count 1 & 2 Stricken mean

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Michael Rutledge Norton
    4. Michael Anthony Licari
    5. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
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    Means either the DA dismissed counts one and two as part of a plea to count three, or a jury only found him guilty on count three, or there was a motion to dismiss made by the defense and the court agreed only on counts one and two.

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  5. Am I obligated to go to the police station after they've called me and I agreed to go down for questioning/statement?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    5. Brian K Wanerman
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    No. The public defender wont get involved until a case is filed. You would have to hire an attorney. No you aren't under any obligation to meet with them, so don't. The less you say the better. If they file a a case against you, consult with an attorney then.

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  6. Deputy da stood up in recessed court and tell defendant that she is guilty and will not win and not to waste her or judges time?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. Robert David Richman
    4. Victor C Marshall
    5. John M. Kaman
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    Can she? Anyone can do anything. Should she have? Absolutely not. Her conduct was unprofessional and should be reported to her supervisor.

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  7. Are public defenders not as good as private criminal lawyers?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. David Jon Pullman
    3. Antonio Arturo Cota
    4. Robert Lee Marshall
    5. Andrew Blair Leventhal
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    Your public defender sounds like a great person. Public defenders are professional lawyers just like the rest of us, but with (argueably) bigger caseloads. If you feel comfortable with your attorney stick with them. That's good advice no matter what the situation.

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  8. If being charged for armed robbery and it is evident the defendant is guilty can a lawyer help reduce the sentence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Eugene Andre Ahtirski
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    5. Joseph Salvatore Farina
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    Yes absolutely - an attorney is a skilled professional who knows the law and the various sentencing options, assuming the DA proves his guilt (being caught "red handed" doesn't necessarily mean anything). Get him an attorney asap.

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  9. Is likely that I will be found guilty of ADW Cal PC 245a1?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Brian Russell Michaels
    4. David B Pittman
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    Whether or not you will be found guilty of ADW, or any crime for that matter, depends on so many different factors, too many to name here. Get an attorney who can review the facts of your case and stratagize with you to get you the best possible outcome.

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  10. Can I fight this DUI or at the least have it dropped to a wet and reckless?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Mark Weinberg
    2. Jacqueline Belen Goodman
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Ross Benjamin Green
    5. Chris J Feasel
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    Can you? Absolutly. Whether the DA agrees to a wet reckless, well that's up to them. Getting an experienced attorney is absolutly crucial. If you are dissatisfied with your PD, you can always hire a private attorney.

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