Chris J Feasel’s Answers

Chris J Feasel

Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How do I go about getting a Felony DUI reduced to a misdemeanor or better yet expunged as to allow me better chances at new job.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Mark K Rosenfeld
    3. George B. O'Neill
    4. Michael Korry Bialys
    5. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to petition the court. This is not an easy task so hire an attorney to assist you.

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  2. Withdrawal of "no contest" plea

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Carmine John Giardino
    4. Ron S Bamieh
    4 lawyer answers

    Did you plead no contest at your arraignment? What is your reason for wanting to take it back now? While you are still within the time frame to do so, you have to have some reason other than "I didn't like the consequences." Talk with an attorney to see if this is even a possibility now - and next time, don't try to do this yourself.

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  3. My sister is being charged with attempted murder with a shuriken. We have been unable to talk to her and hear her side of the

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. William Peter Daley
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    3 lawyer answers

    Get an attorney to speak with get and help her case. Anything she tells you may make you a witness against her.

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  4. 1st offense to felony embezzlement

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4 lawyer answers

    Have you already been charged? Gone to court and had your arraignment yet? While I agree with the other posters about the nature and severity, with no record I would actually expect the DA's office to charge you with a misdemeanor (not withstanding the loss) based on my experience there. I agree that it is serious and can have serious consequences, so get an attorney ASAP. I was a Deputy DA in SMC for nearly 10 years - feel free to contact my office for a free consultation to discuss your...

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  5. Do I have to reimburse the TIP for a DUI arrest ? It's been almost 2 1 / 2 years since the arrest !

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Michael Carter Lukehart
    3. William Peter Daley
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    4 lawyer answers

    Generally, you tip the bartender, not the police. Otherwise I have no idea what you're talking about.

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  6. Searching for a aggressive representation

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Pius Joseph
    3. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    4. Chris J Feasel
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other posters. "High profile" doesn't necessarily mean good. There are many excellent attorneys who don't feel the need to get on TV every chance they get, and there are lots of excellent attorneys here on AVVO. Contact a number of them and go with whomever you like best, regardless of "profile."

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  7. Concurrent DUI suspensions

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. John Naumovski
    4. Michael J Silveira
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. In San Mateo at least it's common to get the court and DMV suspensions to run concurrent. Make sure your attorney asks for this though-its not always automatic.

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  8. Does a minor WITNESSS, at the age of 17, HAVE TO show up at a statutory rape case's prelimenary hearing against a teacher?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Edward Mcnamara
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. John Paul Thygerson
    4. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    5. Kasie Waiyee Lee
    5 lawyer answers

    First, were you subpoenad to appear? If so, then yes you have to show up. Yes, technically an officer could testify for you at the PH, but the DA probably wants to put you on the stand and have you testify. But before you go into court, talk with the DA and tell him/her what's on your mind.

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  9. I have a 10 year old misdemeanor arrest warrant from when I was 18. I got caught taking $130 from work

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James H. Dippery Jr
    2. Jared Christian Winter
    3. Chris J Feasel
    4. Robbi Abrams Cook
    5. Ross Benjamin Green
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    You need to get an attorney to calender the matter and have it taken care of. There may be things that can be done, but only an experienced attorney is going to make any difference right now. There are many good ones here (myself included) who practice in Alameda county and would give you a free consultation to find out just what exactly the situation is.

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  10. What happens at "HEARING(AFTER CERT/HTA)RE: COURT TRIAL/ PRIORS?"

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. Chris J Feasel
    4. Jeffrey George Moore
    5. Frank Mascagni III
    5 lawyer answers

    There will be a hearing to determine whether or not the prior convictions the DA has charged as enhancements are "true." The DA will present certified copies of your son's convictions, and the court will determine whether your son sustained said convictions. Depending on what convictions he has and how they are charged, any number of enhanced penalties can be added onto your son's sentence. Only his attorney can tell you for sure what he's facing. Good luck.

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