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Chrystine Denise Carvalho

Chrystine Carvalho’s Answers

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  • Is it considered breaking and entering if I go into my roommates room in order to turn off lights, heater, etc.?

    Both my roommate and I are on the lease. Lately she has been leaving on lights, heaters, fans, and other appliances while she is gone for several hours to days at a time. Since we are both on the lease and I am responsible for half of the elect...

    Chrystine’s Answer

    Breaking and entering is also referred to as burglary. Burglary is defined as entry into a dwelling with the intent to commit a felony or theft. You must intend to steal something or commit a felony prior to your entry. So the simple answer is no - it is not a breaking and entering crime. I would suggest that you and your roommate create a written agreement pertaining to your expectations of each other.

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  • Can a protective order be issued to person if no charges were filed

    In contra Costa county they have a year to file charges.if a year passed from date of order being issued

    Chrystine’s Answer

    The court takes other factors into consideration when issuing a protective order. Among those factors is not necessarily whether charges are filed. The order is issued for protection against potential harm so the judge takes facts provided to him/her into account when issue the protective order.

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  • I need a criminal defense Lawyer for my 24 year old brother who is innocent of the charges against him. I can afford up to 2500$

    My brother was charged with conspiracy to commit residential burglary. He is innocent of the charges but is already on felony probation and looking at 4 to 8 years. He is a good person that messed up once and has already paid for his mistake. If t...

    Chrystine’s Answer

    I would suggest that your brother meet with a local attorney and discuss the case/charges. I agree with the previous posters, don't discuss the facts or circumstances any further.

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  • DUI .08 BAC slight property damage should I accept wet reckless? attorney thinks this is the best I can get.

    DMV hearing was lost there is a witness is this a good deal?

    Chrystine’s Answer

    Do you not trust your attorney that is representing you? You do not provide enough information to answer thoroughly, but generally when there is property damage and a .08 a wet reckless is a good offer.

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  • I was charged with 11377(a) and 11550 Oct 2011. 1997 a 11550 did diversion 1998 11550 sent 90 days. am I elig. for div ?

    Because I have been in no trouble between 1998 until 2011 is it possible to do diversion program? Do criminal charges ever drop off a persons record? I screwed up and it was a fluke and isolated situation that I used very poor judgement I now am...

    Chrystine’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys - you will not be eligible for deferred entry of judgment under PC 1000 because you have a prior conviction; however, you may be eligible for prop 36 or drug court. Speak with an attorney - either retained or public defender. Charges do not "drop off" your record.

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  • Cvs gave me wrong dosage on controlled substance

    cvs game me the wrong dosage on a controlled substance and won't do an inventory.

    Chrystine’s Answer

    Are you asking if they committed a criminal act? Or if they may have some type of liability as a result of giving you the wrong dosage? You just make a blanket statement that they gave the wrong dosage and won't do an inventory - what are you looking for?

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  • Will I get a chance to testify for Domestic Violence?

    My boyfriend got arrested for Domestic Violence for beating me up and threating to kill infront of our 1yr old son. He's currently out on bail and is pendng a court date. This is not the first time this has happen. Last time he threw me out of his...

    Chrystine’s Answer

    Should the DA choose to take this case to trial, it is likely that you will be asked to testify because you are the victim in the case and you have the details of the incident. As previously mentioned, if the DA chooses to make an offer and your boyfriend pleads then you will not testify. Additionally, the court may give an indicated sentence that is acceptable to your boyfriend and he may enter a plea as charged without risking a trial.

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  • Criminal defense..

    How can my friend get a copy of Judgement from the court regarding a misdemeanor case of his where everything is explained in detail?

    Chrystine’s Answer

    I agree, the court clerk is the best source of information for anything that happens in the court.

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  • Should I put DUI in my personal statement for law school?

    Will it show me overcoming something, or hurt me. I already have to disclose it.

    Chrystine’s Answer

    I would agree with the other attorneys. I don't believe you need to disclose it for law school. The information may be pertinent to your moral character application, but not to your law school admission.

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  • Can a case be dismissed due to illegal search/seizure & unlawful entry by an officer ?

    my child was jumped by 4 girls after school one day & a neighbor called the police. Since I didn't have my key at first, (dropped breaking up the fight) we sat on the porch to talk. 2 officers kept telling me to calm down & to go into the house. ...

    Chrystine’s Answer

    It is a bit more complicated than that. first, based on the information you have provided it sounds like you invited the officers in for investigation purposes, which means they are not in your home illegally. Second, you do not indicate where the officer found the items you were charged with. If they were in plain view then he did not conduct an illegal search.
    There are many factors that need to be considered regarding the circumstances of this case.

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