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Chrystine Denise Carvalho

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  • How long do charges for not completing alcohol program impede getting a CA license?

    10 yrs ago I received DUI in CA while I had NV license. Was given mandatory program of completing Alcohol/drug plan. I didn't complete the program in full. I would like to get my CA license now, but 2 yrs ago was told by DMV it would cost approx. ...

    Chrystine’s Answer

    It is my understanding that the DMV requires the completion of the program not simply the passage of time for the suspension. Regularly the courts will indicate that a defendant must comply with the DMV requirements as a part of the probationary period. Failing to comply with the program may prevent you from obtaining a license.

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  • I was arrested for dui and released on o.r, a court date was set. I went to court and found out no charges were filled, what now

    dui was .08% and resist public officer also spok with ditrict attorney clerk who also verified I show up for court

    Chrystine’s Answer

    It is not uncommon for the district attorney to request additional information prior to filing a case. If that information is not received before the arraignment date then a case may not be filed until later. As stated above, the district attorney has one year to file a misdemeanor case but generally they don't take that amount of time for a simple DUI/resisting case. As previously mentioned - check with the court regularly, you are better knowing when/if charges are filed than finding out on an arrest warrant.

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  • Are these felony convictions eligible for PC17(b) and/or PC1203.4: HS11352(a) , HS 11351 and PC12020(a)(1)?

    2 cases - 1) Plead guilty to HS 11351 and PC12020(a)(1); Sentenced to 3 years formal probation, 60 days jail. 2) Plead guilty to HS 11351 and HS 11352(a) and HS 11351; Sentenced to 3 years formal probation, 365 days jail. Concurrent sentences.

    Chrystine’s Answer

    The charges of HS 11351 and HS 11352 are ineligible because they are straight felony charges. A charged offense must be a "wobbler" (either chargeable as a misdemeanor or a felony) in order for it to be reduced. Since they are straight felony charges they are statutorily ineligible for reduction.

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  • If a cop finds 1 vicodin in my car will I have to do jail time?

    I was not driving the car, I have a medical marijuana card, and he smelled marijuana , which I think give him "probable cause"to search my car... I was not arrested, or given a ticket. Do you think I will have to do jail time.. I have never been a...

    Chrystine’s Answer

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    Mr. Wolf is correct. In addition, I am assuming you do not have a prescription for the vicodin since you are concerned about jail time. If charges are filed against you for possession of a controlled substance and you have no criminal record as indicated, you may be eligible for a diversion program in which you complete a drug treatment program. Once the program is complete, without any new charges or program rule violations, you return to court and the judge will dismiss the case.
    Consulting an attorney (be it private counsel or court appointed) is always in your best interest, especially when it involves felony charges.

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  • Can a 211pc pardonable by the governor

    I received a rehabilitation letter for the 211 pc conviction

    Chrystine’s Answer

    If I am interpreting your question correctly, you are asking if the governor can pardon you after a conviction for violating PC 211. The simple answer is yes; the likelihood that it will happen is slim.

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  • If i have a suspended sentce and did 90% percent of it with only 90 days remaining on it could i terminate probation early

    what can i do to terminate probation

    Chrystine’s Answer

    Should you choose not to use an attorney, be prepared to explain to the court why you need/want probation terminated early. If it is affecting you negatively etc. There is one Judge in my county who likes an actual declaration attached to the motion for early termination of probation.

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