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  • Is there any defense against this?

    I am a 16 year old kid that lives in Sacramento California. I was recently caught on school property with 2 grams of marijuana and around 5 bags with flakes in them. I was suspended for 3 days and when I got back I was forced to talk to an officer...

    Paul’s Answer

    You will need to speak with a lawyer right away.

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  • What does it mean when the status of an upcoming case is "Remove fr ct control"??

    There is an upcoming case classified as a criminal misdemeanor and the status of this case that is published on the docket has me stumped. What does it mean when it says "Remove fr ct control"?

    Paul’s Answer

    That's a little puzzling. "Control" usually is used in two ways that I've seen on court calendars. One is "control date," meaning the court is controlling the progress of something, like discovery of evidence, or sentencing. Another is in the general sense of jurisdiction, i.e., the court is taking a matter off calendar and not handling the matter any longer. You will want to call the duty attorney at the public defender's office in your county to get a more certain answer; either that, or call the court itself.

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  • I live in Arizona I had court in Ca, judge gave me a fine and turn myself into jail on weekends what do i do now?

    I had two warrants for driving on a sispended license.judge said pay 1800 dollars and do weekends at county jail. I didnt get a chance to say i live in az and have been here 4 years .how can i change this

    Paul’s Answer

    First, call the sheriffs or probation in your AZ county to make sure they have an equivalent program like weekends in jail. Then, after making that call, call probation in the county where your CA case is and tell them you need to have your probation transferred to AZ. The first thing a judge will do before hearing from a lawyer is ask probation what they know. If probation says you've been in contact, that shows good faith. This helps tremendously. Then, right after making that call, call a lawyer or a pubdef in that county and have the lawyer get it on calendar for a transfer of probation to AZ.

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  • My 16 year old is on probabtion in ventura county , how do I get his cell phone back that the cops took from him?

    My 16 year old son is on probation for graffiti tools and the Moorpark police did a probation search and took my son's cell phone for evidence on a case they have been investicating and my son was arrested that day also. They say there's evidence ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Generally, you won't get property back until probation is complete, because there could be a violation of probation, or your son could possibly move to withdraw his plea and try the case. Because of this, the DAs will not allow property to be released, at least, until six months after probation, when it is clear the person will working on the terms of probation and doing well.

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  • If my fiance was charged with HS 11350 (A) and HS 11377 (A) an he was deported 5 years ago can i fix him papers to reenter back?

    if my fiance was charged with HS 11350 (A) and HS 11377 (A) an he was deported 5 years ago can i fix him papers to reenter back into the US? im an American Citizen and i want to bring him back to the Us because i want to marry him here, what can i...

    Paul’s Answer

    It is nearly impossible to overcome a completed criminal deportation. Talk to an immigration lawyer to see if the rules have softened at all with regard to drug offenders.

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  • Have prior criminal & prison record; What does recent, open social media monitoring by prosecutors usually mean/imply.

    For criminal lawyers: I did time in Calif. prison years ago for several non-serious and non violent crimes. In the years since, have completed parole and successfully work and go to grad school. Totally clean. My case was totally prosecuted, to ...

    Paul’s Answer

    People always want to see a comeback story. People always rubberneck a major collision. Humans are deeply conflicted beings. Sure, people that were interested in your case want to see how you turn out. It's uplifting if someone with a troubled past can make it. It confirms deep inner pessimism if a tiger does change its stripes, and then you would serve as a cautionary lesson of "I told you so." This grand world is completely interdependent. You hold the future in your hands. And your future is our future.

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  • Can i expunge 2 DUI's if I am enrolled but still have not completed the 2nd dui's court-ordered program?

    The 3 year probationary period for both has ended... (I think the 2nd had a 3 year period as well?) Then the 3 years has just passed..

    Paul’s Answer

    That's a stretch. A court wouldn't consider it at least until you've fulfilled all the terms of probation and some period of years has gone by showing how rehabilitated you are. This is the freeway state. DUIs are treated rather seriously here.

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  • Disobeying highway lanes???

    A Friend was pulled over for a suspicion of a DUI, but since she was not drinking at all, the officer cited her for "disobeying highway lanes." She wasn't even on the highway. She had just pulled out of a shopping plaza parking lot and pulled on...

    Paul’s Answer

    Well she should just fight it. The cop might not show. But if s/he did, and your friend has a witnesses that can show she wasn't swerving on the highway, then that would help.

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  • What should I expect to pay for an attorney to obtain a copy of my police report in city of Whittier, Los Angeles California

    I was not arrested nor charged with a crime, but personal property confiscated.

    Paul’s Answer

    You have entered the great black hole in the law known as police confiscations. I'm assuming this "evidence" is money? That will be buying coke and weed for some deputies soon. What needs to happen here, is you need to hire a very friendly nice faced motherly lawyer to go and befriend the cop working the evidence locker. They can say who's the cop who worked the case and try to get them to release the property. You can always take it up with the court with a petition to release property. You will also need a lawyer for that.

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  • What kind of attorney do I need if I want to go to the police about something that is sure to attract a ton of media attention?

    I am thinking of going to the police regarding a case that is sure to attract a lot of media attention. It involves an individual with two Academy Awards, a LAUSD high school teacher, child pornography, drug use, and videos showing people being ki...

    Paul’s Answer

    This most certainly would be a very high-profile case, the likes of which we only see in the movies. I would suggest that before you go the police to make sure your facts check out. Stories like these that turn into media frenzies and book deals are worth a lot of money to some people. If I might be so bold, you might want to contact a private investigator and/or a crime writer. They could help you make sure all the facts check out. You might think this idea strange, but the big corporations hire outside consulting services to package cases that they send to the Department of Justice. That makes everything looks slick and convincing in situations where most people will be very skeptical. Just the $0.02 of an old dog.

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