I was recently sent a Contra Costa District Attorney Community Accountability Program pre filing diversion official notice. I went online to view the specifics and when I try to hit the pay now to start the program it says to call the 1-866 number. When I call, it asks to enter in the same case # to get into the online part but the 1-866 number says that the case # I have entered was not found in their records. What could this mean? what should I expect next?
When I called the number before and entered in the case # all info was there, name, amount due, the website to check and get started, ETC. I don't understand why it is not being found now when I call. Is there a specific number for the clerk? Where do I look and what if they do not have a case # either. Is this case automatically going to go to court and I get a conviction of petty theft? The letter said i had to pay enrollment fee on or before 8/2
Family Law Attorney
If you are involved in a criminal law matter in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside or San Bernardino California, I will consult with you in my office for ½ hour for free. If it is outside those counties, consider how much your freedom is worth. Other States in which I do not practice may have dissimilar Laws; always consult attorneys in your state!! Use Avvo’s tab “find a Lawyer” above.
YOU HAVE ABSOLUTE RIGHTS TO COUNSEL, TO REFUSE TO TESTIFY AGAINST YOURSELF, TO WITNESSES BEING SUBPEONED, ETC. GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION. DO NOT WAIVE THEM, IF NECESSARY ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE ARRESTED. IN MY 40 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 99% OF THE PERSONS WHO HAVE TALKED WITH THE POLICE HAVE HURT THEIR CASES!! WOULD YOU BET MONEY ON THOSE ODDS, WHY BET YOUR FREEDOM! POLICE ARE TRAINED IN INTERROGATION TECHNIGUES AND ALLOWED TO LIE.
YOU CAN TALK TO YOUR ATTORNEY AND HIS STATEMENTS TO THE POLICE CAN NOT BE USED AGAINST YOU.
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GO TO THE COURT IF YOU CAN NOT REACH THEM BY PHONE.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
It's 'pre-filing' diversion. The case number should be an internal DA only case number. The numbers in their system are likely filed cases.
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