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Michael S Parent

Michael Parent’s Answers

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  • What does NEW eff. 4/12 mean?

    Michael’s Answer

    That is the effective date of the code section under which you were charged, it has nothing to do with whether or not the case will be refiled.

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  • How long will I go to jail if I turn myself in?

    Michael’s Answer

    Your story is a bit hard to follow. You should contact a local criminal defense attorney and discuss the best ( and most time efficient) way to handle your matter.

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  • Is it possible to be charged on a charge that was not reported by the owner?

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, you can definitely be charged, Now, whether or not you can be convicted is dependent on the evidence. It sounds like you should consult an experienced attorney to discuss the specifics of you case.

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  • DUI ticket?

    Michael’s Answer

    You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing with the DMV. If you fail to request a hearing your license will be suspended for one year for the refusal. This process is entirely different and largely independent of the criminal charges that will be filed against you, which will have to be addressed separately. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss the specific facts of your matter. Good luck.

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  • I’m 18 years old dui of .10?

    Michael’s Answer

    The outcome of your case depends largely on the facts. You should consult with an experienced DUI attorney to go over the specifics of your case.

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  • What do I do?

    Michael’s Answer

    Have your sister hire a qualified criminal defense attorney and tell the truth.

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  • How do i find out if the DA is picking up my case and or filing charges?

    Michael’s Answer

    The DA has up to 3 years to file charges in most felony cases. If you posted a bond to be released then the bond would be exonerated shortly after your original arraignment date. If you were release OR then that arraignment date just comes and goes. In some of the more rural courts criminal complaints are often not filed by the original date set for arraignment if the accused is not in custody. If and when a complaint is filed the court usually just issues an arrest warrant (in a felony) and the local police will come pick you up. Since you live out of state, it is less likely that you will be picked up, but if you are stopped you will likely be held. Kern County courts has a website on which you can search your name and information and see which if any cases are pending against you. You should consult with a local attorney (by phone at least) in order to be prepared for if and when the charges are actually filed. Good luck.

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  • Husband missed appointment with work release now he has a Warrant, can he file for EMP instead of jail time/work release

    Michael’s Answer

    A motion to reconsider is likely not an appropriate approach. First he should attempt to have his warrant recalled and be referred to work release or commitment. The Sheriff's department, can, in theory grant his request for alternate ways to serve his sentence, such as an ankle bracelet.

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  • I have a 15 day jail term commitment and surrender date is in 7 days. I now have scabies so what are my options?

    Michael’s Answer

    You certainly would not be the first person to report for commitment with scabies. If you tell them when you report they will likely send you to the infirmary to be treated and then isolate you so that you don't infect everyone. Or if you are lucky, they may release you even earlier. Don't miss your commitment date or you may have to deal with additional time for a violation of the probation that was granted. Good Luck

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  • Is second degree burglary consider the same as second degree robbery?

    Michael’s Answer

    Definitely not the same. You should speak with your attorney about your options.

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