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What should i do how much money should i save up for legal fees?: in 2015 i was caught in san Bernardino at a music festival with less than a quarter gram of cocaine in my pocket at a music festival i was cited then released. a buddy of mine was on probation at the time he was caught with 5 pills of mdma but his charges were dropped. I live in Sacramento when i called later that year to try and reschedule my court date they said there was no record of my case so i thought nothing of it. well i crashed my car this year and made a police report and it turns out i have a warrant for 25000. I can't risk loosing my job if i go down to court and get put in jail also also if i get a charge from this ill loose my job

Asked over 2 years ago in Criminal Defense

John’s answer: Thank you for selecting me to answer your question. I just got back from court and see that other lawyers have also responded.

You should hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer ASAP who can get the bench warrant recalled, make appearances in court on your behalf without you having to travel from Sacramento to get the best possible result for you and it's not necessarily a guilty plea as other options are available.

You can view lawyer profiles on this site for their contact information (including phone number) to talk with them by phone and then retain the lawyer who best suits your needs and handles cases such as yours in San Bernardino where I appear frequently.

Answered over 2 years ago.


Why is BF being hold by lacounty mens jail he just finished sentence of 166days wayside. Feds are going to pick them up can they: There was a raid no search warrant was provide for nothing they just came in like that over a tip someone said found nothing and he served his time then he was told feds are gonna pick him up take him to New York but the room raid wasn’t under his name and there was phones left inside so he got pinned with it and they didn’t give search warrant he said they told him he’s gonna to New York can that be so ?? How is this possible ?? What can be done ?? He’s so scared he told me to stay calm but I can’t. We don’t understand why this happen?? Can the feds take him to New York there nothing they didn’t find anything and they have him in there. There going off he said she said bullshit

Asked over 2 years ago in Federal Crime

John’s answer: Regardless of your perception (and clearly you agitation over this rather than his as he's the one trying to get you to calm down) that the potential Fed charges or possible Fed felony probation/parole violations are "BS", he can be Extradited back to NY to face whatever charges are/will be filed against him. He has the right to an Extradition hearing but as mentioned, the government need only show that it is more probable than not he committed the crime for which he will be held to answer in the other jurisdiction and they have the right person.

Answered over 2 years ago.


How do credits work if you get a fed kick after sentencing? In California : OK I got sentenced to 1 year in 1 out. I did 33 actual days. Then I violated and I was sentenced to 90 in county (45 days cause it got cut in half) how would they determine credits?

Asked over 2 years ago in Criminal Defense

John’s answer: You undoubtedly had a lawyer at the time of your COP (Change of Plea) and sentencing. Ask your lawyer.

Answered over 2 years ago.