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  • Someone got a dui in my car can I be liable for any incurred fees?

    The person got a dui in my car. He wanted to drive so I wouldn't get a dui. He's trying to get me the fines... is there any way he could come after me to get money?

    Ardalon’s Answer

    In this scenario, he cannot come after you for money or anything else.

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  • Shoplifting Charge

    Over the weekend I was cited for shoplifting at The Grove in Los Angeles. The value of the merchandise was under $500. This is my first offense. I have no prior record. I was taken to the police station and give a ticket and went home. I was not M...

    Ardalon’s Answer

    Do not go into court and simply plead guilty to this offense. Hire a lawyer to negotiate a deal for you. In many cases, a lawyer can get the case dismissed if you have no prior criminal record. Alternatively, and lawyer should be able to get the charges reduced if you have no criminal history. The Los Angeles city attorneys in airport court are fairly reasonable. If the police did not question you, then there is no requirement for them to read you your Miranda rights.

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  • How can i have drug felonies reduced to midemeanors

    conivted of drug posession in 2006

    Ardalon’s Answer

    Most simple drug possession charges that were previously felonies can now be changed to misdemeanors pursuant to the passage of proposition 47, which went into effect November 5, 2014. You should hire a criminal attorney who is familiar with preparing and filing the petition in the county where you were convicted. You first need to consult with a lawyer to make sure that the specific charges you were convicted of are eligible to be changed to misdemeanors pursuant to proposition 47.

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  • I Steal from my old job appears on my criminal record?

    I steal of my work a gift card with costs of 200 dlls. never spent because I regretted, and at work noticed, I wanted to know if this appears on my criminal recod or affect me when you search for another job.

    Ardalon’s Answer

    If you are convicted of this offense in court, then it will appear on your criminal record. Also, if you were arrested and fingerprinted for this offense, the arrest will appear on your criminal record. It does not matter that you did not use the the gift card. Simply having taken it will constitute theft. You should contact a criminal defense attorney to talk about the specific details of your case.

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  • Drunk, my dad wanted me out of our residence. i sniped my phone from him and went inside. anaheim pd told him he had to claim

    abuse to get me out. they charged in, threw me to the ground, and VIOLENTLY CUFFED ME. iS this felony elder abuse?

    Ardalon’s Answer

    First, you will need to state whether you're an adult or a minor. Elder abuse is abusive conduct towards an elderly person, not abusive conduct by an elderly person. If you're not elderly, which I assume that you are not, this would not constitute elder abuse. You should contact a criminal defense attorney to get specific details and advice about your circumstances.

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  • I am homeless can't find a job haven't started my 18 DUI classes or paid my fine what will happen to me

    I am on three years probation haven't started the 18 month program to get my license back or paid my fine I was sentence a year ago completed the community service with time served in jail

    Ardalon’s Answer

    If you have not timely enrolled in or completed the various requirements that you have under the terms of your probation, you may be charged with a probation violation. If the due date for the payment of your fines has passed, this will also be a basis for a probation violation for failure to pay. The same is true if you have not enrolled in your alcohol class in a timely fashion. The best thing to do is to hire a lawyer. Being homeless, I'm sure that is not an option for you. You might want to go to the public defenders office and see if somebody will offer you some assistance. If not, you should go to court and explain your circumstances to the judge rather than ignoring the situation. Ignoring it will only make matters worse

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  • Need info about drug testing for dui classes.

    Signed up for dui classes. Wondering about the drug testing because I will have weed in my system from medicinal use. Even stopping now won't get it out of my system in time. It stays for up to 3 months sometimes. I used it legally but now that I'...

    Ardalon’s Answer

    More information is needed to properly evaluate your situation. For example, is this a first DUI or do do you have priors? Is this a misdemeanor or felony a conviction? where you placed on formal or informal non-supervised probation? Are all very important questions that must be answered to determine the likelihood of you being tested for drugs in your DUI class. drug testing is typically not done in misdemeanor level DUI classes. If there is testing, it will be in frequent and random. In some instances, it is better to disclose your recent marijuana use so that it does not appear as though you used while on probation and while enrolled in the DUI class. This is especially true if you are on formal supervised probation. Definitely set up a consultation with an attorney to assist you on the best course of action.

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  • At 14 I was convicted of commercial burglary, I was also told that it was a felony. Can this be reduced to a misdemeanor?

    - I'm 23 now, so it's been about 9 years. - I was heavily intoxicated, which caused a second charge of public intoxication. - I tried to steal a $25 bottle of Liquor. - I was on formal probation until the age of 17, no time spent in juven...

    Ardalon’s Answer

    Yes you can reduce this to a misdemeanor under Penal Code section 17(b). You can take the extra step of having your juvenile record sealed so it is not accessible. Juvenile records are typically very confidential, but it is always a good idea to seal the record.

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  • How many times can a magistrate continue my arraignment?

    how many times can a magistrate continue my arraignment? The magistrate will not let me plea and it has been over 60 days since my first appearance and I have not waived any time. I want to file a 859b motion to dismiss, but it is not the DA who...

    Ardalon’s Answer

    This sounds like one to two likely scenarios: 1. Either your case has not been filed by the prosecutor's office yet, or 2. Your case has been filed but your arraignment has been continued. However, an arraignment typically cannot be continued unless the accused agrees to the continuance. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer to determine why your arraignment has been continued over your objection.

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  • CA DUI. Did not fulfill sentence. Arrest warrant out there. Want to take care of it. What's best thing to do?

    CA DUI. First offense but struck another vehicle. No injuries. Sentenced to driving school, fine, etc. Could do a couple of weeks in jail under the original sentence in lieu of fine. Left state. Time to fulfill sentence expired. Now returned. ...

    Ardalon’s Answer

    You were facing the misdemeanor probation violation. The best course of action is to hire an experienced criminal defense or DUI defense attorney to go to court on your behalf and resolve the matter. Under the circumstances that you have described, you face a maximum of six months in jail if your underlying conviction was no more than a single misdemeanor charge for a first time DUI. This does not mean that you're going to serve six months in jail, but this is the maximum. The court has the authority to sentence you up to that amount of time in jail. In most instances, your sanction will be considerably less. However, given that you could face additional jail time, it is best to go to court with a lawyer who can help minimize the damage.

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