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  • My public defender isnt doing his job how do I go about getting a new One and pro longing my case

    I'm being charged by prosecutors after gfs false report she dropped charges but my DV public defender is not answering my phone calls an has not contacted me.I signed a no contest 3 yr lid and need a new public defender

    Brian’s Answer

    Why are u complaining to a bunch of private lawyers that your not happy with your free lawyer. Call the PD's office.

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  • Worried about jail time for a first offense petty theft citation 484(a)

    Hello! I was cited for petty theft at Walmart. The amount was $145.00. I was cited and released and given a court date. I am in Ventura County, CA. I'm prepared to take the consequences of my actions, but I travel for my job and am concerned I wil...

    Brian’s Answer

    With any criminal offense jail time is possible. It is not however the norm
    In Ventura on this kind of first offense. If concerned enough get a lawyer!

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  • Penal Code 243 1 is for battery. Can I drop the charges against my spouse for this offense.

    One night we both got into a heated discusssion, and were pushing and screaming at ech other and the neighbors called the police. Arrested him and then released hinm OR. I want to drop the charges. Can I do this and how do I do this?. No one was ...

    Brian’s Answer

    Probably not at this point although with a good defense attorney you can mount a defense for him. Unfortunately once police are called its hard to get charges dropped. Many of us on Avvo offer free consults make some calls.

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  • Hello on july 9th i was arrested for a second dui(1dui was 7 ys ago) charges including. Reckless driving and hit and run.

    I ended up losing controll of the car and 2 parked cars were hit. My insurance has covered one of the cars already. I want to know if there is a way to plea for jail alternatives and. How much jail time am i looking at

    Brian’s Answer

    Your case doesn't have to end in jail. Hire a good experienced local lawyer

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  • What are my odds in court for charges on a count 1 pc 242/243(a) simple battery charge?

    Will i have to do jail time? Can i eventually get this off my record? What can i expect? How can i explain what was going on at the time of the event or even my situation right now which is why i cant go to jail?

    Brian’s Answer

    Look courthouses are not casinos. Cases are based on facts not odds. That said if u have no prior record if it's a Los Angeles county case you should avoid jail with a competent lawyer.

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  • My attorney took 22,500 from me how can I get it bavk

    Hire attorney to take my son out of state prison now the attorney is in state prison this was my saving to help my son how can I get it back 22,500.00

    Brian’s Answer

    You may want to contact the State Bar

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  • Can assault charges be dropped if defendant and guardians speak to the prosecutor?

    I have some charges and a record will the judge and prosecutor be lenient to dismiss the charges if the defendant and guardians choose to.

    Brian’s Answer

    As the other lawyers indicate a defendant never speaks to a prosecutor.

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  • When a bench warrant is issued what will happen if i show up to court.

    Got fix it ticket for expired registration. The car has been repossed..and i wasnt able to show up for court i now have a faliure to appear.. N cant afford to be arrested n lose my job n my moms house..i wanna know what to expect and maybe be guid...

    Brian’s Answer

    We get warrants recalled in Indio recalled all the time the best thing you can do is hire an attorney to deal with it so u can stop worrying.

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  • Why is he facing charges when a package was not addressed to him

    A package containing methamphetamine was delivered to my boyfriend's house. The name on the package was of no one living there. He was arrested and charged with two first degree felonies, the roommate got fifth degree possession. Is this legal? T...

    Brian’s Answer

    Well you both desperately need your own INDEPENDENT attorneys. Get yourself a lawyer ASAP and don't speak about anything w anyone other than your retained lawyer.

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