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Christopher Montes de Oca

Christopher de Oca’s Legal Guides

8 total

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (Criminal Conviction Guidelines)

    Not to be confused with the DREAM ACT. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012. This guide tries to answer specific questions regarding National Security and Public Safety Guidelines, commonly known as criminal convictions.

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  • Applying for a Job

    What criminal convictions do I have to disclose on job applications or at job interviews?

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  • Dismissal of Criminal Case per Penal Code Section 1203.4 (Formerly Expungement of Criminal Records)

    What really does an Expungement mean? If I have my case expunged what does that do for my criminal record? How to clean up your criminal record. A basic guide to give you more information regarding what it means to have your conviction dismissed.

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  • I am Scared to Talk to an Attorney Because I Might Not Hire Them.

    One of the most important rules at your disposal is the "Duty of Confidentiality." An attorney shall not reveal any client communications without the client's informed consent.

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  • Should I Post the Bail Amount or Use the Services of a Bail Bondsmen?

    Bail Amounts can be very high and often make it impossible for a defendant's family to both hire a Private Attorney and Post a Bond.

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  • Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

    Criminal Convictions may cause collateral consequences on the accused, such as immigration problems. Often these consequences can be detrimental to the non-citizen and their families. It is imperative to discuss your immigration status with your Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  • I want to hire a private attorney or lawyer but I don't have any time before my court appearance.

    Defendant's rights at his/her first court appearance, otherwise known as the "arraignment," allow them to request a continuance in order to hire private counsel before entering a plea.

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  • Making Telephone Calls From Jail (California Penal Code Section 851.5)

    Debunking the myths behind making a telephone call from jail. What the law really says about a person who has been arrested and wants to make a telephone call from jail.

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