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Sharon Paris Babakhan

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  • The code section VCC 23123.5 says the fine is $20.00 for the first offense. The court is charging me $162. Is that proper?

    I was cited for texting while driving

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    $20 plus penalty and assessments. After calculating penalty and assessments it generally goes up significantly. So yes it is proper, they have been doing it and it is legal for them to do so "unfortunately"

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  • How did this happen and what can I do? Simple fix it ticket turned into $1000

    I got a fix it ticket for tinted tail lights and tinted windows. I corrected the issue and the officer said I was good. I was not aware I needed to mail the ticket into the courthouse since the office said I was good. I got a failure to appear wit...

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    The reason it becomes $1000 is because the court does not have your paper with proof of corrections so you are sentenced to or liable for the tinted tail lights and tinted windows original ticket $$$$ plus a failure to appear which is about $500 on its own. Just go to court with your proof of corrections, explain to the judge what happened to you and why you did not appear to court (not intentional, not negligence, it's just based on what the officer said). If you don't have any other tickets then you can use that to your advantage that you have not been in the system and you did not know how it really works, so when the officer told you "You are good" you thought you were good. Same thing you are telling us on this forum. Make sure you mention that once you found out about the FTA you quickly took action to appear to court. Just be prepared with your justification and you will be fine. GOOD LUCK.

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  • Violated probation badly what will my punishment be ? Is there any alternatives?

    I was put on probation for battery last year in July but in October I messed up and got a ticket for vandalism. A week ago I got arrested for Grand theft Auto.. 2 days later I went to a hearing with my PO and he terminated our contract and told me...

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    You do NOT make any statements about the car theft to the police or anyone. You say it and you can look at serious punishment. Grand Theft auto is a serious crime. It could be a misdemeanor or a felony. Depending on the court, the judge, and the circumstances of your new case and old case, different outcomes are possible. Mr. Finnecy is right, no one can tell you with certainty.

    Yes get a lawyer. This is not a kind of case where you go on your own and hope for the best. AVVO is a good place to look for a lawyer. Most attorneys here offer free consultation so talk to a few and see what can be done. Remember "Joyride is a crime" not a defense or cute excuse.

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  • Immigration wants a court disposition.

    USCIS wants a court disposition regarding a 2000 DUI case back in Long Beach, CA. However, I cannot come to Long Beach in order to get this disposition due to work/family schedule. Can I hire a lawyer to get the disposition on my behalf? The case ...

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    If you are out of County (out of Los Angeles) yes any attorney can get that for you for a small fee. As some of colleagues mentioned the certified copy (best option for USCIS) is going to be $25 plus whatever the attorney charges (which will be a small fee). Contact one to take care of it.

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  • I got arrested falsly.accused of theft even though i didnt take anything but because i was there what can i do

    my sister sells children clothing her a customer refused to pay we asked to get the clothing back then she said take it and then she called the policd accussed of of stealing and denied that she has ever purchased anything from us

    Sharon’s Answer

    You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney. The question you posted is confusing and we need to ask you questions to find out what exactly happened and then we can give you information. Most attorneys offer free consultation.

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  • Undocumented and 1st time DUI by 0.08 breath test.

    I am Undocumented man with two citizen child. Last night, after dinner with some drinks, around 9PM, I was driving local and police stopped me. Officer said i turned signal little late while making lane change. He asked me if i drink alcohol....

    Sharon’s Answer

    No need to panic. The answer to your question is both Yes and No. Depending on the court, circumstances of your case and your actual blood alcohol content then your case could potentially be reduced to a Wet Reckless but an attorney could potentially negotiate such a deal for you. Also, the stop in your case seems sort of fishy. You can have some arguments or potential motions (petitions to court) as well.

    Since it is NOT a felony I highly doubt they will start removal proceedings against you. it is just a DUI which is a misdemeanor. Could it be problematic? yes, specially when you apply for green card.

    Most attorneys here offer free consultation. Call and find out about your options and things that can be done in your case.

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  • Should I represent myself in my DUI case?

    I got pulled over in April and was arrested for a DUI. I did field tests and blew a 0.06. I was arrested but did not go to jail. My license was never suspended. It's my first ever offense (not even a speeding ticket is on my record.) The cops told...

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    A lawyer can certainly look into the matter for you to find out whether the DA has filed or going to file charges against your or not. You can start with a small fee. Most of attorneys here offer free consultation. Feel free to call and find out about your case.

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  • How to sponge my felonys

    2 felonys A245 n a 417

    Sharon’s Answer

    Expungement has a process to follow. Forms and declarations are needed to be prepared and filed with the court and then after a hearing the judge will decide whether to grant the expungement or not. Talk to an attorney. Almost every attorney here handles expungements.

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  • Can I get a restraining order against my neighbor in Los Angeles?

    Our neighbor came into our yard and left piles of cigarette butts and refuse to let us know it was her and her boyfriend. We went to the police. They said to throw it all back in her yard, which we did, but this set her off. She threw more trash a...

    Sharon’s Answer

    One option - if you feel afraid of them and feel they can be of any danger to you and your property - is to file for a civil restraining order. It will get their attention and if they do ANY of the above to you or your property ever again, then it's a violation of the court order and that would be grounds for another criminal case against them and that will really get their attention. However, a civil restraining order will require you to feel an imminent threat of harm and/or injury to you or your property.

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  • How do i get termination of probation & have it expunged.Feb.2014 convicted of 484(A). received 3 year probation.in L.A. Calif.

    i have a squeaky clean record other than this misdameanor.i was forced to retire after 24 years on job & have been denied further employment due to this on record.i have letters of proof to show.i still have 1 year & 10 months left on probation bu...

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    Well there are some good news. You are past 50% your probationary period and once you are past 50% the judges are more lenient in allowing an "early termination of probation" and you can get it expunged simultaneously. It does not happen automatically and a petition must be filed with the court (one for early termination of probation and one for expungement) but it is definitely doable. The law is also on your side because on January 1, 2015 a new law passed (PC 1001.94) where it allows the judge to get such cases dismissed (formal diversion). While this is not applicable to your case because obviously your plea was before 1/2015 BUT the judges have more leniency and tendency to grant an early termination of probation on 484(a) cases.

    Talk to an attorney and almost all of us can help you with this. It is a matter of preparing, filing, and hearing the petition. Good Luck.

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