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  • I appelled my red light flash ticket and was granted motion for O.R what dos it mean? thanks

    I appelled my red light flash ticket and was granted motion for O.R what dos it mean? thanks

    Darrell’s Answer

    This means you do not have to post bail for the upcoming trial.

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  • What form do i use to petition for Modification of Sentence in San Fernando California?

    This is not for me, it's for my girlfriend who is currently in custody at Twin Towers she was arrested for a 496 d(a) was sentenced to 851 days and has served 88 days thus far. Her son is getting ready to be put in foster care and her "soon to ...

    Darrell’s Answer

    When is the court date for the OSC to determine arrears and where is it?

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  • Can I serve jail time for a traffic ticket that went to a collection agency in pamona, CA I do not have money to pay it

    I can not find any work till I clear that ticket and get my license back I will lose everything if I dont get it back soon

    Darrell’s Answer

    no but you may be able to do community service. However, some judges will not let you do community service once the matter has been referred to collections.

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  • I just had trial and support was adjusted and a portion of my wife's attorney's fees, which was excessive. I have been

    continuously employed in Corporate Finance in Managment for 10 years and within the week after, I was included in a layoff as the business unit I am at was not doing well. What options do I have on support and am I able to challenge the attorney f...

    Darrell’s Answer

    You can seek to modify the support award based on your new circumstances. The court can modify the future support amounts. However, the order for attorneys fees cannot be modified since it is an order for fees already incurred by the other party and already ordered. You can seek an order from the court to make installment payments for the attorneys fees based on your changed circumstances.

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  • My son's father is trying to take full custody of our son, what are his chances of succeeding?

    My son has been living with me for about a year now, he has never paid child support and he was recently charged with domestic violence for hitting me. What can I do to keep my son and is there a way that I can turn this around so that I have ful...

    Darrell’s Answer

    Its is difficult to say whether or not you the other parent would get full custody. In order to strip the other parent of custodial rights, there has to be very unusual circumstances since the family law code specifies that each parent should have frequent and continuous contact with the children. I don't think a charge of domestic violence would prevent him from having frequent and continuous contact with the children. The court may impose monitored visitation for awhile but I don't know all the circumstances involving your case and you would have to wait and see if the files an Order to Show Cause re Modification of Child Custody/Visitation. I suggest you retain counsel, if you can afford it, if he does file an OSC.

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  • I have Trial coming up, it is primarily for custody, minimal assets. There are only three witnesses that I need. Two are expert

    witnesses and the third is a custody evaluator. I had a process server go to Court to obtain the Subpoena's to issue. Two of the witnesses are will be friendly and reliable and requested if I could have someone do a service via fax or email. Would...

    Darrell’s Answer

    Service via fax or email is not proper service. They must be served in person and the person serving them needs to file a proof of service. If you serve them via fax or email and and they don't show up to court you have no grounds to continue your trial.

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  • Are video recordings permitted to be used as evidence in a Custody trial for long-cause? My soon to be ex's attorney provide

    an exhibit list with video recordings and notified me that it would be impeachable . Will the Judge allow this and is there anything I could do to object? This will be for Family Law/Child Custody. Thank you.

    Darrell’s Answer

    Yes if they can lay the proper foundation for its admissibility.

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  • Can a judge do his own caselaw research to bolster a D.A.'s weak presentation?

    California justice system

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    Yes, and they do it all the time.

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  • I am in Pro Per. MSC is coming up and I have the Final Disclosure Delaration with the I&E and Schedule of Assets & Debts and

    related documents as well as briefs. Would I need to just deliver these to the department and they will get in the file or do I need to provide two copies, one for the department and another to the other department if we go to Trial? I am just try...

    Darrell’s Answer

    You need to file them with the court clerk and present the clerk with a copy of the documents so you have proof that you filed them (conformed copy). You also need to serve the opposing party/attorney with those documents. Remember the Disclosure itself is not filed with the court, only the Declaration of Disclosure.

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  • How does one send a demand letter to the defendant in a defamation case if you do not know their mailing address?

    For example, if someone was libeled in an online publication, in which the writer has not listed their mailing address (but they are writing under their real first and last name), how would the plaintiff the required demand letter to retract the l...

    Darrell’s Answer

    Why not just conduct a check on the person via the internet. There are many companies out there that will search and find the person for a small fee. You can then mail them a certified letter. If you want to send it via email, just send it return receipt requested. Most email platforms have this option in their settings. One thing about a libel or slander action, they are difficult to win, sometimes hard to establish damage and courts do not like them crowding up their calendars.

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