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  • Does she have to do jail time?

    My friend is on formal probation for auto theft(felony) for three years. Two months in, she got arrested for being high and did 15 days for that charge and probation violation. Two months later, she got arrested for possession of Meth, DUI(second ...

    Mark’s Answer

    Every case is different. It seems she is likely becoming a more questionable candidate for probation in the eyes of a judge.

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  • Petty theft complaint, no arrest.

    I received an arraignment letter with a court date. Misdemeanor petty theft pc484. I was not arrested, just a letter sayings complaint had been filed and I had a court date. How can I be charged with petty theft and not be caught actually steal...

    Mark’s Answer

    They must prove you took something that does not belong to you. As Mr. Hill said they can prove it a variety of ways. You want examine their evidence. If at all possible you want to fir an attorney who can advocate for you.

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  • While on dui misdemeanor Probation, leaving to Mexico. Coming back will I be arrested?

    i want to leave the country to mexico for the weekend but have not cleared it with probation. im wondering will my PO be notified of my leaving if i am granted re entry back into the US or will he not be? i am a white us citizen. Yes or NO

    Mark’s Answer

    Check with your lawyer. Informal probation usually does not prohibit you to and from Mexico.

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  • Will I get in trouble if I pay an escort for their service?

    Say I pay an escort for their service such as sex, which is considered prositution, but months later say, the escort that I paid for previously gets caught in a sting, or homeland security investigates the escort situation. Could I get in trouble ...

    Mark’s Answer

    Anything is possible. Most likely they would use the escort to get you to repeat the service. If an escort is busted her clients numbers are likely on the phone

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  • What kind of situation am I looking at ! Will I be doing jail time ?

    I got a wet and reckless last June in los angeles after blowing a .07 and last Saturday was pulled over in San Diego for crossing a double yellow and blew a .07 again. I was arrested and was released 20 min after. He wrote it up as an infraction ...

    Mark’s Answer

    I appears you spoke to a knowledgeable attorney in the area. He has more facts than you wrote here.
    It is always a good idea to obtain representation when facing issues if you can.

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  • Consequences for possession of paraphenalia and controlled substance

    I have court tomorrow and fear that I'm going to go back to jail. It's a misdemeanor and I got bailed out and the Bail is paid off. What are some of the consequences I may face?

    Mark’s Answer

    More facts need to be known. Are those the only charges you will be facing? What is your criminal history? If you have the resources the best thing to do is contact an attorney here on Avvo and get representation.

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  • How can there be a case with no victim. Does that seem a fair deal?

    My husband has 2 prior strikes, one for strong arm robbery one for robbery. He was charged with a felony in august 2015 ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON WITH FORCE. He stabbed someone during a fist fight trying to self defend himself. His strikes are fr...

    Mark’s Answer

    Your attorney would be the best person to know whether the offer is fair or not. It appears the prosecution felt they have enough evidence at this time.

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  • What are requirement or rules to receive time credit while on electronic monitoring system

    II have been on monitor since I posted bail and then again after I received OR from court but was required to have monitor. What are requirement or rules to receive time credit while on electronic monitoring system for San Diego County California

    Mark’s Answer

    You should speak to your attorney to get an explanation. The Scram bracelet before the case is adjudicated usually does not give you any credit.

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  • Had a misdemeanor wet reckless driving charge in CA now want to get it expunged. Do I need a lawyer?

    Had a misdemeanor wet reckless driving charge in CA now want to get it expunged. Do I need a lawyer? If so what should I expect to pay? Probation period just ended. I have all necessary information including case numbers and auch.

    Mark’s Answer

    The judges presiding over the expungements is very particular and can deny the motion for small details. The court usually wants more than forms that are found online. The success of the motion lies on a variety of factors.
    It can be done without a lawyer but plan on investing some time to get it done right and probably several trips to court. The fee should be reasonable. Contact attorneys here on Avvo to see how much the cost would be.

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  • Would my wife going w/me to court help? Would her writing a letter or calling DA help drop it?

    273.5(a) pc I called 911, we both scratched ourself on accident on our arms, however she scratched my back while I walked away I told police they didn't take pictures even though I told them she did, we bruised eachother on accident equally (on t...

    Mark’s Answer

    The key in these cases is to be proactive which may entail contacting the DA however it should not be done so before you retain an attorney. Check here on auto and find an attorney who you feel comfortable with.

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