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  • I am being framed for drugging a women and a rape attempt, when i havent done any, not sure how to approach this properly. HELP

    I was at a party last night and was hanging out basically with women who are swingers, we had a few drinks and we went to jacuzzi, over here i was making out with a girl and i went down on her, and i tried to have an intercourse in the jacuzzi, bu...

    David’s Answer

    PLEASE STOP discussing/admitting to case specific factors on public forums and resist the urge to discuss what did or did not happen further with anyone other than a qualified, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney.

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  • My boys have been accused and not charged what do we do next?

    My sons 13 and 17 have been accused...not yet charged of sexual abuse of a minor under 14. The allegations supposedly occurred anywhere from a year to two years ago. What evidence will be gathered to convict them?.

    David’s Answer

    Each of your boys need their own quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney....ASAP! They should not be speaking with anyone about the basis of these accusations....not in person, not on the phone, and certainly not on social media.

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  • I was given a misdemeanor citation for jumping on SD Padres field and jumping right back over. I called and my case wasn't filed

    he wrote me a court date to appear on Aug 2nd . I called the court and they said my citation was never filed . Do I still have to show up or am I good? Please help

    David’s Answer

    Appear on August 2 or risk a warrant being issued for your arrest if you don't show up and charges are filed. Or, better yet, hire a quality, locally experienced criminal defense attorney who can try and prevent charges from being filed against you and can appear in court for you in the event charges do get filed.

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  • If u violate probation by going on run till ur probation over have an outstand warrent for 4 yrs then turn yourself in what max

    When on run from probation for 4 yrs then I turn myself in whats the max time punishment im facing .no new crimes or any offences n my probation should be yerminated

    David’s Answer

    Assuming no new crimes are alleged, you are facing the maximum you could have received from the original case/charge(s) you were convicted of, minus time already served.

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  • Does my employer have to pay for my criminal lawyer?

    I'm a bouncer and I might be charged for assault for an incident that happened while I was at work. Does my employer have to pay the legal fees for a criminal lawyer, or am I on the hook for that?

    David’s Answer

    They don't have to, but it would be great if they would step up and do so to help you out in your pursuit of a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney.

    Definitely a good idea to keep your mouth closed (i.e. don't discuss the incident with anyone) and consider getting a lawyer ASAP.

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  • Was offered DEJ for misdemeanor embezzlement, and completed the course. How to proceed with green card renewal?

    A relative of mine was arrested last year for misdemeanor embezzlement in Riverside County. She was offered DEJ by the ADA, and she completed the required course. In Riverside County, you're not required to go to your second court date if you com...

    David’s Answer

    Prior to filling out any paperwork and or discussing with anyone from the federal government, your relative should consult with an experienced immigration attorney, not a criminal defense attorney, as it appears the criminal case has been dismissed pursuant to the DEJ agreement.

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  • What are possible punishments for 460(A) PC, ATMP - BURGLARY:FIRST DEGREE & 11550(A) HS, UNDER INFLUENCE CNTL SUB?

    My boyfriend isn't on probation I believe (75% sure) and holds a steady job and doesn't have frequent run-ins with law enforcement...caught up at a really bad time.

    David’s Answer

    Residential Burglary is a strike felony can carry up to 6 years prison at 85%. If he is convicted of attempted residential burglary then that would cut the sentencing exposure in half (3 years max.).

    He/you should be contacting and retaining the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you/he can afford.

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  • Should I go to court today?

    Mt wife has a temporary 30 day restraining order against me. But we worked things out . And she isn't going to our hearing. Does it matter if I don't go?

    David’s Answer

    If this matters to you AT ALL, you should go.

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  • What should I plea and what are my options for my Minor in Possession of Alcohol ticket (infraction)?

    I was with my 23 year old friend at Ralphs to buy HER alcohol, and waited outside the store as she purchased it. We walked to the car, and for a second, she handed me her bag of alcohol to hold as she had to pull out her keys. We sat in the car, a...

    David’s Answer

    You have internet where you are. That means you can, and should, hire an attorney to deal with this on your behalf with the goal in mind of avoiding a conviction.

    If you are 18 or older this will not be a juvenile matter.

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