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  • My boyfriend is facing a $100,000 bail on 3 felonies and 2 Misdemeanors. How long of jail time could he be facing?

    Charges are as follow... 273A(A) PC CHILD CRUELTY:POS INJ/DTH, 273.5(A) PC INF CORP INJ:SPOUSE/COHAB, 459 PC BURGLARY:FIRST DEGREE, 417(A)(1) PC EXHIBIT DEADWPN:NOT F/ARM, 594(B)(2)(A) PC VANDALISM -$400. The 273A charge was from my 15 year old s...

    David’s Answer

    Several years in state prison. Don't be so confident about charges getting dropped if the DA told you they would be filed.

    Retain the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you/he can afford.

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  • . Is it true that in the state of California the MSO probation cannot be extended no longer than the sentence or the probation t

    . I have I have a friend that has not reported to MSO for over a year-and-a-half and would like to know the consequences most likely the violation there's an understanding that they can't extend the jail time no more than the sentence which was th...

    David’s Answer

    Not reporting tends to toll the sentence's expiration. Otherwise everyone would just disappear for a few years and avoid responsibility altogether.

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  • What is the statute of limitations on drug trafficking

    State of California did not file charges and the year is up that they said if they were going to file it would be within 1 yr how long do feds have to pick up charges or would they pick up state charges that were not filed no arraignment from st...

    David’s Answer

    Statute of Limitations on nearly all misdemeanors is 1 year. Felonies are three years (and up). Drug trafficking (in California) would lead to felony charges.

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  • I got a CA DUI a few years ago and now live in GA...

    I did not finish my first offenders DUI class program, i paid off everything else court order me to pay, i now live in GA, i do not have a warrant i have checked, i have looked into the 1650 waiver through the DMV mandatory actions unit but it is ...

    David’s Answer

    Asking the same question on a weekend is not going to move things along faster. Retaining an experienced, quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney between now and day's end Monday will.

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  • I got a DUI in CA 3 years ago, i live in GA now what can i do?

    I got a DUI 3 years ago in San Diego, CA when i was living there, i am now living in GA. I was ordered to do the first offenders DUI class program by court which i did not finish due to financial situations, CA DMV has a hold on my license and wou...

    David’s Answer

    First step is to hire a San Diego based criminal defense attorney to appear in court on your behalf to attempt to have the warrant recalled. Then that attorney can guide you through the DMV paperwork to avoid having to complete the CA DUI classes. However, you will need to complete an equivalent program in Georgia in order to be compliant with probation in San Diego.

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  • Unfair misdemeanor

    Yeah I got pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt cop searched my car I felt like I was forced into it or else he wouldn't let us go and found a meth pipe in the center console I didn't even know it was in there and I'm off paper and probation but...

    David’s Answer

    Your previous question was asked and answered. My answer remains the same: give your case the best chance at success, and give yourself the best chance of avoiding jail/probation, by hiring the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford.

    Good luck!

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  • How do I dispute a pending misdemeanor disorderly conduct in another state?

    In March I was under the influence and was picked up and spent the night in jail in Manitowoc, Wi. I appeared for my preliminary hearing. I was to have a court date but it was cancelled and never received the new court date. Since then I have move...

    David’s Answer

    You start to dispute the charges in Wisconsin by calling a quality, experienced, Wisconsin licensed criminal defense attorney.

    Good Luck!

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  • Misdemeanor charge cited and released

    Yeah I got pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt cop searched my car and found a meth pipe in the center console I'm off paper and probation but I do have a strike and drug convictions I completed a year in rehab all my convictions are out of cou...

    David’s Answer

    Your story appears to be missing a key step: How the traffic stop for not wearing a seatbelt turned into a search of your vehicle. Since you say you were not on probation, the only legal way the officer would have been able to search your car would have been with probable cause (I don't see it based on your recitation of the facts) and or with your consent.

    Your desire of not wanting to go to jail if convicted is understandable and reasonable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is you appear to have several mitigating factors associated with your case and possibly a strong search/suppression issue. If you are convicted of the misdemeanor charge, it is highly unlikely you will avoid both jail time AND probation.

    The first step would be to try and not get convicted. Retaining a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney will help.

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  • What if I recently plead guilty to my case, but haven't paid the bails bondsman?

    I was arrested under 3 charges which resulted in $75,000 in bail, after getting bailed out it got dropped to one charge which was a felony. I recently took a plea deal and got 3 years informal probation, and court fines. But I haven't paid the bai...

    David’s Answer

    Bailbond was exonerated at, the latest, time of sentencing; thus, the bondsman is off the hook on the bail but they may try and enforce the contract you signed with them to recover fees you previously agreed to pay.

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  • Will i go to jail for getting my 14 year old pregnant . im 18

    She will be 15 in November. We met at school and she lied to me about her age . she told me she was 17 (she looks older than her age) i didnt find out till her sister same age as me told her mom so her mom was concerned and got the school to kick ...

    David’s Answer

    Please stop admitting guilt on public forums, start keeping your mouth closed, stop having sex with a minor, and and retain the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford if you get contacted by law enforcement.

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