I'm 17 and I shoplifted almost $150 worth of items. It was really dumb and my family recently underwent financial struggles and I didn't want to ask my dad for his money to pay for stupid things. And.. I don't know what will happen to me. I have t...
The Orange County Court and the Orange District Attorney employ a Dismissal Program commonly referred to as Deferred Entry of Judgment. With minor crimes such as a Misdemeanor Petty Theft, if you are eligible, you will be allowed to obtain a dismissal upon taking a class and being on Probation for 90 days. I have obtained this result for prior clients. It is a great program.
First, i would suggest you immediately advise your parents of this incident, Next you and your parents need to consult and hire an experienced Juvenile Defense Attorney. Most AVVO attorneys provide free case reviews and permit payment arrangements on attorney's fees.
One of your parents will have to appear with you and your attorney at court appearances.
What is now important is that you and your parents take this opportunity to best protect you for now and in the future.
Wishing you the very best.
Never late on rent 16 years +,lost lease,due to City inspecton after heavy rain,(saw major damage inside my suite) landlord said I ratted him out?Refused to renew lease,15 people lost their jobs:(I lost great Biz:( Forward 1 year...Ex land...
My fellow attorneys have given you excellent suggestions,
I would also suggest that you consult and hire an attorney or request a Public Defender in the Newport Beach Court. It is very important to work with an attorney who regularly appears in the court where your case is filed. I would not recommend you representing yourself where it appears there is a criminal complaint filed.
Most of the AVVO attorneys provide a free case review and offer payment arrangements. You need to confer with a criminal defense attorney right away.
Wishing you the best.
What can post conviction do for healthcare providers? Does it remove the conviction from your record. Does it show employers that you don't have a conviction when they do a background check. After having an expungement. Does post conviction allow ...
There has been much discussion of late on AVVO regarding Post Conviction Relief and its effect on one's employment and application for Citizenship.
Under Penal Code 1203.4, certain criminal convictions may be expunged and court records change from a conviction to a dismissal. The effect is that one will not have to disclose the prior conviction, with a few exceptions. It is always recommended that a prior conviction be expunged.
As for Application for Citizenship, the Post Conviction will not prevent disclosure of the prior conviction.
Under California Law, there is not a complete removal of the prior court record, the only benefit is receiving a Dismissal and having the Dismissal reflected in the court records.
Suggest that you speak to an AVVO listed attorney regarding expungement and immigration issues.
I got a ticket. There are two prices. One is $300 for the ticket and one is $350 for traffic school. If I wanted to written declaration, what do I have to pay? What form do I send?
This is the down side of Trial By Declaration (TBD) that you have to pay the ticket bail, $350, in advance in order to file Trial By Declaration.
The other downside is the TBD are rarely granted by the court in favor of the Defendant.
Best to use your resources to hire an attorney and fight the ticket. It is always best to have the assistance of an attorney, as what you state in the TBD can be used against you in a Trial De Novo should you lose the TBD.
Good luck and hire the best traffic attorney you can afford, as the outcome of your case can effect your license and your insurance rates.
I am naive about how red light ticket cameras work. I came to a complete stop at Katella and Bloomsfield to make a left hand turn. The light was red as I came to a complete stop. I was the first and only car to make a left. It turned green, and i ...
You should be okay if the light remained yellow while you went through the light. If you do get a ticket, you should hire an attorney as the light may be set to turn to red too quickly, less than 3 seconds.See question
probation knows about the accident and the suspended license, but doesn't know about the warrant yet. I want to go into court to take care of the warrant,but want to know if they are going to arrest me because FTA or because probation violation?
As a Driving on Suspended License is a Misdemeanor, this could result in a Probation Violation, . Further, the fact you have a pending warrant is very serious. Probation may be informed about the warrant very shortly.
It is highly recommended that you immediately hire a traffic attorney to recall the warrant at once and begin defending you on this new Misdeamanor and working on the ticket that caused your license to be suspended.
if you would like further information or assistance, please call my office as soon as possible.
Orange County Criminal, DUl, and Traffic Attorney
Husband is manic depressive-not violent-has no burglary priors and does not burglarize has past drug offense which is reason for probation to date. Recent major physical illnesses c.o.p.d . emphysema, and aneurysm caused him to be treated on a va...
Both counsel have given excellent advise for you to consider as well as a very plausible defense as to the pending attempted Specific Intent Crime.
I would further suggest and it is imperative that you hire a criminal defense attorney who appears regularly in the court that your husband's case is being heard. This will make a significant difference in the outcome of your husband's case. I practice daily in one or more of the Orange County Courts and observe the difference when an Orange County Attorney appears.
If you would like further information, feel free to call our office. We provide a free consultation.
Wishing you well with your husband's case.
Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
I read you can discover details on a traffic ticket from the state. I got a ticket from chip, I sent out a informal discover letter to the DA and CHP. My court date is approaching, and I have received nothing in the mail. What do I do? Did I do th...
You may have a legal basis/cause to request a continuance of the trial, since your discovery request has not been responded by the CHP
Suggest you hire an attorney to represent you at upcoming trial and motion to continue trial.
The best of luck to you.
In Dec. 2011 I was arrested with my cousin for Petty Theft, however, I didn't have anything to do with it. My cousin & her friend asked me for a ride to the store and I agreed to take them. They went into the store and I stayed in the car finishin...
In addition to suggestion and observations provided by other counsel, I would further suggest that you seek out who attorney who regularly appears and practices in the Westminster Court who has excellent and prior work experience and relationships with both the Deputy District Attorneys and Judges.
These relationships and experience can make a significant difference as to whether the warrant can be recalled without your appearance. Some judges require the defendant to be present in court to recall the warrant where others do not if the attorney has a good working relationship with court personnel.
If you would like to receive further information and a free consultation, please call my offices.
Wishing you the very best.
Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
i missed my court date for an open container ticket in New Port Beach and i was suppose to go to court Jan. 2013 but i got kicked out and barely got the rest of my belongings and my ticket what will happen if i go to court to try and pay?
You are faced with both the open container infraction plus a Misdemeanor Failure to Appeal that will cause an additional civil assessment/fine of $325 and the court has the power to issue a warrant for your failure to appear.
Although you do not have legal cause to avoid the Failure to Appear Fine, an experienced attorney should be able to reduce the civil assessment. Further, you case may be dismissed if the officer does not appear at trial.
Suggest you consult with an attorney before paying any fine, most attorneys offer a free consultation.
Call my offices if you need additional information.
Richard L. Grant
Criminal & Traffic Defense Attorney