Got my first ticket ever the other day for not fulling stopping at a stop sign the other night. The stop sign was located on a slope and the ground was wet from the rain. On the part of the ticket about weather conditions, the officer incorrectly ...
Taking traffic school now would be the most risk free approach.
However, if you hire a traffic attorney and set the matter for trial, the attorney may be able to either have the case dismissed at trial or obtain traffic school at trial. An experienced traffic attorney most often can get you a better result from the court , then one representing oneself.
Feel free to call our offices for more information or assistance.
I got my 1st DUI in Orange County and was recently issued a warrant for being dropped from my DUI class for not attending within the first 21 days. The bench warrant came in the mail and the bail amount was 5000 which I do not have to pay. I wo...
It is essential that you or an attorney on your behalf appear in court to have the court recall the warrant PRIOR to you being arrested. It will make a big difference wit the judge. Due to your circumstances it is best that you have attorney to represent you. You can go to court and have the matter sent to a judge and I would then immediately request a public defender to reinstate your probation and a new referral to the DUI Classes. Again, I would not suggest that you represent yourself this time.
If you would like further assistance or information, please call my offices.
Good luck with your matter.
Richard L. Grant
Last month, I received a speeding ticket in Southern California. The officer clocked me at 91mph on the freeway (which is 65 max) using a LIDAR device. Once the ticket was given to me, the officer said I would receive a notice in the mail on how m...
The fact that there is no fine amount on your notice and your appearance in court is required, unless you hire local counsel, is due to the fact of the aleged high speed in excess of 25 mph of the speed limit. Due the alleged speed, you are lookng at enhancements which could double the customary fines.
I would not write a letter. Instead hire an experienced speeding attorney who regularly appears in the Fullerton Court. There may be an opportunity to have your case dismissed if the officer does not appear at trial, and if one does possibly either have the ticket speed reduced to be eligible for traffic school where you case can be disimissed or have the fines reduced.
If you would like further information or assistance, please call my offices.
got pulled over after a cop literally followed me up until I tried backing up and parallel park when I arrived to my destiation, I could not back up because he was really close to me. I put my right signal on, but he would not move. I then drove f...
The police officer cut you a break, you could have been cited for Driving On A Suspended License, cvc 14601.2 with exposure to possible jail time.
At the worst, you may be looking at a probation violation where the judge in Newport Beach could revoke you probation and order jail time up to six months.
At best, with the assistance of counsel, your probation may be revoked and reinstated, and you will have to pay $100 base fine plus penalty assessments or $500.00
Most importantly, you need to some way get an sr 22 and get your license back.
If you need further information, please call my offices.
Richard L. Grant
I had a blade on me that i recently bought a week ago at the mall brand new, never used or open, the officer took the blade and told me it was illegal to have one, but i told i didnt know it was illegal cus i never checked it or flipped it open, a...
The fact that you did know it was illegal to have a switchblade on you or you never used it or flipped it open will not cause you to have the Misdemeanor Dismissed.
However, there may be issues as to the lack of probable cause to have stop you as well as an illegal search and seizure by the officer to have an experienced criminal defense attorney suppress the evidence against you and have the District Attorne' Office dismiss the Misdemeanor Criminal complaint.
The best course of action would be to consult with an attorney.
Should you like to further discuss your matter, please contact myself.
Richard Grant, Orange County Criminal AttorneySee question
Lost my job 2 months into paying my dui fines. I have saved money to now and really want to take care of this before it becomes even worse.
The failure to timely pay your fines will subject you to a warrant for your arrest and is the basis for a probation violation. A Probation Violation could expose you to jail time. Also, a pending arrest warrant could result you being placed in Jail, during a traffic ticket stop.
The best course of action is to immediately speak with an experienced DUI attorney,have the attorney appeared in court without any further delay, have warrant recalled, and pay the fine at the earliest possible moment or make arrangements with court collections dept. In previous, cases, I have had the client admit the Probation Violation, warrant recalled, & pay fine, no jail time.
Contact myself if you would like further information.
I'm 14 and bought weed from a friend at school while school was in session, I got caught and cited for it, the court date hasn't arrived yet. It was about a gram, nothing significant. The ticket says it is a misdemeanor. My question is what will t...
Two further points that you should be aware about your case.
The First is that your citation will most probably be filed with the Orange County Juvenile Court . It is highly recommended that you and your parents consult and hire an experienced Juvenile defense attorney who regularly practices in the OC Juvenile Court and who has handled cases similar to yours.. An experienced juvenile defense attorney should be able to get your case dismissed upon you completing a drug class(es).
The Second Point is that if you case can be dismissed in the future your case will not be reported to the DMV and you will be stopped from applying for your provisional license.
Fines should be about $500.. Good Luck with your case.
Call if you would like more information.
Richard L. Grant
Criminal and Juvenile Defense Attorney
I was given a notice to appear in court for speeding.Supposedly going 80 on a 65 mile zone, but I believe that is wrong. For one, I was located behind a heavy freight truck which usually go below the speed limit, and when the cop pulled me over he...
Attorney Roberts post is an excellent summary of possibilities of the outcome of your case.
I would also recommend that youhire an Orange County Traffic Attorney who regulary appears in the court where your ticket is filled. Your attorney will want to invetsigate the method the officer used to determine your speed and build your defense at trial around his /her findings.
Should you wish to further discuss your case, please contact myself for a case review and consultation at no charge.See question
They demanded for $325 to the Law Offices of Michael Ira Asen. They want me to pay within 21 days for verification of the responsible party. do i have to pay it? what if i don't pay it within 21 days? my court date is after it reaches 21 days. i d...
The demand for $325 is for civil damages allowed under California Law for the store to be reimbursed for their internal costs of maintaining security equipment and personnel. This demand has no negative consequences to your criminal case. As such, most attorneys, will advise not to pay it. It is most probable that the Attorney Asen will NOT file suit in California for $325, as his offices is in the New York. Further, he would be only able to get at the most a civil judgment. At this point, absent a civil judgment, there is no obligation to pay the $325. Again, non payment will not effect your criminal case.
Most important is your criminal case. You need to hire an experienced Petty Theft Attorney.
i was placed on felony probation for posession and intent to sale of marijuana back in june 22, 2010 i recently was charged fot misdemeanor dui last sunday, i report to my probation officer next week to take me into custody. this is my first viola...
I have handled a number of Felony Probation Violation Matters as a result of new DUI Case, especially in the Santa Ana Court where your case may be filed, where the Probation Department has asked/demanded for 180 days, but I had arranged for 45 days of custody, including time served while awaitng for the Probation Violation matter to be resolved. In the past, the 45 days had been served prior to the final court hearing to resolve the Probation Violation. Hence, by the time the matter was concluded by the court, no additional jail time was ordered by the judge.
If you cannot hire a criminal defense attorney, then request at your Arraignment Hearing at Public Defender.
If I may be of further assistance, please contact myself.
Orange County Criminal Attorney