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Michael Laurence Fell
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  • Can I find out what I'm being investigated for by the Case Number #16-68212, from Anaheim Police Dept.

    A letter was sent to me by Anaheim Police Department, by a detective from the Family Protection Detail. I am asked to contact him on a matter that occurred several months ago involving my son's mother. The mother has a restraining order against ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Any interview you give to the police will be used against you. I strongly recommend you consult with an attorney and let him/her contact the investigating detective. Most lawyers will give you a free consultation.

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  • I was arrested for stealing from work first time offense can I avoid jail?

    I was arrested for stealing from Work in November 30 The amount is 17k I have so far saved up 9k for restitution i wanted to see if I can get a court date after 4 to 5 months? So I have more time to have the full amount to pay back? I am on...

    Michael’s Answer

    Paying back the restitution you owe is the best thing you can possibly do. Do not, however, pay until you have a negotiated deal in place. You really should get a lawyer involved to broker the deal and get you the continuance that you need. Many lawyers offer free consultations. It would be well worth your while to contact one.

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  • Bail and being considered a flight risk.....

    So a person bonds out with a bondsman and they find evidence they planning to leave the country before thier court then revoked, would the bond be revoked entirely or wouold they be bale to bond again with another bondsman? And if so why would the...

    Michael’s Answer

    The best thing to do is to speak with your bail company and the court. If you are able to show why you would be a good candidate for bail, you may get bail reinstated. Most attorneys on Avvo offer free consultations. It would be well worth your time to contact one.

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  • Is there any legal recourse for a buy lease scam where victim signed a lease but was told she was purchasing vehicle?

    My mother thought she purchased a vehicle only now three years later she learned she leased it. She signed a lease, but was told she was buying it. Now she must pay the whole payoff balance at once or lease it for another three years and not own i...

    Michael’s Answer

    There is definitely a legal resource. But, it depends in many factors. I would start by reading a copy of your contract to see what you signed. I agree with the attorneys above re: contacting an attorney who specializes in this area of law. If there was a criminal violation by the dealer, you would also have Marsy's Law criminal victims' rights that would be triggered.

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  • My son has never been in trouble before.20 years old. he did 5 months in jail and is out on bail.. do you think he will do more

    my son was with a older guy who robbed somenoe.. the guy has a rap sheet very long. the friend has since been arrested in sandiego for trafficing. what are the chances for my son. I have bailed my son out

    Michael’s Answer

    Robbery is a very serious charge. I think your son should be less worried about time and see what, if anything, can be done about getting the charge possibly reduced. He should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney about his options. Many offer free consultations.

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  • What can I do, or my girlfriend do to reduce charges ir dumps is. She fought too. We both have tempers

    Charged with two corporal punishments within 30 days. 1st is misdemeanor and 2nd is felony. The 2nd I was arrested. My girl got called by DA. She don't want to press charges. How can I get this reduced to Domestic Violence. I have a criminal hi...

    Michael’s Answer

    If the DA is still reviewing your case, you may be able to have a lawyer intervene before charges are filed. The fact that you have a "prior" is going to be a heavy obstacle, however. Proactive measures in your case, such as individual and conjoint counseling are highly recommended. I suggest you contact a lawyer to discuss your options. Most attorneys on Avvo offer free consultations. It would be well worth your while to contact one.

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  • Second dui with cocaine

    My boyfriend fell asleep in his car after he had been drinking. He had a small amount of cocaine on him. This is his second dui in 7 years. What kind of punishment is he looking at? Can a good lawyer get him out of it?

    Michael’s Answer

    Unfortunately, a second time DUI is mandatory jail time. An experienced lawyer may be able to get your boyfriend an alternative to incarceration. The factors and strategy will center around which DDA the attorney chooses to negotiate with and his/her experience with the Arraignment and/or Pre-Trial Judge. I would strongly recommend you speak with an Orange County attorney experienced in this area. Most attorneys, especially the ones here on Avvo, offer free consultations. It would be well worth your time to speak with one.

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  • What are my chances of posting bail,O/R, Classes,

    Misdemeanor charge of Injure Spouse Warrant for arrest. Bail 10,000 Spouse and I had verbal argument I did not intentionally throw an object that resulted in 6 stitches lower leg. Detectives spoke with me said don't know if DA will file.

    Michael’s Answer

    This situation is very common in Orange County. Your best course of action is to speak with an experienced local attorney who may be able to intercept your case while the DA's Office is deciding whether or not to file criminal charges. If you are successful with this strategy, bail will not even be an issue! Best of luck to you.

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  • I missed my panel class, it was on 03.08.16. I thought it was on April 4th. What can I do to reschedule it?

    I was convicted for dui

    Michael’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues above that you should first consult with the program in an attempt to re-enroll. If the program will not allow you to do this without court approval, I would strongly suggest you talk to an Orange County criminal defense attorney so you know the temperament of the judge hearing your case!

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  • Looking for criminal defense lawyer for probation hearing / one appearance only

    I know I'm a little last minute but I have a court appearance for 3/15 at LAX courthouse for an end of probation hearing. I am on 3 years probation and my probation will end may 15 of this year so they sent my case back to court to make sure I've ...

    Michael’s Answer

    If your probation is up in May, you may also qualify for an early termination of probation. I agree with my colleagues above -- it is probably a good idea to reach out to a few attorneys and speak to them in person. Best of luck to you.

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