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  • Is the case number as same as booking number?

    looking for record

    Lewis’s Answer

    There are several different types of case numbers, but usually only one booking number. The booking number will be assigned when the person is booked in the custodial facility. Seeing your question came from Garden Grove, the booking number will probably be assigned at the jail upon booking. You can look it up if you have the arrestee's name and/or DOB on the OCSO website.

    The case numbers could be assigned either by the investigating agency, the DA's office will assign their own case number, and the court will assign its own case number as well. So you will need to know which agency you are seeking information from. The court case number will be assigned when the case is actually filed in court and assigned to a particular courtroom.

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  • So my question is when i appear is it possible to ask the judge for more time to get me lawyer?

    I already had my court date and was released on my own recognizance i got 30 days to obtain a lawyer which i thought i was gona be able to afford but unfortunately my dad passed away and his funeral took a bigger toll on me financially than expect...

    Lewis’s Answer

    As both attorneys indicated, it shouldn't be a problem. You may want to bring something to prove to the Judge you father passed away and also indicate to him that you have been in the process of trying to find a lawyer. Most Judges should be sympathetic to your situation. Sorry to hear about your Dad.

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  • Should I submit my DNA sample in exchange for dismissal of poss. controlled substance & poss. paraphernalia charges?

    I was charged with possession of a controlled substance (meth) & possession of paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. The DA offered to dismiss my charges and expunge my record by complying to the terms of the Deferred Dismissal Drug Program. I must ta...

    Lewis’s Answer

    Of course you realize the problem with any lawyer giving you legal advice on your case over the Internet when he or she is not representing you. I would suggest you contact one of us on AVVO that focus on criminal law to answer your questions. I don't think communicating over the Internet is the wisest way to get your questions answered. Pick an attorney you like and give them a call, most will provide a free consultation and be happy to provide you with some helpful information.

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  • My crime is pc 647 b in the Santa Ana central court in Orange county

    It is my 1st offense and have a clean record prior to this, I'm curious to know what I am facing and if I can at least get this dismissed. I really want to get it dismissed, I want to know a bargain or tactic that'll work to get it dismissed.

    Lewis’s Answer

    A lot will depend on whether you were the one who solicited or were the solicitor. I agree with Mr. Visco and you should probably speak with an attorney before trying to negotiate this yourself. I am sure any of the attorneys on AVVO can help you., Mr. Visco included.

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  • Should I contact someone's probation officer if I see them driving drunk?

    I did a little digging on superior court case access on An acquaintance who was convicted of DUI in May 2012 and apparently violated it this September. I have seen this individual leaving a bar by my home and seemed to be intoxicated at that time...

    Lewis’s Answer

    I am curious as to your motivation as to why you want this particular person locked up, but it seems to me there is no evidence you have the person was operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. You say you have very little doubt, but proving it in court is another story unless you actually saw him drinking and getting behind the wheel. If you are so bent on informing on your acquaintance, give the probation department a call and ask to speak to the Officer of the Day and describe what it is that you want to say. I doubt they will do anything with your opinion, but if it satisfy your need to inform on him, that is your right. In my opinion you will have to go to court and testify if there was ever a Probation Violation filed, so you may want to consider the ramifications if you are wrong. This is completely your decision.

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  • Can a 19 year old and 16 year old engage in sexual activity except for intercourse?

    So I live in California and I am 19 currently dating a 16 year old. We are 2 years and 10 months difference apart so under 3 years. I understand the law that sexual intercourse is illegal no matter what. But is oral sex or just seeing eachother na...

    Lewis’s Answer

    It is unlawful to have any type of sexual relations with anyone under the age of 18 period. If you get caught, or get her pregnant you risk serious legal complications that can stay with you the remainder of your life. Hopefully you will be smart enough to listen and heed this advice.

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  • How can I have sealed or expunged an arrest record?

    I was recently arrested for alleged Domestic Violence. The DA did not file charges at this time, as to the fact that there wasn't enough evidence to suggest a crime was committed just a fight between husband and wife. The social worker came out an...

    Lewis’s Answer

    You may want to go back to the police department that arrested you and ask for a certificate to show this was just a detention and not an arrest. The only way you can have your record cleared is to prove you were "factually innocent" of the charges and the police had no probable cause to arrest you. This is difficult to accomplish, so you may want to consult with one of us on AVVO who do criminal defense work.

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  • How much would it cost me to hire an attorney for a minor charged with shoplifting?

    My daughter is 15 and got charged with petty theft of $75. Yes, she knows what she did was wrong and is very remorseful. She genuinely knows that stealing is wrong. She is a good kid with straight As who did a very stupid thing. This is her first ...

    Lewis’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Grupenhagen. Contact any of us on AVVO and we can speak to you and your daughter in a free consultation. There are many programs that may be available to her in Juvenile Court that will keep this off her record. As a juvenile she will be eventually entitled to have her record sealed, but it is best to be proactive to try to keep her from having a criminal record at all. I think things will turn out okay in the end if this is her first brush with the law.

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  • Directly accused of sexual assault and left before police can arrive.

    Recently a family member accused another family member of sexually assaulting a different member's girlfriend, although untrue. Said accuser called police and the accused left before the police could arrive. The accused left because they were afra...

    Lewis’s Answer

    This person needs to get himself in to see a criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible to discuss the case and possible defenses. The kind of answer you are seeking can not be given on a public website. Any of the defense attorneys listed on AVVO will be able to answer his questions.

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  • Is there anything I can do about my $950 public defender fee? I thought it was suppose to be free under the law.

    I missed a court date that was suppose to determine if I had the means to pay for the public defender. I was out of town. Now they expect me to pay $950. Which is ridiculous as my fine was only $300 - $400. I feel I am being deprived of my rights....

    Lewis’s Answer

    I believe Mr. Green got it right. Being provided a Public Defender is a privilege, not a right. They told you when you were provided the Public Defender that you would have to pay reasonable fees at the end to reimburse the county. Maybe you weren't listening closely, but all Judges advise people of this fact before they are lucky enough to get the Public Defender. Having an experienced lawyer to represent you for $950 dollars is a gift. You want to knows what your options are: How about being grateful, the Public Defender was good enough to get you a fine of $300 - 400. It seems to me like he did a great job. Something you can do - stay out of trouble and you won't need to pay anyone anything! Good luck and remember the Judge ordered you to pay the fine and the Public Defender reimbursement, so you might think twice about not paying it or you're liable to need the Public Defender again.

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