I might have a warrent
Get a lawyer, and good, experienced one. HE/she can get this on calendar for you asap, and likely get the warrant recalled. Don't wait. If you get pulled over you could go to jail on this, etc. Good luck.See question
I might have warremt
Call the traffic court clerk, or go see them in person asap. Don't wait, because if you miss the date, the ticket can go straight into collections and the fine amount will increase tremendously. If the ticket is for a misdemeanor and you miss the date, then a warrant will go out for your arrest. Also, if you have a ticket sent to collections, a hold or suspension will be placed on your drivers license until you get it cleared up. So get down to the courthouse asap. A lawyer can take care of this for you, too. Good luck.See question
My criminal record expungement was approved last Dec. 1, 2016. I want to know if it will update automatically or I have to wait. Because I have a job that will require background check and must be clear or I will be disqualified for the job.
An 'expungment' is really, legally a dismissal of your case after a PC 1203.4 motion. It dismisses the case, it does not 'scrub clean' your record to make it like it never happened. Any indepth background search will show you were arrested, charged, convicted, and then as of 12/1/16 the case was dismissed. All that history is not 'erased.' For public sector applications you are even still required to honestly divulge the conviction, only for private sector jobs, applications can you answer 'no' recording any conviction (assuming this is the only one on your record.) If you have any confusion about this i recommend you consult asap with a good, criminal defense lawyer. And you can also pay to do a livescan yourself, privately, to see what come up on it. Good luck.See question
The officers who pulled me over conducted the Initial test alcohol meter test. The small recipt that they gave me after firstchance showed a number that says 0.07(I am assuming that's BAC). Is it below the permissible limit? Will I be charged with...
Mr. Bair is correct. Yes, you can still be charged with a DUI under Vehicle code section 23152(a), even if your BAC is under .08%. You should immediately consult with an experienced DUI/ Criminal Defense lawyer to get discreet, proper advice and counsel. Do not wait. Good luck.See question
I was arrested for DUI and Hit &Run, is it possible to attempt a civil comprise for the Hit &Run while my lawyer fights the DUI case? From what I seen it seems unclear. Looking to only use civil comprise on the hit and run.
It is possible on misdemeanor cases, but is still a delicate and tricky negotiate process that your attorney needs to work out with all parties, including the DA and the Judge. DA's often do not like civil compromises because it takes the power and their case away from them, and Judge's often don't like to disagree with a DA. Still worth pursuing. Talk to your lawyer. Good luck.See question
Basically i got this vehicle with expired tags, I can't get it under my name until I smog it, and I'm barely getting it to pass right now. I haven't been able to get the registration taken care of because I don't have the money to pay the fees unt...
Go to the traffic court window in person asap and talk to a traffic clerk. Ask about getting an extension. If you haven't already had one, you'll likely be entitled to at least 1 extension. Also, some counties have a built-in 5 or 10 day grace period on their 'due dates,' so you should ask about that, too. But go in person, with your ticket in hand. Don't wait. Good luck.See question
I was in Isla Vista last week with some friends and received a minor in possession charge for the beer I was holding. I'm 20 years old and was 100% sober with no intention of drinking that night. I took the bottle away from my heavily intoxicated ...
Sorry this happened to you. You need to consult with a good, local criminal defense lawyer right away. Sadly, because you are under 21 and this is an "alcohol related offense" the DMV's zero tolerance policy can leave you with a suspended license for 1 full year. Not to mention the court implications of fines, and community service and having this on your record. You need to lawyer up asap. Some counties even have a class that people with prior record can take to avoid having any of this on your record. But consult with a lawyer right away. Don't wait. Good luck.See question
I got my hours done but not before my deadline
It is possible, but you were wise and did yourself a big favor by at least finishing them all, if not on time. Talk to your lawyer and get this preemptively on calendar right away. Maybe even do a few extra/more hours to show the judge a good faith effort. And if you have a true, legit excuse as to why you didn't finish on time, that'd be great too. Talk to your lawyer. Don't wait. Good luck.See question
I drive a commercial truck(18 wheeler). A coworker got a ticket by California Chp for being over length(73.4 feet)(tractor plus trailer). We all drive the same tractor and trailer every day. California law states legal length tractor and traile...
You probably need to consult with a good, local traffic/crim defense attorney asap. Many good ones on here offer free consultations. Don't wait. You don't want your company forcing you to break the law, and suffer fines and points against your driving record. Get proper legal advice, get informed. Good luck.See question
I want to know what options I have to get it dropped or expunged. I have found it difficult to find employment and I really would like to find work.
Good question. Certain crimes, or charges, in California are 'wobblers' and can be reduced to a misdemeanor per PC 17(b), and some cannot. And having it 'expunged' is actually, legally a motion to dismiss the case per PC 1203.4. If you are successfully off probation, and thusly paid off all your fines and fees, and did all your time, etc., you may well be eligible to bring such motion(s). Get a copy of your exact charges, and set up a consultation with a good criminal defense attorney who can help you. There are some limitations to the PC 1203.4 relief however, as for public sector purposes it is not a complete 'scrubbing clean' of your record, but it is still well worth pursuing. Good luck.See question