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I stole from Walmart it equaled about 110$. No charges were picked up and I didn't get a ticket. They let me go to my parents and now are trying to make us pay restitution of like 500$. No damage was done to the items and they got it all back
I routinely had this problem when I was a public defender. To me, it doesn't feel right. How are corporations going to profit from our justice system? I remember the letters were a little scary and threatening. It almost feels like Walmart (and I've seen some others) is extorting the public with an apparent police authority. I used to send my clients to the American Civil Liberties Union. That being said, I've seen those letters since a couple years ago. Somebody probably fought it and lost. I don't think Walmart can effect jail time, but they may be able to screw up your credit. I would talk to the ACLU chapter in your region, I don't think they charge anything for a visit.See question
he was arrested for conspericy comit crime.grand theft of personel property.receving known stolen property.vehical theft.,,he,s never been in jail.he dosent have pryers.what should i expect to happen when i got to court today.on him.hes in jail ...
Sounds like felonies of the non violent nature. There is a good chance he could get a deal that involves felony probation and punishment, but there is a possibility of prison. In my experience, theft means a drug problem. In that case, I would shoot for felony probation with an in patient program.
If getting him out of jail is a priority, you may have to post bail. I would let his public defender make an argument for honor release today as it is possible.See question
After the dui i got another ticket for deiving without the license what happens now
You will be charged with a VC 14601.2(A). The statutory minimum is 10 days jail or work program. You were freshly granted probation on the DUI which usually requires some work program. The judge could convert your work program to jail, add time and give you jail, or add work program to you sentence. Alternatively, you could try to get your license. The Fresno DA policy is one that encourages getting your CDL. Enroll in the DUI school and get your SR-22. Maybe the DMV will give you your restricted before court. In that case, I've seen the court lower the charge to one that does not have the 10 day minimum and add fines only. If you wanted some extra reasons for the judge not to put you in jail, AA or a program is not a horrible idea.See question
Whats the point of getting a charge changed or reduced if it still shows the orginal on your record. Whats the advantage?
Sometimes employers will not accept felons. If it was reduced to a misdemeanor you could apply for more jobs. Also, it can affect your ability to get state and federal loans. It may also affect your ability to vote.See question
I have about $2000 saved up to hire a lawyer for my shop lifting case that I have had a warrant for about a year.. is this enough to hire a good lawyer? Or should i keep saving?
It depends on the complexity of your case. I've done cases for less than that. If you have a really bad history, this could be a very high stakes shop lifting case. Most attorneys, including myself, offer a free consultation where they will tell you a quote and what they can do to help. If you contact me I can look up your warrant in the court system and we can talk about your options. Alternatively, you could go down to the main courthouse fourth floor and do it yourself. If you have already been appointed a public defender, you can go to their office and speak with your appointed attorney for free. If you have not, you can go to the main courthouse fourth floor and put yourself on calendar, where an attorney will be appointed to your case when you show up in court. The court may consider putting you in jail depending on all the circumstances.See question
I have been "charged" for petty theft in April, and I am now up for a job working as an In Home Care Provider and I know that they do background checks, also, I went to the court date and there was no charges yet and was told to call in once a wee...
It should say on the application what they are looking for. This is not a conviction and you may not even have criminal charges pending. With misdemeanors the DA has one year from the filing of your complaint to press charges. Sometimes, they are busy and it takes a couple months. You will likely be eligible for diversion which will suspend criminal proceeding for six months (you can say you aren't convicted and criminal proceeding are suspended) during which time you have to take a one day class and stay out of trouble. If you do that your case will be dismissed.See question
My friend is being charge with criminal threat and battery, He has been in court 2x already and the judge said the DA have not file the complaint and there is no court date given to him. I check with the DA office and they said my friend police re...
It can be a number of reasons, as another attorney posted. There isn't a lot your friend can do other than show up to court, shut up, and stay out of trouble. Eventually, the judge will put pressure on the DA to get the reports and evidence together or take the matter off calendar.See question
I got a phone number online assuming it was an adult female. I txt an inapropiate pic thinking it was ok. I recieved a msg back I guess from a parent saying i sent it to their son. They said they turned my phone number to their phone company who w...
You may be in trouble. It depends on what happened. The father hasn't gone to the police, maybe nothing will come of it. Maybe they are just messing with you. I would discontinue communication with the phone number and forget this happened (except that you will not do it again). Best of luck, if it hits the fan call for a free consult 559-268-1600.See question
Will I face jail time ? at least work release ? I wasnt eligible for the program where I pay restitution and charges becuase of an old misdeamenor on my record. I live in Fresno County California
Yeah, you are facing possible prison. In my experience, most judges do not view this as the crime of the century, more of a crime of opportunity. Even if you are forced to take the felony it's quite possible to get probation, but there still may be some sort of punishment. The standing DA policy in Fresno is if you can pay it down below $1000 you get a misdemeanor. It sounds like you didn't qualify because of your record. It's possible that if you push it closer to trial you may end up with that misdemeanor or things could get worse. It's possible to get a lenient punishment with felony probation. However, felony probation is tough. It's a real complicated dance, and a lot different things can happen. I think your best approach is to keep working and paying it back. If things aren't working out with your public defender, give me a call for a free consult.See question
I had a regular class c when I got my first two, since then I obtained a class b and got a third D.U.I. last week. will I have only the one recent D.U.I. charged against my class b ? I was off duty and in my personal car on all three.
First off, you need to examine whether or not to fight the DUI. If you and your attorney decide to deal the punishment is more severe than with a second DUI. As long as your prior DUI's are within 10 years I do not think it will matter what class your license is in a criminal court. The minimum punishment under the code for a third time DUI is 120 days in jail. Some judges will give you the option of an in patient program in the alternative. Request your DMV hearing, the judicial officer will explain how to go about getting a license and your options with an A, B, or C license. I've seen California Drivers Licenses routinely suspended for two years on a third offense (the criminal court judge may make you finish the 18 mo class or require even more). Call me if you need a free consultation.See question