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John M. Kaman
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  • 2 defendants on the same case, with identical charges. What would warrant separate trials on different dates. Burglary 1st deg

    Trial to began soon.

    John’s Answer

    As Mr. Farina says unless they plan to rat each other out they will be tried together. Same facts, same actors, same crime and same injury.

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  • What do I do if someone stole my money order and cashed it in an atm.

    So I made a money order to pay my rent and dropped it into the rent drop box with my apartments name and apartment number in pen. Someone stole that money order from the Dropbox, atlered it and deposited it into their arrowhead credit union accoun...

    John’s Answer

    Sounds to me like your boyfriend did it. In the future hand deliver your money orders or checks to the landlord. And get another boyfriend.

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  • What can I do if my boyfriend is 24 and I'm 16 going to be 17 in a few months.

    My mom was okay with us dating in the being now she is acting weird saying because of him I'm not going to.school and she gets mad and says we are lucky she doesn't call the cops if the cops do ever get involved can he get in trouble?

    John’s Answer

    Yes he could get in trouble if you are having sex with him or even if you are not (contributing to the delinquency of a minor). Do everyone a favor and find someone your own age.

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  • How can I file into the court case without paying the initial filing fee? Or what should I do?

    I am currently being sued by my ex-wife who has an arrest warrant for criminal harassment. The lawsuit has been filed in a different jurisdiction than the arrest warrant (thus I cannot have her arrested because the jurisdiction for the arrestable...

    John’s Answer

    This does not sound like a criminal defense case but a family law I said she said matter involving restraining orders. If the Court found you were not entitled to a fee waiver you are probably not impoverished. Crack open the wallet, hire a lawyer and let him/her deal with it.

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  • Can I sue the city or state for being wrongly put on a wanted poster even after clearing the charges?

    I was put on a wanted poster stating that I violently stole another persons car GTA style its been over a year now and since the day the poster was released I turned myself in and cleared the charges but to this day the wanted poster remains on fa...

    John’s Answer

    You can sue anybody for anything. The real question is whether you will recover or not.

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  • Will I get fire if I had an arrest record with no conviction?

    I am a City employee. HR requires us to fingerprint due to an automatic promotion appointment for our classification; however, I had an arrest record in 2013 but case is dismissed with no conviction. I am afraid they will see the arrest record an...

    John’s Answer

    Employers are not allowed to make hiring or firing decisions based on simple arrest records. However if you are fired you will probably never know the reason why. Employment is "at will" meaning your employer can fire you for any reason or for no reason at all.

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  • Are there restrictions as to how much a tow company can charge for tow and storage for a police pickup when car is unable to be

    Retrieved. Seems like $2000 is the going rate. Even though they get to sell the car. I was hit for two cars. Stupid violations too. I could not afford to pick up. So now $4000 later. ??? Credit is shot. Sucks.

    John’s Answer

    This is purely anecdotal but recently I met a tow truck driver who specializes in towing high end cars: Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, etc. Yeah his rate can go over 2K depending on the difficulty of twoing these beasts without damaging them.

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  • When is it that CA DMV can over ride ones US Constitutional Rights ?

    Lets REVAMP a SMALL PART OF THIS QUESTION BELOW: If the US Constitution says one thing about not happening to have a license, where ones right to drive freely comes into play so there is no law that can override that right? So per se I get a tick...

    John’s Answer

    The US constitution was written at a time when cars didn't exist; consequently there is nothing in that document that gives you a constitutional right to drive. A right to travel yes but there are many ways to travel besides driving. You will never get anywhere arguing that the drivers' licensing requirements are unconstitutional.

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  • How do FCRA backgroud checks operate, do those agencies have access to criminal database?

    Does FCRA compliant background screening agency have access to local, state and national criminal database. They can just go to those government records and they pull up people's record without authorization? . I will go thru a background check ...

    John’s Answer

    Background screening agencies cannot access your criminal history directly. What they do is hire people to go over all court records and build up their own database of outstanding warrants, arrests, convictions. Often they get it wrong unfortunately.

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  • Why does my live scan backround check list priors next to my charge?

    I got a dui in 2005 (10 years ago) and plead guilty to one charge, the other charge( 0.08%) was dismissed. I got a copy of my livescan report and next to my DUI charge it reads 23152 VC DUI alcohol/Drugs W priors. Does this mean I have priors? I w...

    John’s Answer

    Yes it means you had priors. If this information is incorrect you should submit to a livescan procedure (google it) which will show your entire criminal record and give you a chance to correct any errors.

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