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  • Ive had two DUI's within the past 5 years and pleaded no contest.

    When applying for a new job I get asked this question "Have you ever been convicted of a crime (felony or misdemeanor) other than (1) a marijuana related conviction that occurred more than two years ago; and (2) an offense for which you were refer...

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    Assuming you pleaded no contest to 2 DUI misdemeanors in the past 5 years, you do have 2 misdemeanor convictions that do not fit within the listed exceptions to the question. So, the answer should be yes.

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  • What type of lawyer can help me fight a DUI?

    This for my friend.

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    Criminal Defense Lawyers - Drunk Driving Lawyers!

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  • Is it possible to stay out of prison with having multiple felonies on drug charges?

    possession of heroin, 11359 H&S - possession of marijuana for sale, 11360 H&S - transportation of marijuana for sales, 11378 H&S - possession of dangerous drugs for sale, 11379 H&S - transportation of dangerous drugs for sales.

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    It depends on a variety of factors including the quantity of drugs and past criminal history. Contact lawyers in your area and conduct confidential consultations!

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  • My son was arrested for felony domestic violence, the bail was 50k, he went to a bonds man. However, he never saw a judge.

    It appears that the arresting officer may have filed the wrong charges. There was no proof of violence and the charges had child endangerment. There are no children with in a 1/4 mile of him. No school or park within a mile. The district attorney...

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    Once a bail bonds company bails you out, it has fulfilled its obligation under the contract.

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  • I received a DUI in 2001 I went to DMV to get a 10 year printout. It is still on there why and how can I get it removed

    No details

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    You can get it dismissed from your criminal rap sheet by filing a Penal Code 1203.4 motion to withdraw your plea from 2001. However, it will not be removed from the DMV printout. As the attorneys have mentioned, it cannot be used against you as a prior.

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  • How would one go about in accessing a criminal defense lawyer's win to loss ratio record in trial? Is this even possible?

    How would one go about in accessing a criminal defense lawyer's win to loss ratio record in trial (and pre-trail via a dismiss)? Is this even possible?

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    It depends on the definition of win or loss! In some cases, winning means a well negotiated plea deal. In others, winning means a complete dismissal of all charges! Call up lawyers for a free consultation and ask about their track record in plea negotiations and jury trials!

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  • I was bailed out June 16, 2014 on a 75,000.00 bail I went back to court the next week to find out that the bail has correctly se

    i was remanded into custody.my bail should of been 175,000.00 and not 75,000.00 do i loose out on that money because the courts totaled up the amount of my bail incorrectly

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    The original bail bonds company should be able to pick up the additional $100,000 with the negotiated percentage! You should not have to bail on the entire $175K! Call your bail bonds company that initially bailed you! Good luck!

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  • Does completing PC 1000 Drug Diversion actually get your case dismissed?

    in a situation where there is a signed agreement between the court and the defendant that stipulates completion of PC 1000 means the case is dismissed. How is it that 14 years later a cop can use that case as grounds to search and arrest you? Can ...

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    I agree with my colleagues. In addition to that, you may be eligible to file a motion to seal your record and files pursuant to PC 851.9 with a few exceptions.

    California § 851.90. Drug diversion programs; deferred entry of judgment programs; successful completion of program; sealing of records and files; disclosure of arrest to Department of Justice

    (a)(1) Whenever a person is diverted pursuant to a drug diversion program administered by a superior court pursuant to Section 1000.5 or is admitted to a deferred entry of judgment program pursuant to Section 1000 or 1000.8, the person successfully completes the program, and it appears to the judge presiding at the hearing where the diverted charges are dismissed that the interests of justice would be served by sealing the records of the arresting agency and related court files and records with respect to the diverted person, the judge may order those records and files to be sealed, including any record of arrest or detention, upon the written or oral motion of any party in the case, or upon the court's own motion, and with notice to all parties in the case.

    (2) If the order is made, the clerk of the court shall thereafter not allow access to any records concerning the case, including the court file, index, register of actions, or other similar records.

    (3) If the order is made, the court shall give a copy of the order to the defendant and inform the defendant that he or she may thereafter state that he or she was not arrested for the charge.

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  • I need a attorney for misdemenor dv case that should be dropped for monday at pleasanton court 701 9am lowest price

    wife was out of her mind police think so too, the da drugs and alcohol hates me when shes high has mental issues just went to get prozac that same day and seek help who can give me a low price on this case i can give payment today

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    It is best to seek a free confidential consultation. It is not advisable to put facts about your site on a public portal. Many of us do free consultations over the phone and discuss legal fees as well.

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  • Is it possible to get charges dropped for soliciting of prostitution?

    I was arrested for under 647(b) and loitering in a sting operation. If it is proven that I am falsely accused in 647(b) then is it possible get a petition for factual innocence (PFI)? Also who is the best lawyer in SF for PFI?

    Ginny Harjot’s Answer

    Mr. Hwang is correct that most sting operations in San Francisco are taped. Additionally, there is a first offender program that can get a you a dismissal of charges. However, if you attend the first offender program, you will not have a good shot at Penal Code 851.8, Petition for factual innocence. You will need a dismissal without admitting any guilt to meet the threshold requirements of Penal Code Section 851.8. Our office handles quite a few factual innocence petitions. Good luck!

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