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  • " if in a Federal court without a plea agreement, I have to declare myself guilty, even without being read the charges? Thanks.

    I do not even know on what level my case is on.?

    Kresta’s Answer

    Please re-ask your question. Its impossible to tell what information your question is seeking.

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  • 85%?

    I've heard that an inmate only serves 85% of their time. I was wondering does the 85% count for a plea agreement of 6 years and how does he get the 85%? I've been told once he is in prison he can take classes and work to lower his sentence. Any tr...

    Kresta’s Answer

    Inmates earn credits and strive to only do 85% of their sentence. He can take classes in prison, some of which will reduce his sentence. Only some classes qualify - he'll have to find out once he gets designated. The amount of time people wait in county jail varies - its usually a couple weeks but can be shorter and faster.

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  • Do you know how many extensions someone is allowed to turn themselves in after sentencing?

    i got work release but i cant afford it do you think i can get another extension and ask for furlough?

    Kresta’s Answer

    There's no way to predict the answer to this -you will have to use your common sense and decide. You could also ask the lawyer who represented you initially.

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  • Can someone on unsupervised parole get a medical marijuana card?

    I was wondering if I would be able to get a medical marijuana card while my 3 year unsupervised parole comes to an end and if it would cause me any problems when I report back to the court. Thank you very much,

    Kresta’s Answer

    You can definitely get a card. I would be careful to check the specific terms of your probation to make sure there is nothing about marijuana use - legal or illegal. Its better to wait until probation ends - that way you don't create unnecessary problems for yourself.

    Also, the answer is different if you are on federal probation/release.

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  • White collar crime qestion

    I hired a criminal lawyer to handle my white collar case that I have FULL proof that I'm evidence off. Matter of fact me and the other party that supposedly pressured charges against me settle this matter long before, but the DA didn't know that w...

    Kresta’s Answer

    Don't go to the DAs office on your own to try and persuade them not to prosecute you. That is a strategy that is very likely to backfire.

    Assuming your lawyer is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento he knows how to handle the DAs office and probably knows the prosecutor[s] involved. You need to communicate with your lawyer and you need to impress upon your lawyer how important it is that he communicate with you.

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  • How much time would someone get if they have 3 felony charges?

    My sister in law is facing 3 felonies battery, resisting arrest and for reaching for the officers weapons

    Kresta’s Answer

    Its impossible to answer this question with any degree of accuracy without a lot more information. Does you sister have a record? If so, what kind of record? Are there any enhancements? This is really the kind of thing you should talk with a lawyer about. Don't post the answers to these kinds of questions on a public forum like the internet.

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  • My wife got a letter to testify upon a grand jury against me, we are married so we used the marital privilege.

    What can we expect the matter has to do with me being a felon in constructive possession of fire arms?

    Kresta’s Answer

    You need to hire a lawyer. Grand jury proceedings are complicated. Whether or not the privilege can be used is very technical. Guessing (and getting it wrong) can get both of you into more trouble.

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  • I would like to know if Prop 47 is for Federal Convicted Felons also? For a possession of marijuana and intent to distribute?

    Don't know the penal codes for the offenses it was in 2001-2002 and the Federal Defense Attorney who represented me no longer works for the San Diego County Courthouse anymore and no information was given in order to answer my questions. the Judge...

    Kresta’s Answer

    Proposition 47 only applies to people accused and/or convicted of state crimes. Anyone accused or convicted of federal crimes cannot benefit from this change in the law.

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  • My son was arrested on 12/23/2014, he got sentence on 1/20/15. He was given 2 years with 50% county time.

    They gave him 156 days credit. How many more time will he be doing?

    Kresta’s Answer

    If he was given two years with half he does one year. Then you subtract the time he has already done. Roughly that's 200 more days. Roughly. Call the jail - they can give you his release date.

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