I received a felony for vandalism for damages to a my residential address when trying to obtain my cell phone which was in the house as I got locked out by my stepfather. My stepfather press charges against me 4 vandalism was the initial charge wa...
Mr. Kaman is correct. Prop 47 had the effect of reducing several drug and non-inclusive offenses from being able to be filed as felonies to misdemeanors.
If you were charged with burglary, and the structure you entered was a residence, you may be facing 1st degree burglary which us a considered a serious offense and is also a strike offense for the purposes of California's Three strikes law.See question
I had a harsh dispute with my ex BF, my friend called the cops and I felt obligated to say what happend after the officer showed up. My adrenaline was going all over the place and I felt uncomfortable causing my report to be exaggerated I got so l...
I agree witht he other attorney. You should go to the DA and explain the circumstances under which you gave the original statement. This retraction, or modification, will have to be transmitted to your boyfriend's attorney and should be helpful. In addition to this, you should contact your boyfriend's attorney and cooperate with them fully. Good luck.See question
Recent divorce and foreclosure with two repo on credit and several debits
When you file bankruptcy, certain personal property becomes "exempt" from being sold by the trustee to pay off your debts. Usually this will include a personal vehicle, but you must check with a local bankruptcy attorney to insure that this is the case given your particular financial situation.See question
He is 17 now but will be 18 in about 80 days. What happens when he turns 18 if the offense was actually committed when he was still 17
Both my colleagues are correct about where this case will start. I will only add to your question about witness unavailability.
This happens many times in domestic violence cases. Usually, the District Attorney is able to overcome an unwilling witness by entering into evidence a prior inconstant statement by the witness which was often taken by the police at the time of the investigation. My experience at trial is that juries tend to give the first statement more weight, since it was made in the heat of the moment and DA's are able to convenience juries people are more likely to lie to protect someone later than immediately after calling for help. This is not always, but it is often. Good luck.See question
The citation was issued by Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for failure to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. Their proof is a video which shows the car I own failing to stop completely but the driver is not in any way visible....
The prosecution must prove not only that a vehicle failed to stop behind the limit line but also that the person charged is responsible. If the video truly shows nothing identifying about the driver, then you should not be convicted. Good luck.See question
It's been almost a year since I made my last payment to the court. So can the courts get an arrest warrant for failure to make payments? and would I get sent to jail? for about how long?
I agree with the previous answer. I would only add a yes to your question. If you fail to pay the court ordered DU I fines you could be found in violation of your probation and sent to jail. Go to court, see the public defender and they will help you explain to the court.See question
2--Does it matter if case eventually is Misd or Infraction? 3--Any current or in 2014 low cost on line programs to satisfy requirement? 4-- Have you seen community service work acceptable instead of class?
If you are asking if this program has effectively mitigated defendants criminal liability by offering alternate punishments than custody, then yes, the program has been working.See question
I own a home 50/50 with my ex and want to file bankruptcy and include the home what happens to the home?
When you say you "own" a home with someone, there needs to be a clarification. Are both of you listed on the mortgage, or does the other person simply live with you and pay part of the mortgage? If it is the former, depending on other factors, your responsibility for the mortgage can be eliminated at which point the other mortgage holder would simply take responsibility for the remaining payments owed. You should make an appointment with a bankruptcy attorney in order to more clearly and and precisely recommend a course of action. Good luck.See question