It sounds like you're asking when the prosecution must disclose an expert witness. Generally, both the defense and prosecution have to disclose witnesses to each other at least 30 days before trial -- or immediately, if they decide to call the witness within that 30 day period. Courts...Read more »
Non violent crime , driving w/out owners consent . fulfilled all obligation .got 10mths local p.d trusty and 3yrs probation. 34 month on probation accused of writing a personel check,account in my name for insufficent fund. Since still on probation I recieved 10mnths house arrest & 3yrs prob.... Read more »
A so-called "expungement" doesn't really expunge anything; it's a dismissal under Penal Code 1203.4, which adds a notation to the court's records saying the case was dismissed after successful completion of probation. It DOES NOT remove the felony from your record, and it...Read more »
The felony was in Oklahoma which does not appear to have provision for rehabilitation or restoration of rights. Expungement is possible, but in this case the crime was violent which precludes consideration for expungement under Oklahoma law. I live in California which does offer a chance for a... Read more »
A certificate of rehabilitation is the first step toward a pardon for crimes committed in California. However, the California courts don't have jurisdiction to review an Oklahoma case. Even if they did, there is no realistic chance of getting a pardon in California for a violent felony....Read more »
If it was a real emergency -- say, the owner of the car had been seriously injured, and you were in a place where your cell phone couldn't get reception, so you couldn't call for help and had to rush him to the hospital -- you might be able to win the case on a necessity defense....Read more »
You may want to check with a lawyer to see if you might win this case before entering ANY plea. It really doesn't make any difference whether you plead guilty or no contest; "no contest" means you're not fighting the charge and the judge will find you guilty. Because you're...Read more »
Are you talking about driving under the influence of drugs, Vehicle Code 23152(a), or being under the influence of a controlled substance, Health & Safety Code 11550? Either way, a simple positive test isn't enough. The District Attorney would have to show the drugs impaired your ability...Read more »
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