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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I was asked my name by CHP while I was a passenger in a car. Am I required by law to answer truthfully?
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answered on Sep 17, 2018

It's always smart to use discretion but you really have no obligation to speak to the officer. However, not even giving your name could delay things and cause them to look more deeply. It's a tough call. If you have done nothing wrong and you're only giving your name, no other... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: How can I help my girlfriends 273.5 charge get dismissed?

My girlfriend got into a fight with me and left with me a cut on my face and punched me while I was driving I pulled over to get help with controlling her and they took her in for a domestic violence charge 273.5. I do not want her to get charged with this and Lose her job. What can I do to help... Read more »

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answered on Aug 28, 2018

1) Generally, any visible or identifiable injury such as a slash on the face is felony, not misdemeanor. 2) You cannot dismiss anything, only a district attorney can. 3) She needs good attorney ASAP. Have her call me or any local attorney who has experience in such cases.

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Q: Can the innocuous touch of a child's hand in a simple hello greeting justify a Calif. 242pc battery conviction?

The original charges were attempted kidnapping & false imprisonment but were dismissed once defense counsel provided additional surveillance video undeniably disproving the allegation. The child was not at all frightened or disturbed & the only basis for the initial arrest appeared to be... Read more »

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answered on Aug 28, 2018

An attorney needs more facts to evaluate this case properly. Discussing this case in a non-confidential forum like this is ill-advised. Please call a local attorney for a free consultation.

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Q: Petty theft! Clean record! Happened in Carlsbad! Gave me a ticket for October....

Ok

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answered on Aug 25, 2018

Delete your question here because you are making an admission and police/DA may be checking these forums. Call me or another attorney for a free consult soon! It's not the crime of the century but it has to be handled carefully because to you it is a very big deal in your life. I've... Read more »

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Q: How do I defend myself against shoplifting charges in Los Angeles. Not guilty, charges are due to misunderstanding.

I was accused of Shoplifting at Target. Left 2 small items in cart during checkout, paid for everything else. I refused to sign any admission of guilt w/ store, they filed charges. I wasn't arrested, & the officers expressed that they felt I hadn't committed wrong, offered to appear... Read more »

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answered on Aug 16, 2018

I know you don't want to hear this, but get a lawyer. Besides, how sure are you the cop will come and/or even be available without a subpoena? The more innocent you are, the more of a reason to get a lawyer. Cleaning up a mess you created on your own will be more expensive and possibly... Read more »

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Q: Can I be charged for different crime when they had a warrant for facebook to see if I had anything to do murders

They trying to charge me intent of sexual with minor but the warrant they had for my facebook was to see if I had anything to do with some murders. They couldn't find anything so they are trying to charge me with something else

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answered on Aug 2, 2018

These charges are super serious. STOP talking online and go see a criminal defense attorney immediately. Authorities do check these sites.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Tax Law for California on
Q: I'm being followed by helicopters and drones

Voicemail message from the IRS criminal investigation announced that they have a arrest warrant for me

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answered on Aug 2, 2018

Sounds like a scam. IRS does not call--they send letters.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Environmental for California on
Q: First time for concealed machete?

never been in trouble as juvenile and adult, first time ever.

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answered on Jul 31, 2018

Was a there a question???

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Could the da drop charges if I see ex after domestic violence? Read more

So I have a domestic violence court case pending with an ex of mine. He’s facing 3 felonies . Well we met up to talk about things and it got heated and he hit me again this time unlike the last I defended myself , so when the cops came , I wasn’t there anymore . They are making me the suspect... Read more »

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answered on Jul 30, 2018

1) You need to seriously consider getting a consult from a local criminal defense attorney, not here online.

2) You need to seriously ask yourself why do you return to this circular mess, time and again?

3) I'm available if you need an attorney in the OC/IE area.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for California on
Q: Hello, I was arrested for shoplifting, and they offered me a different charge: Commercial burglary
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answered on Jul 23, 2018

Be careful accepting an pleas if you are an immigrant. Theft a is crime of moral turpitude crime which makes it a deportable/removable offense. Call me or another local attorney ASAP: (714) 321-9999.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I was arrested on Saturday for shoplifting. The police report was written as shoplifting. $1600. In merchandise.

Penal code 459 is being charged.

What are my options and possible outcomes for this?

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answered on Jul 23, 2018

If this is a California case, call me ASAP. If it's a Nevada case, call a local attorney ASAP.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Can I sue my ex-husband for forging my sig on loan docs where in he also took out a $500,000 line of credit in ‘06?

We live in California, the docs were notarized, I had no knowledge of this until 1 week ago, he was & still is a mortgage broker. Inquiring about the statute of limitations on something like this.

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answered on Jul 23, 2018

Statute of limitations starts tolling on fraud at time of discovery or when someone should have reasonably discovered the fraud, not the time of occurrence of the fraud. However, you'd have to check with a real estate attorney as to whether your husband actually needed your signature or... Read more »

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Q: My boyfriend is in custody for second degree burglery and was on probation already what can I do to get pro bono lawyer

He's has priors and is in custody

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answered on Jul 19, 2018

It's called public defender. They are always free, if he qualifies.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: Did I commit a 459 burglary first degree if I went into a school room on a Sat when school wasn't in session and stole?

I went in and stole under 950 of things but I thought that if it isn't a house it's 459 second degree

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answered on Jul 18, 2018

What you need to do is call an attorney instead of admitting to things on line!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: In riverside court what happens at the information arraignment?

Ive been charged with 11378

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answered on Jul 16, 2018

I agree with the prior attorney but want to insist on getting an attorney if you haven't already. That charge is nothing to sneeze at.

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Q: If i was intoxicated while in the back of a cop car but not arrested,how can i stop the d.a from using that evidence?

I said what they found was not mine, but i want to take responsibility because it was my car.

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answered on Jul 16, 2018

You need an attorney for the confidential communication, proper advice and to extract the correct information you're attempting to give here. I'm not totally understanding what you're asking. Call any of us local attorneys.

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Q: If a cop lies on the stand,and the public defender orders the dash cam from 2 years ago ?will he have to hand it over?
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answered on Jul 16, 2018

It will be very difficult but not impossible. Find out if it existed. Hopefully your attorney had requested that during the initial discovery phase in order to preserve it as evidence. If not, maybe you can find out the policy of retention of such evidence when it's in anticipation of a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: I got caught with a relatively small amount of crystal meth less than a gram and a pipe its .y first time offence

Clean revord no past on anything

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answered on Jul 13, 2018

Was there a question? You need an attorney ASAP, regardless. Some of us give free consults--I do. Move quickly and talk to nobody else, here or otherwise. Cops/DA's check these sites.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Is it illegal to take off and leave another adult stranded in an another city knowing they have no money?
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answered on Jul 10, 2018

This depends on the condition of the adult and your relationship to them. If you are a caretaker and they are somehow deemed under your care, there may be some statutory requirements for you to follow. I would call a local attorney and discuss the facts personally rather than on an open forum... Read more »

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Q: Can a company or clients file a criminal charge against me for products pay but partially not delivered?

I worked as an independent contractor for a door to door food company. The products were not delivered because of lack of inventory and I was fired. Now the company manager is telling customer to join him in filing a police complaint

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answered on Jul 4, 2018

Yes they can but there would have to be some evidence as to your intent. The best thing you can do is keep your mouth closed and your typing (posting) fingers still. Just retainer a local attorney in case they come knocking. People unintentionally say a lot to the police and end up giving them... Read more »

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