Contact the court clerk to ask that your case be put on the court's calendar at the next available date. Unless you hire a private attorney, you will have to appear in court at that time, unless the court allows video appearances. Ask the clerk. With an active bench warrant, you are subject...Read more »
If you are serious about defending yourself and protecting your legal rights and interests, then one of the things you can do to get a head start against the prosecutor is to hire a criminal law defense attorney as soon as possible. Another thing you can do is to exercise your Fifth Amendment...Read more »
The search may have been unlawful. If so, evidence obtained will be inadmissible in court. But to be sure, an attorney will have to review the facts of the incident as stated in the police report, as well as discuss the incident in full with you. A delayed or unadministered Miranda warning may...Read more »
Last may i was arrested. In november i signed my self up for outpatient treatment classes to help myself and my case. In decemeber i went to detox for a week and got myself clean and have been since. In January i was sentenced to inpatient program and a probation officer. Due to covid and people... Read more »
I missed my flight because I stayed to long at the bar. I found myself at the airport intoxicated and alone. I was skateboarding through the terminal of the closed airport. I pass by the bar and helped myself to some liquor. I was woke up by two officers where they let me know everything I did... Read more »
It sounds like you may have been charged with a misdemeanor. If that is the case, you can hire a private attorney to represent you so that you do not have to come to court for your arraignment. A no-cost public defender attorney will be appointed to represent you only if you show up in court...Read more »
I was arrested for concealed weapon and a baton flashlight. And they also took my phone and said they where getting a search warrent. I have not been presented one or a case number for the phone. And I have asked for both. It's been a month now. And still nothing.
A certificate of detention is a formal reclassification of an arrest to a detention (a temporary hold) when the district attorney does not file charges initially. However, charges may be subsequently filed (up to a year after the incident in the case of a misdemeanor, or up to at least three years...Read more »
Pulled over, detained, and gave two BAC’s. Was .29, cops let me call my mother and she picked me up. Took license and gave me the 30 day slip. That was February 19, 2021. Fast forward, still no court date, still nothing. My boyfriend did the legwork and was able to find me the resources to get my... Read more »
When you were arrested, you were given a date to appear in court for arraignment on a DUI charge. Did you attend? What was the outcome? Check with the Superior Court in the county where the DUI incident occurred to verify your belief that charges have not been filed, because notifications of...Read more »
The alleged unlicensed operator has to be shown to have been driving the vehicle. The showing can be made by direct evidence - the driver was seen operating the vehicle - or circumstantial evidence - vehicle was found in a location where only the unlicensed occupant could have taken it.
I am going to ask the judge if he or she can cancel my warrant and I missed court because I was taking care of my grandpa 10 hours from were I live and I already paid a small amount toward my fine. Do you have any recommendations or tips you can give me?
If you are referring to a so-called expungement pursuant to Penal Code sec. 1203.4, disclosure of the conviction is obligated "in response to any direct question contained in any questionnaire or application for public office, for licensure by any state or local agency, or for contracting with...Read more »
Four years four months is 1580 days. If he has 1105 actual days, and received half-time, or 50% credit, he has total days of 1725, which exceeds his sentence, so it sounds like he is eligible for release. But it's the jail, or probation department, that makes the formal calculation based on...Read more »
my loved one called me today and told me that he got a paper through legal mail stating that someone is going over to DNA test him because they are trying to take him back to court and charge him for a new case. can they do this? what should i do to help?
A decision of the Federal Ninth Circuit appellate court case, Hamilton v. Brown (9th Cir. 2011) 630 F.3d 889, 891, provides that the provisions of California's DNA and Forensic Identification Database and Data Bank Act of 1998, as amended,...Read more »
There are exceptions to the warrant requirement. Without one, evidence obtained as a result of a warrantless search of a residence is inadmissible in court. Whether an exception, or a valid warrant, made the search lawful cannot be determined without reviewing the facts of the incident, including...Read more »
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