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Q: is • 4573 PC - BRING CNTL SUB/ETC JAIL and • BRING CNTL SUB/ETC JAIL - F the same charge?
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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Dec 23, 2016

It sure sounds like they are the same charges. The only way to know for sure what someone is charged with is to see the actual complaint which is the formal list of charges.

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Q: What are the general ramifications of the following charges:

MISC-F FELONY VIOLATION

PC245(A)(1)-F ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON

PC273.5(A)-M CORPORAL INJURY TO SPOUSE/COHABITANT/CH

PC594(A)-F VANDALISM OVER $400 DAMAGE

Not on probation and alledged victim is not pressing charges.

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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Dec 16, 2016

Count 1 is a strike felony. You might want to make an appointment with a local lawyer.

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Q: My wife gave statements to the police that were 100% false. I was charged with 273.5 (a) p.c. and 422 p.c. what do i do

I was injured by police in police custody from this incident.

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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Dec 13, 2016

Often what we do in this situation is wait until your wife is no longer mad at you and then have her interviewed by a private investigator. We submit the new statement to law enforcement or the prosecutor and they then realize they have a problem with their case. Sometimes I even recommend two... Read more »

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Q: any criminal defense attorneys in the San Bernadino county area that would take on a capital murder case probono
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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Dec 9, 2016

The answer to this question is the office of the public defender. They have the manpower, the resources, the training and the ability to handle the case. Best of luck with your situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: Are the police able to get onto my phone without my passcode? What are they allowed to look at?

I was arrested and charged with two felonies a few days ago. I am a 17 year old girl and it is my first offense. I was charged with conspiracy and possession of stolen property. The police took my Apple phone and have it as evidence but their is a passcode on it. I have two questions. The first is:... Read more »

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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Nov 24, 2016

Generally, a warrant is required to access a cellular phone here in California. Once they get a warrant to search the phone, they can look at anything that leads to evidence in their case or evidence of a crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: On Saturday me and my husband got into an argument that got out of and I sprayed him with pepper spray. Fist offense.

I'm scared this was all a big mis understanding and I'm out on a 50,000 dollar bail. My court date isn't for a couple months. Do you have any insight on ever could happen to me, ? I have a 2 year old and I can't be in prison.

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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Nov 21, 2016

You should not post any potentially incriminating statements on public forums. Please talk to a criminal defense attorney in a confidential setting. I certainly gave some other thoughts for you as well as questions.

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Q: If a case was dropped against my co defendant with a motion to supress evidencee when can I file a motion to dismiss

Co defendant file s motion to supress it was granted ...now I'm getting ready to go to arringment and I want to know when I can introduce a motion. To dismiss based on his motion

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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Nov 15, 2016

Speak to your lawyer about this. You may or may not have standing to bring such a motion. If you have standing, it sounds like the motion should have been brought already. If you lack standing, maybe you can use the unlawful search to your advantage in settlement negotiations.

Again,...
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Q: Is it a crime to walk into a tow yard and retrieve your vehicle?

My girlfriend used my car without my knowledge and got it towed because she did not have a valid driver's license I went to the tow company there was no one there so I retrieve my car is this a criminal matter or a civil matter?

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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Nov 15, 2016

It is likely both. No more admissions on public forums. Please call or email a lawyer directly to discuss this situation in a confidential manner.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: What will happen if a 16 year old gets charged with assualt and battery on an 8yrd
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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Nov 14, 2016

What happens will likely depend upon the extent of the injuries and whether or not the 16 year old has any criminal history. I regret that I do not have enough information to make an accurate assessment of what may happen. Please do not discuss the case with anyone except an experienced criminal... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Criminal Law for California on
Q: I was drunk last night and crashed my car. I left the scene, and my car has no tags or insurance. What do I do?
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Jeffrey Vallens answered on Nov 13, 2016

First, you should not advertise this to the public. Only speak about the facts of any potentially unlawful conduct to a lawyer and only do this in a confidential manner. Many lawyers will offer a free consultation. Call one.

The first step would be to deal with getting the car back....
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Q: arrested for under influence of drugs, first time ever arrested, i am 64 female, if i plead guilty what happens
Jeffrey Vallens
Jeffrey Vallens answered on Nov 9, 2016

You could face jail time, probation, fines/fees and a drub rehabilitation program. Please talk to a lawyer about your options.

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