The officer recommended to fix the steering wheel before the court appearance and they will most likely drop it to a infraction. I'm not sure how accurate this is but I have a clean driving record with only 4 exhaust tickets. I'm worried about how this is going to affect my record, and... View More
Shockingly, this misdemeanor is at risk of serious consequences, even up to 1 year in jail and $12,600 of a fines and penalty fees. In contrast, other vehicle code misdemeanors are often up to 90 days (e.g., reckless, exhibition of speed) or 6 months in jail (e.g., hit & run, first DUI) with a...View More
The case is closed and offender in prison. Why do I see the court websjte showing to other hearing after restifution showing as (further Proceedings) and the location shows as (LOCATION SCH) Rather than the original location been (Compton courthouse dept .10) what can this mean. The D.A has failed... View More
Here is a partial answer, that may be helpful. Restitution is essentially paying a victim for property damage, bodily injury, etc.; for the victims economic out of pocket losses. Restitution issues take time to resolve, and is not ordered by the court until after sentencing. It is possible to have...View More
I feel they were in the wrong ( i explained all this in my first question....
The thing is my DUI will be 10 years old this June 2022 ... And i went to the court and DUI liaison for my options but got the run around and i eventually just forget about rectifying it but i now have come in to... View More
It is possible that the AB541 3 month alcohol program provider is still in business and has records of your participation in the DUI program from 10 years ago. However, you still need a court order to re-enroll and complete the program. and, you will have to pay for the balance of the program, at...View More
I got pulled over for expired tags. Police beat me up badly and didnt know my neighbor's cameras caught the whole thing. I didn't know I had a warrant and the police officer never mentioned anything about me having a warrant either. Now that I'm fighting the charges, they're... View More
You are right in that it does not make sense that they would find a warrant for you based on looking up someone else's license plates. There are a lot of different reasons police pull people over. Here, if the tags were actually expired, that is a legitimate reason. However, sometimes a police...View More
A friend is take over payments on a vehicle I no longer need and he was pulled over for speeding after making a turn from a stop light and I as the vehicle owner as well as the friend got a ticket for the same thing even though I was not present.
You cannot be forced to plead a certain way because somebody else does. In fact, the court (at State Bar ethics rules) will require that you be assigned a different attorney to avoid a conflict of interest if you do not want to do the same thing with your case that the other defendants want. So you...View More
Early in the morning around 6:25AM (still dusk). while on my way to work, I was approaching an intersection, I saw that all lanes of traffic appeared to be flowing normally. At this point I was probably several hundred feet away. I then noticed the cars directly in front of me were not moving. In... View More
Public defenders are real lawyers, and very competent. However, a private attorney will likely take more time on your case, but this will cost more, too. It is your choice. Regardless, you must be concerned with this case and an attorney will help your situation. The judge will not let you go this...View More
To argue excessive bail, you really need an attorney to make the legal arguments, not a do it yourself project. However, you can go to a law library and research the issue and your rights and come up with a few points.
This scenario can be fixed, but best with an attorney to explain to the judge how and why it happened. If you went to court on the date they gave you but the case was not filed, and then later they issued a warrant because the case was filed later and a new court date was set without you knowing,...View More
After you are released O.R., then you still have to go back to court. If you miss that court date, then a warrant will be issued. If this is not what happened, there are other possibilities, such as a court clerical error, or a notice to appear with a different date but you never received the...View More
Not sure exactly of your situation. However, paying the bail bondsman is unrelated to the court in most ways. You simply owe the bondsman for posting a bail bond on your behalf, you are paying for a service that already took place. If you are out on bail now, the bond will not be exonerated until...View More
If you are a teacher, you have certain responsibilities. If you are unaware or unsure what to do, maybe talk to someone who is more familiar. The principle at the school has usually dealt with situations like this more than an inexperienced teacher, and might be a good resource, although the...View More
Booked on 3 misdemeanor counts, throw at vehicle, dui in possession of, and blowing over 0.08, 1 felony count awd non firearm. Client also has outstanding traffic tickets, from before arrest. With a previous brandishing charge that is 10 years old, no other priores. Client is also from area,... View More
It depends, so he hiring an attorney that is familiar with the court, and could look at the details of the case and priors, would best be able to advise on this. No guessing is going to help, other than to say that if bailed out, then there is time without being in jail to work on case--this is...View More
I was an international student in a univ. of CA. The week after my graduation, my parents & I were in a hotel of Thousand Oaks & one day my dad disrupted the hotel office by insulting employees. They opted for not pressing charges; the thing was that when we went back to the room to get our... View More
Great question. Sorry to hear about the problem. It is typical to be released and required to report back to court, either for another hearing or for a first hearing after the prosecution is ready to proceed (they have time, but limited time). Thus, the case is almost certainly still open,...View More
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