I stopped after this at a gas station for roughly 15 minutes, I then continued on my route home only to be pulled over by the very same cop for doing nothing at all! When I asked the cop "why did you stop me?" His response was "why didn't I stop?" I replied I did stop back there at the gas station... Read more »
The way you describe it, it sounds unlawful. What the cop has to say to justify the reasonableness of his decision to stop you twice is what matters. If you are charged, ask your attorney to investigate and file a motion to suppress. Whether or not you are charged, you may still file a complaint...Read more »
*Edit: I reached out to the courts again. This time I got a bit more information. Despite the background check stating the Bench Warrant was because of failure to show, the clerk stated it is because of an unpaid fine. She states it shows I made a payment but there is still a balance. The fine... Read more »
My little sister gets arrested weekly due to a drug addiction. It's always under the influence of a controlled substance. She's been granted prop 36 numerous times, gets 3 strikes, it gets revoked and immediately reinstated. She gets released from custody, ordered to appear at her next court date,... Read more »
You would have to ask the DA listed on the minute order what he or she meant by "No useful purpose"
1385. (a) The judge or magistrate may, either of his or her own motion or upon the application of the prosecuting attorney, and in furtherance of justice, order an action to be dismissed....Read more »
I have received a ticket for driving without a license and it is under a misdemeanor offense. This is my first offense and I have recently received my drivers license. I am scheduled to appear in court for next month.
CA Penal Code section 19.8 provides a list of the misdemeanors that may be reduced to infractions pursuant to section 17(d). I would imagine the actual charge when you go to court for a 12500 (driving with no license in possession) will be an infraction, even if the ticket says misdemeanor. If you...Read more »
Most people do not know there are two breath tests offered by the cops. In California, you may currently refuse the PAS breath test only. This test is the one where the officer asks you on the side of the road to blow into a mobile device. You do not have to. However, you ARE required to provide a...Read more »
I was hit several days ago on my way to work. I was driving southbound on a road approaching an intersection (the road I was on did not have a stop sign on either side). A car was driving opposite of me (northbound) and was wanting to make a left turn.
A similar situation happened to me. California is a comparative fault state. They are going to claim that you were speeding and try to apportion some smaller percentage of fault to you to cause you to recover less money.
at the time of my arrest i had cash on me that was from my paycheck. i still have proof from my job and paystub . the police took it and when i bailed out , it was not with my belongings,my phone missing too., and no property receipt saying they were keeping it for evidence or even that they took... Read more »
Cash and phones are often seized by police. Certain charges will subject the money to forfeiture proceedings, so it's good that you have your paystub to show the source. You should have received notice from police if it was seized for that purpose. Otherwise, it may be listed as evidence in the...Read more »
My husband currently is serving a prison sentence in CA. He has an active hold against him from the state of Kansas in which he had a pending case that is almost 3 years old. A year ago he received documents in regards to his out of state warrant and was noted in the document that the other party... Read more »
Yes, since he was already in custody on the California case, Kansas can't pick him up on the warrant. They can't extradite without a hearing unless he waives. Usually the hearing occurs close to his scheduled release date in CA.
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