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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on

Q: Can u go to jail for 459.5 (A) Shoplifting 2 counts

First arrest and no prior criminal record.

Wais Azami answered on Apr 27, 2019

Yes, you can. The chances are not too high but anything is possible. Call a local attorney for a free consult. I'm always available. Which county?

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Q: I was arrested on being under the influence and possession of paraphernalia during a probation search for my Roomate.

I was in my room with the door locked and asleep when the police got me out of bed and along with everyone else in the house they put me in handcuffs and sat me outside whilst they proceeded to destroy my room and break glass and make a mess. As I stated before I was completely asleep and had been... Read more »

Wais Azami answered on Jan 10, 2019

I agree with Dale Gribow. You need to write everything down like a journal that when read, can be seen like a movie. Lots of descriptions. Simultaneously, hire a local criminal defense attorney. You have no time to waste.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for California on

Q: i was pulled over for a traffic stop and the police obtained a search warrent to search my vehicle with no prob. cause

is it leagl for them to get a warrent with no probable cause

Wais Azami answered on Dec 18, 2018

Do you know what probable cause is and its standard? It's best to consult with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on

Q: I was under the impression that there was a statue that says an older conviction over 3 years cannot be brought up in a

Case I have been charged in the past for possession and or paraphernalia it was over 10 years ago can they bring that up in court if I should ever have to go again

Wais Azami answered on Oct 16, 2018

Some crimes never get erased. Other which do get erased my still affect employment or immigration. In your particular situation, if it was a misdemeanor and you won't testify as a defendant in your future potential case, it may be hard for it to be brought up. The answer really is "depends."

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on

Q: What's the penalty for amount of marijuana Lake about 187 lb and a first-time offender

Wais Azami answered on Oct 16, 2018

That amount is not vague but too exact. Law enforcement trolling these sites could use it against you. Please consult a local attorney in private and confidentially. If your question is hypothetical, we don't answer hypothetical questions. That is left for academia.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for California on

Q: unlicensed driver in accident killed other person. charged w/manslaughter. is serving time absolute mandatory

Wais Azami answered on Oct 16, 2018

The previous attorneys answered your question. Now it's time to call a local attorney and figure out your defense plan.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Traffic Tickets for California on

Q: When I was pulled over I was told I didn’t fully stop at a four way stop sign, now I’m being charged for speeding

This was at 6:00am on a Saturday morning and there was no cars or padestrians Is it right that it’s my first time ever getting stopped I littearly had a clean record prior to this and now I’m told I have to pay $303 plus another $60 on top of all that I have to stop working because I’m not... Read more »

Wais Azami answered on Oct 16, 2018

Are you making a statement or asking a question which I may have missed?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on

Q: I have a violation 4463(a)(1)VC. I have no criminal records. What are the chances that I will go to jail for this?

Wais Azami answered on Oct 12, 2018

Your best bet is to call a local attorney ASAP and ask these question confidentially rather than on an open forum such as this.

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Q: Im being charge with burglary the witness only describe a sweater I was wearing but never Saw face

And the two witnesses one of them said I was wearing a jogging outfit and the other witnesses said I was wearing a grey sweater

Wais Azami answered on Oct 9, 2018

Please stop giving out facts on a non-confidential portal/site such as this. You really need to consult with an attorney who is local, experienced and practices mainly or hopefully only criminal law. I would do it ASAP.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on

Q: Can my son be convicted with robbery if he had no knowledge the passenger was going to jump out and rob a guy w/ a gun

Wais Azami answered on Oct 9, 2018

Like everyone else said, "It depends." It's time to offer less facts online and start calling local attorneys for a consult.

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Q: My sister recently got herself into some legal issues. She is also mentally unstable. Do you offer pro bono services?

Due to the high fees, my family and I aren’t able to afford the rates for a criminal defense attorney

Wais Azami answered on Oct 9, 2018

Look into public defenders. They are over-worked but are every bit as good as the rest of us private attorneys. They are licensed and did pass the same bar exam and often went to great law schools. They exist for people who can't afford their own private attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Probate for California on

Q: Can I be seached because my girlfriend is on probation in the state of California?

My girlfriend is on probation in California and her probation officer has searched her house where I'm staying too. The frist time I was ask if they could search my body but the next time they did not ask and searched me. I did have something I did not know was illegal in Ca on me. I was told later... Read more »

Wais Azami answered on Oct 2, 2018

The general rule is that if you are not on probation or parol, an officer will need a search warrant or your consent or an exigent circumstance must exist for the search. The rule of thumb for you or anyone being searched is to never consent. This way, if the cops did violate your rights, you... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for California on

Q: I was arrested for DV in the past, now I'm trying to get my nursing license. I don't know whether to report or not.

I was never charged. The Board of Nursing asks directly if applicants were convicted of any crimes, which I wasn't. They also require a finger LiveScan, which will show an arrest. I've read not to disclose things that look bad that are unnecessary. I've also read that they could potentially claim I... Read more »

Wais Azami answered on Oct 2, 2018

Be honest but also only answer what is being asked. Some people tend to assume what is being asked and answer more than needed. For example, don't ever confuse the terms, arrest, charge, conviction. They are very different things. When in doubt, seek advice from an employment law attorney for a... Read more »

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Q: If you go to steal something but in the middle of the act you change your mind and dont steal can u get in trouble

But as your leaving the seen someone follows you

Wais Azami answered on Sep 18, 2018

Yes, potentially! If you think about doing something and don't do it, then no. If you go to the store, pick up something from the isle but change your mind and place it back on the shelf before leaving the store, technically you have stolen the item. That's because you have completed the act of... Read more »

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Q: I was asked my name by CHP while I was a passenger in a car. Am I required by law to answer truthfully?

Wais Azami 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 information, it... 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 »

Wais Azami 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 the... Read more »

Wais Azami 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

Wais Azami 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 handled such... 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 in court on my... Read more »

Wais Azami 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

Wais Azami 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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