im 19 and im afraid it has to deal with a girl i had online problems with a while ago. I have not contacted her physically in anyway except for online. I believe I was speaking nonsense and that might have got me in trouble. I do not have time to go to davis. Can i call as listed on their card? To... Read more »
You should be able to onto the court's website and retrieve basic information about the case but you will eventually have to make a court appearance if the case has been filed as a felony. If it's filled as a Misdemeanor a lawyer can make the initial appearance on your behalf.
California Penal Code section 25800 as a felony has a range of punishment from 16 months on the low term to 36 months on the high term. However, it is also what's known as a "wobbler" meaning that it can be alternatively charged as a misdemeanor with a maximum punishment of no more than 1 year in...Read more »
I got the DUI in West Hollywood Los Angeles. It was my first DUI. I showed up to all my court dates. At that time in my life I was irresponsible and I am now financially stable. I currently live in Phoenix Az. Do I need to get a DUI lawyer in California or can I get one in Phoenix? Or do I just... Read more »
I was convicted of two felonies and am now on probation for 3 years. I believe both of the charges should have been misdemeanors. When is the earliest I can file to have my charges dropped down or dismissed?
Usually you have to wait until the end of your probationary period but after 3 years you might be able to file your petition pursuant to section 1203 of the Penal Code to have your cases reduced to misdemeanors and dismissed.
We got into a huge fight and in my anger I called the police and now he is in jail awaiting a court date. He accidentally hurt me in the fight when he was just trying to grab his notebook back from me and now the cops are pressing charges even though he didn't try to hurt me at all. Please any help... Read more »
This is a fact pattern that frequently emerges when there is a false allegation of domestic violence and the alleged victim doesn't want to prosecute. You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. It sounds like your boyfriend has a viable defense to the charge.
Should I retain a civilian military attorney to assist me at this point in time? I do not know if I will be charged with a court martial, but these charges were filed over a year ago and they claim they have been investigating ever since. Recently they told me that I was being officially... Read more »
My wife and I were both drunk last weekend where we got into an argument sitting in the backseat of a car. She started swinging/scratching my face (not punchin) and I tried to hold her hands to stop her. She left a few minor scratches around my face. A nearby person called police and eventually... Read more »
It's possible to avoid a conviction through a conditional plea whereby she would enter a plea of no context but sentencing would be put over for a year so she could complete 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling. It would be helpful to establish that there would be collateral consequences to a...Read more »
The reason 4 park rangers pulled me over at the same time was my ex called and said I was going to hurt myself. Once they questioned me and saw I was ok, they made me get out and perform sobriety tests which I passed. It was then they said I was speeding and swerving and that was the reason they... Read more »
Based on the facts you have presented, the Miranda admonitions were not required prior to your being arrested and taken to jail The questions that were asked of you after you had been stopped were not subject to Miranda and your answers are admissible in court.
The alleged victim in a domestic violence case doesn't is not able to recant the allegations once they have been made. He should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can research the implications of his prior domestic violence case.
You could be charged with a violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(a1), assault with a deadly weapon with a great bodily injury allegation. This is a felony but could ultimately be resolved as a misdemeanor. If you are a military veteran with PTSD there are protections available for you under...Read more »
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