If you were convicted of an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony and were NOT sentenced to state prison or put under the authority of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, you can petition for a dismissal (people often use the term “expungement” when talking about a...Read more »
I HAVE A FELONY WARRANT FOR NOT REPORTING TO MY PO BACK IN 2014, I HAVE NOT HAD ANY POLICE CONTACT AND DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER CHARGES. IS THERE ANYWAY THAT THE CHARGE CAN BE DISMISSED? OR CAN THE CASE BE CLOSED WITH OUT ME HAVING TO TURN MYSELF IN?
I advise contacting a local criminal defense lawyer or Public Defender AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. A lawyer can contact the court to arrange to appear for an arraignment rather than surrendering to police custody, calendar a hearing on a warrant prior to arrest, arrange to have you turn yourself in...Read more »
I recommend contacting the DMV’s Mandatory Actions Unit at 916–657–6525 regarding the status of your license. To speak with an operator, press #9, then press #9, then press #1. I recommend calling two minutes before call lines open at 8:00 A.M. (except on Wednesdays when call lines open at...Read more »
The timing depends on many factors, including the responsible law enforcement agency preparing the police report and whether there is an ongoing criminal investigation such as a DUI. I recommend placing trust in your Public Defender and contacting your Public Defender about the anticipated...Read more »
i seen the public defender last thursday i asked for copy of police report said no problem to call him later.I did but got no answer for days .So today i went to court house to find him .Said he had redact the report before i could have one.. Is this legal?? sounds like he is tampering with the... Read more »
In a criminal case, usually the part of the file of most interest to the client is the police reports. There is nothing forbidding defense attorneys from releasing these reports to the defendant (either during the representation or afterward), but in California we cannot include the address or...Read more »
I was placed under arrest for DUI while not in the vehicle and the keys not in the ignition in my own driveway. Police were called by neighbors because; I thought I was in park and was not reached over to grab two pizzas in the seat next to me my foot left the brake as my vehicle ran into my own... Read more »
In general, you should not get any points on your driving record if you complete traffic school for a qualifying violation by the due date. But if you choose to go to traffic school, you will still have to pay your traffic fine, in addition to an administrative court fee and the traffic school...Read more »
I'm 19 and I lost my wallet a month ago and in ny wallet I had my ticket and I just found out today I missed my court date and now I have a warrant. is there any way I can explain to a judge what happend or have an extension after falling to appear to court
You need to speak with a public defender or criminal defense lawyer to arrange to recalling the warrant. It is far better to do that than to take chances on being arrested on the warrant and then jailed. It would also be helpful to be able to explain why you failed to appear in court. If there...Read more »
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