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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: If I was charged with domestic violence n had a court date n missed it,can I call a judge to get another court dat
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Ghazal Sharif answered on Nov 11, 2019

There is likely a warrant for your arrest. 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,... Read more »

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Q: I have a detective wanting to talk to me should I go alone
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Ghazal Sharif answered on Nov 10, 2019

Absolutely, not because anything you say will be used against you. I recommend contacting a local criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to represent you and contact law enforcement on your behalf.

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Q: How can iget a bench warrant removed without me having to make an appearance?

I have a bench warrant for not appearing to court for my ticketof possesion of drug perophenilia

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Ghazal Sharif answered on Nov 10, 2019

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 rather... Read more »

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Q: I have 4 warrants can an attorney out me on calender so i don't have to go do it.myself and risk being arrested
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Ghazal Sharif answered on Nov 10, 2019

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 rather... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I get my record expunged?
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Ghazal Sharif answered on Sep 15, 2019

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 »

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Q: public defender took my new case but then filed conflict of interest,why? is that legal in criminal law?

i have a open appeal from a case from last year and my new conflict attorney knows nothing bout appeals.

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Ghazal Sharif answered on Sep 15, 2019

When a conflict arises with the public defender, the Judge assigns an alternate defender to take the place of the public defender.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: FELONY WARRANT SINCE 2014 FOR PC3056 ONLY - NO POLICE CONTACT

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?

Ghazal Sharif
Ghazal Sharif answered on Sep 15, 2019

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 »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: I got a DUI in Arizona and I live in California. I am trying to get a restricted license to drive in California.

I completed the admin per se for Arizona but they said it's only for Arizona

Ghazal Sharif
Ghazal Sharif answered on Sep 15, 2019

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 »

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Q: How long should it take a public defender to get my case file?

I have an appointed PD who has been trying to get my case file before my court date but has not been able to. Is this the norm?

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Ghazal Sharif answered on Aug 1, 2019

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 »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: What charge is PC42217B4
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Ghazal Sharif answered on Jul 25, 2019

In California, making a criminal threat is charged under Penal Code section 422. To prove a person is guilty of this crime, the prosecutor must prove the following elements:

(1) The defendant willfully threatened to kill or cause great bodily harm to another;

(2) The defendant...
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Q: Can a public defender redact a police report.??.

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 »

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Ghazal Sharif answered on Jul 24, 2019

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 »

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Q: If I am not on probation or parole and am placed under arrest can I be searched and be given a blood test?

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 »

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Ghazal Sharif answered on Jul 24, 2019

Under the implied consent laws, a person who wants to drive is deemed to have consented to a warrantless seizure of their blood or breath.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: I just recently got pulled over going 75 on a 65 freeway. Will traffic school make it seem as if nothing happened?

After traffic school (if applicable) will anything show up on my record saying that I had received a ticket? Or will nothing appear? I live in California.

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Ghazal Sharif answered on Jul 24, 2019

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 »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: warrant. jail time?

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

Ghazal Sharif
Ghazal Sharif answered on Jul 24, 2019

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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