You need to be certain of the exact disposition of your case before you can determine whether and what, if anything, must be disclosed to particular prospective employers. Contact the clerk of the criminal division of the Superior Court that had jurisdiction over the case to obtain a copy of the...View More
Hello. I have the following situation. I am a resident of CA and have received my first ticket in my life. The ticket is for "failing to stop at stop sign", ticket sites approximate speed 5 MPH. I believe I did do a full stop, even though I did not do the 3 seconds stop. Ideally I would... View More
Your options are to (1) pay the fine prior to the court date, (2) pay the fine and write a letter to the court prior to the court date contesting the citation, (3) appear in court on the day indicated, pay the fine and request a trial to contest the citation, (4) hire an attorney to appear in court...View More
Going through a yellow light is not an offense, but doing so recklessly could be a basis for a lawful stop. Your lawyer will have to look into the actual facts and reason given the stop to determine if the evidence gathered against you afterwards was the product of an unlawful detention. Cops...View More
I am on a TRO given by my wife, The hearing is still coming. I texted her "I miss you" last week and didn't get any response. We are recently separated and she filed a restraining order on me. The hearing is next month. In the meantime a sherriff called me and wanted to talk to me in... View More
A TRO typically orders the restrained party to have no contact of any kind with the protected party, but occasionally it will permit peaceful contact. If yours does not permit peaceful contact, then ANY contact by the restrained party is a violation and is prosecutable.
I was pulled over for a bad license plate light & was told that my license was suspended, which it wasnt. Thet asked to search my vehicle & i repeatedly told them no. They pulled my out of the truck and search me and found nothing & i still told them no searching my car. Then they... View More
It was not a lawful arrest or search if they did not have a reasonable factual basis for believing your license was suspended or that you might be in possession of drugs. Unlawfully obtained evidence cannot be used in court.
I'm currently a Political Science student at UCLA. I am considering going to law school and I would like to talk to currently practicing lawyers to gain some perspective regarding law school and careers in law. Would appreciate if anyone would be willing to chat :)
I have been on probation for a number of years now and recently I keep being told I must do things that were never on my sentence and probation order. And have been told my sentence was changed. Without any court action or my knowledge.
Contact the court clerk to ask that your case be put on the court's calendar at the next available date. Unless you hire a private attorney, you will have to appear in court at that time, unless the court allows video appearances. Ask the clerk. With an active bench warrant, you are subject...View More
If you are serious about defending yourself and protecting your legal rights and interests, then one of the things you can do to get a head start against the prosecutor is to hire a criminal law defense attorney as soon as possible. Another thing you can do is to exercise your Fifth Amendment...View More
The search may have been unlawful. If so, evidence obtained will be inadmissible in court. But to be sure, an attorney will have to review the facts of the incident as stated in the police report, as well as discuss the incident in full with you. A delayed or unadministered Miranda warning may...View More
Last may i was arrested. In november i signed my self up for outpatient treatment classes to help myself and my case. In decemeber i went to detox for a week and got myself clean and have been since. In January i was sentenced to inpatient program and a probation officer. Due to covid and people... View More
I missed my flight because I stayed to long at the bar. I found myself at the airport intoxicated and alone. I was skateboarding through the terminal of the closed airport. I pass by the bar and helped myself to some liquor. I was woke up by two officers where they let me know everything I did... View More
It sounds like you may have been charged with a misdemeanor. If that is the case, you can hire a private attorney to represent you so that you do not have to come to court for your arraignment. A no-cost public defender attorney will be appointed to represent you only if you show up in court...View More
I was arrested for concealed weapon and a baton flashlight. And they also took my phone and said they where getting a search warrent. I have not been presented one or a case number for the phone. And I have asked for both. It's been a month now. And still nothing.
A certificate of detention is a formal reclassification of an arrest to a detention (a temporary hold) when the district attorney does not file charges initially. However, charges may be subsequently filed (up to a year after the incident in the case of a misdemeanor, or up to at least three years...View More
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