Pursuant to California Penal Code section 1054.2 (hyperlink below), a criminal defense attorney cannot reveal the name, address, telephone number of a victim or witness(es) to a crime to the client. Otherwise, the attorney can potentially be charged with a misdemeanor for revealing that...Read more »
I was involved in a minor car collision (5-10 mph) approx. 2 months ago. Progressive found me not at fault for the accident, and Geico also said their driver was not at fault. I already had to pay a $1,000 deductible to get my car fixed, but since it is now a word vs. word situation are there... Read more »
I hate to sound like a certain attorney on Justia who responds to all questions with "more info needed" but in this instance more info is needed. Were police summoned and a report prepared or did you and the other driver merely exchange insurance information and leave the scene of the...Read more »
The nurse said the found him with no pulse and not breathing, they did not know how long he had been like that and that they were able to shock him back to life but fractured both sides of his ribs and chest and also he has no signs of any brain activity
I generally agree with Mr. Light's response. If, as you said, your grandfather had foot surgery and he much later (1-2 days later) went into cardiac arrest due to post-surgery complications, some attorney's have sufficient medical knowledge to make an assessment (without expensive...Read more »
In California, What information if any will appear in an employer background check regarding an occurrence of an arrest where the DA dismissed the case and did not file official charges? Will the arrest still appear and is it possible for the arrest to get expunged?
I took a deal with the cruise waiver for felony child endangerment and I want to go back on my deal because the father and my child got his case dismissed and I feel like I am a battered woman he has been to prison for beating on me I have several videos and evidence of his abuse and I feel like... Read more »
Talk with the attorney (perhaps a Public Defender) who represented you at the time you entered your plea to see if there are any circumstances under which you may qualify for your plea being withdrawn.
"Buyer's remorse" or believing your conviction was unfair due to the...Read more »
He has been incarcerated since 7/06/20. He hasn't understood what exactly he is being charged with at this time. There are several charges. He is not understanding his public defender. He feels he has agreed to a bargain he really doesn't comprehend. Can he change his mind and not accept... Read more »
Addressing the last part of your question, yes, your son can change his mind regarding changing his plea to guilty in exchange for mutually agreed upon sentence to be imposed especially if he doesn't understand what's happening. Is it a language issue? If so, an interpreter would be...Read more »
First, you should not be posting facts about your case. LEO's (Law Enforcement Officers) and even DA's (District Attorney's or their staff) make it a practice to check attorney directory messages boards for messages like yours. Your statement's could be construed as admissions...Read more »
Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who specializes in illegal searches and seizures. Unless the police had a search warrant issued by a Judge, the evidence they collected from your home might be able to be suppressed (prosecutor can't use any of it as evidence).
He has done nothing to help me at all. He hasn't contacted any witnesses and he barely remembers anything from the last time we spoke. He just stands around laughing and chatting with the DA and tries to convince me to take a deal. He hasnt returnes my emails and i feel like he hasnt tried to... Read more »
Assuming you have a Public Defender, if you ask for a Marsden hearing your request for the appointment of a new attorney will likely be granted. You'll get an attorney on the "Conflict Panel" who work on a flat fee basis. Here in Riverside County, it's a $500 flat fee unless...Read more »
It is my understanding that when probation ends the remaining restitution becomes a civil matter, but what if the court extends probation an additional 2 years? Does that delay the issue transferring to a civil matter?
Based on the information you provided, it appears that the Judge extended the probation due to your failure to pay the restitution and perhaps fulfill other terms of your probation in order to have jurisdiction over you.
If you continue to fail to abide by your probationary terms, the...Read more »
Put the issue on the agenda of the city council then get as many people you know and others via petitions or flyers circulated to others in your community to attend and demand an answer from the City Council why the City Attorney for Solvang is grossly overpaid.
So im thinking charges were droped, Days later i find out different charges were filed and serious ones at that, had a new court date but my bail remained the same and active, but shouldnt i be rearrested on the new charges, and have to post bail again on the new charges?
My ex has 2 prior felonies and in march had been charged w domestic violence against me when i had to go to the ER he was never arrested because he didnt get caught (this was riverside county) then last week he got arrested for domestic violence and gun possesion ( san bernadino county) he is... Read more »
Your "ex" needs to hire a skilled and experienced private criminal defense attorney.
A felon in possession of a firearm on the DV charges he is facing in SB county alone can result in substantial jail time in state prison. The other DV is probably charged as felony as well due...Read more »
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