Father was dating a girl, her x who is out of jail on bond Riverside county for assult on person with firearm (not on father) committ's an arson on father residence in twentynine Palms then drives 40 miles to another residence father has, starts a fight father 61 yrs old collapes and dies at... View More
As a former homicide prosecutor who has handled these types of situations, I can tell you that there is likely an active investigation still on-going into the homicide. Often, when prosecutors can file a serious felony right away (such as arson), they will do that in order to keep tabs on a suspect...View More
Discovery in a criminal case usually starts out informally outside of court. The government is obligated to provide what they have to the defense in a timely manner. The defense can request specific discovery informally and the prosecutor is supposed to provide it generally within 15 days. If there...View More
A magistrate is given a lot of discretion in situations like the one you've described. It sounds like the officer was probably newer and unfamiliar with the issue. Almost any police officer who is a sworn peace officer and has completed a law enforcement academy would be qualified to testify...View More
The short answer is no. However, you should be careful. If you had any violations in the past, it is likely that the court may have extended your probation term. Also, if you have more than one case there can be overlapping terms. Often times someone will be on "informal probation" still...View More
My 23 yr old son was arrested in Santa Barbara for vandalism/trespass & was in jail for 3 days & released. He has an untreated & un-diagnosed mental serious illness & drug problem which he has refused to receive help. He is currently living in our home. If he continues to refuse... View More
It's not likely that you would face any type of criminal responsibility for your son living in your home (under most circumstances) based on what you have described. There are two potential crimes that I'll discuss.
First, aiding and abetting a crime. In order to prove the crime...View More
This girlfriend sent the fraudulent DPOA document to my employer and interfered with my employment very badly. The day I learned I had lost my job due to my employer needed more information and repeatedly called the girlfriend who grunted in response and hung up. She has done a lot aof damage and... View More
If your girlfriend forged your signature and created fraudulent documents that caused you injury, then crimes have been committed (identity theft, forgery). The whole issue will be proof. It will be important to gather any documents or evidence that you have to show what took place. There are a...View More
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