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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: My husband got a misdemeanor ticket and he needs to go to court , can a lawyer go represent instead of my husband ?
James Richard Askew
James Richard Askew
answered on Dec 31, 2021

The answer is YES and NO.

An attorney can appear for you in most misdemeanors (pursuant to PC 977). However, most courts do require personal live presence at certain types of hearings. For example: You will be required in most jurisdictions to be present for arraignments on Domestic...
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Q: Can officers detain you on a traffic stop and drive your vehicle back to your residence for you to serve a warrant
James Richard Askew
James Richard Askew
answered on Sep 16, 2021

Obviously, it depends on the circumstances. Did you provide consent? Was the vehicle moved only a short distance?

An officer should not want to drive your vehicle unless it presents a danger to others i.e. to protect others, prevent imminent harm, etc. If your car is parked in an...
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