Rio Linda, CA asked in DUI / DWI for California

Q: Can a lawyer appear to Court on my behave at my initial appearance?

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info would be helpful...........but for most misdemeanors, a lawyer can appear under 977 on behalf of a defendant (not for a domestic violence in Indio)

for a felony, the defendant has to appear

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Generally, yes, there are exceptions, you should contact a lawyer to discuss possible representation at that time they should be able to tell you what they can do to help you, including going to court on your behalf.

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