San Bernardino, CA asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for California

Q: I'm just trying to get a waiver for my court order classes

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Under California law, obtaining a waiver for court-ordered classes often involves demonstrating to the court that attending these classes would cause undue hardship or that equivalent alternative measures can achieve the same objectives. You may need to file a formal request or motion with the court that issued the order, outlining your reasons and any supporting evidence for why the waiver should be granted.

It's important for you to understand the specific requirements and criteria that the court considers when evaluating requests for waivers. These can include financial hardship, physical inability to attend, or completion of similar programs that meet the court's requirements. Documentation such as medical records, financial statements, or certificates from other programs can support your request.

Lastly, you might consider seeking legal advice to ensure your request is properly presented and to increase the chances of a favorable outcome. An attorney with experience in this area can provide guidance on the process, help prepare your documentation, and represent you in court if necessary. Remember, each case is unique, and the decision to grant a waiver is at the discretion of the court.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Whoever represented you in court should be the one to best answer that question.

They don't waive things just because it is inconvenient for you...which I assume is the case.

Someone would have to review your file and see how many classes you have taken.

If it is a substantial number of classes, maybe a lawyer could go to court to request it...but you need a solid reason.

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