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California Criminal Law Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

California Criminal Law Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers
It's unlikely to ever happen. Even though its been reduced and dismissed under Penal Code 1203.4 ("Expunged"), you still have to disclose the information when applying for a government job. Unfortunately, you may be out of luck.
It's unlikely to ever happen. Even though its been reduced and dismissed under Penal Code 1203.4 ("Expunged"), you still have to disclose the... Read More
You need to hire an attorney to find out what the warrant is for, and then research how serious the warrant is.  If it is for a failure to appear for a traffic ticket and just a fine, for example, you can go to court and clear it up on your own.  If it is for something more serious, you should have an attorney do the research for you and make arrangements regarding court - you don't want to end up in custody.  Feel free to call with any questions or to speak about it further.  Paul Geller (213) 627-2144.... Read More
You need to hire an attorney to find out what the warrant is for, and then research how serious the warrant is.  If it is for a failure to... Read More
You can hire an attorney to appear on your behalf to have the warrant recalled. 
You can hire an attorney to appear on your behalf to have the warrant recalled. 
Yes the police can arrest you without telling you your Miranda rights. What Miranda does is keep out any incriminating evidence and fruit from that incriminating statements. If the DA can prove his case with out that then you are out of luck. Contact me and I can go over the facts with you to help you know what to do.... Read More
Yes the police can arrest you without telling you your Miranda rights. What Miranda does is keep out any incriminating evidence and fruit from that... Read More
You cannot expunge a DUI. So it will cost nothing. Also they can prior you with a DUI which is less than 10 years old so please don't drink and drive. If you do, call me.
You cannot expunge a DUI. So it will cost nothing. Also they can prior you with a DUI which is less than 10 years old so please don't drink and... Read More

Is it a wise decision to change lawyers?

Answered 10 months ago by attorney Ronald Freeman   |   1 Answer
Based off of your post, who knows if your public defender has obtain you a good plea on your case. However, if you are unhappy with your current lawyer you certainly have the right to switch lawyers.
Based off of your post, who knows if your public defender has obtain you a good plea on your case. However, if you are unhappy with your current... Read More
Depends on whether you can legally possess a firearm and it also depends on whether it was stolen or not.
Depends on whether you can legally possess a firearm and it also depends on whether it was stolen or not.
Depends on too many factors to even give you an educated guess (e.g., where you are, how old you are, what your record is, etc.). Contact a local criminal defense lawyer for better information.
Depends on too many factors to even give you an educated guess (e.g., where you are, how old you are, what your record is, etc.). Contact a local... Read More
Instead of worrying about the jail time, you need to focus your attention on how you can avoid being convicted. Petty theft with a prior can be filed as a felony, and that's on top of whatever PV time you've got hanging over you. Time to shop for a lawyer.
Instead of worrying about the jail time, you need to focus your attention on how you can avoid being convicted. Petty theft with a prior can be filed... Read More
PC 490 is a statute number for petty theft.
PC 490 is a statute number for petty theft.
No. Petty theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted it will really hurt your school/employment aspirations. You should talk to a lawyer, who may be able to work out a deal with the Judge whereby you can earn yourself a dismissal.
No. Petty theft is a crime of moral turpitude, and if convicted it will really hurt your school/employment aspirations. You should talk to a lawyer,... Read More
You have the right to remain silent. Only idiots talk to investigators/cops. Remember, no matter what you say it will be twisted around and used against you later.
You have the right to remain silent. Only idiots talk to investigators/cops. Remember, no matter what you say it will be twisted around and used... Read More
Spend some money and hire a "real" lawyer.
Spend some money and hire a "real" lawyer.
That depends how good your lawyer is at presenting the case.
That depends how good your lawyer is at presenting the case.
Time to shop for a lawyer!
Time to shop for a lawyer!
You should hire a lawyer to go to court to recall the warrant. A lawyer can do this without you present if the underlying charge is a misdemeanor, so it is less risky for you.
You should hire a lawyer to go to court to recall the warrant. A lawyer can do this without you present if the underlying charge is a misdemeanor, so... Read More

How can I get my police record?

Answered a year and a month ago by attorney Jeff Fengcheng Yeh   |   1 Answer
Go to your local Sheriff's office and ask for livescan.
Go to your local Sheriff's office and ask for livescan.
Your friend should hire a lawyer to go to court first to ask the Judge for an extension. Otherwise once the deadline hits a warrant will go out and your friend will be in violation of probation.
Your friend should hire a lawyer to go to court first to ask the Judge for an extension. Otherwise once the deadline hits a warrant will go out and... Read More
Absolutely, up to the statutory max. But it is the Judge who ultimately sentences.
Absolutely, up to the statutory max. But it is the Judge who ultimately sentences.
If it was a straight possession charge under Prop. 47 you can file a motion to have it reduced to a misdemeanor. You may then file another motion to have the matter expunged from your record. You should consult with an attorney and have them file the necessary motions on your behalf.
If it was a straight possession charge under Prop. 47 you can file a motion to have it reduced to a misdemeanor. You may then file another motion to... Read More
This is something to discuss with the attorney of records. There are many reasons why the attorney may be continuing the case. Given he has been in custody for a year, this must be a felony. All the investigation may not be completed on the case. Talk to the attorney.
This is something to discuss with the attorney of records. There are many reasons why the attorney may be continuing the case. Given he has been in... Read More
You are looking at time in juvenile hall. You should discuss this with your parents. Given you are a minor your parents are required to be in court with you. Have your parents retain an attorney for you. These are very serious charges.
You are looking at time in juvenile hall. You should discuss this with your parents. Given you are a minor your parents are required to be in court... Read More
Go to the clerk's office at the court house and request a copy of the minute order.
Go to the clerk's office at the court house and request a copy of the minute order.
There are two types of evidence direct and circumstantial evidence. People can be convicted on circumstantial evidence alone. While having someone see the vandalism would strengthen the case, there may be other evidence that would prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
There are two types of evidence direct and circumstantial evidence. People can be convicted on circumstantial evidence alone. While having someone... Read More