QUESTION: I was pulled over and the cops said I have a warrant of petty theft section code 484 a. I did not do this crime they said it happen in 2010 I never been arrested in my life so I don’t know what to do the officer let me go and gave me a…

QUESTION: My cousin and his girlfriend broke up after she slept with a cousin of ours. He was angry and she was trying to block him from leaving he slapped her. He was later arrested on Thanksgiving day. He’s on bail and she keeps trying to contact our family. He has court next week this…

QUESTION: My cousin has been calling the police everyday for the past week claiming that a neighbor of mine are using drugs. The police have arrived 3 times to talk with my neighbor and informed him that my relative was the one calling. My neighbor has asked me to talk with my cousin to stop…

QUESTION: After something is successfully expunged, will I have to say I plead guilty to it on applications? Thank you for your time, also. ANSWER: In California, you can truthfully answer that you have never been convicted of that crime. The major exceptions are for jobs that require licensing or a DOD security clearance.

QUESTION: I’m in CA & already done my jail time but I’ve moved to new county & still have 3yrs left of mandatory community supervision. When I was sentenced I had some special terms & conditions we had to get the judge to agree to but now I’m worried because I met with new probation…

QUESTION: I was in Isla Vista last week with some friends and received a minor in possession charge for the beer I was holding. I’m 20 years old and was 100% sober with no intention of drinking that night. I took the bottle away from my heavily intoxicated friend (who was not cited for anything)…

QUESTION: I allegedly keyed someone’s car after they yelled a racist remark towards me. Now the Police has called me and would like to question me about the situation. What should I do? ANSWER: You should not call the police back. You should not speak with them in person. You should avoid making any statements…

QUESTION: The officer ran my name and it came back that I was on not only probation, but searchable probation he stated in a snide way. Pretty much in an intimidating sense. I told them that I was not actually on probation several times but they were not budging they were going to search me…

QUESTION: Hello. I was pulled over this morning for going 10 over. I am on DUI informal probation, arrested 8/2015 and convinced 3/2016. Is this in violation of my probation or will it just be a fine? Also… Will I qualify for traffic school? The only things on my driving record are the DUI and…

QUESTION: Have a court appearance coming up and my public Defender wants me to go to an Inpatient rehabilitation program. Can I be arrested while in there? Is that a reason to be not be present for court? ANSWER: If it’s a misdemeanor case, you should be able to make arrangements for your attorney to…

QUESTION: Can I be sent to jail if I have not completed my community service hours due to a family emergency? Need to complete community service hours but haven’t because of a family emergency that was out of state and I go to court on December 5th. ANSWER: In my experience, Judge Flores is one…

QUESTION: When a look out circular is issued for a foreign non immigrant in the USA by his home country, due to a criminal proceeding in that country, what are the next steps followed by the USA government ? ANSWER: US law prohibits the arrest of the subject of a Red Notice issued by another…

QUESTION: A loved one is in jail and his bail is set at $75,000. He was on parole and is being charged with a firearm and high capacity magazines and drugs…we want to bail him out and have a treatment center with a bed waiting for him whole he awaits sentencing. Is it a possibility…

QUESTION: How much is Fast track violation from chp in Los Angeles? I got a fix it ticket for my front plates followed by a fast track roll violation for not paying to use it. Does anyone know how much it will be and will I get the amount due in the mail? ANSWER: The…

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QUESTION: I got arrested for two counts of sales I have priors and a strike. The judges is offering 5.4 years. 2.7 is double time for my strike the rest of the time is for priors and my new charges. Since prop 57 passed should I not take the deal? ANSWER: I can’t quite make…

QUESTION: My boyfriend got sentenced to 180 days in Los Angeles county jail 3 weeks ago how much time will he actually do? He has a released date is 2/2/2017. He got centence for domestic violence. also is hes first time going to jail. He has been there 3 weeks already i really hope he…

QUESTION: Does California’s new law prop 57 apply to lifers with the possibility of parole, eligible to receive good time credits? My husband is currently serving 15 years to life. I have read prop 57 but its still somewhat confusing. ANSWER: If he is serving time on a non-violent felony, then Prop 57 will most…

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QUESTION: I got arrested for two counts of sales I have priors and a strike. The judges is offering 5.4 years. 2.7 is double time for my strike the rest of the time is for priors and my new charges. Since prop 57 passed should I not take the deal? ANSWER: I can’t quite make…

QUESTION: Will i definitely do jail time on an 11550 after being allowed to go to inpatient and then outpatient on 9 other 11550s? i was arrested on 9 under the influence charges and hired an attorney who got me from doing any time and only serving 2 months of inpatient and then enrolling in…

QUESTION: I got my first DUI in 2007 and one in 2009 since then I haven’t enrolled in a 18 month program it’s been years I know. I Never refused a blood test or anything ANSWER: You won’t be able to get a license until you complete the program. Most courts order you to complete…

QUESTION: WHEN DOES PROP 57 GO INTO EFFECT FOR INMATES WHO WERE GIVEN AN ENHANCEMENT FROM A PAST STRIKE AND FOR A NON VIOLENT CASE? BOYFRIEND HAS A STRIKE FROM AN OFFENSE 19 YEARS AGO. HE RECENTLY PICKED UP A NON VIOLENT CASE . HE WAS SENTENCED TO 16 MONTHS THE STRIKE DOUBLED HIS SENTENCE…

QUESTION: Will i definitely do jail time on an 11550 after being allowed to go to inpatient and then outpatient on 9 other 11550s? I was arrested on 9 under the influence charges and hired an attorney who got me from doing any time and only serving 2 months of inpatient and then enrolling in…

QUESTION: I am a RN, originally licensed in the state of Wa, and currently applying for endorsement in the state of Ca. On the RN endorsement application it clearly, and repeatedly, states that ANY prior convictions must be reported. I had a DUI when I was 17, completed all of the probation, community service, rehabilitation,…

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