Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
- Drug Cases
- Violent Crime
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
- English: Spoken, Written
- University of California - San Diego
- B.A. | Sociology
- Western State College of Law at Argosy University
- AV®Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
- Rated 10/10
- Super Lawyers Northern California
- Super Lawyers
- Fresno County Bar Association
- Chairman, Criminal Law Section
- California State Bar  # 79822
- - Current
- State Bar of California, Board of Trustees
- Criminal Law Specialist
- State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
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5 Questions Answered
- Q. Please help, I have a urgent question.
- A: No, unless there is independent probable cause to believe that you are involved in criminal activity. Even then, you would have to be under arrest and/or give consent, or the officers obtain a warrant based upon probable cause to draw your blood.
- Q. My wife left to india 6 months back...We decided to seperate now..She is telling that she comes back and file dv on me.
- A: Whether a case would be filed after 6 months under these circumstances is very questionable. However, any allegation of domestic violence can have immigration consequences. You should probably consult with an immigration attorney on this issue.
- Q. Can four defendants be tried all together and have to take the same plead?
- A: That happens the vast majority of the time in state cases. It is typically called a "package," meaning that a plea offer to settle the case is made to all the defendants, each of whom must accept their offer. If one or more of them do not accept their offer the others cannot do so. It's all or nothing. This can unfair to someone who feels forced to accept a plea deal, or who may have defenses to the charges, or who feel they are innocent. The offers to each individual can be the same for each, or they could be different charges. Occasionally, someone is allowed to plead out, as they say, but that usually comes with a price: cooperating with the prosecution and testifying against the others if the case goes to trial.
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