Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Criminal Law
- DUI & DWI
- Domestic Violence
- Juvenile Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Senior Attorney
- Law Office of Robert L. Marshall
- - Current
- We are exclusively focused on all aspects of defending people accused of crime, including juveniles. Experience on all types of cases, from misdemeanors and DUI to serious felonies, including sexual assault and murder. Qualified under California Supreme Court rules to represent clients in capital (death penalty) cases.
- Felony attorney
- Solano County Public Defender's Office
- Senior Trial Attorney
- Mendocino County Public Defender's Office
- Law Office of Robert L Marshall
- CAL Northern School of Law
- Law Degree
- California State Bar # 200757
- - Current
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Board of Governors; Legislative Committee Member
- - Current
- Activities: Member of governing board of the largest statewide association of criminal defense attorneys in the United States. As a legislative committee member, I propose new laws that will help my clients and help them get passed in the Legislature, and work against bills that hurt the rights of people accused of crimes.
26 Questions Answered
- Q. If sentenced in AZ other than CA and was granted to do the sentencing here do the terms of the sentencing change?
- A: Who is saying this? The courts or the domestic violence program? California Penal Code 1203.097 contains the requirements for domestic violence programs, including the 52 week duration. The program may not be willing to adjust the California requirements to fit your Arizona sentence. I would start by checking with your attorney in Arizona. If you can get a successful progress report from the California program after 26 sessions, the Arizona court might accept that as successful completion, or your attorney may be able to negotiate with the program provider for a shorter term.
- Q. What code is penal code 140856
- A: I don't know... but there's no such section in the California Penal Code, which ends at 34370. The Legislature would have to enact 106,486 more new laws before they get there.
- Q. I was served with a lawsuit, the Plaintiff Attorney wrote "Attorney for defendant" on the complaint. Will this hurt him.
- A: It sounds like a simple typo. It might cause the other attorney a moment of embarrassment, but it's unlikely to do more than that.
- Q. What does it mean when they ask, case entitles to preference
- A: It depends on the context. In criminal cases, it means that if there are a limited number of judges available to do trials, certain types of cases, like child molestation, must be heard first. Criminal cases also take precedence over civil matters.
- Q. I was convicted back in 97 and i am trying to finds copies of my appeal where would i go??
- A: You would have to go to the court where the appeal was filed. Be prepared to pay about fifty cents a page to have documents copied. I'm not sure what you mean by "L&L," but generally appeals in misdemeanors are filed at the county courthouse where the conviction occurred, and felony appeals are filed in the California Court of Appeal for the district where the conviction occurred. You can find a list of the California Courts of Appeal, by county, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/find-my-court.htm.
- Q. How do I get an entry level job at a law firm?
- A: Start by asking yourself: "Why would a law firm want to hire me? What do I have to offer?" If you don't have the skills to do a job, then your chances of getting hired are pretty slim. Many junior colleges offer paralegal programs, where you can develop the skills to do the job you want; they often offer placement assistance, or internships where you can learn on the job.
- Q. MY FUTURE HUSBAND IS INCARCERATED AT ISP. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUIM TIME You CAN GET FOR a possension of a shank?
- A: California Penal Code §4502, possession of a sharp object while in custody, is a felony that carries a sentence of two, three or four years, consecutive to the sentence he is already serving.
- Q. My boyfriend is a parolee, but does that give them the right to frisk me during a search?
- A: Like many legal questions, the answer is, "It depends on the circumstances." If you're with your boyfriend while he's being searched, the officers may have a right to frisk you for officer safety purposes. The courts are pretty liberal about allowing officers to protect themselves.
- Q. How can I find a Statutory Will Form?
- A: The forms are available on the California State Bar website. See the link that follows. Make sure you follow the directions carefully! Otherwise, the will may not be valid. http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/SimpleWill.aspx
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