Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving pursuant to VC 23103 is a misdemeanor offense. Someone can get cited/arrested for reckless driving if it is alleged they were driving with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Potential consequences includes between five (5) to ninety (90) days jail per statute, fines up to $1,000 plus penalty...
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Probation clarification question

Question: Can you be on formal and summary probation at the same time in the same county? I was on 3 years formal probation for a felony conviction. I had two months to go in the last year of my probation when I was pulled over for speeding and almost swerved and hit their vehicle...
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Civil Harassment Order against roommate

Question: Can I file a Civil Harassment Restraining Order against a roommate? I have two roommates, one of whom has been difficult to live with since near the beginning she moved in. She gets paranoid about a past issue she had and constantly imagines hearing noises at night. She becomes very difficult when she doesn’t...
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Restraining Order violation

How bad could this get for him!? Question: My boyfriend was arrested yesterday. He previously had a Domestic Violence case with a restraining order issued against him. He and his girlfriend (who the restraining order was issued to protect) thought the restraining order was only for a year. Yesterday when his name was run in...
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What is a Pre-Prelim Hearing

Question: I was arrested and bailed out on a Felony Domestic Violence case. I just want some insight on what the next steps are in the court process? I already had the arraignment. I just want to know what to expect. I can’t afford any jail time, nor do I want to do any jail...
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Diversion to Avoid a Conviction

Diversion Statutes Diversion is an option that may be eligible for certain Defendants and/or certain charges.  There are several types of diversion. The below list of diversion statutes is not exhaustive but does give information on some of the main diversion and diversion related statutes.  Each diversion statute has its own nuances.  If diversion is...
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