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  • Police arrest man fighting outside Nugget

    Jan 9, 2016 | via The Reporter 

    Vacaville police officers arrested a Merced man who allegedly stole from the Nugget in Vacaville, was carrying burglary tools, and also had an outstanding warrant. While searching for a domestic violence suspect in the Nugget parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Friday, officers noticed Harvey Todd, 46, of Merced, fighting with Nugget loss prevention employees in front of the store, according to the Vacaville Police Department.

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Merced Law

If I go and reopen the case can I plead not guilty, because I was not even there July 4th, 2013 at 12:45 AM
I was arrested for DUI back in 2013. I have completed my classes, almost paid off my fine, did my jail time, and now I tried to get my drivers license back, DMV will only give me a temporary license because the district attorney recorded the wrong date, and DMV will not give me credit and have to wait until April 21, 2016 to get my unrestricted license back. After numerous calls to DMV, multiple trips to the court house and the D.A's office I found out that the original date on my ticket is wrong. I was pulled over July 4, 2013, at 11:45 PM. By the time I was arrested it was 12:15 AM, July 5th. The arresting officer wrote on the ticket July 4th @ 12:15 AM. My lawyer at the time did not notice this mistake and he and the other lawyer are no longer working for the firm that I had hired to help me. When contacting the firm that they used to work for, the firm is not willing to help me with my current situation. I was told the only way to fix this problem is ask for the court to reopen the case because the case has been closed.
If your prior attorney will not help you, it sounds like you should hire another local attorney to get the job done......
I got a dui and when i went to court i learn that theyre charging it as my third dui from a different county
i got my first dui and i wasnt even given a plea deal and am goin to trial.. what can i do
I'm not sure I understand your question. You can be charged with priors from other counties or states for that matter....
Got a 2nd DUI on a suspended license
Will I have to serve jail time if I got a 2nd DUI on a suspended license? They didn't do any test on me because I refused. They asked me questions and I answered with "I do not recall" or "I would like to remain silent." What happened was, they looked into my background and noticed I've gotten a DUI previously and booked me. Also, my vehicle was never impounded. What would be my sentence? What should I do? How do I lower the charges? Thank You!
You need an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you to minimize time in custody. If you cannot afford...
1st timer DUI and haven't been charged yet. Do I start my dui classes or wait until I'm being charged?
I was arrested in May 2015 and was given a court date. 3 months later, I went in and they said I was not being charged yet so for me to do a follow-up and call every 3 weeks. It's almost 5 months now. Do I start my DUI classes now or do I have to wait until I'm being convicted? Also, when will I get my license back or get it unsuspended? -Thanks.
You need to go meet with a DUI attorney in your area. The DMV probably suspended your license. If you want a...
Is there any hope of me being .able to transfer my case to my home state of california, and does the statute of limitation apply
In 2010 i was just getting out of the Marine corps while visiting friends in Idaho, i regretfully ended up getting a Dui, hit and run unattended vehicle and failure to stop ..during this time i was very young and my father had just passed away ..i went to about 4 pre trials which kept getting pushed out this became more and more difficult to make the trip each time to only be told to come back at a later date. At the last court date i made a poor choice and decided not to go back. I havent been able to get my lic now i am older and more mature i want to rectify this situation. I didnt relize how bad the charges were until recently when i called about them is there any hope for a transfer im affraid im goin to get a severe sentence ..any advice would be greatfully appreciated thank you
It cannot be transferred to California since CA and ID have very different laws. You should talk to a lawyer in ID,...
Can I possibly win my underage DUI case if an officer didnt have a good reason to stop me?
it was around 2:30am and I just exit out the freeway. That was when I got pulled over by 2 officers. He came and asked for my DL and registration and didn't say anything of why I was stopped Until I asked. He said I took a couple seconds to turn right the the stoplight when it turned green and said I was hitting the bumps on the road. I told him that I was merging slowly to the slow lane. He then said that I was driving slow on the slow lane, and I told him aren't I suppose to and he agreed. He also added that I didn't realize they were behind me and took a couple seconds to stop. That was because they didn't have their HEADLIGHTS ON, but when they turned on the siren i did stop. It was pitch black and had no clue they were following me for 1-2 mi. I took the breathlyzer in the end.
The answer is possibly, yes. If an officer does not observe any violation of the law, he does not have probable cause...
Can a officer drive with their headlights off while following you? isn't that a much greater violation than driving erratically?
I was on my way home from a party. The highway I was on was pitch black. As I hit town, I somehow realized something was behind me but wasn't sure So I slowed down a Bit. That was when they turned on their headlights and sirens. Therefore, I got pulled over and was charge for DUI. I asked the officer if I was being arrested and he said yes, but didn't even say my miranda rights. He also didn't have a good reason of why I was stopped and didn't mention it until I asked. He also didn't mention I have a choice to take or not take the breathlyzer. This is my very first offense and first time being stopped, so I had no idea what I was facing. Can I use this to drop my DUI charge? I am 19.
Driving drunk is generally viewed as more dangerous than an officer driving without lights to catch the drunk driver....