IF YOU HAVE BEEN PLACED INTO CUSTODY OR ARE IN URGENT NEED OF CRIMINAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION, PLEASE CALL DOUG MANER AT 209-581-2985
OR BY CELL AT 209-315-5898
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When you are arrested as a suspect in a crime, the mission of the police and district attorney is to get a conviction, whether you are innocent or not. Whatever you say, can and will be used to further this goal. You need to protect yourself.
1. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. Be polite, but do not offer any information or answer any questions. Politely say that you would like an attorney to be present.
2. DO NOT LIE OR DO ANYTHING THAT COULD BE INTERPRETED AS OBSTRUCTING AN INVESTIGATION. Even if you have not committed a crime and you are not guilty, lying or obstructing an investigation is an offense in itself that could land you in prison. Rather than lying or obscuring the truth, politely repeat that you would like to have your attorney present before you can answer any questions.
3. DO NOT WAIVE ANY RIGHTS. Law enforcement does not have the legal right to search your home, car, or personal records without a search warrant. Do not let yourself be talked into an illegal search, no matter how nice the police are being.
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Almost a quarter of a million youths are arrested in California every year. Almost all of them are sent to Juvenile Court. Juvenile court is separate from adult criminal court and is designed to meet the special needs of children and teenagers charged with crimes. Juvenile courts are also designed to rehabilitate, counsel and educate children, unlike adult criminal courts which are more likely to focus on punishment.
Doug has handled thousands of juvenile court cases in his career including a 2 year assignment to Juvenile Court as a senior deputy district attorney. He is currently appointed by the Stanislaus County Superior Court to handle juvenile cases for indigent minors who are accused of very serious criminal activity including homicide, gang cases, robbery and burglary. He is intimately familiar with Juvenile court procedure and the significant differences between juvenile and adult court. If you are responsible for a juvenile who has been taken into custody and are urgent need of our services, call Doug Maner today at 209-581-2985
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First time Juvenile felony offenders may be eligible for a special program called Deferred Entry of Judgment. If completed successfully, the case will be dismissed and the record sealed. Certain conditions and requirements apply that you need to know about.
Doug has successfully handled Juvenile cases for his entire criminal career including an assignment in Stanislaus County Court exclusively handling Juvenile cases including Gang cases. If you are responsible for a Juvenile who has been taken into custody and are in urgent need of our legal services, call Doug Maner today at 209-581-2985
The "drunk driving" statute operates against you if you are above .08%, or were driving "under the influence" of alcohol or drugs (including prescription drugs).
Were you pulled over after having a few drinks? Were you “weaving” in the lane or driving badly? Did you forget to turn your headlights on? Were you stopped at a DUI checkpoint? Were you pulled over at night? Douglas Maner, a dedicated Stanislaus County DUI Attorney will uncover every detail of your case. Minor details can make a world of difference in Stanislaus County DUI matters before the Superior Court and DMV.
DOUG MANER is an experienced DUI Defense lawyer who can help can help assess your DUI case legally and factually - whether you are from California or Out-of-State. He has successfully defended numerous DUI cases over the past 10 years. If you have been arrested for a DUI and are in urgent need of our legal services, call Doug Maner today at 209-581-2985
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The number of Parole Grants given in the last few years has drastically increased with many more lifers receiving parole dates that ever before.
The Board of Prison Hearings is currently undergoing a significant change in the parole hearing process, and it’s critical that your attorney be familiar with the way the Board is currently operating in order to maximize your loved one’s chances at getting paroled. The number of Parole Grants given in the last few years has drastically increased with many more lifers receiving parole dates that ever before. It is critical that any inmate with a parole hearing pending to do everything possible to maximize his\her ability to succeed in the current environment.
Doug Maner is one of California‘s leading Parole experts. He has intimate knowledge of the lifer prisoner parole process. He has been attending lifer hearings since the mid 1990s and has litigated over 100 lifer hearings in his career. He trained the Attorneys at the Stanislaus County District Attorney's office on procedures for conducting lifer hearings and was responsible for that offices handling of all lifer hearings for well over a decade. Doug has served on the California Deputy District Attorneys Lifer Committee since 2003, working with District Attorneys throughout the state. His expertise, both as counsel and trainer in parole law is widely recognized throughout the California.
If you or an incarcerated loved one needs to prepare for a parole hearing, please call Doug Maner today at 209-581-2985
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Below are Doug's answers to actual reader questions from his postings on Avvo.com.
I'd call the courts and ask. You may have an arrest warrant pending, plus additional fines for failing to appear. You should be able to clear this up pretty quickly on your own if you put your case back on calendar, apologize to the judge and have proof of compliance.....
Yes you are subject to arrest and extradition. Definitely hire a lawyer and take care of your warrant. Life is too short to be always looking over your shoulder .....
The date you were cited is the operative date.
The misspelling of the name won't help you with the courts; nor will your possible defense of " My truck can't go that fast". Assuming that the officer either paced you or radared you, his testimony will have more credibility than your claim that your truck couldn't go that fast. Perhaps you should consider traffic school? Sorry, I know that this isn't what you wanted to hear.
The Board of Prison Hearings is aware of this issue and is recalculating these sentences. Due to the large number of inmates, this will take some time. I'd call them in a few months to make sure they process your case before your new release date gets too close. Here's a link to their website, which gives more information for you. http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Parole/
The most important thing that you can do right now is to immediately retain an experienced defense lawyer to represent you in your DUI case. If you successfully defend the charges, your insurance problems will go away. You also need to protect your rights with the DMV. Be sure not to overlook that, as the DMV suspension can be arranged to overlap the suspension the court will impose if you're convicted.