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I was arrested for violating CA penal code section 647(f) and

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I was arrested for violating CA penal code section 647(f) and spent 9 hours
at the jail . I need to appear at court. The offense
occured on Halloween night in Mountain View, CA, there was a lot of people
around (mostly in costume) and I lost track of where my friends were at.
The cop that arrested me and took me to station. They didn't took any blood test and breath test. I have no prior offenses (clean record) as well as a clean
driving record. My friends and I arrived via taxi so I had no intentions of
driving home that night. Do I need an attorney to get a copy of the police
report? Do I need legal representation? I am on an extremely tight budget
right now so not having that extra expense will be beneficial if possible.
What are the chances that I can get my record expunged? Again, other than
this offense I have a clean record.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Dimitry Esquire replied 7 years ago.
I am sorry to hear that you are in such a situation.

1. No, you do not need an attorney to get a copy of the police report. You can contact the police dept in about 3-4 days (the reports are not available right away), and request a copy of it.
2. I suggest you do consult with an attorney. Although most of the time 647(f) is merely a fine without jail time, since it is a misdemeanor, it goes on your record. You may try to see if an attorney can help plead you down to a lower (summary) offense where you would have to pay a fine but it will not appear on your record.


Sincerely,

Dimitry Alexander Kaplun, Esq.
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