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I am sorry to learn of your family's circumstances.
Thanks..Just dealing with a 18 year old. Looking for advice on how to proceed with his case. I do not know what he is being charged for
The only way you're going to find out is by going to the court and reviewing the court file.
That information is not available online.
You'll have to go to the courthouse and ask to review the file.
Based upon the codes I provided can you let me know what he is being charged with under CA Penal Codes
Since he's 18, you do not need to go to court with him.
IYes more for support
Each court uses different sets of numbers/codes.
There's no universal offense index with shared numbers.
It would seem to be that he would be able to give you an idea of what happened.
So the State of CA has multiple codes that apply for different Counties?
Actually, each court can vary.
There is a difference between a statute number and an internal court offense code.
It can all depend upon how the court has set up its electronic case management system database.
Okay..so at this point since he has missed his first court date. He was arrested. Released on bond which I posted. I would assume this would be pre lim hearing
Most likely an arraignment.
Or a pre-trial.
If he can resolve it on his own, that's fine.
If he is confused in court on 1/7, then he can ask the court for an adjournment so that he can hire an attorney to assist him.
Good luck and best wishes for better days ahead.
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So should I retain an attorney or let him go to his pre trial. I belive he was setting a pice of furniture on fire and was not arrested just given a ticket
That's a personal decision that only you/your son can make.
The site rules of JustAnswer don't allow me to give advice.