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California Vehicle Code Section 13004 id had one number altered

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California Vehicle Code Section 13004 id had one number altered for an acting job and then ticket, and they will give 10 hours hard labor cal trans to dismiss...any other options??
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.

Since there is no Vehicle Code 13004, I really don't know what you're talking about. Feel free to elaborate.


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
s Section 13004(a) possess fraudulent identification card. The crd in question had one date altered to make year 3 years diff. Was not used for crim purpose, had been used for actnig job by actor. Court saying 10 hours hard labor Cal trans (California) to dismiss or fine and remains on record. Recommendaitons? Can it be expunged? Is it a gross crime?
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.

I'm sorry, you're right. I was looking at 11304, not 13004. That said, it's not realy "hard labor," it's picking up trash on the freeway, or painting over graffiti. "Hard labor" is using a sledgehammer to smash rocks -- that doesn't happen very often, except in some of those down home southern states.


Assuming that the court is offering you a dismissal for 10 hours community service, you would have to be nuts to refuse, because it will mean no record -- which is a flat-out gift!



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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks. The guy is older and can't do 8 hours in sun picking trash. So they said graffitti is not an option but only Cal Trans. Can it be negotiated with a doctors certificate? and is it bad to have that kind of misdemeanor on record anyway? An altered ID that juts had a different birthdaye not to buy beer or do anything illegal, Also, need to relay If it was on the record, could it later be expunged?
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.

Any crime on your ID is an issue in this wonderfully punitive society we live in today. Celebrities can get away with it, but the ordinary person, if they need a job, will be turned away from just about all employment opportunities.


I think that a physician's testimony about the convict's inability to stay in the sun may be useful. Maybe he can negotiate to work 2 hours at a time for 5 days, or something like that.