Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Criminal Law
This answer was rated:

I had 3 misdemeanor charges in Nov.2015. I am currently on 3

I had 3 misdemeanor...
I had 3 misdemeanor charges in Nov.2015. I am currently on 3 years probation and I have been compliant with probation terms. The charges were CA 242-PC 594 (a)(b)(1) and PC 69. I am recertifying my Massage and Estethec***** *****cense in Calif. I need to write a strong letter of proof of rehabilitation. How detailed should I get in the letter? I wasn't at a business that involved massage therapy services.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
11/27/2016
Colleen Grady
Colleen Grady, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 555
Experience: Attorney and Counselor at Law
Verified

Hello. I will help you today. I have been an attorney for 27 years. I am reviewing your question and will be back to you shortly.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

Was your license suspended due to the misdemeanors?

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No I am renewing my license for California Massage therapy. Renewal is every two years. One of the questions is criminal background and explanation of of rehabilitation. I will send you a link of the criteria.

Thank you

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No I have to renew my license every two years . One of the questions is to explain the misdemeanors.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
the other part is criteria considered and explanation of incident-

Give me a short time. I will give you what I think needs to be done to satisfy the requirements.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Would it be helpful if I sent my writing sample

Ok. I will create one. It will take a short time.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

Were the misdemeanor charges related to each other?

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

Also, were these misdemeanors for vandalism and resisting arrest?

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

You have the burden to prove that you have been rehabilitated. You need evidence of rehabilitation. Here is an outline for you:

I am writing to take full responsibility for misdemeanors that I was convicted for on the following dates:

(give dates) and some detail as to what happened.

The incidents happened over three and a half years ago and I regret the actions that led to my convictions. Through the three year probation process, I was able to reflect upon my actions, (engage in community service), and pay my dues for actions that should not have happened in the first place. I am a different person today. I am truly sorry for having caused (hurt, damage) to another person.

As shown in affidavits of ***** *****, Mary Hale, and Edward Truth, I have been an upstanding citizen throughout my life. (provide supporting affidavits of co-workers or people in the community you know. This will show your credibility). Until the unfortunate events of date(s), I have never been involved in the criminal justice system and I will never be involved again.

During the three years of probation, I have taken the following positive steps to ensure that this conduct does not occur again:

· I have gone to counseling;

· I have ended the negative relationships that led to making poor decisions;

· I have met with my probation officer;

· I have been gainfully employed and responsible.

(include any other positive that will help create a positive picture of your ongoing responsibility such as attended school, church, etc.).

Include certificates from the court showing successful completion of probation, etc.

Please let me know if I can help further. I will be happy to answer more questions.

If you are satisfied with my help, please rate me.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I had psychotic break due to another student threatening to hurt me-My professors called me in in regards ***** ***** with the other student. I lost is and threw a printer on the floor and damaged school property. I don't recall the specifics. When the officers I arrived I fought back (obviously I wasn't in reality)I also scratched the officer so that was part of the battery.
I don't have a dollar amountt on the vandalism due to the school not submitting a property damage report. I think the school might have been hesitant to submit vandalism report due the circumstances that lead to the incident. I was been bullied and the other student was threatening to hurt me. No excuses for my actions but this is why I am asking because sometimes less is better
Thank you-I will review your letter
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I am still on probation and part of the mentally ill program. I have had 10 different diagnosis in the past 2 year.
The probation states that I was schizoaffective but I have shifted from general anxiety disorder-bipolar 2 -PTSD -schizo NOS
-depression. My attorney just states to keep it at schizo-affective even though the diagnosis had changed to a GAD and PTSD.

I think that general anxiety and PTSD has less stigma attached.

Perhaps you should talk about being a person with a disability and how through treatment you have been assisted in understanding the actions that lead to the misdemeanors.

They cannot refuse a license based on your disability.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

You may consider giving an affidavit from your doctor.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you

You are welcome. Please let me know if I can help more.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Where do I find the info about board not refusing disability?
I have been on SSI for the past year-
I want to get off it and I am working part time.

You are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here is a link explaining: https://www.eeoc.gov/facts/ada18.html

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you
I went to the link but I didn't see ADA related to getting relicensed for massage therapy
It was about employers not licensure
Please advise

I now think that you should limit what you say about your disability and concentrate on getting the license renewed by accepting responsibility for the misdemeanors and showing how you fulfilled the court conditions of probation. The ADA will help you in the future if an employer tries to fire you.

Here is why I changed my mind about this: http://www.adasoutheast.org/ada/publications/legal/professional_licensing_disability_ADA_TitleII.txt

There is still a stigma attached to mental illness. That is why I suggested not using "schizo-affective disorder." I have battled with this issue in relation to my daughter who is bipolar and has been psychotic. She is now doing well. I was cautious about what I said to her school, although they did know she had been in the hospital. It is a balancing act.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

If you give me until the end of the day, I can research if there is any guidance on mental illness and licensing in California. I have to go to work, but will be able to do this in about 8 hours. I want you to have as much information as possible so you can make a decision on what to include in your application.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you
I will wait to hear from you
I plan to submit it this PM since it is due Nov 30
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I appreciate your help and I hope your daughter continues to do well

Have you seen the following? http://www.camtc.org/media/1107/denials_and_revocations.pdf

This link tells you what happens if you are denied the license or if they put you on probation.

If you are denied, you have a right to different levels of hearings. It is important that you know these procedures and follow the times specified for asking for the hearings.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

I have been thinking more about what you should say and not say.

I think you should not bring up the disability at this time. I don't want you to be stigmatized by opening a new issue. I think you do need briefly speak about the convictions and how you were being bullied and reacted out of anger. Stress that this was an isolated incident and how you have never been involved with the criminal justice system before. Stress how this was not related to your profession and how no client was involved. Go more in depth about accepting responsibility and fulfilling all the requirements of probation. Talk about other positive things you are involved in.

Get affidavits from people who know you well to support your character.

Please let me know if I can help more.

Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question

Here is more information regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act and how it relates to employment and employment applications: https://adata.org/publication/ADA-faq-booklet#Employment

Colleen Grady
Colleen Grady, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 555
Experience: Attorney and Counselor at Law
Verified
Colleen Grady and 87 other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Colleen Grady Your Own Question
Colleen Grady
Colleen Grady
Colleen Grady, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 555
555 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney and Counselor at Law

Colleen Grady is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,175 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,014 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

1,812 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,736 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,623 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

AttorneyTom

AttorneyTom

Lawyer

1,242 satisfied customers

Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
I was arrested for Obstruction of Justice and Assult. The
I was arrested for Obstruction of Justice and Assult. The scenario is this: I work for a construction company and we were staying at a motel. Me and some of my coworkers went to Taco Bell for Dinner. … read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
I received an infraction (not misdemeanor) for literring on
I received an infraction (not misdemeanor) for literring on the beach, and a fire on the beach (in Malibu). My court date was set for thursday (this week). I just learned of a serious test and I canno… read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
I am in court for criminal mistief in the state of indiana
i am in court for criminal mistief in the state of indiana marion county. I am illeged to break a windo . I am being charged with a felony because the total cost is said to be over 2500 dollars. I wan… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
Can I be cited for criminal Trespass from the tennis courts
Can I be cited for criminal Trespass from the tennis courts on a school grounds entirely at the discretion of the school officials… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
I have a question about procedure in criminal court in
I have a question about procedure in criminal court in Texas; specifically if there is any way to request a pretrial hearing prior to indicment of a felony … read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,179 satisfied customers
How is it that the justice system can ignore the truth and
How is it that the justice system can ignore the truth and rely upon a third person's story to victimize a family?There is no crime, yet the city attorney is pushing for a false charge and the judge i… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
Is it not uncommon for criminal court judges or their
Is it not uncommon for criminal court judges or their court's administration (e.g. bailiffs) to manipulate the only clock on the wall in the courtroom (e.g. set it purposely ahead of or behind the act… read more
PaulmoJD
PaulmoJD
Attorney At Law
Doctoral Degree
106 satisfied customers
I had a criminal court hearing and was sentenced, but was
I had a criminal court hearing and was sentenced, but was never sworn in can this be thrown out… read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,279 satisfied customers
I have a court da on October 30 for a misdemeanor without a
I have a court da on October 30 for a misdemeanor without a bail and they didn't took my passport, can I leave the country? … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,279 satisfied customers
I was wondering if someone with a obstruction of justice
I was wondering if someone with a obstruction of justice charge in illinois get it expunged. they drunkenly lied and said they were driving … read more
Michael Bradley
Michael Bradley
JD
1,127 satisfied customers
Just wanted to know if using my name in a justice court
Just wanted to know if using my Nick name in a justice court would make a difference I been going by my nickname k name my entire life I won the civil suit in court but then she tries to tell the judg… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
175 satisfied customers
My son has to appear in court on a misdemeanor. doesn't have
hi, my son has to appear in court on a misdemeanor. doesn't have any record and I guess did not move when the police asked him to. we bailed him and he has to appear in court 9/26. Should he have a la… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
175 satisfied customers
During my Bench Trial in Federal Court on a misdemeanor
During my Bench Trial in Federal Court on a misdemeanor charge of Simple Assault, I testified in my own defense. I would have made a more aggressive defense, but I thought certain points were best lef… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
175 satisfied customers
I need a criminal justice lawyer knowledgeable on advocacy
I need a criminal justice lawyer knowledgeable on advocacy for substance abuse crimes … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
175 satisfied customers
In Texas, in a Class Misdemeanor criminal case where the
In Texas , in a Class B Misdemeanor criminal case where the defendant is representing themselves.Is it correct that the defendant can request from the DA any offense reports, any designated documents,… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
In the criminal justice arena there are different sentencing
In the criminal justice arena there are different sentencing schemes. They are determinant, indeterminate, and mixed sentencing (a combination of the first two). I'd like to know which states use whic… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,853 satisfied customers
Originally a Phoenix Municipal Criminal misdemeanor, I was
Originally a Phoenix Municipal Criminal misdemeanor, I was convicted at trial. Sent case to Superior Court of Arizona. Appeal was affirmed. Now I would like to raise an Ineffective Assistance of Couns… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
175 satisfied customers
Is collusion illegal criminal offense that the justice
Is collusion illegal criminal offense that the justice system would prosecute … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,163 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x