If you were, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Howard Giang, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Howard Giang

    Howard Giang Registered User

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    In CA, a DUI is considered a felony. It usually cost about $10,000 total associatesd expenses. It is a game changer for many things. I have never gotten one, but I knew someone got one and is not good. Severe punishment from DUI does affectively deter repeat offenders though.
     
  2. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    Umm, it is my understanding that absent priors or death/injury, a first time DUI in CA is a misdemeanor, fines are about $1,800, amd attorney fees range $2,000-6,000.
     
  3. Howard Giang

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    Thanks for pointing that out regarding few times, collisions, and absent of prior DUI as a misdemeanor. Fines is $1000 + $2600 plus cost from impounding vehicle, affecting insurance policy, attorney fees ranging from your figures. Anyway, it affects marriage, licensing, background check. I heard a lot of Masons are attorneys, so at least my journey will be in good hands.
     
  4. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    I stopped representing fraternal contacts on criminal matters. I send them up stairs to the young guys. I don’t have to sit in lodge with knowledge of their activities. I also handle enough masonic disciplinary matters as part of my masonic duties.
     
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  5. Howard Giang

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    My understanding is that in the past you had represented fraternal contacts on criminal matters being an attorney yourself. I am sure those you had helped still appreciate your expertise with various laws. In a way, you fulfilled your compassion, professionalism, responsibilities, duties, and obligations to your Brothers and the Lodge. I wish I will never have to ask you to help me criminal case because I hate to be a criminal.
     

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