My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I am looking for some guidance in my criminal case that I have pending in San Bernardino County in California. My situation is a little complicated so I will try to explain it as best as possible. 03/29/2011 I was arrested with a fraud charge and release on my own recognizance within 24 hours of being arrested. After that I made all of my court appearances that occurred every six weeks because the case kept getting continued until they brought charges. On June 30, 2011 I checked myself into Rehab at Cedar House Rehabilitation Center for 90 Days. On September 22, 2011 I was picked up by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department on an extradition warrant that the state of Utah had out on me. Once extradited I pled guilty to two felonies for Forgery and spent 4 and a half months in Cache County Jail. I was released on February 13, 2012 placed on felony probation for a year. On 03/26/2012 an arrest warrant was placed on me in California due to not appearing in court because I was in custody of the state of Utah. The charges that California has filed against me are the following:
1) PC 530.5 (C) (3) F MULTIPLE IDENTIFYING INFORMATION THEFT
2) PC 475 (C) F FORGE CHECK, MONEY ORDER/ETC
3) PC 496 (A) F RECEIVE/ETC KNOWN STOLEN PROP (OVER $400)
4) PC 470B F POSSESS DRIVER'S LICENSE/IDENTIFICATION TO COMMIT FORGERY
I'm trying to get legal representation so I can get my California case taken care of and looking for some guidance in what to do from here. Since being released I have being doing all the right things, checking in with my probation office, counseling, working, and I got my own place. I'm trying to handle things from Utah if possible and I really don't want to go back to jail but I know that is a possibly. I don't have a lot of money so how much the representation is important to me. I have a job and I can make monthly payments for representation.
Please contact me ASAP