My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
I have 3 parts to this post:
1. Charged with 243(e)1 and 242(a). It is set to go to trial since the DA would not work with my lawyer during there first meeting. The judge was surprised that there wasnt a "plea deal" and that the charges were not changed at all. He instructed both sides to meet and try to work this out since I have never been in trouble before. Do you beleive the DA thinks there case is strong or is this normal?
2. The DA put a CPO-CLET order on me that bars me from contacting my wife, etc. It does not list my 12 year old son on it. Is it ok for him to call and talk to me as long as I do not call? Also, my attorney is going to call and arrange visitation and have my brother pick him up. My attorney says this is ok under the order but I want to make sure (I know, I should just trust my attorney) but i wanted to ask.
3. When this incident happened the police confiscated all of my guns from my locked safe with my permission (I was told it was this or they would have a locksmith get in it). Mistake?
So as of now, I have not been convicted of anything but if I am, is there a way to get my guns released from the police to my attorney (or a person designated Power of Attorney") so they can be sold to a FFL?
I am familiar with the DOJ LEGR form that would release them back to me if I am not convicted but there isnt too much information about what happens to seized guns if you are convicted and cannot possess them.
Also, does a Misdemeanor - Disorderly Conduct also bar me from owning firearms?
Thank you in advanced!