Veterans Legal Services

LEGAL SERVICES FOR CRIMINAL CASES AND INFRACTIONS/TICKETS

Registered veterans and their family members appearing at Stand Down may resolve outstanding misdemeanor cases and tickets with the assistance of attorneys at Stand Down as follows:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR COURT CASES TO BE HEARD:

The veteran or family member MUST BE REGISTERED BY THE DEADLINE OF JANUARY 6th 2017 at noon in order to have their cases addressed at Stand Down.  Verification of veteran status must also be accomplished that same day.  Participants cannot sign up for the Stand Down court session on site. Veterans can register online at this link  “North County Veterans Stand Down Registration Form

It’s important to register as soon as possible because only the first 50 people to register will have their cases heard on site.  Those people who miss the deadline will still be counseled by attorneys on site, but the cases will be heard in court at a later date after Stand Down.      

ACCESSING SERVICES AT STAND DOWN:

The veteran or family member must appear at Stand Down and access the helpful services and resources offered on site during the January 27-29 weekend in order to qualify to have their cases heard under the alternative sentencing agreement. 

TYPES OF CASES COUNSELED AND HEARD AT THE STAND DOWN SESSION:
  1. Qualifying misdemeanor cases from anywhere in San Diego County.
  2. Ticket/infraction matters from anywhere in San Diego County.
  3. Expungement matters will be prepared with the help of defense attorneys, but they will be filed and heard in court at a later date. 
  4. Attorneys will also be counseling participants on other non-qualifying ticket and criminal matters, to provide other assistance if possible.  Providing proof of attendance and participation in the Stand Down weekend will often help provide a better resolution in other legal matters.    

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