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Eric J Youngquist

Eric J Youngquist

Law Offices of Eric J Youngquist
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence...
  • California
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With approximately 20 years of former Law Enforcement and over 9 years practicing Criminal Defense in California , I possess a unique approach to obtaining positive results for my clientele. Having been born and raised in the local area, educated, and practiced law here, have given me excellent background information to dispense.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Eric J Youngquist
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Western State University College of Law
J.D. (1985) | Law
Premiere 100 Attorney Criminal Defense
National Academy of Jurisprudence
Top Lawyers in California
The Legal Network
Highest standards of ethical and professional excellence
10 Best Attorneys for California
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Top Lawyers in California
The Legal Network
Top Lawyers in California
The Legal Network
Top Lawyers in California
The Legal Network
Awarded for Highest Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence
Top Lawyers in California
The Legal Network
Awarded for Highest Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 254745
San Bernardino County Bar Association
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American Center for Law and Justice
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Thomas More Law Center
Pro Bono Attorney at Law
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Activities: Offering no cost representation to the Judeo-Christian community and to all of society in accordance with the highest standards of ethical and professional excellence.
Riverside County Bar Association Public Service Law Corp.
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San Bernardino County Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Survival Guide to Criminal Law Cases for Clients
Speaking Engagements
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Personal description of business philosophy
P.O.S.T. (Basic,Intermediate,Advanced)
State of California
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Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. He is thinking of taking this case to trial
A: He should carefully give significant thought to the matter of the offer as this seems highly reasonable given facts of criminal history provided .
Q. Can I be forced to use my business name rather than my true given name by police?
A: First off this scenario is not indentured servitude because answering questions fielded by a police officer hardly equated to any form of slavery . Secondly, providing false information to a police officer investigating your true identity is a crime . Your clue was when officer asked for name on DMV application that should have alerted you to respond accordingly. Police contacts are serious and should be best handled with care and caution so you can protect all your rights and avoid arrest in the future.
Q. what constitutes a hit and run?
A: Hopefully you wrote down the location ,time, date, and license plate number of the other vehicle including make, model, and color of the other vehicle. A color photo from your cell phone is best evidence at the scene of the incident. Based upon the description of the events you made a good faith effort to exchange drivers license number and financial responsibility information with the other driver so in my opinion "NO" hit and run here as described. You should inform your insurance company of the "incident" to protect your interests.
Q. My husband is in jail waiting to go to prison in cal. Has a torn hernia that he has been seen five times by medical cuz
A: The proper way to help your husband is to be supportive through positive letters to the medical staff documenting the condition which places them on notice of the physical condition and need for immediate medical care as to his conditions. Since this is complex medical condition it is best to remain in contact with him through correspondence and keep his motivational level as high as possible under the conditions he is enduring such as physical and mental pain. One quick way to do so is photos of you both together along with family members writing to him in prison. A new mobile app is called "Flikshop" which is prison approved and is a great idea to accomplish this goal.
Q. Can a 37yr old male have consensual a with a 16yr old girl in Ontario, Canada. Male is not a position of trust.
A: Absolutely positively NO. Please do not pursue any contact with a minor either written, telephonic, or otherwise. Contacts such as these are not permissible and will likely lead to criminal conduct as child annoyance and the various companion child protections are designed exactly for this type of scenario.
Q. Will I have stricter probation or will I serve jail time?
A: You will be incarcerated until you can be brought forth to a magistrate in the county where you were originally sentenced and whom you reported to probation department for. There usually is a NO BAIL provision so as to ensure your mandatory appearance before the court. You will be arraigned on the violation of probation and will have an opportunity to present your side of the story at an evidentiary hearing. As to the "stricter" portion of the question the district attorney and court may consider factors for applying additional terms and conditions to your probation since you have demonstrated an inability to comply with court orders so far. Please discuss this issue with your attorney.
Q. what kind of attorney does one need when fighting a "non compliance" charge?
A: The correct answer is a Criminal Defense attorney . The attorney should be well versed in the handling of either VOP ( Violation of Probation) litigation and/or Parole Violation hearings ; two completely different hearings. Since your question does not specify which one you will need to further discuss the facts with a skilled Criminal Defense attorney who like myself has handled both types. Best of luck.
Q. can a student in northern california be taken into a room have his back pack searched and search the student?
A: In California, and throughout the other 49 states, Police And Law Enforcement have been granted additional authority to conduct searches and seizures which otherwise fall under the umbrella of traditional 4th Amendment protections. The underlying rationale is that school zones with children and even university and colleges require additional safeguards to keep students safe and secure while under responsibility of the school district. "Portal to portal" responsibility for safety extends from the front doors of the residences to campus and back so yes, searches of backpacks,lockers, and persons are valid and supported by the Constitution. Even the introduction of canine sniffs of lockers and unobtrusive searches that are the functional equivalent are deemed valid in most jurisdictions.
Q. If a CA inmate has a fugitive hold in AZ, how can he take care of it while he is serving his time in CA?
A: First off the question is somewhat problematic. For an attorney to appear on behalf of your incarcerated friend in another state requires that attorney to first be licensed in the State of Arizona and have permission from your "friend" to handle the matter sometimes in writing. In California , licensed attorneys can appear pursuant P.C.977(a) for misdemeanors where their clients are unavailable, and can make motions to quash holds and warrants. However, if the fugitive warrant in Arizona is a felony, or the Court has ordered a body attachment, then his personal presence will be required. At a minimum, he can research his case from prison and write a letter to the court articulating his circumstances.
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Palm Springs, CA, USA
Telephone: (909) 472-9112
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7211 Haven Avenue E225
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
Telephone: (909) 472-9112