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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: How can I get my limited permit to drive, due to a first dui where it was suspended for a year due to implied consent

Which I wasn’t asked for a test just booked in jail but I had supposedly 30 days to write to the dds but I wasn’t informed I had to to save my license an enable a permit to drive

Anthony Kozycki
Anthony Kozycki answered on Oct 25, 2021

It is best to get in touch with an experienced DUI attorney who can guide you through the ALS process. As you mentioned, there is a limited time period to request a hearing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: My lawyer didn’t show for court. Prosecutor has a deal for me. Can I still take the deal w/o my lawyer?
Wade Thomas Visconte
Wade Thomas Visconte answered on Oct 24, 2021

The answer is probably not because the Judge will want to make sure on the court's record that both you AND your attorney have discussed the plea and that your plea is voluntary.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Tennessee on
Q: can you get a DUI in a shopping cart
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Oct 20, 2021

If the cart is motorized, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: Could i be eiligble for house arrest for false statement dui and havent been in trouble for ten years
E. Morris Margulis
E. Morris Margulis answered on Oct 20, 2021

Yes, but you should probably be going for simple probation instead.

Email me to discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: I plead 894 but the dmv has me down for the wrong conviction how do i get out of sr22

After my hardship was done they gave me my liscence but to them it shows i have a adult dui first offense when my sentence was reduced to a underage dui now i get a letter in the mail that i need sr22 insurance

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 19, 2021

Get a certified copy of the final disposition. Copy for yourself. Who sent you a letter saying you need SR22 insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Can an opposing party sue my family if I where to get into an accident because I have THC in my system?

I am 18 and have my medical marijuana card. I live in the state Washington. My parents claim that if I were to get into an accident since I would have THC in my system the opposing party could sue my family. Keep in mind I never drive under the influence. I am under there car insurance as well. Is... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a local attorney for the most accurate state rules, in many jurisdictions, the claimant will usually go after the vehicle operator and the owner. Those two parties are generally... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and DUI / DWI for Idaho on
Q: How long can a state suspend your drivers licence even if you did nt get them in that stare

I got to duis in wyoming in 2005 and then moved to va and had a valid drivers licence then va issued me a licence then let me have it for a prosment 5 mins then suspended it

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Oct 13, 2021

Most states respect other states' laws, as long as judgments were rendered with die process. VA issued you a valid DL for 5 minutes. That's actually a much shorter time than I would have guessed, with high speed computers and other means of transmission. Once VA discovered your DL status... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland on
Q: If your dui charge is beyond a year, can't be prosecuted? In the staye of Maryland correct ?
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr answered on Oct 13, 2021

If charges were filed within one year, then you can still be prosecuted. In most DUI cases, the citations are served on the date of the arrest and then the Defendant has been charged. There is a constitutional right to a speedy trial, but the right must be asserted and any delays caused by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: I am in FL and a drunk driver(insured)hit my parked uninsured car. Who pays to get it fixed? He was arrested on DUI

He has insurance I do not. I was not driving the vehicle. I was out of town and he hit it and tried to drive off. Was later arrested under a DUI. I just want my car fixed and idk what to do or who to call.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 13, 2021

Contact his insurance company and demand that it repair or replace your car.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Q: Can I fight a DUI when I passed the breathalyzer but failed a blood test for marijuana?

I'm a resident of Ohio but was texting while driving in West Virginia which caused me to swerve and cross left of center. I explained this to the officer but he insisted I was intoxicated. I asked to take the breathalyzer several times but was refused. I also explained that due to previous... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Oct 12, 2021

If the offense occurred in WV, then you need a WV attorney. Whether or not you have any legal defenses is a complex question and requires a detailed analysis of the entirety of the situation. In short, you need to find a way to obtain an attorney. Maybe readdress your financial situation with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Do I need to get a private attorney? Without one am I am any trouble?

I’m a 23 year old from California , I recently violated my court probation. I violated it with a “spectating ticket” For watching an illegal motor vehicle contest.

My original conviction that got me on probation was a dui back at the beginning of 2020.

My record is clean... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 11, 2021

more info is needed

it is always best to have an attorney.

however, if you can't afford one the court will appoint the public defender on any criminal case.

the reason fees are so high is that most cases are not resolved with one appearance.

Covid has caused all...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: I got my first dui in Arizona. I was charged for a basic dui at .144pbt and i got blood drawn at the station.

I was sleeping parked on the side of the road. No one was hurt, i did get little scratch on the car from scrapping a business gate (very minor). I did comply with the police. They said since I complied with them they will put down that i did comply and made it easier for them. I am trying to see if... Read more »

Michelle Villanueva Skura
Michelle Villanueva Skura answered on Oct 11, 2021

We strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney prior to taking any plea offer. Our Attorneys have successfully gotten cases with similar facts dismissed. Our office can get you in with an attorney today. Please reach out to schedule your strategy session. 480 923 9001.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Michigan on
Q: Can I use medical marijuana on bond?

I understand the Michigan supreme court ruled individuals on probation can legally use medical marijuana. I have looked and I cannot find if this ruling would apply to individuals on bond.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 11, 2021

There is a court of appeals case that says that you can. Tread carefully though....there can be a difference between what the court of appeals says the law is, and what individual judges determine it to be.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Can a lawyer appear to Court on my behave at my initial appearance?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 8, 2021

more info would be helpful...........but for most misdemeanors, a lawyer can appear under 977 on behalf of a defendant (not for a domestic violence in Indio)

for a felony, the defendant has to appear

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: If pulled over driving, when required to show a driver's license, may I refuse to let the officer run a check on it?

My friend and I are debating a video in which a man in a parking lot, dumping garbage from his car into a dumpster, showed an officer his license. When the officer went to run the license for the man's info, he refused. He said he's a lawyer and knows his rights and the officer may not... Read more »

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 7, 2021

Yes, you have to show your license, and yes the police officer can run your DL in their system. The statute is below. Pro-tip: don't pick up an arrest trying this theory out.

322.15 License to be carried and exhibited on demand; fingerprint to be imprinted upon a citation.—...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: California DMV DUI hearing, my license was revoked for 1 year. Can I get a restricted license

At my California DMV DUI hearing, my license was revoked for 1 year, due to the fact the officer stated I refused a blood test (though 100% false. Regardless is there any way for me to get a restricted license for work, medical, food, and transporting my children to/from school?

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Oct 6, 2021

No, a finding of refusal by the DMV results in a one year "hard" suspension, you should have been advised of that possibility when you were offered the test.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: How does a DWAI conviction in New York affect my Texas driver’s license. Will my Tx license be suspended??

My case is currently being pleaded down to DWAI, in New York, that is a traffic violation w/a BAC of .07. Texas does not have an equivalent. My New York attorney is unable to council me on how it will affect the Texas driving privileges.

Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Oct 6, 2021

In both New York and Texas, a DWI can mean that the driver is legally intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of at least 0.08 percent. Under NY law, DWAI means "driving while ability impaired, either by drugs or, in your case, by ingestion of alcohol which results in a BAC (blood alcohol... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: Courts have no paperwork but DMV shows suspended
Anthony Kozycki
Anthony Kozycki answered on Oct 6, 2021

When was the arrest? Did you have an ALS hearing yet?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for North Dakota on
Q: 2nd dui. 2 year suspension. 1 yr down. Can I get points off to lift restriction?
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Oct 5, 2021

A defensive driving course can take points off your license. However, this will not get your DUI-related suspension reduced. Your best bet may be to get a temporary restricted license while you're waiting to be eligible for renewal.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Do I need to get a lawyer?

I violated my court probation by “attending a illegal motor vehicle contest” they gave me a ticket for spectating.

My original offense was for a dui. Which occurred at the beginning of 2020.

- I was within 300 feet when the police stopped me, but they had the whole intersection... Read more »

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Oct 5, 2021

As part of your probation you were told to "lead a lawful life", this is potentially a probation violation. That being written, you probably have nothing to worry about regarding a probation violation, however you can contact a local criminal defense attorney (or maybe the one you hired... Read more »

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