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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: Is it possible to change the date I’m supposed to get scram ankle monitor by?

Need to wait until next paycheck to afford first week, it’s most expensive

Jose A. Ceja
Jose A. Ceja
answered on May 25, 2022

It is possible to get an extension but if the court gave you a deadline by which this was to be done, you must get it by the date or your bond could be revoked. A criminal defense attorney can ask your judge for an extension, or possibly get the court to waive the cost (which is sometimes done in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I've been made aware there is warrant out for me for flee elude and missing court. I'm not us citizen and don't live the

How do I deal with this if I don't live there? I won't be going to US anytime soon as currently working in Moscow.

Any information on how I can deal with this and close it down when not living in US would be appreciated.

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher
answered on May 24, 2022

There are many jurisdictions in Florida where Zoom remote hearings are taking place. Speak with an attorney who can work out the logistics and have the warrant quashed. Otherwise you’ll never be able to enter our borders without an arrest.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kentucky on
Q: A DUI arrest at home? In this case a neighbor reported my father to the police and they arrested him, sight unseen@home
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 24, 2022

He needs a lawyer immediately. He may be able to win this case.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: I have a class a dwi first offense in Texas what is the shortest jail sentence I can serve for this
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 22, 2022

Some courts will give you Time served. You will lose your driver's license if you are convicted,

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: I have a class a dwi first offense in Texas what is the shortest jail sentence I can serve for this
Jose A. Ceja
Jose A. Ceja
answered on May 25, 2022

A time-served is essentially the judge sentencing you to the time you were *already* in jail as your sentence, with no further jail time required. Unlike a repeat DWI, this is an option for a first-time DWI. You should note that by law, a "time-served" carries a driver's license... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Q: How can someone be arrested for possession of narcotic and possession of meth f6 off one bag?

Bag was under 1g of powder and field test lightly as cocaine according to cops found in my mother's jeep after it was stolen and recovered but nothing ever searched in it so I drove it cause she let me and then cops find drugs in it. 2 f6 charges pending now

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 22, 2022

You need to stay off of these websites and speak only with your attorney about these charges. From what you posted, there may be a defense in your case, but you could ruin your entire case by sharing details of your case publicly.

Talk with your attorney about the charges privately and work...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Q: Can a probation officer release you early from probation, if you all your Fines and everything is completed?

Community service, fines, classes all finished. Low ranking to reoffend

James A Hanson
James A Hanson
answered on May 22, 2022

Technically, no.

Your probation officer is simply supervising your probation. The only entity that can release you from probation early is the Court that sentenced you.

You can discuss an early release with your probation officer. If your probation officer recommends early release...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Indiana on
Q: I got my first owi in porter county indiana, i was alone. Im a mom though. Will social services try to take my kids?

My BAC was above .15 . Went the wrong way down a one way, did not crash or hurt anyone.

Andrew L. Bennett
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Andrew L. Bennett
answered on May 21, 2022

If your children were not in vehicle with you, then DCS should not be involved.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kentucky on
Q: Hi I got a DUI first about 5 years ago n I went to inpatient rehab at Leestown VA for 45day would it count for classes

I was wondering if the VA rehab counts towards my DUI classes

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on May 16, 2022

Yes. It should, although you may have to get it approved by the Court.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kentucky on
Q: Hi I got a DUI first about 5 years ago n I went to inpatient rehab at Leestown VA for 45day would it count for classes

I was wondering if the VA rehab counts towards my DUI classes

Kristin Michelle Russell
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Kristin Michelle Russell
answered on May 17, 2022

No, the Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing will only accept completions from programs authorized for DUI treatment. See drive.ky.gov under Driver Services, DUI Laws in Kentucky. To see a list of treatment programs, visit the Program Directory. The driver should select Driving Under the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: I was found guilty of my 2nd dwi. However my license still shows eligible on dps website. Am I still legal to drive?

Charge was in April 2021. My license was never taken. Conviction was Jan 2022. On my court papers it's says dic 17 and a 2 year time span beginning the day of the conviction. It's been 5 months now and im still showing eligible on Texas dps website.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 14, 2022

It could be a clerks error. If it states you are eligible to drive you can drive but you need to check daily

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Mississippi on
Q: I am facing trafficking charges possession of cocaine meth and marijuana dui and speeding
Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 13, 2022

That's pretty rough, especially since the trafficking charge carries a mandatory minimum. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss the facts of the case and see what can be done.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: can i be charged with 3rd degree with only having 1 piece of evidence of me saying i threw out a cup of alcohol

i was pulled over for not making a complete stop at a stop sign and i told the officer that i tossed a cup of alcohol out of my window when i seen him turn on his lights. i was going down a underpass when i tossed it theres no dash cam footage or any other evidence that i did this except for me... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 9, 2022

Yes, a recorded confession can absolutely give the officer probable cause to justify an arrest. Ask your criminal defense attorney to watch the recording and give you an opinion on whether or not it is enough for the government to prove its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

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2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Arizona on
Q: As passenger in a vehicle should I be held accountable for something that was found in the vehicle during a traffic stop

I was getting a ride from acquaintance . I was sitting front passenger seat of a mini van.

I just got into the vehicle not only two miles down the road the cop pulls him over for making an illegal turn. The vehicle ended up being searched and the cops found a bag carrying illegal... Read more »

Andrea Short
Andrea Short
answered on May 9, 2022

The simple answer to your question is to have a consultation with a lawyer and eventually hire a private defense firm to represent you.

This is very important because it is very common that situations like this happen and you are going to want private attention with a lawyer who is there...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: 1st DUI in Gwinett County blew .12 what will my sentence be.i
Morris  Margulis
Morris Margulis
answered on May 3, 2022

You're probably looking at something between 24 hours and 30 days in jail, plus classes, fines, and community service.

The amount of jail time will depend on various factors, including your driving record, your history with drugs/alcohol, whether you gave the police any attitude, and...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: 1st DUI in Gwinett County blew .12 what will my sentence be.i
Anthony Kozycki
Anthony Kozycki
answered on May 3, 2022

This will vary based on the facts and circumstances surrounding the arrest. I would recommend finding an attorney that will give you a free consultation. It wouldn't take very long and they could go through everything with you.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: Need info on filing a non disclosure petition for a breathalyzer refusal in Brazoria county

It was 17 years ago,but the refusal is keeping me from getting a driving job

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 2, 2022

There are not enough facts. We're you charged with a dwi. Call an criminal defense lawyer and after all facts are known a attorney can tell you if you can do a non disclosure

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Q: Interlock device removal after 90 days, interlock says there is running violation , no BAC offence ,

There is no Alcohol violation, and the car was under maintenance which interlock was notified. Interlock has very clearly stated that during the maintenance date running violation is not taken in account , Interlock has sent non-compliance report to MVC

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on May 1, 2022

Sounds like your going to have to go to court on this one. Your original lawyer may be the cheapest route on this one as he already knows your case, but you can always hire a new one.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New York on
Q: My husband received a dwi in upstate New York 2 yrs ago while on vacation, then flew to England & got stuck due to COVID

While caring for ailing mother , he missed court date & now has a warrant . He plans to return to the states , Los Angeles , where we reside . How can he resolve this prior to leaving England?

Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
answered on Apr 28, 2022

He should make arrangements to appear in court when he returns to the U.S. or hire so that the arrest warrant can be vacated.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Virginia on
Q: what is the penalty for first time 18.2-266. Inside car @ wawa to get water and composure; passed out. 911 call to er.

treated and discharged from er. Unable to sign Virginia Uniform Summons.

Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
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Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
answered on Apr 28, 2022

If you’re convicted of a DWI in Virginia your license to drive must be suspended for 12 months. TheCourt is allowed to grant you a restricted driving license with interlock for a certain period of time. Additionally you’re facing up to a $2500 fine and up to one year in jail. Depending what... Read more »

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