If you have already plead guilty and have been sentenced, the matter is done. If the sentence was more than 10 years ago and you meet other criteria, you may be eligible to have this matter sealed pursuant to CPL 160.59.
I received a Notice of suspension - Section 48 / Article 48 Driving 50 mgs of alcohol or over. While driving a vessel. The fine print states "this is a notice of suspension. This is not used to lay a charge." I was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police to go to the DMV when I... Read more »
I have not had my license for 6 years now because of this. I am a college graduate and just got my first job under my degree in the medical field. My permit states that I need an ignition interlock in my car while driving for 6 months. How is this possible when my accident was 6 years ago. What can... Read more »
It really depends what your licensure status has been for the past six years. In order to get any useful answer, you are going to need to speak with an attorney after he or she has reviewed your paperwork and licensure status. If an interlock period is required, no appeal will be meritorious....Read more »
At a DWI stop, most jurisdictions have the defendant’s vehicle towed or impounded. Police will often perform searches and claim they are for “inventory” purposes (so no one can claim items were lost/stolen at impound), or for “officer safety” (to ensure no weapons or dangerous materials...Read more »
No lawyer - no matter how much they want your money - can tell you the likelihood of jail on a criminal case, with the exception of some especially serious felony charges that appear to be supported by strong evidence. So, for example, a lawyer could guarantee a high likelihood of jail time in the...Read more »
I was pulled over for drunk driving while visiting family in Buffalo, NY. But I live in California. If I hire an attorney do I have to show up to court in person or can the lawyer handle this all for me over the phone?
Your attorney can have you sign an affidavit authorizing the attorney to appear on your behalf and authorizing you to enter a plea. The attorney just has to specify what the charge is that he is authorized to enter a plea to on your behalf. It happens all the time.
I’m not a lawyer, I feel my family is being taken advantage of , and I have no where to turn. My wife was arrested for a dwi. When she was pulled over the officer noticed she has a PBA card and asked her about it. She told him it was an old card , it was her ex brother in law , who hates her for... Read more »
An OASAS (Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services) assessment is required through a DMV certified provider, and the judge may mandate the Drinking Driver Program. If the OASAS determines some type of counseling is required, a judge may mandate that care as part of a conditional discharge....Read more »
To drive a taxi/livery in NY, the DMV requires an A, B CDL, C CDL, or E license. An alcohol-related driving conviction will prevent you from holding these types of license for a longer period of time and no conditional licenses are available under these license categories.
The field sobriety tests should not be able to individually prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person is intoxicated, because other explanations can be reasonably posited for all of the behaviors the tests ascribe to intoxication. And that is normally how a defense attorney cross examines the...Read more »
You are not legally required to submit to anything. You can refuse all tests. But that refusal can be used against you at trial and in plea bargaining. Additionally, your drivers license may be revoked if you refuse to take a chemical test (test of your breath, blood or urine).
It is hard to say without knowing what the BAC is. If the BAC is between .05 and .079, the driver can be charged with driving while ability impaired, a violation. If the BAC is above that it is a DWI. You need to discuss the matter directly with an attorney to see about the specifics of your case.
It depends on the circumstances of the case. If you have no prior DWI related offenses, you may be able to get a reduction of the charge and no probation. You need to speak with an attorney about the specifics of your case in order for them to advise you about what could happen.
All DWI's will show up on a record, but there is a difference between the record you can pick up for a few bucks at the DMV or online, versus a "lifetime record" that DMV, and even many police departments, will look at.
Hire an attorney that knows how to handle DWI cases. Then discuss the details of the case with that attorney so he or she can advise you about the possibility of a reduction of the charge, or if it may be a good case to take to trial to try for an acquittal.
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