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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI / DWI and Small Claims for California on
Q: Is there a way to get alerted when a celebrity court case is filed?
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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Jul 2, 2020

Probably not, if the arrest makes the news, then I guess you could follow-up with visits to the courthouse on a regular basis to see if the case has been filed. Otherwise, you can probably follow the press coverage, they will likely publish the arraignment court date, there are people who make a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can a officer open my car while I’m sleep to ask me a question when I’m parked in a parking spot

After I was told to park and go to sleep

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Jun 14, 2020

Police can do a "welfare check" on people in public places (like a car in a parking lot or parked on a street). If you have a legal situation that arose from such a contact, you should contact a local attorney to discuss the facts of your case, defenses and possible outcomes.

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Q: can my boyfriend and i move out of state if he got a DUI 3yrs ago?

He’s already completed everything he needed to do and paid all his fines. he just needs to get SR-22 and reinstate his license. are we able to move out of california and still be able to do so?

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Jun 12, 2020

Yes, he should reinstate his license prior to leaving or he will have getting a license in your new home state.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If I hit a side walk and telephone pole can another person stop me from seeking medical help?

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Jun 11, 2020

I would encourage you to contact a local lawyer and have a meeting to discuss the facts of your case. If you were over the limit, involved in an accident and fled the scene without leaving your insurance or other contact information you are going to need a lawyer to defend you. Quite likely you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, DUI / DWI and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: If you get a dui at 17 with no license or insurance and get in a crash what will happen

could you go to court alone if you are turning 18 before the court date ?

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on May 22, 2020

These are significant crimes, the severity of the consequences will depend on the facts of your case. Many lawyers offer free consultations, you should contact a local DUI defense attorney and/or juvenile criminal defense attorney to discuss the facts of your case and the possible/likely outcomes... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, DUI / DWI, Immigration Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Info on Noe Mejia Calderon his ethics and moral standards
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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on May 6, 2020

You can check the California Bar website (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/), any person who has been licensed to practice in CA is listed as is their status to practice law and any disciplinary action taken against them.

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Q: Breathalyzer/license

So I got a dui back in 2017 I finish my courses and was told I couldnt get a interlock and was told to bring in a proof of sr22 and reissued my license but now there saying its mandatory for me to get it but I was told since it was a wet and reckless at that time I didnt need it so I'm... Read more »

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on May 3, 2020

Call Mandatory Actions 1.916.657.6525, they can tell you what you need to do to get your license reinstated.

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Q: I have a dui charge. I haven’t been able to proceed with the things I need to do due to the covid-19. Do I have a right.

To get my charges dismissed or overturned because of this? Or am I just suppose to waste time and wait for all this to blow over?

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Apr 14, 2020

The current situation is unlikely to result in either your charges being dropped or your conviction being overturned. Your question cannot be completely answered because charges being dropped presupposes that prosecution of your case hasn't started or been completed, whereas, overturned... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: What type of paperwork can show that my previous cases have closed and I have no open cases against me?

I have had 2 dui and driving on a suspended license cases in the past. Using my finger prints my FBI background check shows these cases but doesn't clearly show that these cases have ended. What type of paperwork can I ask from the court to show that these cases have concluded and that there... Read more »

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 18, 2020

If by closed you mean settled, each case has a disposition order, that indicates your plea (or verdict) and sentence, you may be able to get the paperwork at any courthouse, but definitely at the courthouse where the case was prosecuted. Regarding open cases, that's what the background check... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: During the covid-19 quarantines, it says to avoid gatherings of 10 people, must I go to court? I am scared to leave home

Trying to avoid social interaction, this is a serious issue in the US.

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 18, 2020

You should check the website for the court in which your case will be prosecuted, each county determines how they will handle this situation.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: What are the chances of having a 1st dui In california BAC .23 reduced or dismissed for medical reasons

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 17, 2020

It won't be dismissed for medical reasons, you may be found "not guilty" by a jury following a jury trial. You should contact a local DUI defense attorney to discuss your medical issues and how they can be developed into a defense.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Can I get an emergency medical hardship license and /or a restricted license as I need to go to my chemo appts.

My license was suspended in 2011 for DUI.

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 11, 2020

No, in my experience there is no medical exemption to a DUI suspension. You should contact Mandatory Actions (1.916.657.6525) to determine what you need to do to get your license reinstated. Driving on a suspended license can put your car in impound, you in jail and has fines similar to those of... Read more »

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Q: I got a DUI , what happens if its already been past the 10 days and I didn't request a DMV hearing.

Can I plea guilty on the day of my arraignment so I can speed things up? I pick up my children every friday and drop them off every Sunday. Its a 4 hr drive , 2 going and 2 coming. What can I do so I'm still able to do that?

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 11, 2020

Contact Mandatory Actions 1.916.657.6525 they can tell you for sure; probably you will need to enroll in a DUI program appropriate for your blood alcohol concentration, file and SR22, pay reinstatement fees and get an Ignition Interlock Device installed on your car.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: What happens when first get as dui

I got a DUI and its my first offense. I was told I can't leave my county . I have a job which requires for me to drive to and from work. Also on Fridays I drive 2 hrs to a different county because I meet halfways with my baby daddy so that I can have my kids during the weekend and on Sundays I... Read more »

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 11, 2020

You need to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest to make sure that your license isn't automatically suspended on day 30. The requirement not to leave the county is confusing, presumably you haven't seen a judge so there can't be an "order" limiting your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Have terminal liver cancer and need to drive to appointments. Had my license suspended on 11/16/2011.

Driver license suspended 11/16/2011. 13352A3 mailed 5/15/2013. Conviction 23152A VC, 23593 VC (updated 7/17/2012. Also 10/17/2017 BP 24 NEV..paid 12/4/2017. HELP!! I need to drive to get my treatments for terminal liver cancer. Am 62 years old. Can I get a special restricted or critical needs... Read more »

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 10, 2020

There is no medical restriction for drivers licenses, you should call Mandatory Actions 1.916.657.5625 to find out what you an do to get a license.

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Q: CA DUI Question - Second DUI. I was sentenced and I am in one year of my 18 months program.

I didn't applied for a CA restricted license. I hired a private driver. After I have completed my 18 moths program. Do I still need the interlock device?

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 8, 2020

Call Mandatory Actions 1.916.657.6525 or ask your lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: I have a warrant out from county A but am going to be sentenced to do time in county B should I tell county A?

I have COURT for county A before I Attend county B for sentencing.

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Feb 10, 2020

This is a complicated question, you should discuss this with your lawyer, if you don't have one you will likely be appointed one when you go to court.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Can DUI charges be based off accusations from two eye witnesses after an accident w/ no police involvement?

Here is the scenario in question:

Person A rear ended Person B going maybe 15 mph, no damage to person b car (only person a car sustained damage), person b accused person a of being intoxicated, then another person (person c) who saw it said they would act as a witness for Person B. Person... Read more »

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Feb 9, 2020

It would be extremely difficult for law enforcement to make a case for DUI without a chemical test. As you point out in your question, circumstantial evidence of intoxication can have numerous causes (including sleep deprivation). Therefore DUI charges based solely on citizen witnesses and their... Read more »

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Q: Daughter got DUI, BA = 0.24. No one else involved. She's broke. Advice on getting time payments and community service

She crashed into a signpost, no injuries. Question refers to time payments on fine and community service instead of jail time.

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Feb 7, 2020

If she wants to settle her case she should still contact a local DUI defense attorney. A lawyer can help reduce the punishment and negotiate the terms for performance, if she qualifies a Public Defender may also be able to help her.

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Q: DUI Five way collision

Hello,

I was in a five way collision, and I was third in line. The person I hit, 2nd car, was driving under the influence and was arrested. Technically he's at fault correct? I got a mail recently where his insurance is asking for payment.. I have insurance as well, will my insurance... Read more »

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Feb 5, 2020

You rear-ended another driver and they're at fault? I don't think so. You might check with a personal injury lawyer, my experience has been that the driver of the car in back is at fault for following closer than was safe, regardless of the driver in front's sobriety.

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