If you aren't arrested, there are no legal grounds for requiring a blood test as "implied consent" is triggered upon arrest. If you are arrested, you must consent to a sample of your blood or breath, if you don't the officer can request a search warrant and obtain a sample or...Read more »
I rear ended a car that was stopped on a dark part of a highway with its lights off in Half Moon Bay (San Mateo county). The other driver just screamed at the top of her lungs until she was in an ambulance. Paramedics told me shes perfectly fine, just in shock. Naturally they suspected i was at... Read more »
Rear-ending a car is enough for the police to investigate the cause of the accident, if they think that impairment was a cause of the accident they can further investigate the sobriety of the driver(s) involved. If you were arrested (and a subsequent question suggests you weren't) you could...Read more »
Sorry for condensed above. I don't know if I have to put convicted of 23152ab or my plea shows pled not guilty.. nolo contendere. Then shows I was assigned probation. I just want to input everything correctly
Yes, you were convicted of a DUI, a plea of "nolo contendre" is a plea of no contest which the judge should have advised you would be accepted as a plea of guilty by the court. Which count? Only you, your lawyer, the court or your paperwork know the answer.
my privilege to drive has been suspended for 21 years by dmv for a second dui despite i paid for my crime in jail and through fines etc. I'm in the classes dmv wants but i need something to be able to drive now . i'm desperate im the only one providing for my family due to covid. I work... Read more »
You should call Mandatory Actions (1.916.657.6525) they should be able to tell you whether you are eligible for any sort of license, although in my experience you will likely be unable to get a license until you complete the program.
First DUI with BAC .09%. Due to COVID, i never saw my attorney or got the opportunity to appear in court. Questions and concerns often went unanswered and I was often told "don't worry about that right now". I knew I was being offered a plea deal of wet reckless, but wasn't... Read more »
It's impossible to know whether your "deal" was good or bad as it depends on the facts of your case. Simply because you had a low blood alcohol concentration doesn't mean your facts were good, there are many "enhancements" that increase the potential punishment for a...Read more »
14 months ago I was WRONGFULLY arrested for DUI of RX medications (under supervision of all DOCS involved) 100% PASSED EVERY field sobriety test performed and was still arrested. I am a 63 yrs old female and a business professional my entire life, mostly for CVS pharmacy, rarely drink or a parking... Read more »
Bring documentation supporting your financial situation and ask for a Public Defender. Be advised that simply because your taking prescription medicines doesn't prevent the prosecutor from moving forward with DUI charges, even prescribed drugs can "influence" your driving, hence,...Read more »
I was convicted of a DUI in May of 2019 and I've already completed my alcohol classes, my community service, MADD, paid all my fines, and had a restricted license and a breathalyzer for 6 months so now the DMV reinstated my full license. The only thing I have left to complete is my Hospital... Read more »
Probably not, however I had a case similar to yours (the officer left the sample on the roof of his car) and the prosecutor decided to spare the officer the embarrassment of telling the story in front of a jury by making an offer my client couldn't refuse. Hire a lawyer and see what happens.
That's probably not going to do it for you. The 72 hours depends on numerous factors; you should probably contact a DUI defense attorney to discuss that possible issue and others relating to the stop, investigation and subsequent arrest.
Generally, parking lots (while being privately owned) are deemed "public" and are subject to enforcement of laws as any public area. While the officers could have left your legally parked car alone, they also have the authority to tow it, and your case, they did.
I was a victim of a felony hit and run drunk driver. He rear ended me on the freeway while I was going 65 mph causing injury. The county commanded custody of restitution payments. I was awarded around $7k in a court order. The county has sent me two payments over a 12 year period totaling about... Read more »
Why would the State of California collect "child support, etc.?" Generally that is paid to the person caring for the child. Maybe a person in your other category "Civil Litigation/Collections" can shed some light on this for you.
Right after I got a DUI in Monterey County California I left the state and moved to the east coast where I have lived since then. When i got the DUI I had recently gotten out of the Marie Corps and didn't have any money to pay fines. I am a 100 percent Disabled Veteran. I was injured in a... Read more »
You have two ways to go, come to CA and handle the case or call some local DUI defense attorneys to help you out. The delay between filing and now prosecuting the case will probably create significant difficulties for the government to get a conviction. However, the DMV is a different situation,...Read more »
How was the warrant served? Were you driving and stopped by law enforcement? If that is the case you were probably driving on a suspended license which is a more serious offense. You should definitely contact a local lawyer.
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