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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Can DMV just throw whatever amount of months they want me to do in alcohol and traffic classes if I served jail time.

2cd dui 18 years ago. Served 6 months in jail came out time served with nothing on me. Dui's are not on driving record. Iv never had a lisence at all. Dmv says oh wow ok just give me 3 months of classes then reinstate. A bit excessive on the punishment? I was never court ordered anything .... Read more »

Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash answered on Sep 14, 2020

DMV keeps a record of DUI convictions that may extend far beyond any print out you receive. DMV will generally demand that you take the classes that you were required to take after your DUI conviction, prior to obtaining a license, An 18 month class is required after a multiple DUI conviction. A... Read more »

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Q: I was charged for a 3rd dui on october 2019 i was supose to be sentenced in April can they still make me go jail

Is there anyway i can avoid jail since we are in covid 19 pandemic.

Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash answered on Sep 10, 2020

It depends what County you were arrested in and/or reside in.

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Q: recently got a dui marijuana, I was given my license back after the arrest, do I need to schedule a dmv hearing?

an attorney I spoke to said I do not need to because they gave me back my license and I would like to know if that is true. they did not give me a pink slip that says my license would be suspended, so I'm assuming that is true. please let me know.

thank you all, your answers have been... Read more »

Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash answered on Sep 1, 2020

No. DMV APS hearings are only for alcohol.

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Q: I am being charged with a DUI and the city sent me a bill to cover expenses incurred by the P.D Emergency response. $806

I am going to court for this and have NOT been found guilty. Ive asked, e-mailed, and even wrote a letter to the city to stop harassing me. They continue to send letters stating that they will begin collection proceedings if i dont start making payments. What can I do?

Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash answered on Aug 27, 2020

If there was an accident, then there was a valid emergency response and you will ultimately have to pay the bill or they will take you to Small Claims Court. Courts have also held that if somebody called in to say that you were driving under the influence and the police agency responded to that, it... Read more »

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