Andrew M. Stengel's answer DWAI is a traffic infraction and not a misdemeanor. More facts are needed to answer your question, like the time between the criminal DWI conviction and the new DWI-related charges.
Andrew M. Stengel's answer The short answer is sort of. The punishment is similar but the evidence for alcohol and drugs is quite different. Generally speaking, it is easier to prove DWI, especially with a chemical test result, than DWAI by Drugs.
Andrew M. Stengel's answer You potentially described Rape in the Second Degree (sex with a minor who is younger than 15 and a person who is at least 18 and at least 4 years older), which is a serious felony with a mandatory minimum prison sentence.
Andrew M. Stengel's answer If you did not appear at a scheduled court date then a bench warrant was likely issued for your arrest. If you come into contact with police you will be arrested and brought to court. You could voluntarily appear with an attorney to clear the warrant.
Andrew M. Stengel's answer Of course you can refuse. But there are consequences like a one-year license revocation and the refusal can be used at trial as consciousness of guilty. Whether or not to refuse is a complicated question that depends on the specific facts of each case.
Andrew M. Stengel's answer Yes, but you pleaded guilty you likely answered several questions that would make an appeal on that basis highly unlikely. If a lawyer advised recommended that you take a plea it was probably for the reason that you wrote: you were likely to be found guilty at trial.
Andrew M. Stengel's answer You should talk to a defense attorney immediately. Sounds like your son will be charged with Grand Larceny, a felony. In some cases it is possible to avoid jail and a permanent criminal record. But that depends on a number of factors.
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