I refused the breathalyzer and field sobriety test. This is my first offense. Totally clean record up until this. I am unemployed. My company shut down due to COVID. I simply don't have the money required to pay at this time. Maybe set up a long-term payment plan if there is no pro bono... Read more »
The answer may depend upon the State where the DUI occurred. In Florida, a DUI offense requires a conviction; thus, your answer to the question would be yes. In order to answer this question correctly, you should consult with the lawyer that handled your case.
My fiance is in jail in Miami dade county on a misdemeanor out of county warrant for polk county he have been sitting in jail now for 1 week polk county has until March 11 to come transferre him if and when they do will all this time he is doing in dade county jail count as time served
He should receive credit from the time the hold is placed on your fiance. If he enters a plea to the charge in Polk county, he needs to bring the out-of-county credit to the attention of the court. The clerk will only advise the court of the credit for time served once he reaches Polk County....Read more »
My brother crashed his car into the woods & was taken to the hospital. He totaled the car too & he has been in the hospital for 5 days now. Do the police automatically test your blood for alcohol in these scenarios? He was the only person in the car & the only person injured.
Whether the police have sought the blood alcohol level of your brother may be irrelevant. If the State of Florida suspects a DUI, they may seek a subpoena to obtain your brother's hospital records in order to determine the Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) at the time of treatment. Although this is...Read more »
Side having enough time to pull further records. This date is in a few days and his assistant informed me that now I don't need to be there, but I wasn't given a reason why or have any idea what that might mean. Any advice or ideas? I tried to get an answer as to why all the sudden things... Read more »
A friend was convicted on three counts last week: DUI with serious bodily injury to another, DUI with damage to property, and reckless driving. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for the end of next month but he said that he was given is license back recently. Before I make a fool of myself I just... Read more »
I received a letter stating I need to appear in court for domestic violence April 9th at 1:30 cannot contact him to find out if I need to be there or he will appear for me as he has done in the past but I cannot reach him or get an update on what is going on. The domestic took place in September... Read more »
In Florida, the answer to your question depends on a number of factors. For example, if this is a first offense, you must sign up for DUI level 1 school and apply for an administrative review hearing, within 10 days, to obtain a business purpose only license. In the alternative, you may contest...Read more »
The legal fees will depend on many factors. For example, the following may apply: the complexity of the case (number of witnesses, breath test, aggravating factors), the number of DUI priors, the experience of the lawyer, travel time to the courthouse, and whether the client is seeking a trial....Read more »
At the jail the breath test registered a .00 on both tests. An urine sample was taken but I don't have the results. At the time of the arrest it was just for DUI. Then after I got out the next day, they said I have another charge of resisting arrest without violence. They searched me and... Read more »
The answer to your question, for the DUI, depends on the urinalysis. If you do not have controlled substances in your system, then the State of Florida has no chance of proving Driving Under the Influence. If you test positive for controlled substances, the prosecutors will still have a difficult...Read more »
Assuming no holds on your license, you are eligible for a business purpose only license as soon as you complete DUI level 1. If it is a second conviction within 5 years, you must take DUI level 2 and wait 1 year before seeking a BPO license.
So, essentially, I will lose driving benefits for an entire year?
Breathelizer was high, but I have multiple G/I problems. During my 20 minute resting/observation period I was allowed to lie on my back. Between the acid re flux issues, bleeding ulcers, and Esophageal varices... Read more »
If you have taken the breath test, you will lose your license for 6 months if it is s first offense. However, you are eligible for a business purpose only license once you sign up for DUI level one. If this is a second offense, you may wish to consult with the bureau of administrative review to...Read more »
My husband was accused by his former wife of heat her in 2011. That case was dismissed but because he overstayed his visa, ICE took him to a Immigration Facility. He had a trial and the Immigration judge grant him a Voluntary Departure. We are living in his home Country since then (7 years... Read more »
He was out on bond in St Lucie County & arrested in Indian River County. I cant bond him out & the original bondsman dropped bond so he wont FTA. He is in IRC jail. He has court in st lucie Oct 1 & court in IRC Oct 3. I dont know what to do.
A new arrest is grounds to revoke the St Lucie County bond. In other words, even if you post the bond in Indian River, the prosecutor in St Lucie could ask the court to keep your boyfriend in jail until his trial date. By coming off the bond in St Lucie, your boyfriend is now receiving credit for...Read more »
If you are involved in an accident, you may not leave the scene until you have fulfilled the requirements of Florida statutes. If the property is unattended, you must leave your contact information at the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. You may wish to report the matter to...Read more »
If the only way to give this permission is by granting said third-party power of attorney, could doing so potentially cause an issue in the future if the client is found guilty of his charges and wants to appeal this verdict
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