Q: Can I hire a lawyer and get a 5 year old DUI taken care of with a court date instead of jumping thru a bunch of hoops?
I was sentenced for a level 5 DUI in Guilford county in 2015 and given unsupervised probation and several hoops to jump through in order to drive again. I was promptly arrested a few months later on unrelated charges and given a lengthy prison bid. The whole time I was going through court I asked if I could activate my time for my DUI so I wouldn't get out of prison this year and have a bunch of bs to deal with. I finally got ahold of the DMV today and of course they still want me to go to alcohol classes (i did that in prison), they want me to get a blower in my car, and something else I'm supposed to find out from the courthouse. I believe it's a fine. I will pay all of the fines NC wants, but I'm doing my probation in Georgia and I never planned to step foot in NC again. SO all that being said, can I go back to court and bypass the blower installation, or will I be using Uber for the remainder of my life?
A: An experienced DWI attorney in the area where the case was heard may be able to go back into your old case and can likely help you avoid some of the 'BS' as you put it but the bottom line is you will have to comply with whatever ultimately gets ordered by the Court or you will have to Uber or risk being caught Driving While License Revoked and if so, it will likely be a more serious offense if due to a prior DWI and likely a violation of probation. Best of luck.
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