Beaumont, TX asked in DUI / DWI for California

Q: Can a lawyer get my hospital and morgue class dismissed since they were delayed and I'm now out of state due to COVID19?

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 and Morgue program which I signed up for in February of 2020. Due to COVID19 the classes have been delayed and postponed numerous times and I had to get extensions. Unfortunately I couldn't live in the state of California anymore since I lost my job and I moved back home with my dad in Texas to survive. It would be inconvenient to leave Texas and return to California to finish my classes, is there a way to get them removed or dismissed? Can I pay a fine for them or do something else that doesn't require me going to California? Can a lawyer help me with this or do I still have to somehow get to California and get them done? An answer to this would be very helpful and beneficial please and thank you!

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Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook
Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes. You may make a motion to the court to modify your sentence.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Ventura, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, first call the attorney who helped you in the first place. If you didn't have one, then call the local (California) public defender's office and see if they will help. If not, call some local private attorneys who might do it for a little $.

Good luck!

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: YES, IT IS POSSIBLE.

YOUR LAWYER WOULD MAKE A MOTION TO ADD TO CALENDAR AND THEN A MOTION FOR A MODIFICATION OF THE SENTENCE.

I WOULD THINK MOST JUDGES WOULD GRANT IT.

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A lawyer can make that request on your behalf, the rub is whether the judge will actually make the modification.

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