Sparks, NV asked in DUI / DWI for California

Q: DESPERATE NEED pro bono help Sonoma court, I'm in Reno DUI OF rx meds PASSED ALL FIELD TESTS Not allowed Public defense

14 months ago I was WRONGFULLY arrested for DUI of RX medications (under supervision of all DOCS involved) 100% PASSED EVERY field sobriety test performed and was still arrested. I am a 63 yrs old female and a business professional my entire life, mostly for CVS pharmacy, rarely drink or a parking ticket, now on the dark side of a road, I am handcuffed and arrested for PASSING ALL SOBRIETY TESTS? (I agreed to blood test I have noting to hide) just recently received 6 days notice to drive 10 hours round trip for court appearance to be scoffed at because I own a home so not allowed PD. I must now make a second 10 hour trip WITH A LAWYER. My summons never said bring a lawyer or financial statement? Financially, I am about to loose my home, haven't paid mortgage in 9 mos, 2 yrs devastation, 17 yr marriage ruined, job ruined, in hosp on suicide watch (ergo rx drugs) now disability, credit trashed, almost bankrupt, Have contacted many lawyers, no one will help w/out money. Court is in 5 days

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

A: MORE INFO NEEDED

I WOULD GO BACK TO COURT TO REQUEST A PD AGAIN..... I WOULD TALK TO JUDGE AND TO THE PD TO SEE IF THEY CAN HELP.

I SUSPECT YOU DID NOT DO AS WELL AS YOU THINK ON ALL FST'S

EXPLAIN YOU ARE 9 M0'S LATE ON RENT AND CONSIDERING BK AND CAN'T AFFORD A LAWYER...............

SORRY, I AM IN PALM SPRINGS.........SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED A NEVADA LAWYER AND ALMOST NO ONE ON THIS LIST IS LICENSED OUTSIDE OF CALIF

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

A: You can appeal the PD's rejection of your case. The court will send you for a financial evaluation.

Ps Prescription drug DUIs are dramatically on the rise. Be very careful for future reference.

Good luck!

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

A: Bring documentation supporting your financial situation and ask for a Public Defender. Be advised that simply because your taking prescription medicines doesn't prevent the prosecutor from moving forward with DUI charges, even prescribed drugs can "influence" your driving, hence, "driving under the influence."

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