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
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
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.
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."
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.