Fresno, CA asked in DUI / DWI and Employment Law for California

Q: I am applying for teacher credential and my.dui paperwork shows pled nolo contendere and got probation misd DUI.. put?

Sorry for condensed above. I don't know if I have to put convicted of 23152ab or my plea shows pled not guilty.. nolo contendere. Then shows I was assigned probation. I just want to input everything correctly

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Michael Rutledge Norton
Michael Rutledge Norton
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • carlsbad, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I would need to see the application and your court paperwork to be certain but it sounds like you need to indicate you were convicted of a misdemeanor (the DUI) and were sentenced to probation. I do not know if you are still on probation or not. Contact your previous attorney to assist you with the application.

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Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Carmel by the Sea, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: A nolo or no contest plea is the same as a guilty plea for purposes of a criminal court. So you must divulge it. Depending on what County you were convicted in, you would be on either a three year or a five year probation. Most probably you were convicted of either 23152 (a) or 23152 (b), not both.

Most counties have a computer portal where you could find that information or, if you were represented by counsel, contact them.

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Alison Lee Bermant
Alison Lee Bermant
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Truckee, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Nolo contender is Latin for no contest, which means the same thing as guilty for purposes of criminal court but cannot be used against you in a civil proceeding (if someone is suing you for money). So unfortunately that does mean you were convicted.

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

A: Yes, you were convicted of a DUI, a plea of "nolo contendre" is a plea of no contest which the judge should have advised you would be accepted as a plea of guilty by the court. Which count? Only you, your lawyer, the court or your paperwork know the answer.

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

A: IF YOU PLED NOLO, THAT JUST MEANS YOU ARE NOT CONTESTING THE CHARGE.........AND THUS PLEADING TO THE CHARGE.

IT IS THE SAME AS GUILTY AS FAR AS THE COURTS ARE CONCERNED.

IT JUST MEANS THE PLEA CAN NOT BE USED AGAINST YOU IN A CIVIL COURT IF SOMEONE IS SUING YOU FOR MONEY...FOR INSTANCE.

THUS YOU MUST DIVULGE. HOWEVER, IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A LAWYER ASSIST YOU AT THIS POINT.

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