Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer Yes. See: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl05. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal...
Steven McNicholl's answer The DMV is its own separate system from the court and DCSS. You need to contact the DMV to determine the status of your license and reinstate through them. Nothing outside the DMV will automatically reinstate your drivers license.
John Stanko's answer It is difficult to assess the issues related to your case without seeing the police reports and any body worn camera footage which may exist.
You should sit down with your current attorney to go over all issues concerning possible violations of your constitutional rights.
With that said, in any vehicle stop case the officer must have reason to believe a crime has been committed to stop your car. An obscured license plate could provide the officer with legal justification to...
Alexander Bakhache Perez's answer You have the right to have an attorney represent you, but the majority of the case will be related to your medical condition and what medications you take and what your doctors examination report and recommendation says.
If you would like an experienced attorney guide you with this then call for a free consult and see if you want to hire an attorney for this issue.
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair's answer It's hard to answer your question because you really aren't asking a question. If you were arrested for DUI then you should consult a lawyer as quickly as possible since you have rights that will "expire" within 10 days of your arrest. Despite the fact that your license is expired you can reinstate at any time (unless you are suspended, in which case you have to clear up the suspension before getting your license). It seems likely the stop for swerving was the grounds for the initial contact...
William John Light's answer It would seem that you are being sued for causing a collision that damaged either property, other people, or both. You might contact Alliance to find out, or notify your insurer, or the insurer for whomever owns the vehicle your were driving, or hire an attorney yourself if there is no insurance. If there is no insurance at all, you might consider consulting with bankruptcy attorneys.
YOU NEED TO HIRE A CRIMINAL LAWYER IN YOUR AREA OR THE AREA WHERE THE ORIGINAL INCIDENT TOOK PLACE.
AS A RULE, I SUGGEST THAT CLIENTS USE ME AS A STRAWMAN ...IE THAT THEIR LAWYER TOLD THEM NOT TO TALK WITHOUT THE LAWYERS PERMISSION. MAYBE THE LAWYER SHOULD CALL THEM. YOUR POSITION IS THAT YOU WOULD BE HAPPY TO COOPERATE.
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO RETAIN A LAWYER CALL ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU SOME NAMES FOR THAT AREA.
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.