(a) A lawyer should render at least two percent per year of the lawyer’s professional time to pro bono publico legal services. Pro bono publico services include poverty law, civil rights law, public interest law, and volunteer activities designed to increase the availability of pro bono legal services.
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Paul Stanko's answer The police must follow a set procedure in order to eliminate targeting or cherry-picking. The stop must be for a reasonable and short period of time (time enough to check license and registration, for example). You may refuse to answer incriminating questions and are not required to consent to a search of your vehicle. The goal of these checkpoints is to develop reasonable suspicion or probable cause for further law enforcement activity. Just hand the cop your license and registration and...
Paul Stanko's answer If you can afford private counsel, by all means seek out an experienced OWI lawyer. If you are indigent, ask the court to so determine, and appoint a public defender. Do not try to represent yourself.
Paula Hough's answer By statute, the judge will be required to sentence you to 10 days of mandatory incarceration IF you are found guilty of DUI with that elevated blood alcohol content. You should contact an attorney right away (or ask for the Court to appoint you an attorney). There are many legal issues with DUI cases, which could lead to your jail time getting reduced or your charge being reduced/dismissed.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer That medical care defense to a charge might work, and is definitely something that should be used at a Preliminary Hearing. If no Hearing was held and only Bound Over, then he missed his opportunity to raise the Defense. But it can be used again after Indictment, but possibly only at Trial. Habeas Corpus might get it going, but I doubt it will be a successful Constitutional challenge. Hire a competent attorney immediately.
Courtney Edwards' answer If you are convicted of or plead guilty to DWAI first, the possible penalties are 2 -180 days in jail, completion of an alcohol evaluation and any recommended treatment, a fine of $200 - $500, 24 hours of community service, and up to two years of supervised probation.
However, you should ask for a deferred judgment or some other type of plea because if you plead guilty to DWAI with a .06, it still counts as a "first offense" if you were to get a second one.
Kristofher Beralo's answer On your first appearance, the court will ask you whether or not you want to hire an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, the court will ask you to fill out a form so that a public defender could represent you.
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer If he has truly never seen someone go to jail on a first offense DUI he is either very young or very inexperienced. I should suspect he was not being totally truthful with you. Most DUI's have mandatory jail associated with them. If this is your first run in with the law you should be eligible for the ARD program. While ARD is a good outcome it has many conditions that must be met. That's why you should always consult with an attorney before entering into the program.
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg's answer If the person convicted has ANY DUI convictions over their lifetime in any state - the judge is required under Colorado law to sentence that person under enhanced sentencing guidelines.
It is not a matter of choice for the judge - it is mandatory.
DUI / DWI
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Matthew Williams' answer The look back period in Ohio is 10 years. So any convictions after March/April of 2009 would be counted. Also, that look back period is just for the enhanced penalties. The prosecutor and judge will definitely care about the history. He should get an attorney.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer You have requested advice from the wrong venue. That is a Mississippi question although it is likely a Fourth Offense DUI would result in Tennessee. The Mississippi Prosecutor may have trouble obtaining certified copies of the three Tennessee DUI Judgment of Convictions. But it is probable that they will be able to count three prior offenses with that year spread. I would recommend exploring the possibility of pleading to a Second Offense DUI in Mississippi.
Mark Oakley's answer If you can afford to retain a private lawyer, and make at least a substantial down payment on their fee, then the lawyer can request the postponement to allow more time to prepare the case. That will give you the time needed to pay the balance of the fee. You will need to call around to find a lawyer you are comfortable with and can afford.
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