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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: How do I remove a commercial vehicle from my insurance? I still have title in hand because buyer has not made payments.

We had a handshake agreement for buyer(long-time friend) to pay for a commercial van. 2009 Chevy, agreement was $3500, 500/month, never paid. He was supposed to transfer plates and insurance to his name but didn't, so it is still on our commercial insurance. We do not have contact with him or... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 18, 2020

You should be able to get DOS to issue a new title certificate in the purchaser's name. Ask your County Clerk first, then call Nashville. Once issued send a copy to your agent, and try to deliver the title to the owner. Also that is probably a lease with option to purchase transaction,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Wisconsin on
Q: Is it possible to get an Ignition Interlock device removed early?
Walter A. Piel
Walter A. Piel answered on Sep 17, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles will not allow an Ignition Interlock Device to be removed early. Based on your driving record and the time period imposed by the Court, the DMV will enforce and monitor the time period you are required to have the device in your vehicle and the time period... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Q: I live in New Jersey but my license was suspended in New York. Am I able to apply for a license in New Jersey still?
James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Sep 17, 2020

You will be asked if you are suspended in any other state. So the answer is no.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: Is it possible to not serve jail time for a felony dwi ?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 15, 2020

Actually no.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Louisiana on
Q: I have copd and cannot blow the required amount of time what do I do

License suspended since 2011 when I removed device

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 15, 2020

You need to complete the other terms of your probation or sentence and then hire a criminal attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Illinois on
Q: I receive a called about unpaid fees for supervision,this is almost 6 months after my court appearance,is this posible?

I successfully completed my court ordered alcohol program,and before that my case worker never mention a due balance to me not even on the last day we saw each other.

Juan Ooink
Juan Ooink answered on Sep 15, 2020

This is very simple to verify. Contact the Circuit Court Clerk in the County where you case was and ask them if you owe any fees. The Clerk will be able to check their system and tell you what is owed.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Can DMV just throw whatever amount of months they want me to do in alcohol and traffic classes if I served jail time.

2cd dui 18 years ago. Served 6 months in jail came out time served with nothing on me. Dui's are not on driving record. Iv never had a lisence at all. Dmv says oh wow ok just give me 3 months of classes then reinstate. A bit excessive on the punishment?

Thomas Vinson Nash
Thomas Vinson Nash answered on Sep 14, 2020

DMV keeps a record of DUI convictions that may extend far beyond any print out you receive. DMV will generally demand that you take the classes that you were required to take after your DUI conviction, prior to obtaining a license, An 18 month class is required after a multiple DUI conviction. A... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Estate Planning and Family Law for Florida on
Q: it my birthday in 18 days yeet

it my birthday in 18 days

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Sep 11, 2020

Now you are officially an adult, you can vote and you can be drafted but you still cant have a drink until 21, you can enter into contracts, get a job and pay your own bills and go to college or both, there is a lot to think about and upon the horizon, do not rush into anything too quickly.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: I was charged for a 3rd dui on october 2019 i was supose to be sentenced in April can they still make me go jail

Is there anyway i can avoid jail since we are in covid 19 pandemic.

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Sep 10, 2020

Your lawyer knows the most likely outcome. Many counties require actual jail time for third offenses, Los Angeles is well-known for being over crowded and for sentences being completed well before the actual release date. Your lawyer may be able to ask for a sentencing alternative and you may... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Ohio on
Q: I was recently arrested for OWI in Ohio, does that mean my license is suspended?
Brian Joslyn
Brian Joslyn answered on Sep 9, 2020

In the state of Ohio, your license is automatically suspended if you refused OVI testing or had a BAC reading of .08 or above. So, if you were arrested for OVI you should expect to receive notification relatively soon of your upcoming suspension. You do have 30 days after the initial appearance for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, DUI / DWI and Wrongful Death for Iowa on
Q: Son died 12 hrs after car failed to yield. Driver had 2 warrants 4 DUI, no licenseby, 9 suspensions. Manslaughter?

What recourse do we have? Never want another family to deal with the same loss as we have had.

Stephen Douglas Lombardi
Stephen Douglas Lombardi answered on Sep 8, 2020

If there is insurance you can sue for wrongful death.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Q: I was convicted of child neglect and felony DUI in 2003. My son was in the truck with me...can I get this expunged?
Andrea Worden
Andrea Worden answered on Sep 8, 2020

This statute should be helpful:

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oklahoma on
Q: What are my chances of getting a deferred sentence? And if I do is my license still suspended?

.13 bac dui first time

Failure to maintain lane

Transporting an open container

I’m a Texas resident but was charged in Walters ok. Leaving the casino and immediately was pulled over and given a field sobriety test. Failed that and was arrested taken to police station... Read more »

Tracy Tiernan
Tracy Tiernan answered on Sep 7, 2020

Any attorney that guarantees you a certain result is lying because we don’t know until we rifle through the evidence and check your past. Also, occasionally, there are unreasonable DAs and/or judges or peculiar facts. If you were in Vegas I think the odds of you getting a deferred probation for... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Idaho on
Q: I would like to file a motion to suppress blood draw evidence for illegal stop. I had been driving for less than a block

I did not swerve, forget a signal, speed or do anything illegal. They stopped me because I told my ex I was feeling suicidal. They immediately told me to get out of the car. I told them I was okay and just wanted to go out for lunch and was going to call the crisis line after I ate. They asked if... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Sep 7, 2020

You can file a Motion to Suppress evidence. However, the "reason" you were pulled over you explained, was your ex apparently called 911 and explained that you were suicidal? That call gave officers "reasonable suspicion" that "if located while driving," your condition... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for North Carolina on
Q: I have a pending DWI charge with 2 prior convictions but only 1 within 7 years. How long will I lose my license for?
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 6, 2020

It depends on a lot of factors that can not be easily discussed on a forum like this. So you should consult with a DWI attorney. Some DWI issues are time sensitive so you should do that ASAP. Suffice to say - you should be more concerned about possible jail time than the lost of license.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Washington on
Q: What will my consequences be when my court date comes around?

I just got pulled over for expired tabs,and the cop smelled my weed in my car,he gave me a few options but in the end he didn't search my car because I gave up my weed. There was about a 4th of weed in the jar. I'm 19 and he did no field sobriety tests,and I live in Washington state

Patrick Owen Earl
Patrick Owen Earl answered on Sep 4, 2020

Sounds like you are in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney my friend. Please do a search for one and have a consultation soon.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Gov & Administrative Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Tennessee on
Q: According to court system and my MVR I HAVE COMPLETED ALL REQUIREMENTS REPORT STATES DL privilege Reinstated 2.19.20

Ppl at dmv will not allow me to take test, without interlocking device. Last conviction 9.15.11 no where it shows this is required. Judge n commissioner say I’m clear n go test???

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 3, 2020

Not sure of your problem. But you need to try to get the License at another DOS facility. Otherwise you will need a very competent, and expensive, attorney to file an administrative action. That action could take at least a year, prior to appeals. Getting a blow meter for a little while... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Oregon on
Q: Going to court today with my 16year old daughter for her first dui charge, does she pled guilty or not guilty?

She has not been in any trouble before and had she not been in the situation she was in she would never of gotten in the car!

Jace D. Cook
Jace D. Cook answered on Sep 3, 2020

First things first, get a defense attorney for her. A first appearance in Oregon for a case like this is usually the arraignment. At the arraignment, an Oregon attorney would usually reserve their clients' rights by making specific statements to the judge on the record and ask for future dates... Read more »

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