DUI / DWI Questions & Answers

Q: Is driving while on prescribed methadone illegal in Ga.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Answered on May 29, 2017

If you are determined to be impaired by drugs or alcohol while driving then you can be charged with DUI. Having a prescription is irrelevant.

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Q: How do I get a mandatory interlocking device required through the state of Georgia waived?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Answered on May 27, 2017

Your best bet is to hire a DUI specialist for this question. Getting a waiver requires the person to have completed all conditions EXCEPT interlock, and then have waited the requisite time for reinstatement.

Larry Kohn is one lawyer who will know how to unravel your dilemma, if your existing lawyers does not.

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Q: How long can you serve in jail for dui with pot? They are saying 2 yrs. Is this correct

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Answered on May 27, 2017

This depends on the amount, the criminal record of the offender and the county prosecutor.

Obviously, this person needs an excellent criminal defense attorney.
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Q: I can't get a license in Florida because of a Georgia DUI - what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Much more information will be needed. You should call an attorney who handles DUI as a legal specialty.

Call 404-567-5515 and ask for Larry Kohn.

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Q: I just found out VA has a hold on my license

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Maryland on
Answered on May 26, 2017

You should have been contacted by the police if that were the case. We you a driver then? Contact my office and I can look up for you to see if there's anything on CaseSearch...
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Q: Can my employer fire me if I get a DUI? I was on medication that made me sleepy - how do I fight this?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New York on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Depending on your work situation, your employer may be able to fire you for getting charged with a crime, and DWI is a crime. You need to fight your case to try to get the best possible disposition, so you don't have a criminal record.
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Q: Can the County give an infraction to a visitor, even if the visitor is from a U.S. territory?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Civil Litigation and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Answered on May 25, 2017

Yes, the county can cite anyone for a traffic infraction, whether they have a driver's license or not, own the car or not, or are here from another country. The fact that they did not know what the law was is not a defense.

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Q: Need help

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia on
Answered on May 25, 2017

I believe you are asking if someone who took another's vehicle without consent and was involved in a serious accident, would the owner of the vehicle be liable? If that is your question, then yes, the owner could certainly be held liable under certain circumstances. There is no "yes" or "no" answer to this question. The details are the most important thing but I can certainly imagine a likely scenario whereby the owner is held liable for the accident even though they were not driving and the...
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Q: Have to serve jail time in AZ. I live in California. How do I look for a jail in my hometown to do the jail the time?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Answered on May 24, 2017

"City Jail" or "Private Jail" is when someone gets approval from a court to do jail at a local police department's jail instead of county jail. You can search online or call your local police department and find out if they do this. If they do, they usually have strict policies, for example, no violent offenders, or maybe no medical problems. Also, they charge per day, which varies but may be around $100 per day or more.
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Q: Is it a violation of my right to a speedy trial on DUI in September 2015 and conviction in February 2017?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kansas on
Answered on May 24, 2017

Unfortunately the answer is likely no, this is something you should ask your attorney about if you have more questions.
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Q: I got to do jail time from another state. I was an out of state visitor. How do I go about looking and asking?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for California on
Answered on May 23, 2017

Where do you live ? Who is your out of state lawyer? What were the charges that you pled guilty to ? Do you have any history of violence or convictions for the same?
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Q: My boyfriend got ovi and child endangerment. Well he didn't go to court so got failure to appear. Will he go to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on May 23, 2017

You have provided inadequate information to give anything other than a qualified "yes." He will do jail time if pleads to or is found guilty of the OVI, unless he is a first time offender and can afford an interlock devise. Given that there must have been children in the car, he very likely could do jail time for that. You have two counties involved, and you did not say why Clermont has a holder on him, so it is impossible to guess what he is looking at overall. It sounds like he is either...
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Q: I got a DWI in NJ in 1998. I paid all the fines and did everything required.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Jersey on
Answered on May 19, 2017

Because you already had a driver's license (NJ), VA won't issue you a VA license until you clear up the NJ issues. I suggest you go on this website but select NJ and ask a NJ attorney what you need to do to get back into good standing with the NJ DMV.
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Q: I need a PD for 1 DUI. Cannot afford a lawyer. Will I be able to obtain one ?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Answered on May 18, 2017

Here is a great answer to that question that our local public defender's office has on their website...

"In most cases deputy public defenders are appointed by the court. If you are charged with a crime and cannot afford to hire an attorney, ask the court to appoint a public defender at your first appearance before a judge. You may be asked to submit a financial declaration to determine eligibility. If you have questions about whether you need a public defender or qualify for one, call...
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Q: Im 17 and pregnant i wll have my baby when i turn 18 my baby daddy is 30 he can still get introuble even doe i turn 18

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Estate Planning and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on May 18, 2017

I assume that you are asking could your baby daddy get in trouble for statutory rape. The answer is yes. The crime of statutory rape is committed if a person older than 18 has sexual relations with a person 16 or 17 years of age. Thus, your turning 18 years of age does not change the facts of the crime being committed.
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Q: Drunk driving hit and run question

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on May 18, 2017

Had she kept her mouth shut and exercised her constitutional right not to talk to law enforcement, her odds would have been outstanding. However, since she stupidly decided to talk to law enforcement and on top of that decided to lie - she will now likely get convicted. Oh, and BTW, you getting on public social media and announcing it to the world isn't helping matters either. If this is her first offense of DWI, the consequences will be unpleasant. Mostly financially unpleasant - expect to...
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Q: What is a public parking area? Does this include streets

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Nebraska on
Answered on May 16, 2017

Yes, not illegal to possess alcohol, but it cannot be opened.

Q: Is there a set number of years when an old DUI eventually disappears from your record (so if I got charged with another

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Ohio on
Answered on May 16, 2017

In Ohio, an OVI is pretty much permanently on your record. Since April 6, 2017, the look-back time for sentence enhancement based a prior OVI (not a refusal) was increased from six years to ten years.
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Q: Are DUIs ever the purview of a civil court or are they always criminal?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Colorado on
Answered on May 15, 2017

DUIs are criminal in all 50 states (each state has its own minimum BAC level to determine a DUI). DWAIs are criminal in Colorado, but some states do have a non-criminal traffic offenses for very low BAC levels (but these non-criminal states also tend to charge reckless driving in place of a DWAI-like offense).
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Q: Why can't he get his bail?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 15, 2017

Your dad might be bond eligible. It depends which judge and how many arrests he has and when they occurred along with other equities. Is he in York County Prison? or Pike? If so, you should consult with an attorney before his next hearing before the Judge in York.
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