For the purposes of a DMV hearing to determine if my BAC was 0.080 or greater, my two readings (Intoxilyzer 8000) were 0.080 (equal to) and 0.077 (less than). Is the administrative judge required to use the lower, average or higher value in that determination?
The Administrative Law Judge is not required to go with the lower or higher BAC only, as they will take both into consideration. I do not know the specifics of your case and recommend you contact me directly if you want more help at 602-900-6642.
In most MVD hearings the judge is looking...Read more »
If his previous DUI was within 7 years, he will considered a second time offender. This changes the amount of jail time (minimum of 120 days) he faces, the fines, and other sanctions. If he received the second DUI while he was required to have an interlock or he did not have a license, he will...Read more »
Your friend needs a criminal defense attorney, but none of them saw your post under DUI or Insurance Defense. Maybe in the interest of time, instead of reposting, you could just reach out to criminal defense attorneys you see on this site or through your own searches. Based on your description of...Read more »
If she was charged with a misdemeanor Extreme DUI, she is facing 30 days - 6 months in jail, up to 5 years of probation, and a substantial amount of fines/fees along with other consequences such as loss of license, SR22 insurance, etc. She needs the assistance of an experienced DUI attorney. Most...Read more »
I did not receive an "Admin Per Se/Implied Consent Affidavit" when cited (BAL 0.07) so my license was returned to me. Will my license only be suspended if found guilty of the above charge or will it be automatically suspended at some future date?
If you are found guilty of DUI impaired to the slightest degree you will get a 90 day license suspension + a 1 year interlock requirement by MVD. The suspension will happen after you are found guilty of DUI on your court case because MVD will receive an abstract from the Court saying you were...Read more »
My daughter caused an accident while driving with a BAC over .15 and had a child in the car at the time. She is being charged with 4 different counts of Aggravated DUI Felony 6. How much jail time is she looking at here?
Hello and thanks for the question. Unfortunately, it is impossible to give a precise answer without more information. To get the best answer, we will need to know about her criminal history. If she has no prior felony convictions of any kind, in any state, the minimum jail term is 10 days. If...Read more »
There was likely a medical blood draw that was used by police to determine the presence of alcohol and/or drugs. Normally a single vehicle collision on its own will not be sufficient to be allege the DUI as aggravated so more information would be needed. The best advice I can give is to consult a...Read more »
Hello. You will need to contact an attorney in the city/town/county were the conduct occurred. Attorneys can only represent people in a State where they are licensed to practice law so it is unlikely you will be able to hire a local Phoenix attorney that is also licensed in New Mexico. You may be...Read more »
As he started driving he smoked a cig and then it made it worse, he couldn’t feel anything, could barley move, he put on his hazards and pulled over. He fell out his car and realized he couldn’t walk. He called a ambulance. At the hospital they found that the coke he tried was laced with... Read more »
So basically I got into a car accident recently around 11 pm at night and the officers said I passed all field sobriety but because I told them I smoked marijuana at 7:30 am they are trying to charge me with a DUI. Now what I’m worried about is I am a marijuana smoker and I know it’s going to... Read more »
Hello. I am sorry to hear about this encounter. It is very important that you contact an attorney. Even if you passed the sobriety test and were technically not "impaired" if the Blood Calibration results yield any traces of THC or any other metabolites then the State can charge you with a DUI....Read more »
I was at a bar in Arizona visiting from New Mexico with my friend and he got into a fight so we left the bar and someone called in the fight and gave them a description of my car and the police pulled me over and cuffed my friend and made me do tests for drinking and driving like heel to toe and... Read more »
Welcome to AZ. I am sorry to hear about your experience. AZ is a zero tolerance state and has very strict DUI Laws. If the officer did not draw your blood or make you submit to a breath test, in the station, there is an excellent opportunity for our office to fight this charge and get a dismissal....Read more »
Yes. If the state identifies three separate victims or three separate instances, they will file a charge for each. If found guilty of multiple counts, the judge can run the sentences at the same time or one after another.
So back in 2009 I was charged with a DUI for metabolites in my system and was not under the influence given a fine and ordered to have a breathalyzer put in my car even though I did not have any alcohol in my system at all and my license was suspended. I still owe the fine and that you're still... Read more »
This is an interesting question and situation you are in. My best recommendation is to contact Reeves Maxwell Law since they specifically and exclusively handle appeals. Their number is 480-352-3701 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on my limited knowledge of appeals, you might be out of...Read more »
I already send all the originals documents to immigration for my DUI before I got my asylum granted, after one year I'm applying for my green card, immigration is gonna ask me for the original document, even if I already send it to them? And is gonna be a problem for me to get my green card ?... Read more »
Your friend should contact and hire a lawyer immediately. There are no "do-overs" in criminal court or with the charges he is facing. He will be provided with a public defender for both cases but since it's his first offense, he should make sure someone puts careful attention into his case so...Read more »
It is unfortunate that you are having a poor experience with your attorney. Lawyers can be very busy so I expect they are busy but will be at your hearing or they will have one of their associate attorneys conduct the hearing.
I suggest to you that you still attend the hearing at the...Read more »
Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes. Arizona is a right-to-work state, meaning an employer can fire you for any reasons, as long as it is not unlawful. That means employers can have rules about their employees having no criminal convictions.
There are many professions where getting a...Read more »
If I understand your question, I think you are asking if Arizona can suspend the driving privileges of a person who never had an Arizona license. if the charge is for driving in Arizona, clearly the answer is yes. Arizona can not suspend the person's Wisconsin license. That is up to Wisconsin to...Read more »
This question is better answered by an immigration attorney. I work hand-in-hand with an immigration firm and they can give you a better answer considering they will be able to advise you on your legal status and requirements to gain citizenship. I am aware and highly recommend that you fight your...Read more »
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.