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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: What does “credit for time served of 2 days plus 2 days good and work time for a total of 4 days.” mean?

I wasn’t told I would have to do work release for my DUI, but everyone I know that was convicted of DUI has had to do work release.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 23, 2020

CLARIFICATION WOULD BE NICE BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE 4 DAYS AND CREDIT FOR PARTS OF 2 DAYS YOU WERE IN CUSTODY. IT SOUNDS LIKE A 4 DAY SENTENCE AND YOU ARE GETTING CR FOR 2 PLUS 2

OR 6 DAYS AND YOU HAVE DONE 2 AND CR FOR 2 MORE GOOD TIME............

I WOULD WANT TO SEE IF YOU ARE...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Is it illegal to pay a court clerk to inform you when a celebrity court case is filed?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 2, 2020

The law prohibits paying a public employee of any kind for them to provide you with personal services not available to the general public. This is called bribery. Both the person paying and the recipient are committing a crime.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI / DWI and Small Claims for California on
Q: Is there a way to get alerted when a celebrity court case is filed?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 1, 2020

not that i know of.

my job was usually keeping the press away when celebs got arrested....

sometimes the police, Clerks or DA would notify press

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: Can a officer open my car while I’m sleep to ask me a question when I’m parked in a parking spot

After I was told to park and go to sleep

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 14, 2020

more info needed.

who told you it was ok to park there?

was it the owner?

was it b/c you were under the influence?

cops can investigate but more info needed

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Car Accidents for California on
Q: can my boyfriend and i move out of state if he got a DUI 3yrs ago?

He’s already completed everything he needed to do and paid all his fines. he just needs to get SR-22 and reinstate his license. are we able to move out of california and still be able to do so?

Alexander Andryuschenko
Alexander Andryuschenko answered on Jun 12, 2020

You can move out of state as long as he is not on a felony probation. Being on summary (usually misdemeanor) probation has no affect on your ability to move out of state (or even out of the country).

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for California on
Q: If I hit a side walk and telephone pole can another person stop me from seeking medical help?

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Jun 11, 2020

I would encourage you to contact a local lawyer and have a meeting to discuss the facts of your case. If you were over the limit, involved in an accident and fled the scene without leaving your insurance or other contact information you are going to need a lawyer to defend you. Quite likely you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, DUI / DWI and Insurance Defense for California on
Q: If you get a dui at 17 with no license or insurance and get in a crash what will happen

could you go to court alone if you are turning 18 before the court date ?

Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook
Mr. Richard Orville Middlebrook answered on May 22, 2020

There are so many variables in this it’s hard to answer. The case will be handled in the juvenile courts. There certainly will be some very stiff punishments and more so if someone was injured. There will a significant license suspension of at least a year. Likely to be charged with multiple... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: I received 2 DUIs with a month in 2013, very bad time in my life, is it at all possible for me to get a Class A license?

I have never had a Class A license before

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 18, 2020

MORE INFO NEEDED.

WITH A 2ND DUI WITHIN 10 YEARS, YOUR LICENSE IS SUSPENDED FOR 1 YEAR

HOWEVER, IF IT WERE A RECENT DUI YOU CAN INSTALL THE IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICE. (IID)

YOU SAY THEY WERE BOTH IN 2013 SO YOU WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR IID.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: second dui offense. Interlock eligibility? Reasons for ineligible

From interlock company what you say in hearing

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 16, 2020

SB1046 ALLOWS IGNITION INTERLOCKS, BUT ONLY FOR DUI'S AFTER 1/1/19

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THE DUI client MUST go to IID to install and they give driver a DL 920, certificate of installation, that the driver takes to DMV

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2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, DUI / DWI, Immigration Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Info on Noe Mejia Calderon his ethics and moral standards
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on May 6, 2020

You can check the California Bar website (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/), any person who has been licensed to practice in CA is listed as is their status to practice law and any disciplinary action taken against them.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Breathalyzer/license

So I got a dui back in 2017 I finish my courses and was told I couldnt get a interlock and was told to bring in a proof of sr22 and reissued my license but now there saying its mandatory for me to get it but I was told since it was a wet and reckless at that time I didnt need it so I'm... Read more »

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on May 3, 2020

Call Mandatory Actions 1.916.657.6525, they can tell you what you need to do to get your license reinstated.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: I have a dui charge. I haven’t been able to proceed with the things I need to do due to the covid-19. Do I have a right.

To get my charges dismissed or overturned because of this? Or am I just suppose to waste time and wait for all this to blow over?

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Apr 14, 2020

The current situation is unlikely to result in either your charges being dropped or your conviction being overturned. Your question cannot be completely answered because charges being dropped presupposes that prosecution of your case hasn't started or been completed, whereas, overturned... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: What type of paperwork can show that my previous cases have closed and I have no open cases against me?

I have had 2 dui and driving on a suspended license cases in the past. Using my finger prints my FBI background check shows these cases but doesn't clearly show that these cases have ended. What type of paperwork can I ask from the court to show that these cases have concluded and that there... Read more »

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 18, 2020

If by closed you mean settled, each case has a disposition order, that indicates your plea (or verdict) and sentence, you may be able to get the paperwork at any courthouse, but definitely at the courthouse where the case was prosecuted. Regarding open cases, that's what the background check... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: During the covid-19 quarantines, it says to avoid gatherings of 10 people, must I go to court? I am scared to leave home

Trying to avoid social interaction, this is a serious issue in the US.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 17, 2020

more info needed.

each county is different.

i just read today of LA continuing cases and here in Riverside Co they are likewise putting cases over.

you should call a local lawyer or request a public defender to assist you for you courthouse.

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3 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: What are the chances of having a 1st dui In california BAC .23 reduced or dismissed for medical reasons

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 17, 2020

It won't be dismissed for medical reasons, you may be found "not guilty" by a jury following a jury trial. You should contact a local DUI defense attorney to discuss your medical issues and how they can be developed into a defense.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Can I get an emergency medical hardship license and /or a restricted license as I need to go to my chemo appts.

My license was suspended in 2011 for DUI.

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 11, 2020

No, in my experience there is no medical exemption to a DUI suspension. You should contact Mandatory Actions (1.916.657.6525) to determine what you need to do to get your license reinstated. Driving on a suspended license can put your car in impound, you in jail and has fines similar to those of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: I got a DUI , what happens if its already been past the 10 days and I didn't request a DMV hearing.

Can I plea guilty on the day of my arraignment so I can speed things up? I pick up my children every friday and drop them off every Sunday. Its a 4 hr drive , 2 going and 2 coming. What can I do so I'm still able to do that?

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 11, 2020

Contact Mandatory Actions 1.916.657.6525 they can tell you for sure; probably you will need to enroll in a DUI program appropriate for your blood alcohol concentration, file and SR22, pay reinstatement fees and get an Ignition Interlock Device installed on your car.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: What happens when first get as dui

I got a DUI and its my first offense. I was told I can't leave my county . I have a job which requires for me to drive to and from work. Also on Fridays I drive 2 hrs to a different county because I meet halfways with my baby daddy so that I can have my kids during the weekend and on Sundays I... Read more »

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 11, 2020

You need to request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest to make sure that your license isn't automatically suspended on day 30. The requirement not to leave the county is confusing, presumably you haven't seen a judge so there can't be an "order" limiting your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: Have terminal liver cancer and need to drive to appointments. Had my license suspended on 11/16/2011.

Driver license suspended 11/16/2011. 13352A3 mailed 5/15/2013. Conviction 23152A VC, 23593 VC (updated 7/17/2012. Also 10/17/2017 BP 24 NEV..paid 12/4/2017. HELP!! I need to drive to get my treatments for terminal liver cancer. Am 62 years old. Can I get a special restricted or critical needs... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Mar 10, 2020

need much more info.

you should contact the lawyer who represented you on the dui or contact a new dui lawyer in your area to take care of this old dui......

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for California on
Q: CA DUI Question - Second DUI. I was sentenced and I am in one year of my 18 months program.

I didn't applied for a CA restricted license. I hired a private driver. After I have completed my 18 moths program. Do I still need the interlock device?

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Mar 8, 2020

Call Mandatory Actions 1.916.657.6525 or ask your lawyer.

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