DWIs are serious matters these days---based on your post you believe you have some defenses and there appears to be some confusion----hire a DWI or criminal defense attorney to represent you. If there are multiple defendants, then each defendant will need a separate attorney. Good luck.
Operating without headlights on at night might be grounds to pull someone over, but that alone isn't the basis for an arrest. There would need to be evidence of impairment or intoxication to give an officer probable cause for arrest on a DUI charge.
Unfortunately, you are in a similar situation as hundreds of individuals, as nearly all cases since the beginning of COVID have yet to be arraigned. While the statutory speedy trial time has not begin to run under CPL 30.30, there is also a constitutional right to speedy trial. Having said that,...Read more »
It depends what the bench warrant is connected to and whether extradition has been approved. Why not retain NY counsel to clear the bench warrant and try working out a deal. That’s much better than letting a warrant sit out there forever.
If you were walking and were asked to blow for being intoxicated its different than driving.
Suspended License: Refusing a breathalyzer or chemical test in New York State can result in a 1-year license suspension. ... Civil Fine: Drivers face a fine of $500 for refusing to take a...Read more »
The worst case is a Misdemeanor criminal conviction,a loss of license ,a 6 Month revocation and a jail term. That is if you haven't had a prior DWI Under those facts ,it would be a felony which is hard to overcome and could mean Jail of 1-4 years and a thousand dollar fine. However with a...Read more »
When I was brought back to the police headquarters the officer instructed me to look at the wall. NOTE: I was not given a clear and unequivocal warning that a chemical test was being performed and the consequences of not performing the test.
With that said, I replied to him, "look at... Read more »
hi. i have arrested for dui and my case still on court . i didn't pledge guilty yet coz my lawyer said if i agree for conditional discharge then my charges will be reduce to dui to DWAI (which is not crime , traffic violation ). right now i am waiting for my hearing and also doing scram... Read more »
I'm not sure what your question is. If you were convicted of a DWI, you should have had a lawyer representing you and advising you about the consequences of a guilty plea or conviction after trial. A criminal conviction goes on your record and stays on your record. If it has been over 10 years...Read more »
You likely will not be extradited, however there will be a warrant issued, and if you’re stopped by police in any other state you could be arrested and held. If you don’t resolve the DWI, it is going to follow you around and create more problems than it’s worth. I recommend handling it sooner...Read more »
I was supposed to attend a VIP as part of my conditions for my DWAI. I was refused entry due to suspected intoxication, and on my way out flipped the bird to the cop. A few days later I received a letter for re-sentencing. My original charges were a DWI and a refusal. which i plead down to a DWAI.... Read more »
If you were already sentenced on the DWAI, that can not be vacated by the court. You could however be sentenced up to 15 days in jail because of an alleged violation of your conditional discharge. What county is this case in? Consider hiring a lawyer to try and keep you out of jail.
If you refuse to take a chemical test (breath, blood or urine), the DMV can revoke your license for one year. During that one year time period, you will not be able to get a conditional license unless you plea guilty or are found guilty of a DWI related offense. Additionally, your refusal may be...Read more »
If you have already plead guilty and have been sentenced, the matter is done. If the sentence was more than 10 years ago and you meet other criteria, you may be eligible to have this matter sealed pursuant to CPL 160.59.
I received a Notice of suspension - Section 48 / Article 48 Driving 50 mgs of alcohol or over. While driving a vessel. The fine print states "this is a notice of suspension. This is not used to lay a charge." I was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police to go to the DMV when I... Read more »
I have not had my license for 6 years now because of this. I am a college graduate and just got my first job under my degree in the medical field. My permit states that I need an ignition interlock in my car while driving for 6 months. How is this possible when my accident was 6 years ago. What can... Read more »
It really depends what your licensure status has been for the past six years. In order to get any useful answer, you are going to need to speak with an attorney after he or she has reviewed your paperwork and licensure status. If an interlock period is required, no appeal will be meritorious....Read more »
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