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Q: When can the registered owner regain possession of the seized vehicle?
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Sep 1, 2019

Generally within a day or two, unless they are holding the vehicle as evidence, or filing a forfeiture claim. However, that would be very unusual for a DUI case.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

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Q: Will I serve jail time for a felony warrant driving while intoxicated 12 years ago?

I have a felony warrant issued for failure to appear in Lake County court Indiana in 2007. I just found out three weeks ago. It was driving while intoxicated and I was doing community service and a bench warrant was issued for failure to appear after I moved back to Ga. I thought my community... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Aug 23, 2019

You need to seek help from an attorney licensed in Indiana.

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Q: How long will my License be taken for an under age dui
Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Aug 9, 2019

If under 21 it may be suspended for a year. but that is only if you get convicted. sometimes your lawyer can identify problems with the case which can let you plead to a leaser charge or obtain a not guilty verdict at trial.

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Q: 2 DUI convictions since 2014. I am unable to register a vehicle in my name even though I have a valid georgia license.

2 DUI convictions since 2014. After the first DUI I received a permit to and from work. I received the second DUI while driving on the permit. I have met all the courts requirements. I have a valid georgia driver's license but when I try to register a vehicle a red flag pops up. The courts... Read more »

Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Jul 13, 2019

Under Georgia law, if you have 2 or more DUI convictions, you are required to have an Interlock Ignition Device installed on your car. If you do not get it installed, you will not be able to get a new license, unless you can show you cannot install the device due to undue hardship.

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Q: Can they arrest you for dui with no evidence

All they did was make her walk a straight line

Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jul 1, 2019

Without knowing more it is difficult to answer this question. The officer should take into account any driving manifestations as well as personal manifestations. Although typically it is required to do all the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, sometimes the officer can arrest with less BUT you... Read more »

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Q: If someone was to get pulled over an arrest for dui but the officer did not have his hat on would it be leagal to arrest

Was wondering if it was leagel to be arrest when he had no hat on

Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jul 1, 2019

The officer does not have to wear his cover (or hat) to make an arrest for DUI.

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Q: My fiancé was taken to jail for a dui there was no breathylyser no walking a straight line nothing found in the car

No test or anything done at the jail can they do that

Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Jul 1, 2019

A police officer can arrest a person for DUI even when they refuse a breathalizer. The officer can arrest for DUI if based on their training and experience a person: has bloodshot eyes, smells like alcohol, was swerving or driving erratically, or had slurred speech.

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Q: Can a police officer in another county legally take you to jail for a dui especially when no test for a dui were done
Brandon Alexander Thomas
Brandon Alexander Thomas answered on Jul 1, 2019

An officer in another county can arrest you for DUI. The officer, based on his training and experience can determine that you were DUI based on: slurred speech, stumbling while walking, bloodshot eyes, or smelling like alcohol. If you refuse the breathalizer, the officer can still arrest you for... Read more »

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Q: Is the defendant allowed access to test results prior to court date involving a DUI charge in the state of Tennesse?
Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 20, 2019

You will need to post this question in a Tennessee "ask a lawyer" section instead of Georgia. If it was Georgia, the only way to get test results that the officer does not give to you is through the discovery process.

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Q: State of GA has GA CODE 40-2-136 warning and I cannot be issued a temp of license plate how do I resolve this issue?

I did not have any vehicle's registered to me at the time of the conviction.

Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 15, 2019

Generally this code section involves a number of charges for DUI resulting in a suspension of your license plates. Without knowing more about your previous charges it would be difficult to answer. The bottom line however is that you may be able to get a probationary driving license and then get a... Read more »

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Q: I got pulled over and arrested for speeding and possesion of less than an ounce of marijuana. Will I lose my CDL?
Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 15, 2019

What speed were you traveling and what was the speed limit? Those have a lot to do with the answer to your question in relationship to points that you can get awarded which would affect your CDL. Technically the Marijana shouldn't affect your CDL but you will still want to try and keep it off... Read more »

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Q: How would I go about getting someone out of jail on a probationary hold
Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Jun 15, 2019

If someone is in jail on a probationary hold you will have to find out what the hold is for AND then take care of that matter.

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Q: I got a DUI in 2013, even with no alcohol or drugs found in their drug test. Is there a way to have this expunged?

The court said it was my daily medicine that did it. I told the officer I have epilepsy.

Samantha Embry
Samantha Embry answered on Jun 3, 2019

If you plead guilty, this offense cannot be expunged.

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Q: Can a DUI- Drugs license suspension be served on top of an Administrative License Suspension for refusal to test?

My boyfriend got a DUI-Drugs in November of 2017. He had his hearing and sentencing in April, 2018. He also refused to do a blood test, which is a hard 12-month license suspension. He served this and got his license back January, 2019 no problem. April, 2019, we got a letter in the mail from DDS... Read more »

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on May 20, 2019

A DUI suspension, first offense in 5 years, license will be suspended for 12 months. However, at the end of 120 days, the driver can apply for reinstatement if all the following conditions are met:

- Suspended for 120 days.

- Present a Certificate of Completion of a DDS approved...
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Q: under age dui (40-6-391k) in GA but from OH, Wonder if priors for OH will show up for GA. First offense in GA

Was cited for Under age dui .02 or more in GA. Priors are ovi as a juvenile and 2 ovi charges as an adult. Failed for thc and alcohol in all cases, currently on non reporting probation and sr22 license bond. Any advice is gratefully appreciated

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on May 20, 2019

A criminal proceeding involving a prosecution for a DUI, evidence of the commission of another DUI on a different occasion by the same accused shall be admissible when:

(1) The accused refused in the current case to take the state administered test and such evidence is relevant to prove...
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Q: June2015=Dui, still no court, how long is this viable? when will they throw it out?

also, 2017=dui, they are trying to try the two cases together... is this legal?

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 30, 2019

There is a two-year statute of limitations applicable to the prosecution of a defendant on charges of driving under the influence. The time begins to run on the date the offenses were committed. O.C.G.A.§ 17–3–1(d), 40–6–391(a)(1), (5).

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Q: I received a DUI-D(dui of Rx w/in 8hrs of taking prescribed meds) Can I get my license w/out taking Risk Reduction class

DUI-D was on Dec 2, 2012

never had a DUI previously

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 30, 2019

I will need more information, however, for the purposes of a plea, if you plea to a DUI you are required to take classes as a condition of your DUI probation. Now, if you want to fight the case then that requirement will not be necessary.

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Q: Can I be charged with DUI with no blood/alcohol test performed and being parked in a public parking spot.

Was not offered a breath test. Was not driving.

I was parked in a spot with vehicle not in operation.

Samantha Embry
Samantha Embry answered on Apr 28, 2019

The short answer is, yes. You can be charged with a DUI if you are in control of a vehicle at the time an officer stops you. I suggest you seek representation.

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Q: What year did Ga law change ineligibility of dui to plead first offender? I understand that current law prohibits dui co

I plead nolo to dui received in 2010 and know the judge granted me a first offender and I completed my probation. Now, it's 2019 and I'm being told ga law prohibits that possibility. Has that changed just since 2010 in Georgia

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 3, 2019

It is generally accepted under Georgia law that first offender treatment is unavailable to persons who are convicted of DUI (including those who plead nolo contendere). Sims v. State, 214 Ga. App. 443, 448 S.E.2d 77 (1994)

Moreover, Georgia law does not contain any “deferred...
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Q: What year did Ga law change ineligibility of dui to plead first offender? I understand that current law prohibits dui co

I plead nolo to dui received in 2010 and know the judge granted me a first offender and I completed my probation. Now, it's 2019 and I'm being told ga law prohibits that possibility. Has that changed just since 2010 in Georgia

Ecleynne Mercy
Ecleynne Mercy answered on Apr 3, 2019

It is generally accepted under Georgia law that first offender treatment is unavailable to persons who are convicted of DUI (including those who plead nolo contendere). Sims v. State, 214 Ga. App. 443, 448 S.E.2d 77 (1994)

Moreover, Georgia law does not contain any “deferred...
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