How is it legal to hold me accountable to a private company in order to regain my driving privileges? I quit drinking 3 years ago, waited 4 years to complete probation, and I'm STILL forced to complete a interlock program that costs thousands of dollars before I can get my license back?! How... Read more »
The license revocation process is entirely separate from the criminal case. So for starters, nothing you would've done in the criminal case would have affected your license revocation. That is requires filing paperwork in a civil matter called Implied Consent. You do not have a...Read more »
He was pulled over for speeding. He was found to have a case of beer on the front seat and a BAC of .16. Is a lawyer even worth the time and expense on this. We want to get him help but not punished without a purposeful meaning.
Currently it is a 3rd degree offense, 1st time caught.
Absolutely he needs an attorney. His rights should be protected and the prosecutor isn’t going to do that for him. Your son is potentially going to deal with long term consequences. Better to have an attorney to help minimize those consequences.
I am wondering about how courts are dealing with this COVID mess and the required hours for community service. Instead of doing Sentence-to-serve, I have been approved to do community service but have been having a difficult time fulfilling my hours. My deadline has already been pushed back twice... Read more »
I would expect that a probation and a judge would give extensions for this reason, but in the end would require the time to be served in jail. After all, community service is considered a jail substitute by the courts. Therefore, if it were me, I'd simply find a way to get the hours done....Read more »
First offense. First ticket ever, actually. I am not sure if I need to bring my court paperwork and paperwork from the program, both inpatient and outpatient I went to. It is impossible to find out what I need to do. I found one site that says completed court requirements, but I am on self... Read more »
Yes, you should be able to turn yourself in earlier. The turn date is usually a deadline as opposed to a date certain. I would contact the appropriate jail and let jail staff know that you would like to turn yourself in early. That should not be a problem for you.
The cop wants to impound my friends vehicle which I was driving when I got stopped but they told my friend where it was and she just went and picked it up and went home on the day this happened. He also says he forgot to give me the summons or ticket. All I got when I left was the notice and order... Read more »
You should hire an attorney to assist you. They will be able to contact law enforcement and the court on your behalf to determine what exactly is going on and provide you with advice on how to best handle the situation. Many of us offer free consultations.
They had forgotten to give me papers for "temporary use of a vehicle" along with my arresting copies of the breathalyzer and info packet on dui/dwi, & how to get a special license. It's been almost a month, can I get my friends car out of it? As I took her car and not mine? They... Read more »
What will happen when you missed your sentencing court date and have failure to appear warrants but you where originally ror with conditions of release being 2 years probation. What will happen when you turn yourself in on the warrants and to what your conditions of release change for having the... Read more »
You don't provide nearly enough information to intelligently answer what you might be facing when you are sentenced. There is no information here about what the charge was or what your criminal history is relative to your potential sentence. Courts have certainly been processing in custody...Read more »
They are for a DUI and a domestic and for violating a danco. He had missed his sentencing court date on 1/29/20 and the domestic and the violation would have been dropped that day as I had to talk to people because the judge was the one who was pressing the charges for the domestic as I did not... Read more »
It's been six months since he missed court. The likelihood that the warrants would be dismissed under the circumstances without him at least having to turn himself in is non-existent. He would need to be held for an appearance before a judge so that conditions of release could be set. He...Read more »
That is between you and the interlock company. The costs of the interlock service is not something that the government has any control over. Your best bet would be to contact the interlock company and attempt to negotiate with them. Good luck!
If the breath test report does not include the test subjects name or any of the identification information the report request to be completed by the officer filling in the data fields for the breath test operation and report... is it admissible in court? Report had no mention of who the test... Read more »
There should be other identifying information on the report such as the date and time the test was taken, where the test was taken, if not the name of the subject - then the DL # for the subject who provided the test. Additionally, many would have video surveillance of the area where the test was...Read more »
The test at the station controls charging for the most part. You may ultimately not be charged with a DWI if you were below the legal limit on the Datamaster test. But there could be other offenses that might be applicable under the circumstances depending on the reasons that you were pulled over.
I had a public defender, he got upset about going to trial, he started to tell me things about my case he said he knew as evidence, I believe he made up to scare me into taking the plea. So I did take the plea, but now regret it
Public defenders don't "make things up" to get people to take plea deals. They give honest advice on what they believe you should do in terms of taking an agreement or going to trial. It is then up to you decide how you want to move forward. You could certainly seek to withdraw...Read more »
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