No drivers license is holding me back from getting good jobs. Can I discuss a settlement with the local courthouse? I paid what I could afford and with having to settle for low paying jobs in this area, the rest is still on the books. Without the thousand for reinstatement, what I have left is... Read more »
You might try Legal Aid who might try to get some Costs executed. I do not believe the Department of Safety will help you. Whatever they say you have to do is what has to be done, right or wrong. DOS issues the TNDL. Sometimes people go to other States for DL's.
Being charged with Dui. 2nd offense. Non alcohol related. Due to medication. Do not know blood results. Arrested. Taken to,jail. Bonded out. Probation violation. Within 5 days was fighting for my life... Flesh eating bacteria. Strep and 2 others. Had,life saving surgery and facial reconstructive... Read more »
You need an attorney that is competent. Medical problems have no effect on sentencing. You probably need to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing, and if indicted, try to get a 1st Offense or try it as you have little to lose. Prescribed Medication is worse than alcohol as there is no standard on...Read more »
TWRA boarded my boat because (they said) we were shuffling around, but the citation says they could smell pot, they never told us they could smell anything. There was a one hitter with marijuana residue in it, in a ziplock bag, in a bag then in a big bag sitting in front of me so. What kind of... Read more »
It sounds like the TWRA Officer left you off easy. It would be advisable to hire a competent attorney to get the charge Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. Otherwise, whether it is a conviction or not, the background check will look like you are an addict and/or/dealer.
2nd Offense DUI is a mandatory minimum of 45 days in Jail. Going to Jail is not free, there will be a large fine, and there are numerous expenses. The fees for an attorney are usually the cheap part of this expensive crime. Hire a competent attorney to represent you, as this is not a job for a...Read more »
Defendant found by police, legally parked and unconscious. Administered naltrexone and taken to UT where he submitted to lab tests. Has been sitting in jail for months with dui in Knoxville and vop in Murfreesboro. Wishes to file habeas under TN 63-1-156. First offense.
That medical care defense to a charge might work, and is definitely something that should be used at a Preliminary Hearing. If no Hearing was held and only Bound Over, then he missed his opportunity to raise the Defense. But it can be used again after Indictment, but possibly only at Trial....Read more »
You have requested advice from the wrong venue. That is a Mississippi question although it is likely a Fourth Offense DUI would result in Tennessee. The Mississippi Prosecutor may have trouble obtaining certified copies of the three Tennessee DUI Judgment of Convictions. But it is probable that...Read more »
He was in his own home not bothering anyone. Cop showed up knocked on the door and arrested him inside his home.. The arresting officer was involved in my boyfriends child custody case last year I've been told that him being arrested in his home is illegal
Your Father being on Parole could be a huge problem. It is possible someone set him up to violate his Parole. He should immediately hire a lawyer to contest the Public Intoxication charge. Hopefully he has not already plead Guilty, as is often the case on PD. Such a conviction could be...Read more »
You need to hire a competent attorney now. Before you meet with him, write out everything (every detail exactly) that happened before, during and after the Stop. Make payments, barter, whatever it takes to get a good lawyer that will not just promise everything and then plead you guilty to your...Read more »
You are looking at a possible one year Sentence and numerous other requirements. The costs alone are large. Hire a competent attorney now to bring you to Court, set aside the Forfeiture and set it for a Preliminary Hearing. The Bondsman will also be looking for you. Get to Court as soon as...Read more »
He did have a serious concussion and head injury when the Trooper asked for a blood test in the ER. Should he expect a license suspension, or more? Am I correct that even though the hospital checked his BAC, that result can not be accessed by investigators?
Prior to the Grand Jury, the State can, and usually will, move to revoke the TNDL. The Blood Test is subject to Subpoena. You can Move to Quash, but it will probably be denied. Hire a competent attorney and get ready for the Preliminary Hearing.
Got ready for work and had a wreck. I was arrested for dui. I had a blood test that showed 400ng/ml of ambien.If i took extra i sure don't remember. Ambien causes amnesia so i sure don't know. Will i still be brought for dui. I work caring for dying patients and i love it but it can be a... Read more »
The Auto Wreck is circumstantial Evidence of DUI. You should not have took the Blood Test. There may be something a competent attorney can do at the Preliminary Hearing, or even at Circuit Court, but your facts are bad. Call some good lawyers and ask their advice, but there is an outstanding...Read more »
Hopefully you have not already had the opportunity for a Preliminary Hearing. Hire a competent attorney to represent you. It is up to the DA to move the Court to take your License. There may be problems with how it was requested or the arresting officer might not be available. If your DL is not...Read more »
This is probably more of a civil law questions and I don't know what state you applied for graduate school in but I don't see why they could not consider your entire record (education and other) in making admission decisions.
Yes a lawyer can help you even if you plan to plead guilty. However, most importantly a lawyer can advise you as to whether or not you should plead guilty or not guilty. You should contact an experienced DUI lawyer.
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