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.
I've noticed going through logic as a former Correctional Officer at a State Prison that there is a simmular need to cover your tracks in the Arresting officers' report, but it has shown unreasonable to me that this arresting officer actually typed in the police report that I crossed the fog line,... Read more »
Certainly. But it might help to prepare for a Preliminary Hearing at Sessions if that is where you are at. Your lawyer cross examines the officer that made the stop, and you possibly put in pictures at that road area showing no fog line exists in your lane of travel. If that was the alleged...Read more »
The District Attorney can quickly move to have your driving privileges in Tennessee revoked. Otherwise at Trial, the Judge alone decides whether a violation of Implied Consent occurred or not. With earlier revocations, the revocation period can be longer than one year. It is possible to be...Read more »
More than likely your previous paperwork from the DUI was never sent to the Department of Safety. I am talking about payment of costs/fines, DUI School, etc. Hire a competent attorney and do not ever blow off any Citations, etc. You will need a complete dossier of Paid In Full Receipts.
You are better off first complying with all Court Sentencing requirements, then contacting the Department of Safety and complying with their requirements to obtain a Tennessee Driver's License. Putting the alcohol device on the car is expensive and you need to get your money's worth prior to...Read more »
Ok so I have a messed up background I also in suing PCC for probation or I guess I fall into the lawsuit. But this begins with me having a car accident ( road rage) I slammed on my breaks this impala was like ridding my tale pulled in ground and slammed on breaks so did I all sudden (which my car... Read more »
If convicted of DUI in TN, jail time is mandatory by law. Jail time minimums change with level of intoxication for a first offense and the number of prior DUI convictions. It is important to consult as experienced DUI attorney if charged with a DUI in TN.
If charged by the state the severity of the charge is based on the original felony (what the person was originally convicted of to become a felon). Secondly we need to know if "the feds" are picking up the case and the amount of coke and weed. There is a federal enhancement called the "trigger...Read more »
I pled to 2 DUIs within a month of each other with sentences to be served consecutive. Upon completion of the first, there was no hold for the second in a different county. It has now been 2.5 years and there is no warrant.
No Statute of Limitations apply here. But you are probably on some type of Probation which has not been completed, nor Costs paid yet. The Case is not outstanding and is considered disposed of, but some Probation Officer or Court Clerk might check into it and get a Capias issued for your arrest.
Tennessee laws require the installation of ignition interlock devices for all DUI offenders. If you have an emergency and have to get behind the wheel of a car and that car does not have the required device, you may be subject to additional penalties.
Dui's were 10-11 years old wheb i had device 3 years ago. I waited around 8 years to get it back period. Courts have nothing on this anymore. Served time for FTA. why would i even dream of having to go through this again? Homeland security said i 'slipped through the cracks' so im assuming thats... Read more »
Before you send off any more money to the state, think about talking to an attorney - they will be able to advise you on state laws and regulations, and assist in any paperwork you need to complete to get your life in order; they can also ensure that your rights aren't being violated
You have been charged and will need to show up in court. Your best bet is to show up with a lawyer. If you can't afford one, then you should ask for one to be appointed. Do not attempt to handle this without one.
I do not have enough information to answer your question. However, I can tell you that you need to discuss your case with an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possibly. Once you meet with a lawyer, that lawyer can answer your questions and help you decide how to handle your case.
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