I was convicted of 2 DUI's in 2011 and had my license suspended consecutive years. I did get the interlock device put in prior to my court dates. Both DUI charges were reduced to negligent and reckless. Since I couldn’t drive the interlock device was removed from my vehicle by the interlock... Read more »
That sounds right, the four month requirement would apply to someone in that situation. It's too bad you got wrong information from them in 2015, but based on what you have said I would expect you to have the four month requirement. I can't say for sure without looking at your history and...Read more »
A pending DUI will show on your DOL record. Not all the info on your record is actually reported when requests are made. For example, a pending DUI hearing would not show up on an insurance abstract. Traffic infractions do not show up unless they are found committed by the court. This is...Read more »
The answer changes a lot, depending on the breath / blood level, facts of the case (passengers, crash, dangerous driving), and what jurisdiction you are in. To get an accurate answer, talk to a DUI lawyer who works in the town where you were arrested.
I read 2018 officers pocket manual and on pg 2-22 it states- "once you have made a legal stop of a vehicle for a traffic offense, you automatically have the authority to order the occupants to stay inside or to exit the vehicle"
An alcohol related non incidental and co-operative driver with no passengers first offense no priors in Washington state (.122) restrictions are no alcohol, non rx drugs or controlled substances, is thc ok? Pre trial is 8ish weeks away, only had the arraignment 2 days ago(my attorney didn't... Read more »
If you have an attorney, you really should direct your question to her or him. Different courts have different policies; generally conditions of release include no marijuana, but I would have to look at your specific court documents to be clear on that.
Yes. Some courts deny a person on either pretrial supervision or probation to abstain, even if medical. Since the law was changed to legalize marijuana that has been on the decrease. If it happens a person may need to get proof from their doctor and provide it to the court.
You can refuse to take the Preliminary Breath Test (which is done on the scene) and the BAC test back at the station. There are consequences to refusing both. If you refuse the first test, the prosecutor will try and argue the refusal was due to wanting to hide a positive alcohol reading. The...Read more »
The cost to get her out (I assume you mean out of jail) is the bail amount. Check the website of the jail she is being held in and you should find the bail as it is set. If you do not have the full amount you can post 10% if you go through a bond company. Most bond companies are very efficient...Read more »
Yes, you can but you may be punished more for it. In Washington, if you refuse your breath test the state will try and inflict harsher penalties on you than if you blew. For instance: if this is your first offense, the penalties double the jail time from at least one day to two if refuse. Also,...Read more »
Shortly after I got in a wreck and suffered a tbi and after a coma I was released from the hospital and went home to ga having no memory of the DUI went to get my motorcycle permit and was informed I cannot due to a DUI conviction in 2008 and since have had medical reasons to wait so long how do I... Read more »
Contact Washington Department of Licensing. Ask the them the reason for the hold on your license. It is likely due to a warrant being issued on the DUI case from the court in which it was filed. Your license could also be held up due to an administrative suspension that was imposed by DOL. That...Read more »
I never had to go to jail or pay a fine. I just had to get SR22 and that's it. But I qualified for an enhanced license that can take me to Canada and Mexico. Will I face any problems if I go to either of those countries?
Mexico may be satisfied with a certified copy of the CLOSED case, showing you are not out of the country while your criminal case is pending. In Canada, this is not sufficient. You must have permission to enter that country. They share the Homeland Security database, which will show the arrest....Read more »
Other countries are more forgiving. Take a certified court copy for each country, showing your case is over, and satisfactorily completed. Canada won't accept this, unless you receive permission to enter.
Your issue is far more complicated than whatever "deal" you received in Washington, as a first DUI offender. Before you cross the boarder and possibly face a federal crime, contact a well-qualified Canadian immigration specialist.
Here is a very good one that I know. Let her be...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.