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How do I resolve bench warrant?
Last May I got pulled over for looking at my cell phone while waiting at a light. When police ran my plates they discovered my car was uninsured and therefore my registration had been revoked.(without my knowledge). My car was towed and I was given ticket. I had recently switched insurance companies and there was a mix up over timing of new policy etc.... Easy solution to fix. Recently after getting ticket I had a family emergency and moved back to CT. I was there for several months helping out and forgot about ticket. Recently found out there is warrant out for not showing up to court (I did not receive summons). I want to clear it up right away but am scared about going to jail. I'm also planning on leaving country in next few weeks on as a volunteer for an organization with my school. I need to get it cleared before leaving asci don't want any problems at airport. Can I show up at court, pay fines and get warrant resolved? Do I need to go with a lawyer??
Your best bet is to retain a criminal law attorney tomorrow. That's not a lot of time.
Can I get this DUI off of my driving record? Expunged? How can I get this driving job?
I received a DUI about 6 years ago.
Due to me being young and nervous I did the breathalyzer at the station.
This resulted in my lawyer getting me a continuance without a finding.
I did everything that I needed complete in a timely fashion, since then I have not been in trouble for anything (or before that).
Literally just this DUI.
Recently I came across a driving job that I wanted and needed.
Then the DUI popped its head up since its on my driving record.
After my probation is over, will it show on background check?
I was pulled over for marked lane violation. I volunteered for sobriety test, which I marginally failed. Then I was arrested by state police and taken to police station. There I took breathalyzer test and results were 0.13. This was my first time being charged with anything. I am debating if I should go to trial or take a plea. If as a first offender I take the plea (24D program) what impact will that have.
It depends what you mean by background check. Even if you are acquitted, the entry 'admin per se" will always appear on...
How do I get my insurance to see i was not gulity vs guilty, Change records to not show me as a felon, get my CDL back somehow?
In 2000 arrested for DUI, resulted in CWOF. Then in 2014 arrested for DUI, found not guilty but lost my CDL for 10yrs to life, insurance $$$ - chg me as if i was guilty and considered a FELON now. Lawyer said CDL loss is nothing he can change, the commonwealth considers this 2 DUI's so loss of CDL (Megan's law). But 1st was CWOF, 2nd not guilty?? Been to a couple attorneys and they say they cant do anything??? But then I have heard from others that someone who had 3 DUI's still had their CDL. How is this?? Also need to get my records to not show me as a felon? Spent alot of $$$ with alot of promises to get this taken care of but it remains the same. My CDL was my livelihood and now havent worked in years.
From your information, you are definitely NOT a "felon", unless there are other guilty findings on your record in Mass....
I have been devastated by Melanie's Law. Is there anything I can do to get help with my OUI charges?
I am a mailman, who needs my license to perform my job duties. I was arrested on 8/17/15 for OUI, and went to trial on 11/17/15 and was found guilty of a 2nd, first offense OUI. My actual first offense was 15 (Sep. 2000) years earlier but, thanks to Melanie's Law, my family and I are severely punished. I haven't been able to receive unemployment since I was on leave from the post office so that I wouldn't lose seniority in case my OUI was thrown out or I was able to get a hardship. That's 3 and a half months without driving, without employment. My livelihood is at stake. I've a wife, 7 year-old boy and 16 month old girl. I've taken my driver retraining, signed up for my DD classes. Now, I'm told, due to a clerical error, stating 9024Di instead of 9024D, I cannot get aa hardship license for at least one year. Even if the hearing officer called and asked the error to be changed, I'd still be denied a hardship because they can't place an interlock device on my work vehicle. Which means, I can't go back to work. My family and I are really suffering with this. I need help. I cannot go without a license. I need my job to pay the fees and fines and livelihood. Is there anything I can do?
The 24DI vs 24D issue can be resolved---that amounts to a clerical error in the Clerk's Office at the court. It...