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Can I get this Dui dismissed?
On a Friday night I allowed a friend to drive me home who told me he had a valid driver license. I had been drinking and turned over my keys to him. Well he went got my car and picked me up and on the way home a state trooper pulled us over. Next thing I know they asked me to step out of my car, put me in hand cuffs and said I was being arrested for consenting to allow a person to drive my car who has suspended license and they gave him a 2nd offense dui. I didn't know his license was suspended and I thought that I was doing the right thing by not driving with drinking. The police officers charged me with DUI no BREATHLYZER nor Blood test was given to me. No test was given to me. I wanted to know if I can get this dismissed considering I thought I was doing the right thing and not drinking and driving. He lied to me saying he had license and sober.... Can I get this DUI dismissed?
You are unlikely to get it dismissed if you represent yourself. Also, if you are your own lawyer the things you say to...
Can I somehow be able to use pretrial diversion since DUI and DWI are mostly interchangeable words?
I was recently arrested for DUI in Tennessee, and I am 18. This is my first offense, and was going to use Pretrial Diversion since this is my first offense ever, but TN law states pretrial diversion can not be offered for DUIs, but can for DWIs. I did let them take my blood, but was never breathalyzed, so I don't know what my BAC was at the time. My arraignment is tomorrow.
No - they are not interchangeable. In Tennessee, there is no DWI for adults. DWI applies to minors only.
What if I'm 6 months behind on court fees and I haven't been able to complete my community service in time?
I plead guilty to a dui case back on December, and they gave me three days of community service, dui school, and monthly payments. Shortly after I lost my job, my house due to no income, and my phone, providing no contact, and I haven't been able to make any kinds of payments, norBcontact anyone. I have a clean record other than this. I just recently got a job, under stuff circumstances it's too late for my deadline. I can not afford to go back to jail. Do you think the judge would be reasonable and give me a few more months? I've been working for three weeks and have enough to pay forward and catch up a couple months. I just can not afford to be without income again, which is what jail would do. Help!!!!
First, file a motion to waive court costs based upon indigence (the clerk's office should have a form). Second, get...
Where can I locate a Davidson County TN court appointed Community Service Document?
Daughter age 20 sited for underage drinking this month. Will be 21 June 15. Working in Kodiak Alaska and cant make June 6th court date without having to fly home. She is scheduled to do 8 hours of Community Service with the Kodiak Food Bank and Salvation Army. Each service provider is asking for documents to complete for confirmation of service.
Tell each community service to write a short letter explaining the number of hours she performed and make sure a...
Do I have a chance of getting the charge reduced. If not, can I serve the 45 days on weekends or some other way for work/college
Hi. I just received my 2nd dui charge in Tennessee. My last one was 8 years ago. It's a physical control issue. An officer did a wellness check while i was sleeping it off in my truck and had my keys on me. My BAC was .14.
It is certainly possible to get the charge reduced. Although, recent case law has gotten much more favorable toward...
I was fired from my job, because they said I was intoxicated on pills, but they didn't give me a drug test.
I went to work, and started working, and went to the restroom, and when I came out I was being accused of being drunk, and high on pain medication, but they didn't give me a drug test or anything at all, and I told them I would take it.
So did you have a legal question?
As a practical matter absent union protections, a written employment contract, or...