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Advise: DWI/DUI is 2 different states?
My brother has two DWI's in Texas that happened within the past 10 years, and has now received a DUI in Georgia. What is the worst we can expect?
I hate it when people ask what is the "worst" that can happen, yada, yada . But here goes: 12 months in jail, $1,000....
What can I expect after getting a DUI in Georgia?
I recently got a DUI in Georgia. I have no criminal record other than another DUI 35 years ago when I was 19.Do I need an attorney or should I simply plead guilty at the arraignment?
You should absolutely retain an experienced DUI lawyer to assist you. There may be defenses, justifications, or a path...
Can a DUI mess with a temporary custody agreement?
I have a temporary custody agreement with my mother over my daughter and I am in the process of getting her back into my full custody. I got a DUI about 2 months ago and I want to make sure that this will not effect me getting my child back.
Yes, your DUI can "mess" you getting custody. Is drinking a problem? Is substance abuse what led to your mother...
Should I go to jury trial and fight 2 counts of DUI or just plead guilty and take what's given?
about a year ago my jeep got wreaked. I was taken to the hospital immediately not remembering anything until next morning. I had been put on morphine and was also slightly intoxicated and still had Ativan in my system from a day ago hospital visit. 2.5 months later the officer who did the accident report calls and tell me I need to turn myself in for dui. he told me that I had 24 hours to turn myself in. I didn't at first. A mo later I finally did using bail bond spent 4 hrs there and got out. Then I got a public defender. Took months before they had the discovery:2 counts dui and improper lane chang. public defender says I should plead guilty and Id get 12-24 mo probation for both counts, 40hrs community service and have to pay $500 for a dui class and $$ to get my license reinstated. Plus 2-$500 fines Or I could go to jury trial, say a gfriend drove (another friends suggestion), they left the scene. when emergency personnel arrived I was actually found in the passenger seat cause the vehicle landed on that side after flipping.a car had ran my vehicle off the road, didnt stop &I ended up in a ditch.So jury trial or plead guilty? Could losing jury trial put me in jail?
Listen to your attorney. Providing false testimony under oath is perjury.
Could I sue a county for not drug testing me when I was charged with a DUI? Would this be cause for the charges to be dropped?
I believe I was drugged at a bar last October. I was found by the officer parked behind an old building in my totaled rental, driver's door wide open, hanging out of the car, and I had thrown up everywhere. I don't remember anything. The arresting officer didn't drug test me. He told me to blow into the breathalyzer, the first time I didn't blow hard enough and he told me he needed me to blow again. I blew .13 and he took me straight to a cell. Said arresting officer claims he called EMS to the scene, by that I refused treatment. He also says I was so far gone I couldn't tell him my name or even walk. Again, I have no recollection of this. They charged me with a DUI because my keys were in the ignition. I now have two witnesses that said I gave my keys to a bartender and told them not to let me drive and another that says I was literally passed out at one of the tables. There was only a $30 charge on my card from the bar. It's been a long painful process. I have no idea what happened to me from the time my vehicle left the bar, to the time the officer found me. I'm friends with the manager of the only other bar in town and she says she's heard of people being drugged there.
Well, this is a criminal defense forum. But, in my opinion, If you sued the county for that reason, be ready to...
Very complicated Divorce, Child Support and Alimony Arrears, DUI, Suspended license, Probation Violation question. Thank you!
Hi, I have been married 5 years w/ a 2 yr old daughter. Filed for divorce a year ago and it is dragging. Soon to be ex has a very serious drug and alcohol problem w/ 3 dui’s. Most recent dui was 6 months ago- which he lost his DL and is now currently on probation for. To sum our current situation up, he hasn't complied w/ anything in the judges temporary order regarding our divorce. He is currently behind 9 months in CS and alimony, but I haven’t had money to file a contempt and since his DL is suspended due to his dui, DCSS can’t do much. He has moved out of state and is working under the table so again DCSS cannot garnish his wages, he obtained a DL in this state while his is still suspended in GA for his current dui. I gave DCSS this info, but nothing has been done. My question is, can I contact his PO here and advise them of his out of state DL that he has obtained, as I know his DL# and address or will his PO notify him that it was me who contacted them? Also, is it considered a “violation” of his probation to not pay court ordered child support and alimony, as it technically is a “court order” even though it isn’t his “court orders” for his dui? And can he be violated for it?
You should be reviewing all this with your present attoney if you have one. If you don't, contact the local Georgia...
DUI charge for prescription medication?
I was charged with a DUI for medication I was on when I was in a minor accident. I hit a side view mirror of another car. The police officer asked me if I was under the influence of anything and I told him that I am on prescription medication. He then asked me what day of the week it was and I answered the wrong day and he said because of that he charged me with a DUI. What am I looking at if found guilty of these charges? Is there a defense for this?
You can certainly be charged with driving under the influence of drugs.Whether or not the drug in question could...