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Can the "Ambien defense" help me fight both DUI and reckless driving charges?
Last fall, I had the pleasure of becoming one of the infamous Ambien "sleep-drivers". I took an Ambien CR one night, went to bed, and the next thing I remember is speaking with someone on the sidewalk explaining to me that I had just sideswiped a parked vehicle with my truck. The police were called, I failed the sobriety tests, and I was charged with a DUI and negligent driving. Since the Ambien was the only drug detected in my UA, my attorney says there is a decent chance he can negotiate with the prosecutors to reduce my charges to reckless driving. However, because I'm a mail carrier, that would still be disastrous for me because it would cost me my job. Would I stand a chance of beating that reduced charge as well? Is there anything else I can do?
Make sure your attorney knows the reckless charge is not an acceptable plea. If he or she can document the sleep...
Is it possible for me to get a verbal warning from my probation officer for a 1st time violation?
I got a DUI and now have 6 months probation. my probation officer is nice and I think fair. She waited a week before calling me to have me make an appt with her at her office
It is very possible that they will give you one change. Can't tell from your question if you were on probation and you...
I was charged with d.u.i. , m.i.p, violation of registration, and driving without headlights, what will my charge likely be?
I am 15 years old and was charged with all of the above and had a street release that night, what will my charge likely be and will i be able to get my license when i turn 16 and if not how long until I can?
First off, I am sorry this happened. We can all make mistakes. But now you will face the music and need to be...
I had a question about interlock in my car
I was just wondering what will happen in the state of Nebraska if you fail twice but passed the third time before you start your car even. This incident only happened once since I had the device put in my car. I went out into my car and turned on my device and blew into it like your suppose to. The first time I blew a 0.033 and the second time I blew the same thing which was a 0.033. Then it went into the temporary lock mode. I waited a good 30 to 45 minutes before I blew into it again the third time and passed it the third time with a 0.019. I already went to court and on house arrest now. I have to get my device recalibrated tomorrow. What should I expect if this only happened once since I have had it in my car. I have been doing everything I am suppose to do.
the recalibration will likely fix the problem and you shouldn't be in any trouble.
Can the police get in trouble for telling my school I got a DUI?
Long story short, I got a DUI and I'm under aged. The cop told me they usually let the school know every time someone gets in trouble, in this case, I got a DUI. isn't this confidential information?
The fact that your underage may be thereason. Never trust cop's.
I have been on probation for a DUI going on 3/5 years in Lincoln Ne. I recently had a failed UA and caught with a whizzinator
Probation had me go back to a treatment facility for the failed UA and have sent that I falsified my UA to the county attorney. I haven't heard anything thus far and have had a UA and breathalyzers since and have passed. I was wondering what the chances are for the County Attorney to pick up the case and if so, what I would be looking at. I have everything for my probation paid up and all things met but meetings.
Please note that I do not practice in your jurisdiction. However, you could have a probation violation coming. It...
Can I get charged in court with a 2nd offense DUI, when my ticket says 1st offense DUI if I have a DUI in another state?
I received a DUI and the officer asked if I had ever gotten one before. I told him yes in California 9 years ago. In California, a DUI stays on your record for 10 years. However, my ticket says I am charged with a DUI with no prior convictions. Is there a chance that I'll get charged in court with a 2nd instead of a 1st DUI?
I am not licensed to practice law in Nebraska, but either way of charging you is possible. The prosecutor is never...