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  • Ex-Prosecutor: Letters, Not Audio, Prove Robert Durs...

    Monday Mar 16 | via News Max 

    A new murder charge filed on Monday against Robert Durst, the eccentric millionaire and admitted killer featured in an HBO true-crime miniseries, looks solid - but not because a filmmaker's microphone picked up Durst possibly confessing in the show's finale, says a New York criminal defense lawyer. "The prosecutors are in very good shape," Dan Hochheiser, a former prosecutor himself, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV Monday.

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Is it possible to get a reduction from DWI charged to DWAI with a reading of BAC .16% in nassau county?
Also Charged violation in changing lanes without signal and violation on failing to stay in a single line
No. Having handled countless DWI cases in Nassau County I can tell you that they will never offer an impaired off of a ....
Drove into ditch, open container, dwai drugs
Charged with: DWAI drugs, leaving the scene of accident, open container, consumption of alcohol in motor vehicle, failure to stay in lane, and refusal to take breath test. I did take the breath test about 3 hours later when offered a 2nd time at the station and came to 0.0%. Given physical tests, which claimed I was under the influence of opiates. I am 18 years old and this is my first run-in like this...What is my likely outcome?
There are too many variables to answer this question here. You have to play this out.
I was arrested for a dwi and at arraignment the judge didnt suspend my license due to not having the original paperwork.
My court day was adjourned until august 20. Its my 1st time being involved in anything with the law. I do plan on hiring a dwi attorney. Does this work in my favor?
Don't read anything into the Judge's decision other than what you have reported. He didn't have the paperwork and...
Complicated question on serious injury auto accident. Liability is being disputed. Other driver was convicted of misc DWI.
Witnesses are giving wildly conflicting stories. Other party (defendant) w/$100k hired shadow lawyer. My lawyer thinks if we drop punitive damages, shadow will have to switch to pushing her ins to settle the $100, so we don't go for excess verdict against her. Then we can move onto my SUM for more. My lawyer says settlement for 100k will include claim for SUM not to pursue her. No fault 50k is spent, & injuries more than 100k. She had low ins, but a successful business & may have money. Any thoughts at all? I don't want to leap on what's suggested, without seeing if there are other approached possible. Please answer hypothetically if you prefer, since there's no way for you to have all the info. Thanks so much for any thoughts.
Your case is fact intensive and nuanced. Any advice you get on a forum like Avvo is cursory and speculative. Sit down...
If I file a 440 motion to appeal plea of dwai, breathalyzer in car, does it do back to DWI charge?
I feel I was misrepresented by my lawyer, and forced to plea.. The original charge was DWI, cell phone, and speeding. The plea agreement is DWAI, interlock breathalyzer installation for 6 mos, the Impact classes, and lose license for an additional 3 mos.. I wasn't on my phone, have proof of that, I wasn't speeding, and I literally had 1 drink. The breathalyzer at field sobriety had no batteries in it, I was arrested anyway.. I worked from 2pm-12:30 am, and got arrested at 1:38am.. There are a lot of inconsistencies throughout arrest mostly based on probable cause.. I feel like my hired lawyer was capricious, and unprepared at all times, and I was improperly represented.. I have not been sentenced yet 2 years later, and I feel I have been "painted in a corner"...
If you file and win a 440 motion the case goes back to where it was before you took the plea. The DWI would be re-instated.
What does the exp. date next to my dwi charge mean, on my NC driving report? And how do I know what level I am?
i was charged with 2 dwi's (3 weeks apart of each other)(BAC .19 and BAC .17) in 2007 in NC. I had spent a mandatory 72 hours in jail. I failed to appear for both court dates and now live in another state.
You should promptly contact a North Carolina DUI Attorney and pose this question to that attorney. Use the Avvo find a...
Medical toxicologist to rebut forensic toxicologist testimony.
My cousin is in a trial where blood alcohol content is being argued. Da only has a breath test 2 hours after accident. No blood test. Witnesses at the scene saw NO signs of alcohol/intoxication. What is the difference between a forensic toxicologist and a medical toxicologist. Why would the DA be doing this?
Usually a forensic toxicologist is used