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Im being charged with owi 3rd but I feel I have a very good case against it. Would very much appreciate legal advice.
I live & was charged with owi 3rd in Iowa. There is NO evidence against me except the cops testimony at trial. My current lawyer got a motion to suppress the video at the police station & there was no video unit installed on the cop car. I contested my license revocation via a phone trial with the DOT & the judge ruled in my favor stating that I did request a lawyer & the cop didnt give me one as he was sposed to per 804.20. On the video I am recorded telling him verbally several times that I WOULD take the data master test but he wanted me to sign a paper that I didnt understand which is why I asked for a lawyer. He got mad & took the paper back from me & I never did the data master as a result. Theres more important aspects to the case but space is very limited here.
The test refusal is suppressed. That doesn't mean there is no evidence. People are convicted for owi based on testimony...
I have an IA licence...DUI in IL. I got court supervision. How long is the summery suspension? SR22? other requirements in IA?
This is my first DUI and I failed the breath test.
More detail needed
When am I eligible for a license (if ever)?
I have two DUI convictions in Iowa and two DUI convictions in Illinois. The last time I had a driver's license it was issued by Iowa. Am I eligible for an Iowa driver's license after the 6 year revocation period (2 years temporary license permitted) or am I banned for life since my last DUI (number four) was an Illinois conviction and Illinois statutes state I am banned for life? I'm not sure how this works since I live on the Iowa/Illinois border and have been convicted in both states.
You should start by contacting the licensing agency in the state in which you want a driver license and see what you...
I got a dui last night! The officer charged me with DUI second! I have other DUI's in South Dakota that we're from 2012!
Will my charge be changed when I go to my initial appearance or will they not find those!
You have to assume they will at some point but its best to get in touch with an attorney now and go over your options....
Can my employer inform me that I failed a drug screen over my answering machine at home???
I was suspended from work today due to failing a drug screen. This morning my supervisor told me I was suspended for an undisclosed reason. HR phone later leaving a message on our home phone saying I failed a drug screen and I was suspended until receiving a letter explaining my rights to a half specimen retest which if comes back positive will result in termination. This message was unfortunately heard by my wife. Do I have any recourse due to invasion of privacy???
Since you did fail the blood test you probably have no recourse as this is not defamatory because it is true. Confirm...
How long does the officer have to get the paper work to the DOT?
I was arrested on October 8th for a OWI I refused to take the breathalyzer test at the station. The officer took my license he gave me the temporary licence paper work. I called the DOT today January 17 and they still have no record of me getting an OWI.
Unfortunately there is no statute of limitations for law enforcement to file the license disqualification paperwork...
Got owi in beginning of 2012. Can my case be dismissed?
Got owi in beginning of 2012. I left state after my wife passed away. Wasn't able to get to hearing and bench warrant was put out on me. That was in 2013 which caused my license to be suspended. I had warrant lifted in the beginning of 2015 and was able to get my license back only after going to DUI class and getting an evaluation for alcohol from clinic. Now it is 2017 and court wants to proceed with case. Can it be dismissed because of length of time it has been since I was first charged. I was not drinking before or at time of arrest. Breath test proved that. The reason why I was charged with owi is I was honest and told officer after being ask that I had taken my prescribed medicine shortly before I had gotten behind the wheel.
Is your original case still pending, or were you convicted at some point? Without seeing more specific information on...