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If u run from a felony dwi how long do u have to stay away in the state of new york
3rd dwi in ten years thinking about leaving the state
A warrant issued never goes away, even if you run. Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq. President, Criminal Courts Bar...
How likely is it that I can get a 2nd DWI charge reduced to a DWAI?
I was charged with DWI 7 years ago which was subsequently reduced to a DWAI. Do D.A.'s in NYS ever reduce a 2nd charge? My BAC was .15 and it was a one car accident with no injuries. Judging by these facts, I'm presuming that a reduction is unlikely at this point. Any help or experience in he matter would be greatly appreciated.
DA's can reduce but are not obliged to reduce. Best advice is hire the best attorney you can afford.
2nd DWI
My father has just been pulled for a DWI in Oneida county, NY. He had a dwi reduced last year to reckless driving. This current dai was a BAC of 1.1. What can we expect to happen. He has a lawyer, which is telling him he can get it to where he doesn't need vehicle lock but not much else can be done. Is this accurate?
If I understand it right, he blew a .11 and the offer is to an impaired (DWAI). He can either take that offer or go to...
Can a person who is currently on TASC after a DWI go away on a week vacation?
Last year, my boyfriend was pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol. The court referred him to TASC, but he was unable to attend the interview due to his newly obtained job. After months of back and forth to court, the notion of probation was introduced. The judge was nice to re-offer TASC as an alternative to probation if the program allowed him to be reinstated. The interview with TASC has now been set up for this upcoming week. Now, over the last couple of months, we planned week trip to the Caribbean. I would like to know if going on vacation is acceptable since it was booked and planned before we knew anything was going to happen. Does anyone have any suggestions on what steps should be taken and whether TASC allows circumstances of this sort. Thank you in advance.
If the vacation will interfere with doing TASC I suggest you reschedule the vacation. Don't forget that TASC is an...
Can you get a DUI almost 4 months after an accident?
My brother was in a very bad car accident. He was in ICU for a month and then he was in TBI therapy for a month, he has been home for about 1.5 months since the accident in September. On Christmas Eve the officer called and said he would be getting charged with a DUI because he had THC present in his system. He has told us he did not smoke that morning before the accident but did within the last couple of days. I have read that if it appears in his system even if he was not impaired he could still be charged. (which is the case but we can not wrap our head around the fact that this is almost 4 months later) How can they go from telling my mom over and over that there was nothing in his system to now this?
Your brother should speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP for possible representation if in fact he...
How many times can the DAs office postpone motions hearings before a DWI case is tossed out
I was charged with DWI March 17, 2016. I was offered and accepted to have blood work test done but due to some circumstances that was never completed so there is no evidence of my blood alcohol content. My lawyer has filed motions to suppress some Evidence and the DAs office has been postponing it since August 2016 six times now. The last time we were at court the judge told the DA to schedule this and the next time it's postponed he's tossing it out for lack of due process. My question is should it not be tossed out by now?
There is case law that says the failure by the DA to timely comply with a motion schedule is chargable for speedy trial...
How can NY DMV keep my one and only DWI conviction on my drivers abstract after 10 years when that was the limit when I got it
DMV says the rules have changed but wont give me a specific answer. Now I fought and got my license back even fought to get a taxi license and now I cant work cause no one will hire me due to the fact after 10 years and 9 months they wont take it off. MY family is suffering
because DMV is seperate from the court... that's why.