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When should u plea not guilty when driving under suspension?
I was informed by the judge in my araingment hearing that since I took care of my ticket and reinstatement fee before my court date I should plea not guilty. Now I have a bench trial and have no idea what to do? Should I get an attorney?
It sounds like the Judge believes the prosecutor may either dismiss the matter or reduce it. Prosecutors rather work...
Ohio DUI charge on 1 drink with Urine Test with extenuating circumstances?
Drank approx 8 oz of 8% alcohol from a 16 oz can while at friends. Decided to leave, put remaining unfinished alcohol in back seat. Driving home, car began to follow closer and closer.. I sped up a bit for more space and they closed again. This happened multiple times and thought I was be followed/chased. Got nervous and went fast to get away, crossing lines couple of times due to increased speed and turns. Turns out I was being followed.. by police. Performed FST. Did well on One Leg Stance and Walk turn. Officer said I failed HGN and I was impaired. I requested breathlyzer and was denied. Officer implied/stated he thought other drugs were at play and took me to station for Urine test. (Had 2 DUI's 7 yrs ago in rapid succession after bad divorce). No drugs in my system. Urine test results pending. What are odds of having this thrown out once urine comes back well below limit. (I am 177 lbs, 5'10" male). Also, of interest I have about an hour video of myself rock climbing (showing I'm not impaired IMO) for the hour before getting pulled over. (probably 15 min lapse from when I stopped filming, had 1/2 the drink and packed up to go home). Can this get dismissed?
The chances of the prosecutor dismissing the case are slim. You will need an attorney to help you in your case. It...
Can I get a scram bracelet off early due to work uniform
2 dui''s within 6 months
A Judge may be willing to remove the SCRAM bracelet if you can prove that a work uniform interferes with it. You need...
How do I get a scram monitor removed?
I've been charged with a ovi and not found guilty of any charges. Yet I was ordered to wear a scram monitor? They basically have already deamed me guilty and put me on probation, how is this legal? What can I do to get it removed asap?
The judge has discretion in creating bond requirements including utilizing a SCRAM bracelet. If you have had the...
I was picked up in Ohio for an Ovi, I refused the field sobriety test giving personal reasons.
I was taken to the police station, told the officer I did not want the breathalyzer, twice. However after 20 mins he gave it to me anyways and I accepted. I was never given my Miranda rights nor and I told the officer I don't understand the rights I was being told. When I asked to repeat the information he said no I already did them once. The only reason I complied with the officer was from the threats of the officer of going to jail, 1 year license suspension and so on. Also I had no intention on driving just locking my vehicle when some man got in and asked for a ride home. I told him no, but he never got out. I ended up driving him. The man kept trying to distract me and make left turns then saying not here. Once the cop came to the window the man said " can I bail now" the cop said yes
You should hire a DUI defense attorney to evaluate your case. You may have some defense. Miranda is not a defense to...
What are my options career wise if I have a theft conviction from June 2009 and a DUI conviction from May 2009?
I was arrested October 2008 for petty theft. I was 19 and stealing alcohol in Ohio. I had a serious drug and alcohol problem. I received intervention in lieu of conviction on March 4, 2009 but got a DUI on March 9, 2009 in another county in Ohio. I plead guilty to stay out of jail from the advice of my public defender. This opened my other case when I told my PO and was convicted of theft in June 2009. My PO told me I would be able to get an expungement for the theft charge, but I can't. The DUI counts as a subsequent offense, something I was NEVER told. I am a senior at a University majoring in accounting and am afraid that all my hard work and money will be useless. I am clean and sober now, in church, in school, married, and have turned my life around completely. What can I do?
First and foremost do not despair! In the short term it will be a problem however for most entry level positions the...
Can I become a paralegal with a theft conviction and a DUI conviction?
First, can I become a paralegal with a petty theft (misdemeanor 1) and DUI conviction? Secondly, assuming I can, could I eventually continue my education to become a practicing attorney?
First, yes you can be hired as a paralegal as this is not (yet) a licensed industry. Although there have been...