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Can medications that interact with alcohol be a defense in a DUI?
I got a DUI a few weeks ago. I have not been to the initial hearing yet (it's next week). The night I was stopped by police, I had only had two drinks over two hours, but long story short, I asked to be given a breathalyzer to prove I hadn't drank much. I ended up blowing a .14. I later found out one of the medications I had been taking to lower the tolerance to my prescription stimulants, also lowers tolerance to alcohol and slows the metabolism of alcohol in the body. I was not aware of this side effect, although it makes perfect sense now how my blood alcohol level could be so high after drinking so little. Can I use this as a defense in court? Or will they most likely say I should have known the risks of mixing alcohol with this medication? Please help.
This is a question that needs much more detail and knowledge of specific defenses allowed under your state law. The...
Should i tell my lawyer i will fail drug test for court tomorrow
I was charged with a dui and felony for posession of narcotics. Bench trial was not scheduled for another month but my attorney just called me saying they are offering a misdameanor but have to be in court in morning. i will fail drug test. should i tell him? can he reschedule it?
You should definitely tell your attorney!! We hate to be the last ones to know everything. Your attorney may be able...
Will not having a driver license due to a recent DUI effect my chances of getting joint custody?
I recently recieved a DUI and had a child shortly after. I am now fighting with the mother of my child to see our daughter. I want to go file for joint custody but am afraid that not having a drivers license will effect my chances. I have a girlfriend that takes me to and from work and to and from picking up my daughter when I can see here.
Can it have an impact? Absolutely. "Joint" 50/50 custody isn't all that common unless parents agree to it....
How long is an officer allowed to send in a failed chemical rest for dui in kansas? I was arrested March 22, 2017.
Officer did not submit chemical test failure to the dmv until a month later after it happened.
While K.S.A. 8-1002(e) states that a copy of the DC-27 Certfication form shall be forwarded to the Kansas Department of...
What about being in the presence of underage drinking, to be a designated driver?
I asked this question the other day: "If I attend a party where underage drinking is taking place, and I am over 21 myself, can I get in trouble if the cops show up? Plus, are there lesser or greater issues if I am also drinking or not drinking?" I got this great response from J. Steven Neighbors, Criminal Defense Attorney in Overland Park, KS: "If your are not "hosting" the party, and you were not participating in the assisting of minors to obtain alcohol, I do not see how you could be prosecuted based upon those facts alone. Just "attending" a party, without more, would not make you a culpable participant..." My question now is: What if I am around to be a Designated Driver? My college is looking into a program to allow drinkers to get a ride home after parties, no questions asked, for free, so that students have a safe path home. The idea behind this is that some students will drink no matter what, so why not provide a way for them to get home that doesn't get anyone injured or killed? I'm all for this, but want to know the legal ramifications if I am a DD waiting inside the party house for these students and the cops show up?
The answer remains the same. If you didn't assist the minors in obtaining alcohol and aren't hosting the party, you...
Does a Kansas DUI Diversion need to be listed on a State of Arizona Application for employment? It asks for convictions....
I am confused by the language of the Arizona application for employment, in reference to DUI's it states: "Crime" as used in this section means any and all felonies, misdemeanors and serious driving offenses including, but not limited to, driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor ("DUI") or drugs, extreme DUI, or any other driving offense that is a misdemeanor. "Convicted" means you have been found guilty of a crime by a court or jury, or have pleaded guilty or nolo contendere ("no contest") to a crime and have been sentenced for a crime, whether imprisoned, incarcerated, placed on probation, fined or received a suspended sentence. Kansas has a pretrial diversion program which means the charges are dropped after you complete their prescribed actions. So I know that my case was dropped and I was not convicted but are they using conviction in the strictest sense of the word or a broader definition. Obviously I don't want to put my DUI on my application unless I have to, but also don't want to be disqualified for being "dishonest". To see the application look here: http://www.hr.az.gov/PDF/Application_For_Employment_06_16_16.pdf
This question was asked earlier. Again you are not stating whether or not they ask if you have been charged. Best...
Can i fly state to state with a bench warrant?
Have a warrant for failire to appear for driving on a suspened license the case is almost five years old.
Well it is not illegal to simply go from one statue to another. However I, or any attorney, can only recommend that...