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at the time of my accident i was told i was being placed under arrest for DUI, taken to hospital, consented to chemical blood test with results of .218 bac, the officers left before my wife came to pick me up, and was not cited at the time nor read my rights when placed in cuffs. do i have a leg to stand on with these charges as far as fighting them in court? i was under the assumption that they must cite you at the time, and release you into someones custody. i received the summons 3 weeks later for 1st offense.
The Rules of Criminal Procedure permit the arresting officer to release you and proceed by Criminal Summons, which you...
also once the intake process is over and they get classified and have to do therapeutic community. what does all this entails and when are they eligible for parole or early release.
You might be eligible for a program, depending if the judge approves it.
I am a 21 yr old college student visiting home for the summer. Last Friday, 7/18/14, I was charged with public intoxication in West Chester PA. Admittedly I was drunk and I was in public. I was taken to the University's detox room for the night and let go. Is there anything I can do (public service, alcohol education classes, etc) in order to have my charge lowered or dropped? Could I have my fine of $500 lowered? What would my chances be in court? I am also planning on going back to school in less than a month, could I have my court date is such a short time frame? Thank you.
No one can tell you the chances of you winning in court however, if you hire a criminal defense attorney, they may be...
I am a 21 yr old college student visiting home for the summer. Last Friday, 7/18/14, I was charged with public intoxication in West Chester PA. Admittedly I was drunk and I was in public. I was taken to jail for the night and let go. Is there anything I can do (public service, alcohol education classes, etc) in order to have my charge lowered or dropped? Could I have my fine of $500 lowered? What would my chances be in court? I am also planning on going back to school in less than a month, could I have my court date is such a short time frame? Thank you.
Duplicate question: No one can tell you the chances of you winning in court however, if you hire a criminal defense...
So sunday before memorial day my friend kicked me out of his house after a night of drinking. I admit I was still pretty drunk but my now ex friend refused to let me sleep it off. After getting off a ramp I must have been going too fast because I spun, hit a guard rail and wrecked my car. No other people were hit or in the car with me. When cops arrived they said I smelled like alcohol still and took me to the hospital for a blood test. They did not check me for any injuries even though my car had been totaled. I have had no prior DUI's. I do have a record most recent was a disorderly conduct charge. Everything else is from years ago. I want to know how likely it will be for me to go to jail. Any advice in general would be good. Since I know I wont see my PD until my court date.
If you do not have any misdemeanor or felony convictions, you may be eligible for a first time offenders program known...
It was 2am. I'm 22 years old. Myself and two friends were walking back to my house in a suburban residential area otherwise known as my neighborhood. Google Maps estimates it as a 13 minute, .6 mile walk. The roads are not busy. The cops were the only cars we saw. We were not even talking. Cops pull up. Shine a light on us. Give some irrelevant reason for stopping us ("Kids bending signs"). They ask if we've been drinking. We say yes. I blew a .089. We get a citation. Is the threat of being hit by a car while walking on the side of the road enough to constitute me being a danger to myself? That threat is always there. It had nothing to do with the fact that I had been drinking. I wasn't drunkenly wandering around, I was taking the same 10 minute walk I always do in a familiar area.
You may have a valid defense. You need to find an attorney
My Fiance was sentenced to a 12-24 month state sentence for a 3rd DUI. He was also sentenced to a consecutive 90 days for a driving under suspended license charge. When sentenced, his Probation Officer decided to charge him with his back time of 22 months running concurrent with the new DUI/Suspended License charge. We were told by his lawyer that he would be eligible to see the parole upon completion of the mandatory DUI sentence (after 15 months) but it turns out he will not see the parole board until the whole 22 months is served. He has been in for about 7 months now. Is there any action that we can take to ensure that he will see the parole board upon completion of the mandatory 15 months? Is a sentence reconsideration still at all possible or is it too late? Thanks for your Help!
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