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If my criminal DUI case is dismissed, but the DMV rules against me, how does that affect my record?
My criminal case was dismissed due to the officer not having had sufficient reason to contact me (he claimed it was failure to use a turn signal when I was parking, but I was on private property not a public roadway). Despite this, the DMV ruled against me. How does this affect my record? Will it cause my insurance rates to go up, etc? Also will this information come up if I ever get pulled over for speeding or anything in the future? I'm trying to decide whether to appeal the DMV case.
The Court case and the DMV case are separate and the outcome of one does not effect the other. There are time limits...
How can I fight an MIP charge?
I was out last weekend with a large group of friends when I was singled out of the group and targeted by the officers. Despite the fact that I was intoxicated (not trying to deny this), I wasnt stumbling around, my friends werent carrying me, I wasnt slurring my words, etc. which are usually telltale signs of someone deserving of police intervention. I politely answered the questions I was asked and was completely compliant. However, the cop was extremely rude to me and despite knowing everyone I was with in the group was also intoxicated I was the only one to receive an MIP. I was also taken to the drunk tank, despite myself and friends asking to just be taken or walk home (as I was about a block away) after I was given the ticket. The officer didn't ask my permission to give a breathalyzer test yet still made me take one, he also hand cuffed me before placing me in the car and taking me to the drunk tank despite my willingness to comply to his demands. I just want to know if theres anything I can do to try and lower the cost of everything and what/if any legalities I can mention that will help me out. Im just trying to gather as much helpful information as possible that I can use
If you were drunk, and compliantly mentioned to the cop that you were drunk, you are unlikely to prevail on an MIP...
Arrested for second DUI. Is there anything I can do before court to better demonstrate remorse?
Recently arrested for second DUI. Are there any steps such as classes, treatment, etc. I can preemptively take that might better demonstrate remorse before I go to court? There wasn't an accident or anything, I just got pulled over for weaving. I'm really scared that I'm going to get a bunch of straight jail time because the second DUI arrest happened only a couple months shy of five years from the first one. Do I have any good or even reasonably good options?
Yes, there is a lot you could be doing. For starters, you could enroll in alcohol education (which you will probably...
What should I do about my outstanding DUI?
I got a DUI in Colorado two years ago that hasn't been taken care of. There is a warrant out for my arrest. I am now living in California and this is my third DUI. If continue not to do anything about it and wait to get caught what should I expect to happen to me? Also if I did want to fix this whole situation how would I go about doing it?
If you wait to get caught, the warrant could be outstanding for a minimum of about 7 years up to forever. DUI warrants...
What kind of advice could you guys give me on if I got charged with a dui in Washington state and a mip in boulder, Colorado?
Earlier this summer, I got pulled over and charged with a dui for being under the influence of marijuana while driving. The charge is still pending and my first court date was on the 11th of this september. We were planning to fight the dui and get it off my record. Then, last night I was found with marijuana possession again..(I know, idiotic). The cop told me to attend a court date here on the 8th of September, right before my dui court date. At this point I am extremely scared to what is going to happen to me as I always thought I had such a bright future but now I have all this in the way. I would appreciat any advice you guys could give me as this is a nightmare for me. Thank you.
I'm writing form rural, upstate New York, not Colorado or Washington, but most any experienced lawyer like myself would...
Is the five years between DUIs counted between convictions or the first conviction and the second arrest?
Recently arrested for second DUI about three months shy of the 5-year mark from the first one. Does the 5-year span apply between *convictions* or is it between the first conviction and the most recent arrest?
It is usually between the conviction and the next arrest. Otherwise, someone with a smart lawyer could delay the trial...
I received a DWAI in boulder in 2013. Is it possible to get this expunged or sealed? What are my options to move past this?
I pulled out of a parking lot in downtown boulder and the police were pulling people over. 30 feet past the exit on a 1-way street the officers were pulling people over and I was one of the cars. I was asked if I had been drinking. I said yes as I believed I had nothing to fear I had 2 beers and I was immediately asked to pull over. I was given a field sobriety test and in the notes read that my speech was deliberate and I responded to counting to 20 thousand as 20-one thousand... which in fact was correct since I was asked to say one thousand after each count.. example. 1 -one-thousand, 2 -one-thousand.. up to 20 -one-thousand and the next answer would be 21 -one-thousand. My BAC was .08 .
You cannot seal any DUI type offense in the state of Colorado whatsoever. Lifetime DUI's accrue and penalties get more...