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I am on probation for a DUI.
On probation for a DUI. When I was sentenced i had mentioned to the judge I was interested in an outpatient program and I had actually spoken to a specific one. When sentenced he had put on as a condition I complete that program. I had to wait for a spot to open and when it did I went to the class but was pulled out just yesterday and told they needed the spot for a more at risk person. When I spoke to the director he said I never should have been admitted to the program and that my insurance would not pay because of the time of my sobriety - it was for more immediate need people. (Sober over a year). I explained this to my PO but she said I had to get done and at this facility, could not go elsewhere, because of the judges order. I do not know what to do. Should I have a lawyer petion the court. For a change in sentence? Can I? I am ok going elsewhere or doing whatever the court requires but Now I am between a rock and hard place - with this place. 9 months on probation never failed ua or missed appointments or requirements.
Sorry you are in this predicament. However, judges usually are not in the business of penalizing someone who...
DUI bench warrant. Wait for arresting officer to retire?
I was arrested for DUI with a lower BAC (0.09) after a turn signal violation. Unfortunately I have some old priors so was facing extended jail and supervised probation even if plead down to a DWAI. I left the state becoming a fugitive prior to conviction. The arresting state patrol officer was in his mid-50s. If I wait until the officer retires will the DA dismiss the case? I've completely stopped drinking, thought I had it under control, and honestly did not think I was above 0.08. I am hugely remorseful but a year of jail and years of supervised probation was not something I could survive.
Not necessarily. Just because an officer retires does not mean he will not appear in court on your case or that the DA...
In patient rehab instead of jail for DUI in Colorado?
I was arrested for a DUI and have multiple priors out of state. BAC was less than 0.10. Is it possible to do in-patient rehab in lieu of jail? If so how long of inpatient rehab is possible to substitute?
Contact a local DUI lawyer for a free consultation.
If I plead guilty to a misdemeanor dui can the court change it to a felony later?
I have 3 prior dui. Now I am being charged with a misdemeanor. If I plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge can they change their minds and charge me with a felony later? If they charge me with a felony can I reach a plea bargain for a misdemeanor? BAC was 0.1. Tail light out violation. No accident, only occupant of the vehicle.
If you are looking at a 4th offense DUI, you need to have an attorney. If they really are offering/charging a...
What is the difference in DUI punishments for a resident versus a non-resident?
For criminal court rather than DMV. I was arrested for DUI while visiting Colorado. I had recently returned from overseas and am not really resident in any state yet. Is there advantage to establishing residency in another state prior to sentencing? I have a temporary month to month rental so can easily move and have permission from the court to leave the state during the pendency of the case.
I'd recommend you contact attorney Brandon Luna in Grand Junction to discuss this issue. He is very well versed in DUI...
DUI bench warrant and employment background checks out of state.
Because I was frightened I left the state of Colorado prior to trial with pending DUI charge (low BAC but it only has to be above 0.05). I had old priors (15 years) that would make long-term jail and probation certain. I know that a bench warrant has been issued. I understand that extradition for DUI is unlikely from a distant state. However I am concerned about employment background checks. Do non-conviction DUI warrants appear on employment checks?
It depends on who the employer checks with. It certainly could affect your ability to get many different jobs.
License restrictions for Court DWAI in addition to DMV?
I had a 0.09 BAC DUI arrest. Lost the DMV hearing so license is suspended. DMV is treating as a 1st offense although I have a prior out of state from many years ago that the DA is aware of. If I accept a plea bargain for DWAI will there be additional license sanctions?
Possibly. Contact the attorney who handle your case.
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