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I am 18 year old college student, and was highly intoxicated and an ambulance was called for me. But I refused to get on, and was physically restrained and then arrested by the officer for disorderly conduct. My court date is in the near future. Do I need to get a lawyer for this court date? Does this show up on my permanent record? I heard disorderly conduct gets "sealed" after a year, is that true? Any advice for what I should do is helpful. Thank you.
Your already on the good path. Why ruin it by pleading guilty to anything? Hire an attorney and have him obtain an...
I was detained by an officer on my way back to my apartment after having Thanksgiving dinner with some friends. My roommate had lent me his car for the weekend, while he was out of town. Since I don't usually drive around, I got lost (the officer detained me after I drove around the same area twice). I had taken a glass of whiskey, so the officer noticed the smell and he asked me to take the tests. After the preliminary tests, I got arrested for alleged driving while intoxicated (without having my rights read at the time). The BAC was measured by test as 0.07% and they also charged me with invasion of another lane (which I don't recall having done) and not using the signal when turning onto another street. I have no criminal record, nor I have been arrested ever before for anything.
Your situation sounds defendable. Select a local lawyer who you can trust to represent you aggressively. Good luck.
I originally 2 years ago got convicted of a misdemeanor, recently violated for drinking. Now I am looking at a year of alcohol and drug classes 3 times a week with suspended probation for 3 months on top of my 1 year left of probation so 15 months in total. Or I can do the max 1 year in county jail that's if I get the full 1 year. So that is my question how likely is it I will get the max 1 year term and is it possible to get a shorter sentence? Seeing as I never violated probation before. Not to mention before my trouble with the law 2 years ago never even had a speeding ticket and have had a full time job this whole time. Also is it possible to get out sooner on good behavior for this?
On a 1 year sentence you will do 8 months with credit for any time previously in jail on the same case. Your lawyer can...
In July of 2003 I was convicted of a DWAI in my home state of New York. Saturday after my best friend's wedding I was pulled over for speeding -- 75 in a 55. The officer performed field sobriety tests, and arrested me. While at the station I admitted that I was probably too drunk, and that I'd had four glasses of wine. I submitted to two breathalyzers, but the machine didn't work properly, so they took me to the hospital for a blood test, where I refused due to my needle phobia. I know in 'common law' DWI cases the BAC is not necessary for conviction, but what can I reasonably expect as far as what charge I will have to plea to -- and the likelihood of jail time? Can I get a better lawyer than the public defender without money up front? Also, how do I find out if my license is supended?
It may be possible to negotiate a plea to another DWAI? Because your prior DAWI wasn't within the last five years the...
I did a criminal background check through the PA state police and it comes up "no record." I just want to make sure I won't run into any issues at the border since I am traveling on business.
Greetings: I suggest that you check your FBI rap sheet. Go to: Best...
The law had just changed on Jan-1,st five years ago, a dui with in ten years apart was considered a felny. I was just under the limt. I through away my copy of the arresting officer's hand written supporting deposisition .One of the officers asked me and the arresting officer for a copy of the dposn. The DA ;judge or my P D had a copy.After quite a while I felt I should not have,,, but I pled guilty. Things got confusion, I felt sure the most important thing in LAW was what was written onstone. My public defender was going to hand my case over to a ex DA who sed to me the deposision was very important . In between bad weather, a short three way conversation with ex DA and the investigator for the PD,I went before the Judge and pled guilty. one very GOOD thing of all this is four yrs sober
I don't understand a lot of what your are saying. A second dui within 10 of a dui conviction has been a felony for much...
This is my 2nd DWI in NY in 5 years and I am looking at a Class E felony. I already have had my license revoked and I am facing jail time. I blew a .28 which is aggravated, there is a witness testimony and video evidence and self admission. I know I am screwed and I know I have to face whatever charges I am brought to. I have had a great job for over 7 years. I've been attending college and I have been blessed to have been able to keep my job even though all of this is going on and my license is revoked. I have never had a felony in the past and I am in fear I will spend years in prison. I know if I go to trial I will lose given all the facts mentioned above. I am looking for an honest opinion and advice. I'd like a lawyer that actually cares for my future and not just my money.
You are probation eligible even if you plead to the felony. A lot depends on the attitude of the Judge and or the DA....