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Appeal DUI in Kansas after conviction? Lawyer dropped the ball.
DUI occurred in 2012, hired a lawyer, literally hadn't seen or spoke to lawyer until 2014 IN THE COURTHOUSE right before court, ended up on probation and lawyer advised we would appeal, I was to pay $1700+ before the appeal would be filed, asked to talk about it before I pay, never heard back, 6 months later had court again, appeal still not filed, judge allows 2 more weeks to file, lawyer advised of date I needed to have him paid up by, went to his office that day but doors were locked and no one was home. Appeal never got filed, I spent 5 days in jail, and I paid $4,500 to a guy I met TWICE and literally, not figuratively, but literally did nothing.
Can I file an appeal on my own even though it's "too late"? I would defend myself as multiple procedures were botched by officer
The criminal justice system needs to have finality. If you missed the appeal deadline you probably gave lost your right...
What's the worst outcome of getting a ticket for driving against restrictions on instructional permit on probation at age 17?
The other day i was going to the store for my mom and i only have an instructional permit. I was the only one in the car, anyhow he almost hit me and i pulled over as soon as i crossed the intersection. I gave him my permit and registration and he did his routine then came back to the car and told me to call and have someone come get my car while he had me get in his. He pulled me over for failing to yield but said he'd give me a verbal warning for that and he charged me with driving against the restrictions for my permit. once i again I'm 17. After I was released i called my lawyer and my PO 1st thing the next day. she said it was serious. what's the worst thing that could result from this and can i make it not as bad? I've violated probation 3 times for failing a UA for THC each time.
Stop skirting the edge and breaking the rules. Violated probation 3 times already and you're driving when you know you...
Would a diversion for 1st time DUI also cover the possession of marijuana & drug paraph. charge in KS or only given for the DUI?
I was pulled over for DUI and when the vehicle was searched and also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. I was told that since it was a first time offense I would be able to get a diversion. Would the drug charge fall under the diversion or is that separate?
I would go back to that source that told you and ask. I it was not your Attorney, you should hire one ASAP, this is way...
Should I ask for a diversion or just plead guilty for my M.I.P. in Ellis County?
I received a DUI about a year ago, and I am on the diversion program in Wichita (sedwick county). I am on my last 2 months of diversion which is just 2 months more of blowing into a breathalyzer. A week ago I got an M.I.P in hays Kansas. So I got an M.I.P. in a different county. I can either plead guilty and pay 200$ and they take my license for 30 days (But my license has already been taken away from the DUI) or i can get a diversion here but I'm not sure if that will effect my other diversion in Sedwick County.
whenever you are considering a conviction or not to be convicted hence diversion from getting convicted. Take the...
In 2005 i was convicted of my 2nd dui,. I did my time and need to know how to access my own public records without paying!
After i did that time, I've done time several times in the same county jail that released me at least 5 times since then. THen I get a letter the other day saying theres a warrant for me for the fines i still owe on that and that I've "apparently ignored all previous attempts" they made to contact me!!! this is the first time i've heard anything!!!!!!!. arent my public records available for me to be able to see without payin one of these scammers i keep runnin into?
Contact the clerk directly to get copies of public records.