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What are the likely repercussions of a first time dui offense.
Pulled over near the entry of fort eustis military base because of illegal tint and charged with dui after submitting to breathalizer and field sobriety test. Also charged with open container.
Hire a local experienced DUI attorney right away. Your chances of minimizing a damaging outcome are greatly increased...
I took a plea deal in a DUI case even though I was under the .08 legal limit.
Even though I did nothing more than hesitate at a red light the officer charged me with DUI He went on to charge me with four felony counts of child endangerment because my teenage children were in the car. Again I was under the legal limit. I was not speeding, crossing lines or in an accident. I believe the officer did this after I passed the breathalyzer test to ensure that he would ultimately win in court. Even though I hired what I thought was competent legal services, the lawyer ultimately got spooked by the JDR PA. She threatned to go after me on the child endangerment charges with jail time if I did not accept the plea of reduced DUI to Reckless Driving but I still have to go to ASAP and get interlock. I have a very good record but this was a second charge of DUI within. I was charged 8 years ago because I refused the breathalyzer test in the field. I believe the officer ran my plates before he pulled me over With the plea deal she was suppose to dismiss the child endangerment charges but instead Nolle Processed the charges which I know is different. What can I do and what agency should I file a formal complaint with? Attorney General's office? Bar Association?
Complaint about what? Your attorney? The nolle prosequi? Better to sit down and discuss ALL the details of your...
Can a first offense DWI/DUI trial be transferred to another state?
My spouse received a DWI/DUI in Chesapeake, VA. It is a first offense and the BAC was below .15. Spouse was told by a counselor that due to living in NC they should request the hearing be transferred to the local NC court system for trial. Is this possible, and if so, how do you do that? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Q: Can a first offense DWI/DUI trial be transferred to another state? A: No. Cases must be heard where they occur....
Is my 2nd dui i dont want to go to jail can i ask for hauase arrrest
2nd dui crash my car my blood level was 0.14 i just
Rarely is house arrest instead of active jail granted by the courts, especially in DUI cases. Your situation sounds...
Will i be drug tested at court for a reckless driving charge?
I was picking up two of my friends at mcdonalds. I was parked and when they got in i was pulling out when i turned to quickly and clipped a parked car. There was no damage to my car other than a flat tire but the front bumper came off of the other car No one got hurt though. I wasnt under the influence while i was driving. I was driving with only my learners permit on me and when the cops came i told them that immediatly, just thought it would cushion the blow.. anyway the cops said since i was on private property i was only being charged with reckless driving. They didnt mention anything about drugs or alcohol. I dont ever drive while high but occasionaly i like to smoke. Will they test me at my court date? also what can i excpect punishment wise if i have no prior charges? ps i no longer drive without my permit and plan to pay for both the damage to my car and the car i hit
I would hope that your very detailed and self-admitting posting on AVVO does not lead to a drug test if convicted and...
What do I do if I want to get my fines for multiple offenses over the past 10 years reduced or suspended.
I have a number of cases ranging from possession, duid, distribution, driving after revocation...the list goes on...My last charge of distribution landed me a 2 yr 3 mo prison sentence. I have been out for nearly 1 year and my life has never been this good. I've been employed for 6 mos., remain drug and alcohol free and my probation officer has placed me on Shadow Track program which is the least amount of supervision possible. I have a permanent residence where I have been since my release, completed the ASAP program and now the only thing standing between me and a driver's license is nearly $14,000 in fines. What is the best avenue for me now?
I have not known the VA court or the clerks to reduce fines owing. You can enter a payment agreement (or multiple...
If my dui arrest was expunged, what do I have to disclose on job applications?
I was arrested for dui in Maryland in 2013, however was never convicted (the judge threw my case out and didn't even see me) and ultimately had my record expunged. I'm currently interviewing for jobs ans want to know how much I need to disclose on applications. I also don't live in Maryland anymore
Depends on the question asked. Read it carefully--may ask for convictions, may ask for arrests. Answer it...