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What should I do (OVI/Paraphanillia charges)?
at 11:30 pm i was pulled over by a state trooper for suspicious driving (I stopped at a green light with my turn signal on). I did not know the area as i've never been there, two people in the car were from there and one told me to turn while the other told me to go straight (which is why i stopped) I've got a clean record not even a ticket. I had smoked earlier that day but was no longer affected the trooper smelled weed and ended up searching my car finding a used bowl. It was someone elses in the car but when he asked whose it was i was so scared i said mine. i also had trouble counting on the sobriety test but i'm bad with numbers because i have mild dislexyia and it was cold out so i was shaking. I'm a college student and i was three hours away from my campus in Hardin county, OH
Many factors such as age, prosecutor discretion, what judge you have, whether witnesses are credible all matter and...
Is it possible to file with the court to get my license back before the suspension is up? How do I start the process?
In 2012 I plead guilty to my 3rd DUI. Had a public defender at the time with no DUI experience. Although I was less then a mile from home, did not wreck, cause any harm to others and fully cooperated with the officers (same for the other cases). The judge gave a a 10 year suspension and I am not allowed to have a car titled in my name either. I went through all of the rehabilitation, completed probation without an incident and have continued to stay on the right path since. However, my job is starting to require mandatory overtime and it is causing an issue for me since the bus I ride doesn't allow a change in my hours.
The best move would be to hire an attorney to file a motion for occupational driving privileges. If granted, the judge...
Will they just see that my levels are decreasing from Test 1 to Test 2 or will a failure on the second test hurt my case?
I was arrested for DUI and ordered to take 2 pre trial drug tests. I know I will fail the first and possibly the second. The time in between the tests is 10 days and I fear my system will still not be cleared. This was not a drug related arrest.
If your levels decrease, you'll be fine. If they increase or stay the same, you'll have a problem. I hope you have an...
What should I do? What could it be?
Over two years ago I got my second OVI while still finishing up probation for my first 6 months earlier. I screwed myself. I did the car breathalyzer, the anklet, the house arrest, the community service, the random drug tests, the year of probation, the 10 days in jail. All that's left is renewing my license after the two year suspension. I went down to pay my fines. Warrant block from a failure to appear 2 years ago. No bond. I'm freaking out. When I got these charges I was living in my mom's basement, with no job, and a bum. Now I'm living on my own, had a job for a year, have bills and an actual life. I called my attorney and he said I need to go to AA and get signatures to prove I haven't been drinking and then call him to handle it. Doesn't my life itself show that I'm doing better?
Unfortunately the judge is going to want more proof than just your word. It sounds like you have made some important...
Can the jail time be turned into probation again?
My son was convicted of dui in 2011 he was put on probation. During the probation time he had asked to leave the state to move to another state and the probation officer did not return his calls so he left the state. After 5 years he returned to Ohio and was arrested for probation violations and was put back in jail. He was told he would have to serve a years term in jail. Is there anything he can do to reduce his time in jail and begin his probation again?
Judges don't really like it when people on probation take it upon themselves to leave the state and abscond on their...
Getting a license in ohio after a dui in california.
I got a dui in california last october, i after that had my license reinstated after signing up for alcohol classes and getting the idd put in my car, last month i decided to move to ohio and i was informed i could get a license here after waiving my rights to have a license in california for 3 years. After i moved to ohio i called the dmv mandatory actions unit and asked them to send me that waiver packet and they said i can only get it after my suspension period is over. So my question is , is there no way to get a license in the state of ohio until my suspension peroid in california is over?
The DMV controls the terms for obtaining an Ohio license. If they tell you that you have to wait until the CA...
Can I beat this case? Is it worth fighting? Can I even be pulled over when im parked and getting out of my car?
I was pulled over for a dui, and I took a urine test, however the urine test was cracked so they switched my urine from one cup to another cup. I am a single mom working a minimum wage job so I cant afford to spend case amount of money. And also I was parked and getting out of my car when I was pulled over, the keys were not in the ignition. Someone called in and said I was swerving and the cop pulled up as I was stepping out of my car.
First, yes, you can be charged even if you weren't in the car at the time the officer arrived. Remember, they have to...
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