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Should I retain my lawyer? What steps should be taken to correct the situation below?
I was arrested for a DUI and retained a private lawyer. I attended the initial court date @ 2nd court the Judge allowed a continuance based on finalizing a plea agreement with the prosecutor but it wasn't finalized yet. At So judge set the next court date, @ that moment I told my lawyer I couldn't be present that day because my wife's final interview with immigration was the same morning, he said not to worry and because we should have a plea agreement and it was fine. Outside the courtroom i explained I couldn't make the court date again, he said he could be there in my absence to explain we were going to change the plea and it would be fine. I returned from our trip and found that my friends bail had been forfeited and a bench warrant is issued for me bc my lawyer didn't go...
If this occurred in California, I would tell my client to come to court to recall the warrant and have a bailbonds man...
Upon booking I stated that I do not want a breath test. I want a blood test. You have to take me to the hospital for a blood
test. The officer never even entertained the blood test choice. He stated that the blood test reads high. It tests my DNA. If I had alcohol the night before it would register that too. I said again I want blood test. While reading chemical test options he skipped over the words blood and urine both times they appeared. He showed me where to sign the consent for testing pointing to the breath test. I reluctantly blew. .084 on my first and only blow(within the .005 margin of machine error.) It is my right to choose the chemical test. Can the officers negating my right to choose the test be a reasonable defense?
Sounds like you were trying to be clever. Unfortunately, that is not a defence and no you are not entitled to this...
Ive just been arrested for a dui. i asked to see results on the alcohol breathalyers right after blowing in to it and they didn
let me see the results they took away machine and told me the results on paper. and i also told them that im a diabetic.
I am not sure your post asks a question. I assume you're asking whether the law enforcement officer is required to...
Supreme court made it that officers must put in writing that arrest happened on public highway
my DUI case was then dismissed can they bring that back up 2 yrs later
Depending on the statute of limitations in your state, your case will not be brought back up. Not charging someone for...
Can a 16 year old be charged for a crime, booked and not have parents notified?
My son was accused of DUI, his keys were not in the ignition, the vehicle was off and in 1st gear. The police said he truck rolled and bumped the car behind him. All witnesses state that the other vehicle drove up and bumped him. They did not take his statement or anyone else's. They towed his truck, handcuffed him and took him to the station were they booked him for DUI and didn't call us (his parents) until after he was booked and charged. He was never read his miranda rights. When we went to pick him up, we were told he was charged with DUI and curfew however, no paperwork or citation was given with the charges listed or arresting officer's names. Is this all legal?
Sounds like it is legal. When your minor son is caught committing a crime the police are under no obligation to notify...
I missed a felony dui court date back in December 2008.
Sometime back in 2008, I appeared in court for a felony dui and the Judge dismissed the case with-out prejudice. I was parked, inside of a bar drinking alcohol and the bar tender held on to my car keys but 2 officers showed up and gave me a field sobriety test. the officers purported that I was drinking and driving earlier...which was a complete lie. They did not know that I overheard the bar tender call them. I was planning to drive off but he wouldn't hand over the keys so I pissed him off and he called the cops. I was not aware that the court brought this matter back due to I was off island and that the police served one of my family members who forgot to inform me about it. It has been a little over 5 years now. What can I do? I can't afford or prove my innocents.
Consult with a criminal defense attorney to resolve the warrant and begin the defense of your case. If there isn't a...
What is the statue of limitations for felony dui?
The Judge dismiss the felony dui case with-out prejudice back in October, 2008 and I heard thru a friend that the Prosecuter brought it back in December of 2008. I did not appear in court for the initial due to off island at the time and i'm just wandering if there's a statue of limitations for this?
The statute of limitations for a felony dui is generally three years but it probably does not apply in your situation....
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