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This is my first dui and I have not retained an attorney yet, court date next Monday..What should I do?
I know, I know..I am a procrastinator. I am considering going with a court appointed attorney, at first, and then if I don't like the way things are being handled, hiring an attorney. Is that a reasonable plan for my situation? I have been financially devastated since my dui as a result of initially refusing the breathalyser and having my license suspended.. My profession is working as a paramedic and I really need to have the best representation for my case..One last bit of important information, I am on unsuprivised probation for a non alcohol related offense..Is that going to increase my chances of being put in jail on my initial hearing? Thanks....
You have a lot to lose and week to retain an attorney. That's plenty of time. Get busy making some phone calls and...
I am in the military stationed in Germany. I got a DUI 16 months ago by the German police. I was turned over to the MP. The whole matter was handled administratively (GOMOR and RFC evaluation). The military licensing authority (PMO) in Germany reported the incident to Alabama (where my stateside DL is issued) and now it shows up as "Activity - Citation, Conviction Date-XX-XX-2013, Description- DUI Liquors" on my driving record. Additionally, my AL license shows suspended and it is my understanding that I must pay reinstatement fee to get that lifted. There was never a conviction, NJP or other type of hearing. Does this sound right? Can I get the entry removed from my Alabama D/L record?
If you agreed to any proposed deal, that likely is where the conviction arises. Check with your JAG officer to explain...
My tire blew the other afternoon. I was driving in the left hand lane, so I pulled over into the median. A few minutes later, a cop pulled up behind me - the cop never witnessed me driving. I was 100% sober but the cop suspected I was impaired so he gave me a field sobriety and said I failed and I was arrested for DUI Controlled Substance. No breathalyzer was given, since no smell of alcohol - and it was a DUI Controlled Substance arrest. Car was searched and clean. No blood, urine or chemical tests were given and none were offered or refused. I was taken to jail and I was finger printed and had my mugshot taken, and then was free to go after a couple of hours. Will the D.A. still file charges? How easy to get it dismissed without a lawyer?
There are some significant issues you raise that need to be investigated by an attorney who is licensed to practice in...
I got a DUI a November 7, 2013 and my probation was terminated by the judge on May 20th. I passed all my test, paid all of my fines and went to all of my classes. Can they still test me if probation has been terminated?
Test you for what? And under what circumstances? DUI probation often includes a condition that you submit to a test...
I have an A S-60 from Alabama for refusing a breathalyzer test, initially. When is my license suspended?.. This is my first DUI.
I am confused to as if my license is revoked from the time of my arrest or 45 days after my arrest. I called the DMV a few minutes ago and they stated that my license was still valid. I was arrested on the second of August. I would greatly appreciate any advice. Also, I understand that losing an appeal with the DMV will weaken my chances of beating a DUI case in court, any truth to that?
The officer is supposed to send your license, along with the original AST60 Form, to the Department of Public Safety....
Gardendale Judge charged me with contempt of court on April 4, 2014 and put me on 1 year probation which I later learned was because he thought I was intoxicated. I did not find out about these charges until after I appeared before the judge. (Went to traffic court for expired tag and no insurance.) I have no money for an attorney. Where can I find a volunteer attorney to help me asap?
Most states consider .08 as the rule if your blood was .03 only if you were a minor, but if .30 you were out of it and...
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