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Can my brother be charged with DUI if no tests or blood work was performed?
My brother just finished a trial and no evidence was provided. The state didn't have no blood work and the officer didn't perform any field tests on my brother on the night he wrecked his car. He received 5 years of probation and 30 days in jail for this. Is this fair? Can they convict him even though they didn't have any evidence? Also, for the first offense, isn't the punishment to steep? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Also, he wasn't arrested at all but was sent to the hospital; they didn't draw any blood from him.
If the trial has ended, it is obvious he can be charged with the offense. If he received 5 years of probation, then he...
If you have a "wet reckless" conviction and catch another DUI charge -- still a 2nd degree misdemeanor? Also question about plea
. I've not yet retained an attorney but this isn't my first rodeo. I know you can probably count actual DUI trials on one hand, but if you have seen someone go to trial and lose -- what sentences are typically imposed? I guess the meat of this post is "My plea seems bad enough, is it that much worse to be found guilty of DUI at trial?" Do guilty DUI defendants typically receive just jail time if they endure a trial, or do they get jail time + all the conditions of a plea bargain (probation, car impound, dui school, etc). Or is the Plea Bargain really a great deal considering the slim-to-nill chance at beating the charge in a trial, and the loss of freedom that would lead to job loss. Admin suspension sustained, so DUI School II, anyway--finally"not guilty" trial = reverse DMV ruling?
The severity of your sentence after trial will depend on the judge and any aggravating facts associated with your case....
Can i get a DUI reduced to careless driving, if my BAC was .128?
i was involved in an accident, with no serious bodily injury. Blood was taken for a BAC reading. the result was .128. I received two tickets, one for careless driving and the other for DUI. For the purpose of work, it would'nt be convinent to have it reduced only to reckless driving. So please i want to know is possible
"For the purpose of work, it would'nt be convinent to have it reduced only to reckless driving." Look, you are far...
DUI VOP question
My father had court today for VOP for a DUI. The state offered 20days in jail. My father cannot do 20 days in jail at this time, due to financial problems and needing to relocate out of state. He plead not guilty because the public defender said he had a good chance of beating it. (Violation was due to finances and illness) My question is, if he doesn't beat this charge, is he looking at 20 days or is he looking at the full time for a DUI charge? Aside for the last two months that he's been in and out of the hospital, he has been current with alcohol classes as well as paying his fines. I apologize if this is confusing for anyone to understand. Thank you in advance
If he did not intentionally fail to pay, although he had the money, he is not guilty of violating his probation. He...
Could an Orlando victim beat a Dui case?
If there was a shooting at a social club/bar and the victim drove a vehicle I fear of death. Gets into a car accident and later gets charged with Dui. Could this case get dismissed and what steps to make?
It's called defense of necessity As long as crime they were avoiding is greater than the crime committed, it is a...
Violation of probation from DUI
Hello all. My husband got his first DUI charge in 2012. He went to his classes, they put him on probation and put an interlock machine in his car for 6 months. One day - at almost the end of his 6 month period - he had a cocktail at lunch around 1pm with the company, his shift was over at midnight, but the machine still read it as a violation. I'm no even sure what ensued after that because he turned the interlock machine in, but since he blew dirty that one time, it was considered a violation of probation. He's had an open warrant out since march of 2013. He retained a lawyer and has a court date on Monday. Will he have to do time - a day, a week, a month - considering the original charge was DUI and he violated probation and this is a warrant that's been open for 3 years...??? I'm nervous about his court date...just wanting to get some advice on some of the possibilities to expect. He does have priors but that was over 20 years ago when he was in his late teens, early 20s. Thank you!
You have good reason to be nervous, but can't accurately predict any potential jail time at this point as it depends on...
How can i request extensions of time to dui school deadline?
I was charged with reckless driving.i paid my fines but has not started 12 week dui school. The time I have left now till deadline to finish school is not enough. I need one more month. A month after that is when my probation is supposed to be over. I want to know how can i request extensions to my dui school deadline so I won't violate my probation? Do I need to hire a lawyer? Can I hire public defender? Can I write to the judge? Do I just file motion? If I start school now will it be ok?
OK. First, look up your file on the Internet. You should be able to access it. If not, go to the Courthouse and look at...