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back in august 26 i got arrested with eluding and dwi and possession of marijuana. i was falsely accused of eluding (long story) im 18 and still in high school.so my court date was oct . 9 and they mentioned jailtime so after that word was mention i blackout was terrified i thought i heard 6 month probation cause i have been clean the hole time, then when i did my jailtime which was 120 day with 100 suspended , then went to sign up for Vasap and vasap asked if i was alcohol or marijuana i said alcohol which i was driving high not drinking. then i talked to my case manager she told me i was on probation for a year then i switchedclas to mar but i still think it 6 months since i get off Vasap march 10th i month earlier then expected. plus a have no probation officer just case manager.
This is a bit of a rambler, so it's a little difficult to understand. If you had an attorney on the case, I strongly...
I was convicted of a DUI earlier this year and have the ignition interlock device in my car. Five months into it, I received two violations / fails for blowing over a .02 (.021 and .05). I'm headed back to court, where I understand that the judge can impose the full original suspended sentence (6 months). My question is: What are the chances that he does this? As soon as I blew the fails, I enrolled in a substance abuse counseling group and have been attending AA. This was also my first DUI. And prior to the violations, I had completed the VASAP class. Realistically, what am I looking at?
Hard to say, but with your immediate enrollment into a substance abuse program will help to mitigate any punishment and...
My freind got a dui last week, his appearance is tomorrow ( for a hearing, i guess ), does he have to plead at that time ?
Or can he request a court appointed lawyer to advise him how to plead. he isn't trying to "beat" the charges, just lessen the suspension/fine amounts
Because of the short time between the offense date and the hearing date, it sounds like it will be an arraignment. Your...
If you pull up on a DUI Checkpoint in the state of Virginia, are you required by law to provide identification?
From what I have been reading, you are only required to provide identification if you are being detained for investigatory reasons. If I am driving down the road, minding my business, not breaking any laws, and then roll up on a DUI Checkpoint, why should I provide my identification? I have not committed any crimes whatsoever, so what probable cause would the officer have to see my identification? I would rather just pull up and ask the officer "am I being detained or am I free to go" and then be on my way. I know by doing this, it may cause the officer to want to get me into the pulloff to further investigate me, but by doing so, I believe that would be illegal. I would simply be invoking my rights. This has not happened to me yet but I would like to know how to handle it when it does.
This is a smart question. Anytime a person is being questioned or held up by police officers, they should be asking...
I am a Maryland resident with a DUI conviction in PA. I pled guilty and was convicted. Maryland sent revocation notice.
Is there any chance license will not be revoked if I go to an MVA hearing? Or should I just take the revocation and get it over with. From what I read, it sounds like I have no chance to avoid a year revocation, and that the chance of a 6 month reinstatement are very low? If the chance of avoiding a full year revocation is very small, then I'd rather just take it. I had a .23 BAL and pled guilty. I have no other points on my license except the 12 from the DUI and have never been in any trouble in my life. I have a federal security clearance which can support my clean record. I also have already installed an interlock on my car for the PA sentence and completed a 42 hour intensive outpatient alcohol program and am enrolled in a 26 week state dui education program.
Both PA and MD are part of the interstate compact so this information is shared. Your best bet bet is to contact an...
My fiancé has two dui's in Pa the oldest is two months short of being five years old. He just got another dwi in Va because the uhaul truck slid into a tree during bad weather, he was not in the truck when the police arrived. The state of Va is considering this his third offense in five years which is a felony.
Terminology varies by state. In Michigan for example, the primary charge is called OWI. When Michigan looks at priors...
Is it true that I can't posses a gun or sign anything or vote while I'm intoxicated? Thanks
This is the best question I've ever seen on Avvo. Well played. In fact, you can do a surprising number of things...
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