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Can a drunk in public citation be mailed after the fact?
I picked my boyfriend up when he was very drunk. Police officers were there but they didn’t issue him a ticket or arrest him and let him leave with me. The officers have his name and date of birth. Should he expect a ticket in the mail or any sort of citation?
Theoretically, the DA could file charges against your boyfriend anytime in the next year. But in practice, based on...
What happens if someone has 3 warrants & was arrested for dui?
My friend & I were on our way to Santa Barbara for vacation we got pulled over because my friend was over the speed limit they took him out the car and found alcohol on him & they ran his license and found out he had 3 warrants. He was taken in yesterday 11/5/17 & has court the 8th how long can he be in jail for?
This cannot be answered from the information given. The duration he can be held will depend on what crimes the...
Wwhat will happen at my first court appearance for a dui ?
wasnt in car, had no keys, 25 ft away from car when officers arrived, charged dui, was arrested released 6 hours later
Your first court date is an arraignment, where you will be formally notified of the charges against you. If you haven't...
How long to hear from DMV re: scheduling APS hearing?
pulled over for unclear reasons. officer said i did "well" on roadside tests but my roadside PAS was "exactly 0.08" (sounded suspicious). blood test was done > 1 hour later, have no clue what the results were (but felt 100% sober the entire time, for what its worth). its been over one month since ive requested the APS hear and have yet to hear of a time/date - is this normal? Whats the likelihood of a plea deal down to a lesser charge (if i hire an attorney)? is there any way other than the APS hearing (as it may be set aside assuming below < 0.08) to get my blood test results? thank you
Your blood tests results will become available at the arraignment date. However, I'm guessing the arraignment date has...
Passenger in a car pulled over for DUI, was searched & 2 clean, packaged, unopened syringes found? Was charged with misdemeanor.
As a passenger in a car pulled over for DUI, my son was searched & 2 clean syringes, packaged & unopened were found. No drugs were found & syringes were bought over the counter at Walgreens. Is there a defense against the possession of drug paraphernalia charge?
Yes. Speak to a lawyer. There are a couple of issues here.
Will I still be fined for faliure to appear in court?
So I got arrested for dui but I was not drunk or high, I took a breath test and blood test both came clean but I was still arrested Because I failed the field sobriety test, I was said to appear in court on or before the 12th but i went to see a lawyer for this and she said that I dont have to appear in court if I dont get nothing in the mail which I didnt. But im am wondering do i have to bench warrent out for me?
You need to speak with a lawyer. Plain and simple. Many (most) will offer free consultations. You need to confirm...
Is a California DMV Order of Suspension/Revocation of a driver's license valid if the mailing date differs from order date?
On May 23, 2017 I received a copy of an order from the DMV suspending my driver's licence "because of: a condition characterized by a lapse of consciousness or control." On May 14, 2017 I had gone to an emergency room and the doctor said I'd had a seizure. Page three of the hospital release papers falsely stated (in what looked like form text rather than a customary diagnosis) that I'd been diagnosed with epilepsy. My neurologist disputes me having epilepsy, and I do not yet know what the DMV was told by the hospital but I believe there may have been multiple inaccuracies. Furthermore my order was signed May 19, 2017 as being deposited in the mail (like a proof of service), but it doesn't actually say it was mailed that day; the envelope is stamped by USPS as mailed May 22, 2017. Would invalid proof a service be a legitimate cause to contest the order?
This can be a very daunting experience, for sure. It sounds like they're following normal patterns and, no, I do not...