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Appeal DUI?
Hello, I was arrested for a DUI. I followed legal advice and entered a plea deal but am not certain I was given the best counsel. I had 2.5 beers, waited 1.5 hours to drive. I made a wrong turn because the tint on my car is dark and I couldn’t see the divider in a poorly lit area. I was pulled over and did not know I didn’t have to blow for the street test. Trooper did not give me an option. He also did not tell me what I blew on the street until later on but what he told me I blew (.0865) and what he put on paperwork (.092) is quite different. Trooper said I failed field sobriety tests too but both my lawyer and I feel/felt otherwise. However because bac machine at station was calibrated correctly and I blew .12 and there was probable cause to pull me over and no video of field tests, he said I had no case. This is my first offense and a clean driving record with no background. I am being told by friends and family to appeal. Do I have a case?
You cannot appeal a plea of guilty. By entering into such a deal you admitted to having driven while under the...
Can I appeal a DUI, no alcohol?
Received a DUI in Smithfield, Va. in 2015. I have completed ASAP, and all other conditions. I was on a new medication and failed the sobriety tests. Because of the DUI I am having a hard time landing the job that I want to get. Id like to know if i can appeal the DUI, and if so would it be easy to wipe it off my record?
Virginia does not allow you to expunge your record for convictions ever. However, you might ask your elected...
How to remove a DWI in a state I never been to?
Someone in California got a DWI and it went on to my driving record. DMV said there was nothing they can do in my state and in California. I have never even been to California I need this removed
You can contact California directly. They make mistakes but are good about correcting them. Or hire a local attorney...
Dui was sent to curcuit court for trail ?
20 year old nephew in the state of virginia has 2nd dui in 9 months along with possesion of drugs 2 time in 9 months both were sent to circuit court for jury trail. i never heard a 2nd dui go to jury trail he got both at same time. what could the outcome be
In circuit court any the defense, prosecution, or judge can demand a jury trial. A jury if finds him guilty can only...
How many times can a DUI Case be continued?
I have a family member who has be incarirated for 8 months, and each time he goes to court his case gets continued.
The answer is that it depends. His attorney likely shared the reasons for any continuances and if he is not clear as to...
Got a dui and dwi off the George Washington parkway by the park police because I was parked inplace closed at dusk...
I was pulled over to look for my wallet in turnout that closes at dusk. Officer pulls up, no emergency lights. So I open door, he says he smells marijuana and asks me to step out ... I tell him where it is , he goes and finds it and puts it the hood of his car... He administered some field sobriety tests , and than the arresting officer does the hand to nose and light test ... But in report it says he administered everything and the original cop that searched my car ... didn’t write a report ... I have a lawyer and she’s been talking to prosecuted and at first they said they wanted me to do mandatory jail time ... but then came back asking if I could plead guilty so the officers don’t have to come to court ... but I’d get the rest of the consequences ... something doesn’t add up with all of this and especially since a man was killed by U.S. Park Police on the same stretch where my incident happened ... they didn’t release Officers involved, but I was wondering if this would be a good case to fight with all the discrepancies ... cuz yes I blew high on the breathalyzer... but lacking reports and everything ... don’t know what to do ...
You are astute to notice the discrepancies - but it does not sound like they amount to a defense. If the prosecutor...
Can records be transferred (dui)?
12 yr old dui. Paid attorney for nothing.. judges ordered when I was settled in a state where I was gonna stay have them send for records. To go to classes. Called DMV Va. n the woman said I have to go back to Ca. I've moved to Va bc my father passed n I'm here with my mom
You should ask VA DMV for a printout showing what is needed. If your dui was in CA that court should have copies of...