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I want to travel to New Zealand from California, but have two dui's
I got my first dui when I was 20 years old back in 2012 and the second one when I was 23 back in 2015! I've paid all my fines and I finish my dui classses this June 2017 and get my license back the same month! I'm on general court probation for 3 years (which doesn't state that I cannot travel outside the US) until oct 2018! Will it be possible for NZ to allow me to visit there country for just two weeks? I understand I can apply for a visitors visa and I just have to tell them about my DUI convictions and see if theyll grant it, but with my DUI history and how recent they were, is there any chance at all that it will be approved? I don't want to waste money applying for a visa if there's no chance at all!
This question needs to be posed to a lawyer licensed to practice law in NZ. We are all US immigration lawyers here and...
Can I still get charged for DUI or a speeding ticket without a citation and arrest?
I got pulled over recently by a highway patrol officer for speeding. He asked me questions, and performed a field sobriety tests along with a breathlyzer test. I couldn't really make out what they were saying all the time because the wind was really loud, but they handed back my license and said I was free to go after all the tests were performed. The police officer didn't issue any citation and I didn't sign anything. They only collected information on my car's VIN and my driver's license. Should I have any concern about this? On the side note, I was not drunk.
Without a notice to appear you do not have a problem. Anecdotally, it would be nice to know who stopped you and asked...
Can I still get arrested with either DUI or speeding charge without arrest and citation?
I got pulled over recently by a highway patrol officer for speeding. He asked me questions, and performed a field sobriety tests along with a breathlyzer test. I couldn't really make out what they were saying all the time because the wind was really loud, but they handed back my license and said I was free to go after all the tests were performed. The police officer didn't issue any citation and I didn't sign anything. They only collected information on my car's VIN and my driver's license. Should I have any concern about this? On the side note, I was not drunk.
you should be good. if you receive anything in mail or other notice contact an attorney immediately
If I am responsible for a serious car accident and have an illicit drug in my system, should I refuse a drug test?
This is in regards to driving in California. I understand the consequences of refusing to take a drug test (loss of drivers license, etc), but if I am involved in a serious car accident, such as one involving the death of someone else, would it make sense to refuse a drug test if I know for sure that I will fail it. Specifically, if I were not showing any clearly articulatable signs of being intoxicated. Would my refusal be harder for a defense attorney to deal with than a failed drug test?
I can't speak to CA per se but in FL (as I suspect is, but do not know to be, the case in CA) if you are involved in a...
First DUI court date tomorrow. What should I expects?
Thanks in advance for the help. I have a DUI citation, first court date tomorrow, I was cited in December and got my date for Feb 29. I called to ask if I need to bring an attorney and they said to come first by myself for the dirat date. And then they will let me know if I qualify for a public defender or if I will need a private attorney. My question is, what should I expect at the first court date? What happens? Do I get questioned or is it the part where my information is documented for the case? What will be the wait period until the next court date? What happens after that? Is the timeline for my drivers license suspension starting at the first court date? If I went to as meeting but have Jo documentation can I say so?
To quote very seriously Abraham Lincoln, "he who represents himself has a fool for a client.” Is my answer clear...
Why was I given the equivalent of a DUI for my Wet Reckless for multiple things. (Over fined, wrong driving program, probation.)
Was convicted in Palo Alto for a wet reckless 23103.5. (a). Was fined over $2000, when I research max fine for wet reckless, its only up to $1000. I was also given 3 month DUI course, but being that I was convicted of a wet reckless and not a DUI, I should've been given a 12 hour wet reckless program. I was also given 3 years court probation when most only get 1-2 years. My questions are (A.) How do I get my $1000 dollars I over payed in court fees back? (B.) How do I get my DUI course reduced to a Wet Reckless course and court probation reduced as well? (C.) Is this grounds for Negligence from my payed attorney?
Palo Alto is a tough jurisdiction when it comes to DUIs and/or "wet" reckless. Speak to your attorney about your...
Need clarification on false arrests on DUI case, and what evidence I am entitled to (D.A., police station, breathalyzer results)
To put briefly, I have a complicated case. I recently remembered one of the arresting officers stating in the car after I was arrested that "I would have busted you even if you were not drunk." Which seems like a red flag for false arrest. The video from inside the police car was cut off just before he stated that. How can I obtain the rest of the video and would it prove to be sufficient evidence in a jury trial? I was also give a breathalyzer test 4-5 times but had only the last two results "recorded" any way of obtaining and using it for my case?
Since your case is so complicated and the DA in Palo Alto so notoriously rigid on DUIs, you'll need to retain a skilled...