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Arrested for DUI as a passenger.
Good evening, After leaving a work party, my friend (designated driver) was driving us home. We stopped at a gas station, and he ran in to get a bottle of water while leaving the keys in the ignition. Seemingly out of the blue, an officer pulled up next to us, and the rest is history ... Even after my friend ran out and told them he was driving (he showed them his registration, license, etc), the officer didn't believe us. I refused to take any field sobriety tests but took one down at the station. I am a mess right now. I recently got accepted in to Dental School and do not want this on my record -- I am terrified. What am I looking at? Is there any way to get passed this? Thank you!
The facts as you present them offer some hope for possible defenses. You should immediately consult with a criminal...
Does MD have a mandatory minimum sentence for 2nd DUI/DWI charge while on probation? Is a plea deal or a contest best for me?
I am 22 years old and was convicted in Sep 2015 for DWI/DUI and fined and placed on 6 months unsupervised probation. In Dec 2015 I was arrested and have been charged with DWU/DUI again (alcohol level of 0.14). I am a full time college student due to graduate this year and I therefore need to avoid a jail sentence at all costs.
You need a lawyer for both the potential VOP and the new DUI. Maryland does have a mandatory minimum under certain...
Can I fight an underage drinking citation when the police let one of the three teens go who admitted drinking with no citation?
There were four people in the car. We called a friend to pick us up from a party because they began to smoke marijuana and didn't want to be there, our driver had NOT been drinking, he was tested and cleared. The two males in the back seat were tested. The girl in the front seat was not. The three kids (2 males, 1 girl) admitted to drinking. The officer sent the girl home with her 20 year old sister. I was cited and my friend was sited. We were pulled over for a minor traffic violation, per the officer.
You can always fight, however, the fact that someone else wasn't charged is not a defense. There maybe other ways to...
K-1 Visa sponsorship with two DUIs?
I want to apply for a K-1 visa for my fiance who is living in Moscow right now. I have two previous DUIs. The application form ask if I have three or more alcohol-related convictions. Since I do not - do I have to disclose this in any way? And will this present a problem in the approval process?
If you are a U.S. citizen sponsor, then you have nothing to worry about, unless you have already been diagnosed with a "...
Does it matter if I have a $1000 attorney or a $2500 one for a first time dui. BAC .11
I have been talking to a few attorneys. The general consensus is that I will get a pbj. In this case is a more expensive attorney ($2500) better than one who charges $1000. The more expensive attorney is probably more familiar with the county I got the dui in (Montgomery county, Maryland) Does this matter ? If I am still going to get a PBJ what can a more expensive attorney who is likely to be more familiar with my county do that is better then going with a less expensive attorney who has done cases in my county but he is from a different county (Carol county, Maryland).
No one can tell you whether the $2,500.00 attorney is better than the $1,000.00 attorney. You must decide based upon...
Do I need to disclose a nolled charge in a different state of I am charged with dui in another state
I was charged with misdemeanor (2nd degree theft) in DC and it was nolled on 7/1/2010. I have not had it expunged. I just got a dui charge in Maryland on 7/22/2015. Will the nolled misdemeanor affect the dui charge in any way if they were in different states
It is possible that the old case will effect the new case but this depends on MD law. For example, in OK, a prior...
Does an ignition interlock show up on a regular driving records check?
Interlock was ordered by MVA, NOT court
Yes, the ignition interlock shows up on your MVA driving record as opposed to your Probation Before Judgment record....
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