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Can I get legal custody of my daughter if her Mother has a DWI conviction?
My ex girlfriend and I have had joint legal and physical custody of our daughter who is now 3 years old. I have taken her to all her medical and dental appointments and have had her 3-4 days a week (alternating). She has never shown up at our exchange on time and starting about two months ago it got even worse. I found out that she had been arrested for aggravated DUI which in court was changed to a regular DWI and Reckless Conduct. She won't have her license back for another 8 months. Her father won't drive her to our court agreed drop-off point so I need to drive to her father's house or some new drop-off point. She also lost her job. I am thinking that this would be a good time to get legal custody so that I can determine where my daughter goes to school.
These situations are always very fact dependent. Investigation should be made of the circumstances surrounding the DUI...
Can I get a hearing in a state I've moved to, VT, to try to get a hardship license to drive for work?
I have served 1 year of a 3 yr suspension in NH for a DWI 2nd. I have completed all required classes and attend AA. I need a license to drive for work.
Absolutely you can get a hearing. Will you win that hearing? Most likely not if you do not have help. I would get a...
No response to motion to suppress?
my lawyer filed a motion to suppress based on a bad stop and the state has yet to respond at all as far as I know. is this a good sign? don't they have a time frame in which they have to respond?
Yes they probably were given a date to respond. You should discuss this with your attorney as they are in best...
Can a cop say i had bloodshot eyes if i was in my car and he was in his still ??
he pulled up to my window at night and said i had bloodshot eyes and used that along with the fact that i had pulled over for maybe a minute in a parking lot to fix my stereo, as probably cause for dui. At which point he asked for my license and then ran it and had an emergency call come in so he ordered me to stay there while another cop came to do sobriety tests. can he really detain me on this alone??
An officer may invetstigate a person that has bloodshot eyes to see if impaired conduct is present.
Breath test "incomplete"
After 15 minute observation period I was administered a breath test. It read incomplete. Does the cop have to wait 15 minutes again before retesting?
There is usually a 20 minute observation period prior to attempting to give the 1st sample, then a 2-4 minute wait...
I had a seizure while driving and when pulled over I was charged with a DUI.
Count One - 6-9 months as with 24 months probation std w/ specials: A1c, 3, 4, 5, must not buy, have, consume regulated drugs nor possess w/o valid RX;not engage in criminal behavior; random urinalysis. I was driving and had a seizure. When pulled over I explained to the officer I was having a seizure. They charged me with DUI - drugs. THey drew blood but tests not back yet.
The best advice anyone can give you is to hire the best lawyer you can find and fight this charge against you. I trust...
Can I represent myself in criminal court?
I got arrested for my first DUI, and make too much money to qualify for a public defender. I cannot afford a lawyer!
Ask yourself, do I really want to go it alone? The Judge Cannot Help You Remember, if you are going to represent...