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Can my friend get out of a DUI?
My friend was at a lake with his family and some friends. They were boating most of the day. My friend had gotten in the truck that has the trailer and backed it up into the water so they could get the boat. Shortly after, an officer had walked over and started talking to my friend. (This officer was a close personal friend back when he was in high school, and my friend used to rent a duplex from his mom, that he still owes roughly $2000) That talked for a bit about personal things, catching up with each other, and then had asked if my friend had been drinking. Which my friend had admitted. (This officer knows that my friend likes to drink a lot.) The officer ended up walking away shortly later. He then came back with another officer and told my friend that his Sargent had seen him back up the truck with the trailer. The officers then asked my friend to do a infield sobriety test, which he refused. They asked him to take a blood test which he did take and ended failing. They ended up writing a ticket and letting him go. Didn't impound any vehicles. They ended up coming back a 3rd time and asked my friend to sign the consent form to taking his blood.
Yes, many good defenses. He should contact an attorney to help him work his way out of this charge.
How can I get the Utah Drivers License Division to remove my Ignition Interlock Restriction?
First lawyer waited 2 years while keeping me in the dark and avoiding my calls. Contacted the Utah State Bar to help get him in line. The Bar notified him and me they will not discipline, so lost my retainer and hired new attorney. Now 3 years in, finished everything and case closed with the court. However the Utah Drivers License Division wants my Ignition Interlock Restriction to be for 3 years from conviction date, which adds an additional 2 years of interlock. I have received numerous documents, mailed late, with inconsistent dates about when the restriction is up. The original date given to me was 3 years from the hearing with the DLD, which is now completed. Is there anyway to get the DLD to reinstate my license without Interlock? This outcome is unjust and I believe I have served my time.
Sounds like you need to discuss this with your lawyer who represented you. You should have been able to make your case...
If i have a hardship license in florida can i get a Drivers license in utah.
3 and ahalf years ago, I was considered a habitual traffic offender (HTO) for driving with suspended drivers license 3 times. The last time was in 11/13/2012 and my license was revoked in 03/18/2013. I am planning on moving to salt lake city or park city utah and i need to know if i can get a drivers license. I currently have a hardship license in florida (limited) and I need to know what to do in order to obtain a drivers license in Utah.
Call the DMV in Utah, or whatever its equivalent is, and ask.
First time offense, DUI options to approach the situation.
A couple days ago on my way home after hanging out with a friend I was charged with a DUI. I had just missed the curb as I was distracted, which caused me to swerve away from it. I pulled over to check my car, as I came back to the car, a police officer stopped to check on me. When I explained why I swerved and said I had just drank one beer and offered to take the sobriety test he told me I was okay to go as far as I had someone come to pick me up. When another officer arrived at the scene less than 1 minute from that, he came back and asked if I could take the test. He then proceeded to tell me I was intoxicated and that I needed to go back to the station, after seating in a room for 15-30 minutes while he filled up the information he ran the breathalyzer which ran at .09. During the time I waited he kept his back to me and did not check my mouth before proceeding. I found this shocking with having only having drank one beer. Should I be disputing this or trying to get this to lower charge it all feels strange and poorly done ??
Your mistake was talking to the cop and offering to help yourself get arrested, and possibly convicted. You should have...
Can I have my dismissed DUI arrest removed from my driving record?
My DUI was dismissed in court but it took a year and a half and was almost a violation of my right to a speedy trial because it was so ridiculous. So with that said, it was too late for me to appeal my DLD hearing which I was found guilty for and the arrest is still on my driving record. Can I have that removed from my driving record if I was never convicted of the DUI?
The government has two years to file charges for a misdemeanor DUI. Assuming there are no felony charges attached, you...
Can they lessen the charge or can I keep my license
I was having my girlfriend drive after a night of drinking at my friends. I was very cooperative but I was not driving. I got unlawful for a minor to consume an alcohol product
These are situations where you absolutely need the assistance of an experienced attorney. Preventing the drivers...
How should I go about this situation? Is there a chance of getting my license back?
Back in July I was arrested for a DUI, I went to a mans home that I had met on an online dating site. I had two shots of whiskey and he poured me a drink. I dont remember finishing that drink. I was at his house for approximately one and a half hours prior to being arrested as the police report states. I do not have any recollection of getting in my vehicle, crashing my vehicle, getting arrested, I did not come to until the next morning in jail and had no idea where I was. Yesterday I went to court, and the case was dismissed. Apparently I refused the BAC, and the arresting officer did not get a blood sample. During my incarceration I was unable to get a drug test for GHB but am positive this is what has happened. I live in Utah and understand the refusal is a defense rendering 18 months suspended. I emailed an email to them yesterday requesting a late hearing and just really dont know my options here.
There is a chance but you desperately need an attorney. DUIs are complicated with lots of pitfalls.