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How long typically does it take for the D.A. to file a DWI in Hays County Texas? Also how long for public defender?
I was arrested for a DWI and an open container on 11/14, and was wondering how long it will take the DA to file the case? The reason I ask is that I am unable financially to retain an attorney (in other words thrown to the wolves... I know), and am having trouble finding out if I was approved for a public defender since there is no case number. I am very concerned about this because of the upcoming ALR hearing. I scheduled it yesterday (11/16), and am really hoping that I will have representation by the time the hearing is scheduled. I was not intoxicated at the time of the arrest, but I can understand why it may have appeared as such. I live in a rural area with lot of deer, several jumped out in front of me and I swerved and hit some rocks on a median. I was in my car for about 30 mins before an officer arrived. The open container was on the passenger seat (a very small bottle of alcohol that contained maybe 2 1/2 shots), I didn't think to move it because I had not been drinking it, I was just bringing it home from a friends. Did not blow, but was arrested on suspicion I think. How bad does all of this look for me? Thanks in advance.
The ALR you are not entitled to appointed counsel so you will have to hire someone or represent yourself. Regarding the...
Is it possible to reduce the amount of time you are on DWI probation?
I was convicted of a DWI this past January and was given 18 months probation, and 9 months with a breathalyzer. I have heard it's possible to "relinquish" your probation and just want to know if that is at all true. I have completed all of my probation terms and payments already. If it's not possible to get off early, is it possible to change some of the conditions of my probation?
You can request early termination, but the general rule of thumb in most states is that half of your time needs to be...
I got DWI how many times can I get a reset court date
I got DWI but want little bit longer to save money before I get 2yr probation and court fees
Talk with your lawyer who will have the best idea how the court in which you are charged works. Also, be sure to be in...
I am on PTI in Texas and i failed a drug test. What happens to me?
I was charged with burglary of a vehicle 3 years ago and this July they placed me on 6th month PTI. This was the first drug test they gave me (3 months into the program) I failed and my probation officer has been out of town so I haven't been able to talk to him. I live and work in Colorado and travel back once a month to to deal with this. I have paid all my fines and fees, I also completed all the classes I was asked to. I feel like this must be some fluke. I smoked before I was probated but not since. All I can think is I attended a potluck concert with lots of weed smoke in the air and hippies cooking food about a week before my test, maybe I had ingested some that way.
Pretrial Diversion Programs are at the complete discretion of the District Attorney's office. Your best bet is to tell...
What will happen if I fail my drug test?
I am probation for a DWI and resisting arrest. I started probation a year ago and since then I have only been drug tested once and that was when I began probation. Since then i have completed my 3 required classes and all of my community service hours. I have never missed an appointment or been late to one. Since I've been doing so good i only have to check in every other month in person. I told my probo officer I was going out of state and now he is requiring me to take a drug test. There is a possibility that I may fail. What would happen if I did? Would the consequences be really bad even though I've been doing really well with my probation?
The consequences could be that your probation is revoked and you can be sentenced to the maximum amount of time that...
I would like help in understanding the DWI plea bargain / trial process?
Is there a way to raise the points of concern we have about an arrest/charges before accepting a plea ( not found driving, evidence of a blow out, breathalyzer administered many hours after accident and arrest, no blood tests despite obvious signs of impairment not typical of alcohol, etc)? Without going to trial, is there no way to fight for reduced/different charges? It seems strange that the charges are given and the only choices we have are either accept them or pay thousands of dollars for a trial. My son, who is the one actually facing the charges, just wants to "get this over with" and accept plea bargain (I know paying for a trial is out of his reach and think this is his primary reason for just wanting to accept a plea). Thank you so much~
Depends. In some jurisdictions, there's a no bargaining policy, but what you're saying doesn't make sense. First,...
Hays County DWI exit evaluation/assessment
I received a DWI in Hey's County. I'm nearing the end of my probation and I'm told next time I'll be completeing an exit evaluation/assessment. What does an exit evaluation/assessment consists of and how long do they last? Was there a particular term for this evaluation? Thanks in advance for the assistance.
Ask your probationer officer or better yet the attorney who handled the case