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My son has been spending $60/week on drug and alcohol counseling and the counselor keeps adding required sessions. He has tested negative on every drug test for the past year except the last one last week. He declined to take because he knew he would fail for marijuana. He only had two sessions left and now the counselor is telling him he will have to start the 12 week treatment all over again. Feels like a never ending vicious cycle even though I know he screwed up.. He was convicted of DUI with serious bodily injury on Dec. 29, 2012. And because of a probation violation (driving on a suspended license) he is not able to get his license back until 2015 anyways. Just curious if there is any type of statute for this if he does not finish and waits it out...if that is even option? Thx
the State gave your son a 2nd chance, and it appears that your son has violated his probation. There is no statute...
I have never been arrested before and only have a ticket for speeding in 2007 and the Careless Driving in 2011. I was given the extra requirements of attending weekly AA meetings and submitting to random UA's during probation and I'm guessing it's because of the "priors" that I have? Does this sound legitimate?
Careless driving is a civil citation and doesn't normally trigger AA meetings and UAs during probation as a Careless...
On November 8, 2012 I was sentenced for my first DUI charge AND for my second DUI charge plus refusal to submit to a chemical test charge. In both instances, I did the breathalyzer and blew .000. In both instances, I refused to do a urinalysis test. I was sentenced to a interlock device for two years. Was this the correct sentence that was imposed according to the sentencing guidelines or is it at the discretion of the judge if he sentences you to a longer term with a interlock device? Can I appeal the judges decision or is it to late for that?
Dear ?, The penalty for a second DUI by 316.193(2)(a)3 includes: "For a second conviction, by mandatory placement...
i have a pending DUI charge in Pa that is expected to be knocked down to public drunkiness. i am now being charged in Fla for DUI.
It has to be a DUI conviction for it to count as your first. Reducing it down will not count as a DUI conviction.
SOBERLINK - My personal experience with: A Mobile Alcohol Breathalyzer that is classified as a class 1 medical device In California. A class 1 medical device is in the same category as a bed pan you piss in. Class 1 medical device needs no human clinical trials, no scientific data, and no certification and is exempt from the FDA regulatory process. This Breathalyzer is NOT FDA approved, does NOT have 510K certification, and is NOT DOT approved and yet it is used in court, probation, by law officials, with family members and rehabs to determine ones breathe alcohol content. This device reported false positives, erroneous information, failed to send test, failed to perform as manufacturer claimed etc. Soberlink is NOT admissible in a court of law. If you have been arrested or violated pr
Ty for the info but this is not a solicitation forum, nor is it a forum for folks to offer advise. It is a forum...
i had DUI arrest in Sarasota 5 weeks ago. I just got a second continuance for my arraignment with no explanation. Is there any way I can request information regarding the reason they keep on postponing it?
Likely no. the reason your case hasn't been heard is likely because the court system is really slow. ITs just the...
I was scheduled for my initial arraignment today and when called to the stand I was told that they needed 2 more weeks for the state to decide if they were going to continue with prosecution. I was EXTREMELY cooperative with the entire arrest and told them how much I drank, where I drank and I also consented to a breathalizer and a field sobriety test and failed both. I can not see why they would need any more evidence to prosecute me. Is it possible they might drop the charges?
Perhaps the State Attorney's Office is still trying to determine what classification of DUI to charge your case as. For...