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How long does the court have to charge someone a DUI?
Back in 2015, I was arrested and charged with DUI. On February of 2016 was my first court appearance and the prosecutor asked for a continuance. In June of 2016 we went back to court and again the prosecutor asked for a continuance for no witnesses showing up. In July of 2016, the state again asked for a continuance because the arresting officer was unavailable. In August of 2016, all parties were present, no witnesses or the officer were asked any questions and the judge stated that he would look over the evidence and render a verdict. That was over a year ago and still no word from the judge. At what point can I file a motion to dismiss? Have my civil rights to a speedy trial been broken because of the length in time it was from the moment I was arrested to almost two years waiting for a verdict?
I recommend that you contact an Arkansas criminal defense attorney about your situation. It appears that there was no...
How long should it take from the moment I was arrested for the court to render a decision in a DUI case?
In October of 2015 I was arrested for DUI and a couple other violations after an accident. At the time I was under the care of a VA mental health physician and was on a medication and did not know I was driving. The officers assumed I was under the influence of alcohol and I was arrested. I hired a lawyer, we went to court on three separate occasions between November of 2015 to August of 2016. It is now May of 2017 and the judge has still not rendered a decision. I would also like to mention that each time my court date was rescheduled, it was because the prosecutor either did not have witnesses, the officer did not show up or he needed more time. Never did I ask for a continuance and it has been almost a year and 8 months since I was arrested. The judge had also accepted a document from my mental health doctor stating that I was under that medication under the time. Have my civil rights to a speedy trial been violated? At what point should I consider filing a motion to dismiss because of the time frame?
I'm sure you have an attorney representing you. Discuss the issue with him and see if a motion is appropriate. It...
Drug testing at plea and arraignment
I got a letter from Pulaski County Circuit Court with the date for my plea and arraignment hearing. In the letter was a notice that I may be drug tested as a condition of my bond. I've never heard of drug testing at playing arraignment. Do they really do this?
Rules vary not only across jurisdictions, but also among different Courts and Judges. You should speak with your...
What will happen if I attempt to get my first drivers license? Can I be arrested?
At 16yrs old I was pulled over by police for my passenger littering. I had a drivers permit at the time, but no license. My passenger was 20yrs old, so I was driving illegally. The car was not registered in my name and I had only an expired Bill Of Sale. I had expired tags on the vehicle, which belonged to a friend's old vehicle. I received several driving violations. I was given a court date and my parent was required to be there since I was a minor. The judge gave me a fine and put me on a payment plan. To make a long story short, my parents were divorced and it was a very unstable situation. Both parents swore to the other that they would pay the fines (needing to "out-do" one another). At 19yrs old I was finally out on my own, working, and trying to create a stable life for myself. I was finally going to go get my license, but found out that my fine had never been paid on at all. So, a warrant was put out for my arrest and for 3 yrs the fine had been increasing due to late fees. At that point it was up to over $1,000, which I did not have at 19yrs old. I'm now 23yrs old and am assuming the warrant is still active since I've never taken care of it. What can I do? I NEED license!
Warrants do not go away. You should contact a local attorney about lifting the warrant (or see if there is a bond that...
Can you be charged with a crime if they did not preserve the evidence?
In 2015 I was in a terrible car accident and was medflighted from the scene and the officer "on duty" claims to have "found" a wallet separate from my wallet and it contained .066g of a controlled drug in it. They provided pictures of such said wallet but all the evidence has just magically disappeared. They wait till 2016 a year after to file charges on me. I need help comprehending this please.
You do not need help comprehending this; what you need is a lawyer to fight this. If you have been charged then you...
How can I get my reinstatement fees waived since I have been released from Wrightsville Unit. Under the Act 895.
I was incarcerated at the Wrightsville Unit from 8/25/2016 to 12/07/2016. Well before I went to prison, I had been a truck driver for over 22 yrs with a class A CDL driver license. The problem I am having is i had been released before they took me to the dmv to get my license back. I spoke with KERRY Williams with the Arkansas Community Corrections and she told me that there was nothing that could be done about my issue and all she could say was she was sorry. By law it states that with the completion of the re-entry program/class that my reinstatement fees would be waived and i would get my license back, but that is not what happened. What can i do?
Your question requires more information. You should consult a local attorney in your area who may better assist.
Was arrested for DUI in October 2015, it's January 2017 and no verdict from the judge.
In October 2015, I was arrested for DUI, refusal (even though I blew in the machine 3 times), careless driving and driving on a suspended license, even though I had court papers saying my ticket was paid in full the court never released my license. The first two times I went to court, the state asked for a continuance because the arresting officer was not present and the second was because the witness did not show up. I had provided documents that my license was good and that I was not under the influence of alcohol, I was sleep driving due to a medication. The judge accepted the documents I presented and stated that he would render a decision with in a few days and that was in August of 2016. How long do I have before my lawyer can file a motion to dismiss?
If I were your lawyer, and the defense has never asked for a reset or a continuance, I would file a motion to dismiss...