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Appealing a DUI
I am now in the third year of an appeal for a DUI. This occurred in a city so it is a Municipal charge. The city did not file their response late (a month after our reply was due) so it once again delayed the case. Given this and the quality of the brief (11 pages) and their utter disinterest in the case what are the possible scenarios of this moving forward. Yes I have an Attorney and I have already spoken to them.. so this is a second opinion matter. The Judge could rule to remand the case back to trial.. in that case the City has again up to 2 years to refile the case... and given what transpired they could ostensibly do that putting the case from 2012 being tried in 2018 or 2019 depending on when the Judge's decision occurs? Yes or No? Then the city will retry a 6 year old DUI? They would and why? The case appeal centers on two issues.. the blood evidence taken w/out warrant and with McNeely the City refused that case as relevant, the second was they did not allow my defense to proceed.. they did not give us blood to sample at an independent lab so as a result I had no way of proving an alternate theory. The case is very complicated.. VERY complicated..
I do not give second opinion on this site. You have counsel. If you need a second opinion consult with another.
Can I sue my employer for demoting me as a result of a DUI?
I have a pending DUI and my position requires me to drive 90% of the time. I am a first time offender and even if convicted, I will retain my driving privileges with the use of an ignition interlock device (according to my attorney). Historically my employer has demoted others in this situation into roles that pay less and are stationary, resulting in a large pay decrease. I would like to know if this is legal, considering I would still be able to perform the responsibilities my position requires, no matter what the outcome. I have even been denied the opportunity for lateral moves that are stationary and do not require driving as a primary responsibility. While they do pay for my mileage, I pay for my gas, insurance and vehicle payment. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Being arrested for a DUI makes you a liability for your employer. The fact your employer has demoted others, makes...
I got arrested for a dui and the officer never read me my rights. Can't I get off for that.
I got pulled over for dui and the officer told me to blow and i tried twice and said i was doing it right and arrested me for dui. I barely moved and he.said he will break my fingers if i move again. Not once did he read me my right. I got till the 18th to come up with 400 if I want a court date. But cant really afford it. If you think i can get off then i might fight. I need to be able to drive to work.
Whether of not the officer read you your "RIGHTS" isn't a determining factor of being charged with the crime of DUI....
Can I go to the impound yard with a vehicle was drug seeds and get my key out of it without getting bothered or pulled into it?
I was riding in a vehicle with a guy got a suspended license didn't know we jumped out of the vehicle I walked away and left my car keys and phone and said the vehicle was seized he was arrested for drugs and suspended license can I get the car key back without incriminating myself
I know that you want a yes or no answer, but that is not always possible, so the answer is perhaps.
What types of convictions will negatively impact my security clearance?
Is a negligent driving first degree or reckless driving conviction be worse for my security clearance?
This is a question for your employer, not a criminal defense lawyer. Companies are free to set their own standards and...
Where can I find a sample appeal form to submit to the Superior Court in the State of Washington - myself v. D.O.L.
Had a DUI in 2010, resolved the matter very soon after - 6 years later (3 weeks back), I receive a letter from D.O.L. of WA stating they audited my driving record and are requiring me to install IID, as they say it should have been installed in 2011. I have a valid drivers license, a son that I share my car with, and not going to pay to install this machine. I'm Appealing it representing myself. I read and consumed all info provided from D.O.L. and King County Court websites online. My findings - I need to produce 3 items within the next 2 weeks to prevent license revocation; 1. Fill out and get filing fee wavier form authorization from a Judge at the Court House 2.Provide this same Judge with my Formal Appeals Doc (they only give me a cover sheet & form indicating what type of case I'm filing) 3. Once all items are submitted and they give me a Superior Court Case number, I then provide the D.O.L. with it, before the revocation date. Where can I find a sample Appeal document? I know that the filing of this form is the most critical part - I'm not a lawyer, so if any or all parts are not correct (semantics and letter format), it'll be a battle to get it right.
The beauty of public records is that they are public. Perhaps you can find what you need at the local law library, but...
I need to go to Canada for work, had a DUI, trying to get a TRP, they need more benefits of why I need to go there. Help?
I got a DUI in 2009, I have to go to Canada for work to see a client. I hired an attorney to help with a TRP, however I got denied (I have a million character letters, letters from my boss on why I need to go to Canada) however, apparently the reason isn't enough, Does anyone have any advice on what they are looking for in terms of what "benefits"? I am completely lost, and gave up on the attorney, I just need to get in their country to work. Any advice would be so appreciated! Thank you!
Sir, this is an American legal website. You're trying to gain entrance into Canada. You'll need to hire or speak to a...