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Do all first DUI offenders have to do 6 months of probation? I'm on the fence to hire an attorney, what will really change?
First DUI- Do all first time DUI offenders have to do 6 months of probation? Of course money is always part of what decision that you make. Trying to see if it's worth hiring an attorney vs going with a public defender. The cop stated that they waited too long to test, beyond the 2 hour mark. The charges are the following: DUI: Controlled Substance - Impaired Ability - 1st Offense 1 75 § 3802 §§ D2* M DUI: Controlled Substance - Metabolite - 1st Offense 2 75 § 3802 §§ D1iii* M Driv While Oper Priv Susp Or Revoked 3 75 § 1543 §§ A S 4 75 § 3361 S Driving at Safe Speed DUI: Controlled Substance - Schedule 2 or 3 - 1st Offense
Trick question. People who are acquitted dont do any probation. You are charged eith drug offenses so you would do 72...
Limited license options?
I had my license suspended for a DUI and several subsequent underage drinking offenses. (I am over 21 now if that makes any difference.) I need to get to work and it's a 30 minute commute. I can't just keep asking for rides for the next 5 years. Can I get some sort of limited license to get me to and from work?
As with any good question the answer is "it depends". Here the answer is most likely probably not. If it were just...
Can I get my arraignment postponed due to lack of representation?
I'm scheduled to be arraigned for underage drinking in a few days. Since there is a possibility of jail time, I have the right to have a lawyer present. I'm holding out hope that I can somehow get out of jail time, but obviously would need a lawyer to do so. I have not found representation yet and the date is fast approaching. Could I ask for the arraignment to be rescheduled for that reason? Or would they just give me a PD?
Arraignment is not a super big deal but you should speak or email with an attorney right away
Is there any way that I can obtain some sort of provisional license in any form, or maybe in another state?
I am on a second IP sentence of 5 years for a third DUI. All the DUIS happened relatively close together, the third in 2013. My license has been suspended or revoked for several years already, and all prison sentences and probation requirements have been fulfilled, only fines remain. I obtained my driving record from PENNDOT and it says that my last suspension doesn't even begin until 2021. The reason being driving under suspension DUI related charges, along with the DUI's. I have no felony traffic charges or hit and runs or anything super serious like that.
You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options. In Pennsylvania, a probationary license is available to...
Gun ownership revoked for DUI
I was convicted of DUI in 2009 (I was 19 at the time). The highest charge I had was 1st degree misdemeanor. It was accident involving personal injury or death (I was the only person injured and went to the hospital). I had fulfilled all of my legal obligations afterward (18 days served in county, fines paid, rehab etc.) Last year I had tried to purchase a firearm and was declined due to my record. Is there some sort of waiting period after coviction to purchase a firearm or is legal counsel required?
Federal law prohibits a person with a conviction punishable by more than one year in jail, amongst other things, from...
Should I be worried about jail?
Was pulled over Tuesday night, breathalyzer was .12, the officers first reason was I was going up and down with my speed, at night i use my cruise control because there is no one on the road at 2am. Once I said I was using that he said there must be something wrong with it... there is nothing wrong with my truck. Then said it was because I was swerving.. im 90% sure I was not then said it was because I was using my high beams the hole time... I have fog lights I use at night to avoid using my high beams... just seems fishy. I'm not arguing my breathalyzer but reason he pulled me over.. also with it being my first affence and I have no criminal record should I worry about jail?
I say it depends, but only for a very few reasons. You are ARD eligible, if you meet all the conditions. That means...
I was arrested for a DUI back in November of 2014. I was arrested for a DUI again in January of 2015. I was a Target 21 and had
to follow bail conditions along with wear a SCRAM bracelet. I went to my all of my court dates up until the arraignment. My bail had been revoked a week before the arraignment due to failing to pay the SCRAM office. I was completely out of money so I took a job in Montana, cutting of my SCRAM bracelet before I went out there. I have since returned and intend to turn myself in. The only problem is that I have no money for a lawyer, but I have a very beatable case. With the consequences of a 2nd DUI, I don't trust a PD. Should I go back to Montana and save money for a lawyer or take it up myself? How long am I likely to be held up in jail? I have a great job awaiting me to clear warrants so I need to take care of this. I was also cited for driving w/o a license, but my bail wasn't revoked.
I would use a public defender on this and if the PD does not seem to want to fight for you, hire a private attorney who...