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How long does it take for a Suspended license to go into effect?
I plead guilty to a DUI on 12/13/11 for DUI. The DUI was from back in 07 of 2007. After I was arrested for the DUI they took my license, but the officer didn't fill out the paperwork correctly and I received my license back in the mail 2 weeks later. I have had a valid license ever since. Will they still suspend my license, and if so does it normally take this long for them to notify you of a suspension, it has been about 6 weeks since my guilty plea. Did I essentially win the license hearing since they gave me back my license? If so, will they still suspend my license? I ordered my driving record last week and it showed no indication of a DUI on my record, at least not yet.
Yes, they will now suspend your license. They will use the rules in effect at the time of the suspension, although...
Is co-signer for loan of car responsible for the DUI's fines if the DUI can not pay?
My daughter who is about to be released from rehab was stopped and charged with a DUI, driving without a license, and having an open container. If she drives again and has an injury accident (or not) and is fined and can not pay damages, etc. can the financial burden be put back on Family /co-signer of loan for the Daughters's auto?
As co-signer you are responsible for paying loan on car if she does not pay. You are not responsible for her moving...
Whats the best and worse case scenario for my DUI and pot possesion case?
i have been convicted of DUI aswell as possesion of pot and paraphernalia. I have had other cases that have been dropped in the past which would make me a first time offendor if i am charged. Im 19 and blew .079 on the field sobriety test and when i was put under miranda i did not consent to answer anything involving their charges..... probably not relevant but when i was placed under arrest for dui they searched my car although it is not under my name, thus, finding pataphernalia and pot
Convicted means you have been found guilty. Do you mean you have been charged? I will assume so. The best case...
DUI questions
I am being charged with DUI even though I wasn't seen driving. I lied for my boyfriend at the time who had an accident behind me. I claimed something like a cat or dog came across the road and caused him to swerve into a fixed object. By the time police and ambulance services came, my car was parked in a parking lot with the keys/FOB in the front flap of my purse. My car doesn't operate using a key-it uses a FOB, the hood was cold and no GPS was pulled out of it showing when it was last operated. There was mass confusion on the scene-my then boyfriend had a head injury and the cop who started in on me wasn't the original cop on the scene. We were told about the confusion from the tow truck people I called. I refused to do any field sobriety tests. I wasn't allowed to leave and was placed in handcuffs. It was a custody. I had a blood test done. I know for a fact they used an alcohol swab because I have a severe aversion to needles. It came out .08. At that point, they said I wasn't in custody and free to go-releasing me to drive. 7 mos. ltr., I get the citation in the mail. Is it normal to allow someone under the suspicion of DUI to just leave and get back in a car to drive home?
It is atypical, and probably good for your defense, especially during cross-examination. However, though atypical,...
What should I do my lawyer did not show up to my sentencing and passed me off to public defender
I have my 2nd Dui on my day of sentencing my lawyer didn't show up to court and the public defender made derogatory statements about my lawyer not being there the deal was going to be made two days in jail and a week in house arrest but my lawyer told me we could file for a hardship license because I work and the dmv threw my case out but the public defense lawyer said that's not true..so I don't know what to do should I file a complaint with the bar for my lawyers absence to my sentencing and money I paid him. I myself filed for a Continuance
Time for a discussion with your attorney. Generally, if an attorney has a valid reason for not appearing, the court...
Will I be drug tested for a MIP in the state of Kansas?
I was driving my friend home from a party and he had a case of beer in the car. I was pulled over for speeding and the officer saw the beer in plain sight and searched the entire car. He found drug paraphernalia, but my friend took responsibility for it because it was not mine and I had not used it. We were both issued a citation for an MIP since the beer was in my vehicle, but I had passed the breathalyzer test while my friend did not. My court case is in a month and I was wondering if I can expect a drug screening any time between now and then? And is there any use in fighting the case? Thank you any advice is appreciated
No, generally you wont be required to test prior to your first appearance. Whether or not you will be required to do so...
Should I hire an attorney?
I have just finished a year long diversion program in the state of Kansas which required mandatory random urinalysis tests weekly. Every test has come back negative and I was scheduled to complete the program yesterday. August 10th. however, when I went to the courthouse I was informed that my very last U.A had come back positive for marijuana. I have been given a court date and was advised to request a GC/MS confirmation test from the lab that reported the positive result. I have never used marijuana and I don't know how the test could come back positive. I understand that false-positives while uncommon are possible. My question is, should i hire a lawyer in a situation like this and should I wait to speak to an attorney before I take the gc/ms drug screen?
Yes you should hire a lawyer or have a lawyer appointed. Talk to your lawyer.