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Hit by a drunk driver
I was rear ended by a drunk driver with my 1 year old and 2 14 yr olds in the car. The driver did not attempt to put on his brakes. We were hit pretty hard. He also fled the scene. However, due to the damage to his vehicle, he only made it 1/2 mile down the road. The PA state police showed up and took the driver into custody. It is now 5 months later and no charges have been filed. This has had a major impact on our lives in several different ways. I cannot seek compensation unless he is found guilty. I am concerned that the driver will not get charged. It irks me that he fled the scene and had no regard to the people in my vehicle or any injuries they may have had. His concern was getting away and it appears that he has accomplished that. Where is the justice for me and my family? I make several calls to the state police who assure me charges will be filed but can't tell me when. Is there anyway or could an attorney push those charges to be filed? My family and I want to move on.
Sorry for what you and your family have had to endure. One point of clarification, he does not need to be found guilty...
Is it illegal for my college to record me taking a take home test?
My college is requiring that we be recorded while taking a take home test. The entire class is uncomfortable with this and has requested to take the test in class proctored. I'm just wondering if there are an legal ramifications to this as we all are not consenting and don't believe we've signed anything stating that we have consented.
I'm curious, at the risk of making you and the entire class "uncomfortable"; at the college level, how could you...
What happens during a DUI refusal arrest?
Hi, I had a very unusual arrest happen so I am trying to find out what usually happens during a PA chemical test refusal arrest. Does the Wilkes-Barre police department record anything on their vehicle or during the "arrest" at the station? Do they typically search your car? Mine wasn't searched. Thanks in advance.
You are now facing a one year driver suspension because of the refusal
If you weren't sent for blood work can you get charged with a DWI?
I was pulled over due to the cop saying he smelled marijuana. Officer searched the vehicle & found half of a joint on my passenger. Officer told me I was impaired & had to have someone pick up the vehicle. Officer told me I will not be charged with a DWI but I will receive charges he wouldn't tell me for what when I asked. I was not sent for blood work. I received charged for possession & paraphernalia for marijuana but did not have any marijuana or paraphernalia. Can I be charged with that without having anything in my possession? Can he bring me up on a DWI after I goto the preliminary hearing & plead to the charges sent to me?
The short answers are yes. Now that you have received the charges, hire an experienced criminal defense attorney and...
Affidavit complete fabrication
I was arrested for DUI and refusing to blow in Pennsylvania but I wasn't actually in the car and the police think I was to drunk to remember anything. They even told the hospital that I was taken into custody for public drunkenness. I was however around my car as a friend of mine and I (he was actually driving) had gotten into an argument, I was very intoxicated. In the affidavit of probable cause the officer stats that he was alerted that a man was walking around his car seemingly intoxicated and when they arrived I was behind the wheel with the car running. Can I subpoena the paperwork from the hospital that stats I was arrested for public drunkenness? What do I do in an officers word vs mine incident?
You should hire an attorney well versed in criminal defense and DUI law. You are entitled to a copy of your medical...
Can a first degree misdemeanor for Dui's be expunged??
I had several Dui's over the years, and because of the high BAC result,(.27,.28), I pleaded guilty to go to rehab. I unknowingly pleaded guilty to a first degree misdemeanor charge. Now, I cannot own guns, and I was wondering, because it was a non violent crime, and because it was over 10 years ago, could I get this removed from my record??
No. Your option is to hire an attorney and petition for clemency.
I would like to know if there is anyway I can file for Involuntary Termination of Parental rights on my own.
In Nov. 2015, my ex had his custody rights suspended for multiple reasons, but the main ones being his Morphine positive court ordered drug test, his forgery of a doctor's letter stating it was prescribed & my son returning home covered in flea bites after spending the weekends with him. A few months later, he then got tested again, this time showing positive for both Morphine & Cocaine. He has not seen my son in a almost a year. In 2013, he was arrested for a DUI for testing positive for a Metabolite, & is currently awaiting a Preliminary Hearing in October for a recent arrest consisting of: (35 § 780-113 §§ A32) Use/Pos Of Drug Paraph, (75 § 1543 §§ B1.1II) BAC .02 or Greater 2nd Offense, (75 § 3714 §§ A) Careless Driving, (75 § 3736 §§ A) Reckless Driving, (75 § 3802 §§ A1*) DUI: Gen Imp/Inc of Driving Safely - 1st Off, (75 § 3802 §§ D1ii*) DUI: Controlled Substance - Schedule 2 or3 - 1st Offense. Both my son & I live with my fiance, who is 100% willing to adopt him. In the last year, I have spent well over $9,000 on a lawyer, & I am wondering if there is anyway to file for involuntary termination of parental rights without one. Thank You.
You can file on your own for involuntary termination of parental rights. However, your chances of success are extremely...