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Arrested in my front yard for being drunk and tearing stuff up with my truck- thought it was my private property - two felonies
A year ago I got really drunk at my house jumped into my truck, in my private drive way,and tore up the lovely yard that the wife likes so much and pushed over my storage shed. Mind you no one was at the house at the time but I was arrested and charged with agrivated DUI , criminal mischief, criminal endangerment. I did all this damage then turned my truck off and waited in my yard for about 2 minutes until the police showed up. My attorney , which my wife use to work for, wasn't much help- got a plea agreement that cancelled the DUI but kept the other two which are felonies. Do you think this was handled properly? I know these small towns make up their own rules as in my case- wife and father-in-law, which I live right across the street from,influenced the police- cant be right?
Attorneys will not second guess other attorneys after the fact because they are in a better position to know your case...
Pleading not guilty to a 1st offense dui in Montana to try to avoid the 24 hours min of jail time?
I was driving home one night when I lost control of my car. The car wrecked and responders showed up. I was given a field sobriety test which I am certain I did fine with. Then in accepted a breath test. Blew .151. Arrested and taken to give blood sample. Then taken to a friends where I was dropped off. This is my first offense... Ever. My record is clean. I have a full time job. My court date is set for Friday. I live in Montana. I understand that I clearly was under the influence. My only concern is jail time. If I plead guilty I am sentenced a min. Of 24 hour jail time. I don't want that at all. Especially when I have work! So what I'm asking is... Would it be a good idea to plead not guilty and try to ask for no jail time somehow. Maybe community service etc. I can't afford an attorney and have never even been in a court. What should I do and what should I expect? Thank you!
Anyone charged with any crime needs a criminal defense attorney. If you are indigent, the public defender might be...
How will the defendant be charged in this situation.
In Montana, if a person is convicted of a first offense dui, and is later convicted of an aggravated DUI, will the second charge be punished in accordance with the 2nd Offense Aggravated DUI guidlines.
It will be sentenced as it is charged. So if charged as Agg DUI, then that sentence. They will only charge the Agg DUI...
I got a per-say dui in 2008. i just got another in 2015. the charge says first offense dui. can they still charge me with 2nd?
the law was changed in 2013 to 10yrs back. in 2008 it was 5yrs. back. does that mean they can do that too me?
Yes, from what you have written. Go see a criminal defense attorney for a full discussion.
How long will 1 20 oz beer stay in your system for an 8 panel urinalysis?
I finished the drink 15 hours prior to the urinalysis.
Not fifteen hours. Anything else asker?
After recieving a dui in Montana, are you required to file an sr22?
My Current understanding is Montana is one of few states not requiring the sr22.
The SR22 requirements vary by state. You need to speak to a Montana attorney to know for certain whether you need to...
DUI IN WA. STATE ACTIVE WARRANT CAN THEY EXTRADITE LIVE IN MONTANA?
VIOLATION IN 2007, LEFT THE STATE WENT TO PRISON GOT MY LIFE BACK ON TRACK. CANT GET A DRIVERS LICENSE IN MONTANA BECAUSE I HAVE A HOLD IN WASHINGTON. CANT GO BACK TO WASHINGTON TO APPEAR, WHAT SHOULD I DO.
Turn yourself into local police department? You have to come back to WA. Washington state, unlike states in...