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DUI charge and fines, can she still be released from jail?
My sister got charged with a DUI, it got dropped to negligent driving if she would take her court ordered DUI classes. She never went to those classes and missed all her court dates for this charge along with other ones. She got picked up by the police and is now serving 38 days for the DUI. It says she has a fine of $1,145, does she have to pay this fine before she can be released after her 38 days? She has that fine a long with thousand of dollars of other fines for driving while suspended and no insurance and I want to make sure she will still be released after her 38 days or if I need to hurry up and try to find a way to get this money for her. THANK YOU!
Hello. The court will not keep your sister in jail because she has unpaid fines. Was the 38 days imposed as a sanction...
Possibility of Second DUI being reduced due to extreme situation
It has no baring on my case, but I'd like to preface this by pointing out that I currently do loss prevention (nearly 3 years) and so integrity is the most important trait to me. After my first dui I learned my lesson and had not drank and driven since. Now 19 months later I get arrested for another dui. The situation being I took to drinking in order to meet people, being that I'm from Kansas and have no friends. And so I made acquaintances through the bar. I was invited to a party. I had every intention of sleeping where I was going and told I'd be able. But at the party I got into a heated conversation with an intoxicated man there about how I admire police. Long story he began making me feel threatened and revealed he had a firearm. I tried to separate myself but in the end found the only way I felt able to protect myself was to basically flee. I was then arrested and received a BAC of .156/.15 due to failure to dim lights. I know I was absolutely wrong to drive, but considering it was an extreme situation and I had no one to assist me might the tacoma municipal court consider reducing my charge?
Whether that's the story you are going with or not, you'll need to get a competent defense lawyer before you go to...
Can i get a global resolution for an 09 dui out of lynnwood, wa an a 08 poss of marijuana in federal way, wa?
I have a DUI warrant from 09 in Lynnwood, wa Snohomish county and a possession of marijuna under 40grams warrant in Federal Way, wa from 08. Just got another DUI in Tacoma, wa 2015. Taking a deferred prosecution for this one but want a Global Resolution for the others. Is that possible?
Global resolutions are always possible but become less likely when they involve multiple jurisdictions and when you...
Probation told me I have to go to AA for my DUI in my deferral program. I am non religious and technically an atheist.
My probation officer told me I had to attend AA. There are no non religious groups in my area. Can my Probation officer still make me go? I am not religious and I am technically an atheist. I am on a deferral program for a DUI in Washington State. My probation officer told me I had to go to AA, and said that's part of the program, however I know people in my exact same situation that do not attend AA. According to my research and case law, the state cannot make me go to AA since there is a nonreligious AA in my immediate area. According to the AA website the closest non religious AA is in Seattle or in tumwater. I live in tacoma. Should I just go to court stating the establishment clause?
Serenity counseling in Fife is non religious
Is my Department of Licensing hearing for a DUI or speeding?
I got pulled over in Washington for a DUI. I was arrested brung to the police station and then dropped off at home. The officer gave me three papers. The impound for my car. The ticket. And the Department of Licensing hearing request. I'm going to speak to a lawyer tomorrow. But my question is, why does the ticket only say I have to pay 310 for speeding? It says nothing about DUI. But yet I got a paper for the DOL hearing for DUI. Is it possible my lawyer can convince the judge that I didn't get a DUI but is losing my licenses for speeding only? Or is this all set in stone. I'm in the military and got arrested by civilian police off base. I don't want to tell them until after I speak to my lawyer. So do I have a DUI or speeding conviction?
If an officer pulls you over for speeding, you can be issued a speeding ticket. That is a different problem than your...
Is it true that a tongue piercing and/or implant dental work can cause the results to be inaccurate? I have both.
Was arrested for dui. The officer never checked my mouth before having me blow on the machine. If you have a tongue piercing, would you be asked to remove it before the breathalyzer?
Even if that were true, it wouldn't result in the test getting thrown out. It would go to the weight of the evidence...
Can a breathalyzer test results change for a DUI charge?
I got arrested for DUI. I have a lawyer and everything and we are trying to get it reduced to reckless driving. I was just emailed the police report. It states that my breathalyzer results changed from .084 to .10 on the way the police station. Should I tell my lawyer? Can that actually happen, can the results change? Did the cop lie? Is my chances of having my sentence reduced better or worse? This is my first offense and have no priors I just want this to go away.
Of course they change. This is a HYPO and the measurements aren't meant to be realistic.... Example: Lets say a...