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Should I proceed with the motion to suppress challenging the DUI stop?
I was arrested for DUI over 0.15 BAC. However, the dash video shows no obvious cause for the stop. Driving was normal, observing all expected safe practices. My police report, written by a different officer than the observing officer, says I crossed half my car over the line and went in opposing directions to traffic. Both of which can be verified as false on video. Because of this my attorney and I filed for a motion to suppress. Before the motion, the state attorney opposed a reduction to reckless and offered a reduction to DUI under 0.15 BAC. Afterwards, the state attorney sent guidelines for consideration of a reduction to wet reckless driving under sympathy/bad case reasons - requiring character letters. Is this a sign of a good case? Should I proceed with the motion challenging the stop? Or should I aim towards the reduction to reckless?
Unless you are 100% sure that your motion to suppress would be granted, you are most likely better off accepting a...
Is there any other way I can get around vehicle immobilization for probation?
I was arrested for a misdemeanor DUI in 2014, it was a single car crash which totaled my vehicle. Insurance paid what I owed on the car, and I never got another vehicle because I knew I'd be charged with DUI and go through license suspension and probation. Part of my probation is vehicle immobilization. My problem is I don't have a vehicle to give them to impound/immobilize. My probation officer told me to "get a letter from my insurance company stating I totaled the car and have not yet replaced it." But the insurance company isn't cooperating and has sent me multiple pages stating "total loss" and other things- but not a letter simply saying what I need it to for my probation officer.
After giving your PO the paperwork showing the car was a total loss, you can file a motion or hire an attorney to file...
I need an aggressive and expedient driver license restoration attorney in Tallahassee. Who would you recommend?
Florida DMV has told me that it will NOT accept restitution fees from me until I am in the process of obtaining a hardship license. I live in Alabama now. I am going through a driving-related administrative process through the Alabama Department of Public Safety . They are insisting that I must pay these fees, even though Florida DMV has clearly told me that they will reject such a payment. I need to obtain confirmation of this (written ) asap from Florida DMV.
We're not allowed to make specific recommendations here. Best suggestion is to use the Avvo "find a lawyer" tool....
My younger brother and I got MIPs while we were visiting Sandestin, Florida. The officers didn't never saw us with alcohol.
The cops took my fake ID but didn't charge me for it. My younger brother didn't have a fake ID. They saw us walking out of a bar and stopped us. We were both given MIPs. We were never breathalyzed and no other form of sobriety test was performed. Is it safe for me to fight my MIP charge? Or will they just pin me for a fake ID with the evidence that they already seized? My deadline is September 9th.
If you were never in possession of alcohol the state can't prove you were in possession of alcohol (assuming you didn't...
What if someone was never arrested for DUI and the case number shows up on the county website but has never been formally charge
They were taken to the hospital for minor injuries and a BAC test was given to police. The police never arrested but the case shows up on the county website as Inactive. Don't they need a warrant for a blood test now? Will they file formal charges?
The overwhelming odds are the the cops are waiting for blood results from the hospital. This commonly take a few...
What will happen to me on my fourth dui in court with a public defender basically.
I completed my other dui.
A fourth DUI is a third degree felony, punishable by up to five (5) years in state prison. It is level 6 (out of 10)...
Is a warrant required for a blood draw in Florida since the Supreme Court decision?
Do police need a warrant in the event a blood draw is needed?
No, not necessarily. There are multiple legal justifications for law enforcement to draw blood. By warrant is one way,...