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What changes can be implemented into my step kids visitation schedule after their biological mother got pulled over for DUI/DWI?
My step kids biological mother came to pick the kids up for court ordered visitation. The children 6 and 8 were buckled in the car ready to go when we realized she was drunk. It was a struggle to get the children out of the car. She was pulled over 2 miles away from our house and arrested. the state trooper told us her BAC was .24. She has been arrested for prostitution before. We live in MD where all of this happened. She currently lives in NJ. Right now she is allowed to take them out of state for longer visitation schedules; summer, after Christmas, and spring break. She sees them regularly one weekend a month.
In what state/county court was the custody/visitation order entered? You either go to that court or to the court having...
Does the government have to file a motion against my motion to suppress in an DUI?
I filed a motion to suppress. The government hasn't filed a motion against my motion. Does this mean that I win? The judge said they have to file it last week but I never got one.
A actual written motion? NO. Especially if it's a week motion, a DA may not waste their time writing an opposition and...
My son received a DUI on Camp Lejune. Does he need an attorney to address these charge. How do we fight these charges?
How does this impact his future military career.
Yes, your son should retain counsel to address the DUI as well as any implications for his driving privileges. As this...
Discovery in a DUI Case. Do prosecutors have to give you their evidence before the day of trial?
They gave me some evidence at the arraignment. Then i sent them a "Rosser Letter." They said they didn't have a lot of it, and they also said they would give me the other stuff they did have on the day of the trial. Also, I asked for the body cam and the dash cam of the stop. They said they didn't have either one. Don't DC cops all have body cams? And if not, don't they all have dash cams?
DUI cases usually do involve video from dash and/or body camera. However, there is no law requiring these recordings be...
I was charged with owi & did diversion program for reverse conviction. Do I need to list the conviction for hr background check?
The case was in DC and I plead guilty to .03 bac, but did deferred sentencing/ diversion program and had reverse judgement a few months later. Have to complete a background check for private sector job, which involves no driving. Questionnaire asks if I've ever been convicted or plead guilty to a misdemeanor in the last 5 years (my case was resolved in 2011). Arrest was in 2010. Do I need to divulge the arrest if I did diversion? Any advice is much appreciated.
If you're curious what shows on a background check, consider conducting a live scan on yourself. Costs about 40 bucks.
I want to file a motion to suppress in a DUI case.
I have a status hearing coming up. I don't want to plead guilty and go to trial, and I want to file a motion to suppress the evidence against me. Do I do that before the judge at the status hearing?
No. But you are foolish trying to do this on your own. You need a lawyer, and if you show up without one, the court is...
No probable cause to pull me over then give me a DUI
The police pulled me over because someone said I hit their car. But I didn't and there was no damage to either car. But they chased me and pulled me over and then charged me with a DUI. Is there a case I can use to say that police can't just pull you over because someone claims you hit their car?
You need an experienced DUI defense lawyer in the D.C. area to help you out on this one -- you have a chance at some...