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Can a cop charge you with an OUI if you were in a parking lot?
I was at a McDonald's parking lot and the cops came to my car and accused me of speeding away from a bank when I didn't and said that I needed to take a Breathalyzer. After about 5 Breathalyzers that were all below the limit, the 6th one read that it was 1 point over. They arrested me and at the jail they were calling me clowns and saying I was gonna die. I wasn't even driving when they stopped me. How long will my license be suspended for and should I hire a lawyer to defend myself?
You should hire an attorney. During your arraignment, if you are not accompanied with an attorney and if you qualify...
DUI/DWI in MA does it show in a cori and/or background check
In 2005 I plead no contest to a DUI/DWI charge. I want to be a nurse in a few years and was wondering if the DUI/DWI will show up on a CORI and/or criminal background check. I was told by the lawyer i had that it would go away after 5 years , and would only be brought back if i got another DUI/DWI. does anyone know the correct answer ??
You were arraigned on the OUI charge and that means that it will appear on your CORI, regardless of the way the case...
Can I sue someone who borrowed my car, got drunk, then totaled it and also a parked car?
I was friends with a girl in may and I let her borrow my car for the night while I was working. She wanted it to do her groceries and hit an AA meeting. I allowed it. She instead drove it an hour to get drunk and see her ex. I asked her to come get me when I got out of work. Waited 5 hours before the police called me saying they had her in custody and that my car, along with a parked car, were totaled. It was her second OUI. Can I sue?
I am sorry to hear of your misfortune. Have you been contacted by Someone from the Office of the District Attorney,...
Is an open container enough evidence to convict a DUI
I recently crashed my car, I'm not sure if I fell asleep but I was knocked unconscious. When I woke up , I was surrounded by paramedics who took me to the hospital. The hospital held me for 6 hours then realeased me. At no point did a police officer talk to me , so there was no failed sobriety or b.a.c. Test given. Also I was not read my Miranda rights. Today I received two letters from court saying I'm charged with DUI and open container , and the other letter charging me with reckless driving. I feel I have a case. What do you think ?
You need to hire an attorney. The government can prosecute you for OUI without field sobriety tests or a breath test;...
Trouble getting my license back after not guilty dui finding.
I was found not guilty of dui back in August. I did refuse a breathalyzer. The judge was going to take the request for license re-in statement under advisement. After not hearing anything for a month, my lawyer sent a letter to the court for an update. My lawyer got a call at the beginning of October from the clerk saying that the judge was still considering it, and would let us now in a couple of weeks. It is now the end of November and have not heard anything. My lawyer doesn't want to follow up again because he feels that if we do, the judge will get annoyed and refuse the request. Does this sound right? Do I have any other options? I have been without my license now for almost a year. This would have been my second offense if I was found guilty. Thanks.
Trust your lawyer. Your lawyer won the biggest issue for you - not guilty. You paid them for their experience....
Can i re- do the medical test if i came positive in marijuana blood or urine test?
I quit smoking Marijuana for good, but i took this decision about a week ago..and when i arranged appointment with the doctor i totally forgot that it takes time. I considered because i quit i should be fine..but a friend of mine reminded me that it takes very long time to be gone from our blood and urine. Is it possible to re take the test after i am totally clean? This is for I-693 form
Yes it is possible but your lawyer will advise if probable for form I-693,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,...
I made an illegal u turn in front of a school (in massachusetts) where I was trying to pick up the child I am in charge of
The crossing guard was telling me I cd not do that but I ignored her. I could not proceed further down the road and turn around in a different place without missing the pick up time. After I got out of the car and picked up my ward, when I got back in the car to drive off, I observed her taking down my license plate. I hv a clean driving record, but I am very worried, bec she was saying there are children around and what I was doing was dangerous. I was not actually moving during most of the incident, as I was motioning to another parent in a car cd she move up farther so that I cd do a three point turn into the space behind her, then have enough space to park right behind her. I was careful of my surroundings at all times and I was in the street some distance from the crosswalk - at least 1/2 block. but cross guard was so upset w me she had walked up to where I was. I hv often (safely) made these illegal turns and she has often yelled at me for them, which is probably why she was fed up and decided to report me. I did not really think about the fact that I cd be in trouble bec of the school environment and safety issue. Very worried now!!!!
Duplicate question. Consulting with a local attorney will relieve your worry,