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Can you appeal a dui ruling by a judge if you waived your right to counsel at the first court date after arrest?
I was pulled over for speeding. (80 in a 40). Refused breathalyzer test. Was not made to blow at the jail. I have had a lot of foot injuries in the past and told the officer this before a balance field test was given on ground that wasn't level. I had to hold one foot in the air for a 15 count. I was mad to follow his his finger above my head with my eyes and did that easily. I only waived my right to counsel because I thought I wouldn't have money for a lawyer. So I signed the waiver and plead no contest. Court was on the 8th and I have 30 days to appeal.
You waiver to counsel was knowing and done under oath. So, now after court you want to appeal, but to do so you need...
Was arrested for DUI in October 2015, it's January 2017 and no verdict from the judge.
In October 2015, I was arrested for DUI, refusal (even though I blew in the machine 3 times), careless driving and driving on a suspended license, even though I had court papers saying my ticket was paid in full the court never released my license. The first two times I went to court, the state asked for a continuance because the arresting officer was not present and the second was because the witness did not show up. I had provided documents that my license was good and that I was not under the influence of alcohol, I was sleep driving due to a medication. The judge accepted the documents I presented and stated that he would render a decision with in a few days and that was in August of 2016. How long do I have before my lawyer can file a motion to dismiss?
If I were your lawyer, and the defense has never asked for a reset or a continuance, I would file a motion to dismiss...
Can I plead guilty to do a DUI before the court date?
I was charged with a DUI in Arkansas. Arkansas law states that even as a minor if I blow over a .08, I should be charged with a DWI instead. I'm not sure why I was charged with a DUI, since I blew a .13. Would I be able to plead guilty to the DUI before the court date? A DUI in Arkansas bears a lot less consequences than a DWI.
No, you probably cannot plead prior to the court date. You should get a local criminal defense attorney before you try...
Traveling to India while DWI case in trail period.
Hi, I got DWI in Arkhansas in September.I didn't take any alcohol or drugs when police officer arrested me on DWI, My case is in trail period, the court date on February 7th. I am planning to travel to India feb 24th and I have valid H1B visa stamping on my passport, Does this effect while coming back to US port of entry, Appreciate your help!!
If you have a company immigration attorney, these questions should be directed to your immigration attorney. Your...
I'm on probation I used synthetic pee on my drug test my p o says I tested positive for meth whats my options
I have used synthetic pee and passed for meth 6 months in a row she never gave me the option of a spin test
Kind of caught in a bad place, huh. You cheated on your drug test and your PO says you failed. Now you can either...
How do I request audio and video from an officer's chest cam myself
I was arrested for a DWI given a field sobriety test taken to jail and they tried to give me a breathalyzer at the jail but the machine wasn't working and when I was released my paperwork said I refuse the test but they all agreed I've done everything correctly in that room the arresting officer even said he would put in a good word with the judge because I complied with everything but they wanted
You should be able to request any video that is available. With a smaller department like this, simply call them and...
When will I know if I have been charged?
I was in a crash and had alcohol with me in my car. The crash killed the other driver. A Blood alcohol level was drawn on both drivers. I was severely injured and don't remember any part of that day. If my alcohol level is elevated when should I hear from investigators or police?
I suspect you will hear from law enforcement regardless of whether your BAC was anything other than 0.00. They'll...