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Should I hire an attorney for underage drinking charges ?
After work one night my two friends went over to another friends house and played some video games. They were smoking marijuana ( I did not partake in those festivities because I am on diversion). After a while they get hungry and leave to go get food, so my two friends and I leave. Shortly after leaving my friend got pulled ove. The cop said he smelt marijuana in the car and continued to ask us if we smoked or if we had some in the car. I said no to both questions (unknowingly he did) but he took the blame for that. When I first rolled down my window the cop said my breath smelt like alcohol. Then proceeded to ask me to take a breathalyzer, I declined. He then charged me with underage consumption. He did not perform field sobriety tests either. I was not drinking. What should I do ?
Yes you should retain an attorney. It sounds like you may have a defense although refusing the breath test will need...
1st offense DUI. Have to go for visa stamping, How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition Document?
I got my DUI / OVI in April(1st offense). I completed all the sentencing terms from the court. Paid the fine, did the DIP and other programmes required. I was given a 2 year Probation. The probation is the only remaining thing. I have to go for visa stamping now. How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition document, so that i can submit that at the consulate for my visa stamping, since it is very risky for me not to have that document. I have completed all the required programmes and have the documentation for that. The probation is the only one which is left and it is for 2 years. my case was in the Upper Arlington County clerk of courts, Columbus, OH. Please Help and Advise. Thanks.
You should go to the clerk's office and ask for the judgment and sentencing journal entries. They may be one entry or...
Can I get a Reckless Operation from a DUI arrest expunged in Franklin Co. Ohio?
DUI arrest 6 years ago in Col. OH. Officer pulled me over b/c said I was speeding, then immediately asked if I was drinking. I asked how fast I was going, said I was going 85 in a 65; I said that was odd since I had my cruise set @ 69 mph which flustered officer & then asked me to step out of car-I then asked to see radar gun, lots more to story after, but after a while they asked me to take breath test I refused & arrested me for DUI. In court highway patrol "lost" the video but was told the judge wouldn't drop the case as he is tough judge & didn't care. Charge was reduced to reckless op, I had no probation but license suspension for refusing to blow. Was told I could get the reckless op expunged & need to do so for work, but I seem to get different answers. Can this be expunged & how?
You should consult a local DUI attorney, who should be able to answer your question quickly and during the free...
Friend DUI
Hi, I live in Ohio and I am on probation. I do not drink (as it is a term of my probation), but my friend who is also on probation does. She often drives us home. If she got stopped for DUI, would I get arrested or in trouble with my PO for any reason? Also, if she has drugs in her purse, would I get in trouble for that for any reason if it is not in my possession?
Yes. Your PO will assume that if she has drugs, or is drinking, that you are all together to drink and / or use-- so as...
I never went to court for a DUI. I have ALS(administrative license suspension). When ALS is over can I get my license?
I recently got a DUI and I didn't go to court. The DMV requires one year of ALS and a $450 reinstatement fee. When I have met those requirements will I be able to get a driver's license in another state or can the state I got the DUI in block me from ever getting a drivers license again? If they can block it forever, is there anything a lawyer can do to help get my license(short of me going back to OH and serving whatever my sentence would be) Got the DUI in OH and I'm now living in PA. Also, can they convict me in OH if I've never been to court(i did go to my arraignment and plead not guilty)?
I would recommend hiring an attorney in Ohio to help you with this matter. If you appeared in court for your...
Effect of Hospital records from emergency room doctor in OVI refusal case.
Refused to submit to blood draw at hospital over 2 hours after car ran off road and I hit my head on steering wheel. Hospital records from emergency room doctor indicate: "not clinically intoxicated" and "no nystagmus". Trooper arrived on scene after car ran into a ditch, claimed there was an odor of alcohol, while I was in emergency vehicle. Transported to hospital. Refusal was alleged to have occurred at 21:57 and time of alleged violation was 19:25.
Your question involves one of the most complex areas of OVI law. The ability to challenge a refusal successful will...
Completing the ARD program can the dui be removed as well. Insurance only looks at the DUI. This happened in Pa, I'm from Oh CDL
At rest area,parked. Rolled window down to talk with someone. They call the highway patrol smelling alcohol. Passed all tested. Had enough in syst to be charged. Out of state cdl holder. Had a clean record. Did the ARD
Once ARD is successfully completed, all charges (including the DUI) will be dismissed and expunged from your record....