The fact that it's your first one will make little difference when you add the leaving the scene to the DUI, especially with such a high reading.
What is going to happen is fairly similar in all states (although I don't practice in your state and cannot advise you). You first go before a judge and enter a plea of Not Guilty and then a new date is set for another appearance in Court. You should be appointed a lawyer or one from the public defender's office to represent you and they will...
Since you don't say how long you were married or the number of children or a lot of other information, it is impossible to advise (plus I am a NY practitioner) but you have many options. The first and best option is to consult with a local attorney to discover your rights and remedies.
You certainly have many rights and many remedies. You just have to take action, but first find an attorney who will advise and assist you throughout this process. You'll need a good one. I suggest that...
You can still be charged with DWI - even without chemical test results. It just makes it harder for the prosecutor to obtain a conviction. However, with two hit-n-runs and freaking out behavior, many juries will take the word of the witnesses and the cop before taking your word on the matter. It's called a circumstantial case and the circumstances of this case are pretty dreadful on their face.
I strongly suggest that you hire the best local lawyer you can find and defend yourself.
Your Probation Officer's word carries the most weight when it comes to violations of Probation in any court. Of course, your own word, your attorney's words and any therapist and/or employer will also be considered by the Court. Ultimately, it is the Court that must decide your fate, but they do listen intently to the PO's position.
While the prior questions are accurate, I suspect that you may be eligible for a pardon after 20 years if you have the right contacts with the President of the United States. Of course, that takes money and using the right attorney.
I agree with the third answer given. It is not legal to impose a monetary loss on an employee that is not their fault. It would be like making a bank teller pay back a bank robbery loss because they were the teller who had the gun stuck in their face. Ridiculous by its very nature.
No, if you bring it up, the prosecutor will only ask to amend the Complaint or Simplified Instrument and the Court will grant it.
On the other hand, you might wait until a trial and then cross-examine the cop about what date it actually happened and see what he says, but although that might seem appetizing to do so you can eventually embarrass the cop, it will likely backfire on you in front a Judge or jury and they'll later hold it against you.
It's not a simple breaking and entering, which is a criminal trespass, but a residential burglary, which is a "B" or "C" Felony. The statute of limitations is five years for most felonies, but the statute gets tolled if he leaves the jurisdiction. Tell him to consult with a lawyer right away.
I agree with the first answer. While she could be convicted, the fact that she has a history of mental health problems, together with various factual issues that have not been mentioned here, could prove valuable as a defense for her.
It would be best to hire private counsel for her to represent her so she gets the very best defense. A case like this can be a tragedy or it could bring her the help she's needed all along. In many cases, it will depend upon whether she gets the proper...
I basically agree with Mr. Fromme, however, it would appear that if the wife is exerting undue influence upon your father (as you've outlined in your question) then it might be more appropriate to seek the appointment of a legal Guardian to protect your father from his wife's efforts to exert her influence over him. That way, the Guardian would then represent an independent person with nothing to win or lose by the outcome and that person could then evaluate the situation and report back to...