There is one way that someone can locate an active traffic citation (including DWI). By searching NJMC Direct, this information can be obtained. However, the person must know in which court the case is to be heard and the license plate of the car that was driven. Otherwise, the information will not appear on the driving abstract until a conviction occurs. Then, the information is reported to the motor vehicle commission on the day of the conviction and sentencing.
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The discovery process is essential in defending and winning a DWI charge. If done thoroughly, the discovery process will take at least 2 months for an alleged DWI/refusal case. Presuming your case is in East Brunswick Municipal Court, it has typically taken me between 6 mos. to 12 mos. to get all of the discovery that I needed and resolve cases. That court is extremely busy with DWIs.
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Although the DWI conviction is only a traffic offense, Canada will still bar admission, even if the person is not attempting to drive in Canada. A DWI conviction in New Jersey will permanently remain on the New Jersey driving history and become part of the National Driver Registry (NDR) as well. One can seek an Approval of Rehabilitation from the Canadian government in order for admission to the country. [See for more information - http://www.dwiduidefenselaw.com/recent-news/visiting-canada-...
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Each county district attorney's office sets its own conditions for the ARD program. Urine testing may be a condition of admission into that county's ARD program. ARD is a rehabilitative program that does not count as a conviction for a DUI offense. If the district attorney's office believes that you failed to comply with the application conditions for the ARD program, then you may not be admitted to the program. Moreover, if you fail to abide by the conditions for the program once you...
The short answer is yes, if the statements were made prior to an arrest. However, if the police arrest someone and ask questions without advising the suspect of his right to remain silent, then the answers given by the suspect may be inadmissible as evidence.
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If a ticket for a DWI charge has not been sent to the court by the police or the court has not docketed it properly, then this mistake can weigh in your favor. When the police fail to prosecute a case in a timely manner or the court fails to schedule a case for trial in a timely manner, a motion can be filed to dismiss the tickets due to a speedy trial violation. Each state has its own case law interpreting how much time constitutes a speedy trial violation. Your best bet is to consult an...
In most states, a conviction for a third DUI will result in a sentence of imprisonment and a substantial period of license suspension. Therefore, it is imperative that an attorney be consulted, who would be able to determine which defenses exist for your friend. Because defending DUI cases require skill, experience, and training, I suggest your friend contact an attorney who solely practices DUI defense or, at the very least, makes it a focus of practice.
Fortunately, you were able to have the DUI downgraded to a lesser offense. Certainly, a DUI conviction would have been a red flag. During the naturalization process, an official assigned to your case may ask questions concerning the incident. However, a conviction for minor traffic offenses should not stop your application for citizenship. That being stated, it is always helpful to directly consult with an immigration attorney.
If the DUI offense did not result in death or injury, a conviction will not result in deportation. However, a DUI conviction may prevent you from becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen.