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Todd F. La Neve

Clarksburg DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What is a good hourly rate for a DUI, and total number of hours that would be needed to complete a case.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Todd F. La Neve
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    I think the more important question is how much is it worth to you to ensure you have the most competent lawyer defending your case. Fees are affected by a wide range of factors, but the simple reality is that an experienced, well trained DUI attorney is going to cost you a good amount of money. When you view it in comparison to the long term cost of possible outcomes that could arise through ineffective "bargain" representation, the fee for a good lawyer makes more sense. Shop wisely and...

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  2. I am a doctor who was convicted of 8 counts of contempt, how will this affect me?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Sholeh Iravantchi
    3. Michael Moshe Levin
    4. Todd F. La Neve
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    This obviously isn't a DUI/DWI question, but suffice it to say you have a mess on your hands. You need to seek advice from a family law attorney and an attorney with expertise in defending against actions by state medical boards. Seek counsel right away as I suspect you are going to need a lawyer in a big way.

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  3. Can an international student get deported for a first offense DUI?(23152 a misdemeanor?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael Moshe Levin
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
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    Deportation has historically been based on circumstances already noted by the earlier answers to your question. However, there have been a couple of reported cases in the past few years in which deportation of people convicted of DUI has occurred. For that reason, among others, it is imperative that your friend hire an experienced DUI attorney in his area to make sure his rights are fully protected.

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  4. What possible outcomes can I expect? (I know this is a very broad question)

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Kevin Keith McKain
    2. Todd F. La Neve
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael J Palumbo
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    While I can't answer the specifics on the exposure to penalties under NY law, I agree that by limiting the information the police were able to gather you did yourself a favor. I just presented a very similar case today in an administrative license suspension hearing and the fact that the DMV's attorney could not present much evidence through the arresting officer's testimony was very helpful. We did not get a ruling, but the fact remains that the absence of evidence works well for my client...

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  5. Can i travel to canada with dui

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    2. Todd F. La Neve
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Derek Anthony Patrin
    5. Kevin S. Vander Werff
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    Most likely, no. Canada has very strict standards on admission into the country for people with a DUI conviction. You need to speak with the Canadian Consulate for specific guidance, but the general rule is that during the first five years after your conviction, you are barred from entry. During the next five years, you may petition for admission but it will take a fairly long time before you get a decision. After ten years, admission is easier, but still not a guarantee.

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  6. DO YOU LOOSE YOUR LICENSE (INSURANCE LICENSE) FOR A MISPRISION OF A FELONY

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Todd F. La Neve
    3. Stephen F Wallace
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    I'm not sure I understand your question. If you are wondering about an insurance license (broker, etc.), each state has licensing authorities that determine who may hold such licenses and there are also various federal requirements to possess such a license. In many cases, a felony conviction can impact your ability to hold such a license. If you are talking about a driver's license, a felony conviction will most often lead to suspension of that license for a specific period of time. You...

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  7. I am on informal probation for a dui, and recently got a drunk in public, what am i looking at when i go to court?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. William Mark Weinberg
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Todd F. La Neve
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    As you have already been informed, an arrest while on probation can create some very serious problems, including possible revocation of your probation and imposition of the original sentence for which you were put on probation. Follow the advice of Mr. Chambers and consult with an attorney right away. If you already had an attorney for your case that led to probation, get back in touch with him/her.

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  8. Getting a second lab to confirm a blood BAC from a blood draw

    Answered 7 months ago.

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    2. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
    4. Todd F. La Neve
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    The type of blood test performed will determine a variety of challenges that may be mounted against the results, so your idea of getting a second test is a good one. Have your attorney file a request with the state for return of the blood sample for purposes of further testing. If the state cannot produce your sample, you now have an argument based on the destruction of evidence in addition to any challenges on the original test results. There are a variety of blood testing methods...

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  9. It has been a year since i was pulled over civil charges were dropped wondering how long before i have a dmv hearing

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Harley O. Wagner
    2. Todd F. La Neve
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    A couple of additional thoughts for you to consider. Getting the DMV case "dropped" is not going to happen. The closest you'll come to that is not having it reported to even begin the case. As my colleague Harley Wagner stated, there are some instances in which the paperwork to start your DMV proceeding is not properly or timely filed by the arresting officer and that can delay, or ultimately prevent, the start of the license proceeding. If you did get a revocation notice in your case and...

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  10. My dui was dismissed a year and a half ago, and was just notified of wv dmv revocation, can I fight it since I wasn't charged?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Seth S. Gaskins
    2. Harley O. Wagner
    3. Todd F. La Neve
    4. Derek Anthony Patrin
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    This is absolutely possible as West Virginia, like most states, has a two part DUI process. The criminal court proceeding deals strictly with possible jail and fines while the civil administrative proceeding deals strictly with issues of possible license suspension. If you are not a resident of West Virginia, it is important to remember that any suspension imposed here will only impact your ability to drive inside the boundaries of West Virginia. This state cannot suspend your license...

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