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Richard T. Ryczek Jr.

Lawrenceville DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What should I do ?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    2. Sean Aaron Black
    3. Benjamin David Goldberg
    4. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Black below, but I wanted to add to his response. There are ways that a good lawyer can help you under these circumstances. The GBI toxicologists will always testify that the blood test results (in addition to the alcohol) support the officer's opinion that you were DUI. A good lawyer will be able to show (if it is true) that the medications were within the therapeutic range and would not affect your driving. You will very likely need a lawyer to help you with this case...

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  2. My friend was arrested for a DUI last night. He drove to the store, got home and then had a knock on the door.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Barbara M. Lassiter
    4. Zachary Walter Procter
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
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    The answers to your two questions are maybe, and yes. If the officer did something that forced your friend out of his home, then his rights were violated. They can't get him out of the house without a warrant for his arrest. But, it sounds like they knocked on the door, he answered, admitted to driving, they asked him to step out, and he did. If that is the case, the officer did not violate his rights. If the officer ordered him out, he might have a good defense. As for his personal...

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  3. What procedures must a court follow when amending a sentence in Georgia?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    2. Joshua Mark Geller
    2 lawyer answers

    I would start by contacting your person's lawyer first. He or she can probably knows more background to address this issue better than I can. This will likely save you some additional expenses. I can just give you a bit of general information without knowing all the facts. You often do not get credit for time already served when you are sentenced to PWC. PWC is is more of a program than it is a period of incarceration. Some people wait a long time to get into PWC and unfortunately, they...

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  4. Fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, hit and run, following to closely.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    2. Robert Wesley Starrett
    3. Charles Christopher Flinn
    4. Noah Howard Pines
    5. Zachary Walter Procter
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    If you had a concussion and it affected you to the extent that you did not intend to drive away from the accident (Hit & Run) and if the concussion affected you to the extent that you did not intend to drive away from the pursuing officer (Fleeing and Attempting to Elude), then your concussion will provide a valid defense. You cannot be convicted of a crime that you did not intend to commit. Yes, you will likely need an expert witness to help present your defense. Prosecutors hear these "...

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  5. I'm under 21 and i was charged with a DUI. I deny taking a breathalyzer test and never got a blood test. Can it be dismissed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    2. Noah Howard Pines
    3. Paul Jonathan Sieg
    4. Zachary Walter Procter
    5. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
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    Generally speaking prosecutors get fewer convictions on refusal cases compared to breath test cases, but every case is unique. If you refused the officer will seek to suspend you for a minimum period of one year. This kind of suspension does not allow for a work permit. You may appeal that suspension within ten days of your arrest so it is important to hire a lawyer familiar with Gwinnett County and Lawrenceville to protect your driver's license. Yes, if you win your case, your license...

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  6. Can an inmate be released before seeing a judge after being picked up on a no bond warrant?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Noah Howard Pines
    2. Allen Rust Knox
    3. Charles Christopher Flinn
    4. Robert Rogers Giannini
    5. Samuel H. Harrison
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    I agree with the answers above. However, it may be easier to get your family member out immediately depending on which court your person is in.

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  7. Will I be doing jail time?

    Answered 16 days ago.

    1. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    2. Evan A. Watson
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are charged for breaking and entering (most likely burglary), you will have to be taken into custody and bond out of jail. There is a good chance that your probation officer will put a "hold" on you. I don't know the best way to navigate this issue in your area of the State. There is a possibility that you can minimize your stay in jail, but you will need someone local that can develop an effective strategy for you. I would recommend Pete Young in Augusta.

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  8. How does a Jury Trial works in a DUI. Does the Jury decide your fate or the Jury

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Michael David Barber Jr.
    2. Charles Christopher Flinn
    3. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    4. William Travis Towe
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
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    I agree with the responses above, but wish to add some more information. DUI is a misdemeanor offense so you would only be entitled to a jury of six people. Those six would have to unanimously agree that the state proved their case beyond a reasonable doubt before you can be found guilty. If the jurors unanimously agree that the state failed to meet its burden, it is the jury's duty to acquit you. If the jury cannot unanimously agree, you would receive a "hung jury" and the prosecutor would...

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  9. My license is suspended in NYC,I just moved to Rome Georgia,will I be able to get a drivers license in Georgia ?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
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    I agree with the answers above, but I want to include a bit about HOW to reinstate in New York. As per your New York license penalty, it is my understanding that you can apply for a conditional license in New York as long as you are enrolled in the Drinking Driver, 7-week Course. Once the course is completed, you can generally reinstate your New York drivers license. I recommend doing this prior to applying for a Georgia license. Otherwise you will to get a clearance letter" from New York,...

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  10. What should I expect from a Pretrial Intervention interview/acceptance meeting?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Richard T. Ryczek Jr.
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a pretty decent program, and Ms. Hanna that runs it is a super nice lady. Her goal is to make sure that you learn a lesson and that you straighten up and fly right. She will talk with you and determine how many hoops you need to jump through to get your case dismissed. You might have to take an alcohol awareness class or perform community service. You will be able to handle it. Don't worry. She's there to help. You might have to wait a bit in the lobby so bring something to read....

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