Most likely your lawyer is telling you that the prosecutor is not willing to reduce the charge from DUI to Reckless Driving. Therefore your options are to accept whatever offer has been made by the prosecutor or take the case to trial if you and your lawyer believe that would be in your best interests. Keep in mind that there are potential risks associated with a trial and you should thoroughly discuss this with your lawyer. Any time you are charged with a DUI, you need to make sure the...
Unfortunately it is perfectly legal for these sites to post arrest information. Once you pay their fee to take down your mugshot it will likely pop up on another similar site. It's like playing whack-a-mole. If you go to your local police department they can run your criminal history for you. If the arrest was expunged you may be able to provide that printout to the website to get them to take it down.
A financial hardship waiver could get you our of the interlock - assuming a judge would grant it. However, a limited permit is only valid within The state of Georgia. You might check with a Colorado lawyer as to whether Colorado offers some sort of limited permit.
Regardless of your age, a DUI is something to avoid whenever possible. Although Reckless Driving carries substantial penalties for a driver who is under 21, it is still better than a DUI conviction. You'd be wise to contact an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. If your license was taken by the police at the time of your arrest, you only have 10 business days to submit an appeal from that administrative action or you will have waived your opportunity to do so.
I really need a little more information about what exactly transpired to give a complete answer. But normally your attorney should have been present for this questioning. However, there may also have been a legitimate reason that he / she was not.
There may potentially be some significant criminal consequences depending upon what the police agency intends to do. There is a decent chance that the officer has taken a warrant for your arrest. You need to contact an experience criminal lawyer right away. I can help you. My office number is 770-428-2423. I can get you an appointment right away and hopefully prevent some of the potential negative impacts.
You should hire a lawyer who regularly practices in that jurisdiction. This is very dangerous territory for you. However, if someone is in jail for something they did not do, you should try to correct the situation right away. But hire a lawyer before you do anything.
The answer depends on many factors. A big factor is the jurisdiction where your case is pending. In fact, you may not even be guilty so I would caution you not to put the cart before the horse and to consult an experienced DUI attorney. You owe it to yourself to do all that you can to defend this case since the stakes are so very high.