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Douglas Blake Chanco

Roswell DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. How long does a DUI case take to resolve?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Douglas Blake Chanco
    2. Matthew Benjamin Bennett
    3. Laurie Keel Landsittel
    4. Sarah Lynn White
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    How long a DUI case lasts can really be quick or take a while. Cases can be resolved as early a date as the arraignment. That is the date you got on the citation and or when you bonded out of jail. Arraignment is the formal charging in your case (when the state actually accuses you of committing the crime you were arrested for) so it is technically the beginning. I will strongly warn you not to rush to a resolution and finish you case at arraignment. There are a variety of reasons why it...

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  2. My Husband Violated his probation for a second DUI in ga, what could he face when reporting to his PO?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin David Goldberg
    2. James B. Hernan
    3. Justin Spizman
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. Douglas Blake Chanco
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    probation is designed to be a jail sentence served in the outside world. It is being placed under sentence for the duration of the time and should never be entered into lightly. Because of this the judge is authorized to revoke a portion or the entirety of the remaining sentence (meaning if he has months remaining on probation, revoke all-sum-or none of the months, and the same for years.) If he is on felony probation he might be subjected to detention in anything from the department of...

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  3. What do I do if my lawyer died, an I go to "trial" in 3 days?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joshua Kaizuka
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Douglas Blake Chanco
    3 lawyer answers

    The inability of your legal counsel to be present and assist you should definitely get a continuance of the matter. The court might not want to continue the case, but based on these facts it is pretty obvious that the death of your lawyer was not forseeable (assuming he did not die several months ago) and this problem was not preventable. The 6th Amendment to the U.S. constitution grants you a right to the assistance of legal counsel. The passing of your lawyer should most certainly count as...

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  4. How did i get a DUI when i blew a 0.0?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Linda Medeiros Callahan
    3. Douglas Blake Chanco
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    DUI does not necessary mean that alcohol has been consumed. Driving Under the Influence can include other drugs (such as marijuana) or even prescription medication. However, just like DUI alcohol, the prosecution must prove that the marijuana has caused some sort of effect upon your operation of the motor vehicle. If properly trained, officers are taught by the NHSTA (national highway safety traffic administration)manual about drivers who are under the influence of drugs, and the most...

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  5. I got a Minor in Consumption even though I hadn't been drinking, how do I deal with this in court? Do I need a Lawyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Justin Spizman
    2. James B. Hernan
    3. Michael Jason Rhoades
    4. Douglas Blake Chanco
    5. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    This happens very often. It is a charge that can be brought by consumption (drinking) or possession (being around the alcohol.) I would recommend you contact an attorney to help you with this issue. It is not the type of case that will go away on its own, and you need to make challenges to the evidence so as to keep the prosecutor from being able to easily obtain a conviction against you.

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  6. I was arrested for dui last nite and the arresting officer didnt give me the DS 1205 form

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Aaron Chastine
    2. Kimberly Keheley Frye
    3. George Chadwell Creal Jr.
    4. George F. Mccranie IV
    5. Douglas Blake Chanco
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    The short answer is yes, it is always better to be safe instead of sorry. If no 1205 was initiated in your case, you will suffer no harm by requesting a hearing. What you will do is protect your interest. A drivers license is a privilege and not a right in Georgia. Therefore, it is a lower standard of proof. What this ultimately means is that if the officer says he issued one and you say you did not get it, he will prevail and you wont have a license. Filing for the hearing will give you...

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  7. If someone has numerous DUI's on their record from 1975-96 and they receive another Dui in 09 are the Habitual Violater?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Michael M. Hawkins
    2. Douglas Blake Chanco
    3. Trey E. Phillips
    3 lawyer answers

    At the present time, Georgia has a 10 year look back on DUI in determining the severity of punishment. However, all of the prior DUIs can be used as similar transactions against a citizen at trial. [Assuming that the State can meet all of the requirements needed for presenting a sim. tran on a case as old as you are discussing]. In reference to HV status, the lookback is 10 years, so from what you are saying this will not apply to enhance the punishment your case.

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  8. In the state of Georgia, if I take a defensive driving class before court, could i possibly get the ticket dismissed?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Douglas Blake Chanco
    2. Patrick Scott Ferris
    3. Okorie Okorocha
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is that it depends upon a lot of different factors, including what specific Georgia juisdiction you are dealing with. Defensive driving certificates can be used to mitigate the circumstances and get a lower fine or even have some of the miles 'knocked off' of the ticket in some courts but in others they do not have much impact. The best advice I could give you is to negotiate with the Solicitor in charge of the traffic court and see what they are willing to do. I always tell...

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  9. How do i get my own criminal background report

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carl Santos Cansino
    2. Douglas Blake Chanco
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
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    Go to your local county police department, request a background form, and provide the necessary information. There is usually a nominal fee associated with it (approximately $25.00). You are also going to need to bring either your driver's license or state ID card to verify your identity.

  10. Will a 12 year old DUI charge show up on a FBI criminal background check

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Okorie Okorocha
    2. Douglas Blake Chanco
    3. Cory Earl Yager
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    Criminal offenses that have been added to your NCIC do not have any type of discharge period like a driver's license citation history. Once the charge has been added, it will either have a disposition, a not prosecuted status, or show that the charge remains open. At no time will it just disappear.

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