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  • How should I go about representing myself in DUI court?

    BAC: .136 This is my first DUI offense and it is also my first offense ever I am 24.

    Justin’s Answer

    If you're financially capable of hiring an attorney, you should do so. If not, you should asked to be considered for a public defender. Representing yourself will not often end well.

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  • Do I need a attorney/lawyer for my dui case? It's today

    I got a dui last year on November 2014 and it's June 2015 and I'm finally going to court for it. My charges were dui, tag light violation, failure to maintain lane. Two of these charges never happened, especially failure to maintain lane. I know i...

    Justin’s Answer

    You don't want to go at this alone. If you do not have the financial means to hire an attorney, request that the case be reset to save some money, or request a public defender.

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  • Als hearing - dui less safe

    if I was given dui less safe citation, do I need to worry about als suspension? cop didn't take away license

    Justin’s Answer

    In an abundance of caution, you should file a letter requesting a hearing. Because you could face a one-year license suspension, there's no reason not to. But, since the police officer return your license, it is unlikely you're facing any such action.

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  • DUI warrant out of Georgia

    I have a DUI warrant for violation out of GA but I haven't lived there in 5 plus years. Recently called the P.O. in GA explaining my situation and was told that I must turn myself in, although I was going to pay an attorney to try and see if I can...

    Justin’s Answer

    You have gotten plenty of good answers and I would agree with the other attorney's opinions.

    The reality is you need to dispose of this issue. Most attorneys can discuss the case with your probation officer/judge and attempt to work out an outcome that may be sufficient and not result in additional jail time. You should contact an attorney that practices regularly in the City or the area in which you have this issue, and see if that attorney can help you get through this hurdle. Feel free to reach out if any of us can help you.

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  • How to go about satisfying 8 yr old Ignition Interlock order when no longer in that state?

    My partner was convicted of DWI in North Carolina 8 years ago. He was ordered to have the Ignition Interlock placed on his car. He did not own one so he could never satisfy that requirement. Today he lives in Georgia and has for several years. ...

    Justin’s Answer

    He would need a waiver of the interlock ignition signed by the sentencing judge. A seasoned dui lawyer should be able to prepare and file the necessary docs.

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  • What happens if I a officer doesn't file a 1205 form? Why would he not?

    I also did not have a wallet on me at the dui arrest...my first offense...he only cited me for speeding and dui? But not for having my license...

    Justin’s Answer

    If he does not file a 1205, then there will no administrative action regarding your license. However, just because he did not cite you for not having your license doesn't mean he did not swear out a 1205. You should contact an experienced DUI Attorney and discuss documents that need to be filed to retain your driving privileges.

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  • How to prove I was drugged the night before a DUI arrest was made which resulted in a blood test?

    My friends had put me in a cab the night before...because I started getting really sleepy all the sudden at the bat after taking candy from a complete stranger...yes I know not to do that but was drunk and did not use my best judgment...my friends...

    Justin’s Answer

    You should immediately go to the hospital, report that you were drugged, and then get an independent blood test from medical personnel. Your next step should be to consult with specialized DUI Attorneys as you will need their help to argue that you were involuntarily intoxicated.

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  • What are the legal ramifications for a first offense DUI with 2 counts of child endangerment?

    My son did a truly stupid thing this weekend and was subsequently arrested with the above charges. He is deeply remorseful and is attending his first AA meeting tonight. He knows he needs to contact a lawyer but we are wondering what proactive st...

    Justin’s Answer

    While this is a difficult position for your family to be in, taking positive and quick action can certainly help to mitigate the case. For example, at our firm, we recommend each and every client to get professionally evaluated for chemical dependency. We rely upon professionals to assess and then put a plan in place to minimize the concerns an aggressive prosecutor may have. However, there are also enormous legal issues with any DUI that need to be reviewed and considered. Because he was arrested and charged with DUI and two counts of Child Endangerment, he is facing a minimum of 15 days in jail, 240 hours of C/S, DUI School, Alcohol Evaluation and treatment, and a 1000.00 fine. Keep in mind those are the minimums. He would also face a renovation of his license and deemed a habitual violator if he is convicted of all three counts. However, a qualified and well-trained DUI defense attorney is not only going to put a plan in place to mitigate the facts, but also to work to try and minimize the consequences. The best thing you can do at this point is find a few attorneys like myself that handle exclusively DUI's and reach out to them to discuss the specifics of your son's case. There is always hope and moving quickly to reduce the consequences can make a big difference in the long run. Please feel free to contact my office if you need any guidance regarding professional evaluators and other mitigation that could be done in the interim. Best of luck to you and your family.

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  • If a DUI was reduced to reckless driving do I take a non-DUI clinical evaluation?

    An office offers two clinical evaluations, non-DUI and DUI.

    Justin’s Answer

    There is no such thing. It is likely you will be required to complete an alcohol and drug evaluation and follow any recommended treatment.

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