David Howard Goldstein’s Answers

David Howard Goldstein

Atlanta DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What is a good response to an officers question, " have you been drinking tonight."

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. David Howard Goldstein
    1 lawyer answer

    In such a situation, there probably is no answer that would have resulted in no arrest. I guess the best answer would be to say nothing, However, the real question to ask is, what do you do now that you have been arrested. It sounds like your husband did the right thing by refusing all testing. By refusing field sobriety testing your husband denied the police the opportunity to gather evidence to convict your husband at trial. Your husband should contact a local, experienced dui defense...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  2. What do you legal pros think of the DUI court program?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lance Warren Tyler
    2. David Howard Goldstein
    3. John Lawrence Buckley
    3 lawyer answers

    Your attorney seems to have given you good advice. As a DUI attorney I reccomend all my clients get Drug and Alcohol evaluations and any reccomended treatment prior to sentencing or trial. Additionally, I reccomend doing community service, and attending AA, if appropriate. This of course is not related in any way to whether you should plead guilty. Every case is different and everyth client is different, pleading guilty or not guilty is a decision that should be made after many...

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  3. DUI

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    2. David Howard Goldstein
    3. James Wrixam McIlvaine
    4. Cory Earl Yager
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends on many different variables such as; the jurisdiction of the offense, the experience and training of the arresting officer, exactly what, where, and how the officer conducted the field sobriety testing, if the officer conducted field sobriety testing, if you refused field sobriety testing, if you were offered the state administered breath test, if you refused the state administered breath test. All of these factors and many more dictate your chances of...

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  4. Can two Dui's be expunged from my record for a price?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Muna H. Claxton
    2. David Howard Goldstein
    3. Jack Ira Klein
    4. John Leif Fossum
    4 lawyer answers

    Each state and each county may have different rules regarding expungement. I reccomend finding a local attorney to try and expunge the dui in Georgia and the dui in Pennsylvania separately. That said, if you have already pled guilty or been convicted of DUI in Georgia, my opinion would be that you could not get the Georgia DUI expunged.

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  5. Violated probation for dui/possesion less than ounce. Wife had stroke 6 months later and I stopped reporting and paying

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Wakefield Chambers III
    2. David Howard Goldstein
    3. Elmer H. Young III
    3 lawyer answers

    The above suggestions of providing documentation to the probation officer regarding your wife's stroke, as well as proof of your economic situation are excellent. I would consult with a local attorney who has experience with probation in your court. That person would have the most specific answers as well as what to expect from the judge. Be aware that there may be a warrant for your arrest at this time.

  6. I got citation for possession of alcohol. Will they restrict me from getting my license? Also will it make my insurance go up?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeremiah Kent Jarmin
    2. David Howard Goldstein
    2 lawyer answers

    If you may have a legal defense you should contact and experienced dui attorney to evaluate your case. Minor in Possesion does carry a 6 monthh license suspension and your insurance company may notice the license suspension when they request your driving history.

  7. Dui & under age drinking

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Justin Spizman
    2. David Howard Goldstein
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    If you plead guilty to dui (under .08) and underage drinking in Georgia, your license could be suspended for 6 months on the dui and 6 months on the underage drinking, additionally, fines could be $1000 or more, community service, a drug and alcohol evaluation and any reccomended treatment, a risk reduction class, as well as jail time and at least 12 months probation depending on the jurisdiction and facts of the case. My advice is to consult an experienced dui defense attorney before making...

  8. What is the punishment for misdemeanor probation violation in georgia on a dui case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeremiah Kent Jarmin
    2. Michael Jason Rhoades
    3. David Howard Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree that there is little an attorney could do to get this person out of jail sooner. In this situation the best attorney is probably one that practices frequently in the arresting jurisdiction. There are situations were an attorney can get a probation bond or the hearing moved sooner. This would involve being familiar with the judge, prosecutor, and probation officer. Also, the nature of the original charges and the reason for the probation violation warrant, would factor into the...

  9. I am trying to write my 10 day letter, what should be included in this letter?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. David Howard Goldstein
    1 lawyer answer

    If you recieved a yellow (or white copy) of a 1205 form, notifying you that your driver's license is suspended, all the required information is on the back of the form. Ususally putting the date of your arrest, location of the arrest, arresting officer and jurisdiction, driver's license number, and birth date will suffice. Also include that youy are contestinf the suspension of your driver's license. If you are contesting the suspension of your driver's license, I highly reccomend you seek...

  10. Can I drive on a DUI Citation?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lance Warren Tyler
    2. David Howard Goldstein
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you were issued a yellow "1205" form. This is also a 30 day temporary driving permit. The driving permit is located at the bottom of the yellow form. When the police officer suspects you of driving under the influence in Georgia, the officer will read an implied consent notice. If you refuse the state administered test, or agreed to the state administered testing and registered a 0.08 BAC or greater, the officer will suspend your driver's license. The officer will aso give...