They can either call you, or wait until you come in. They can also get a warrant, and come arrest you. It's cruel because you have to wait a month to find out, but there is no standard way in which it is done.
The amount of jail time is going to depend on several factors including which jurisdiction his case is in, and who the judge is. DUI Court will help reduce the jail time, but at a minimum he is still most likely looking at 15 days, but it could be more.
Hire an attorney to investigate this matter for her. If Gwinnett didn't issue a warrant for her, or toll her probation, the matter is closed. If they did toll the probation, or issue a warrant, hire an attorney to get the warrant set aside, and help get the case closed without her having to return to jail. I understand she is scared, but the sooner she gets this wrapped up the sooner she can get her life back to normal.
Refusing or submitting to the roadside breathalyzer does not have any license consequences. If she loses the ALS Hearing her license will be suspended for 30 days. She can get a limited permit to drive for work, school, etc. for these 30 days. This permit is only available from DDS headquarters in Conyers. As long as she completes DUI School, and pays the reinstatement fee of $200 by mail, or $210 in person she can get her license back on the 31st day. If she is later convicted of the DUI the...
Yes. Even the arrest itself without a conviction can violate you because a general guideline of probation is not to violate any laws of any governmental entity, and they consider an arrest a violation.
You can fire your attorney if you like, but it sounds like you would get better results if you met with your attorney to address these issues. Also, watch the video while you are with your attorney as it sounds like the video will give you a new perspective on the case. If your wife looks bad on the video, but you don't want a trial, you are not leaving your attorney with many options to work with. Again, I would meet with the attorney, review everything, and revise your game plan if necessary.
You can't pay to automatically get a DUI dismissed, or reduced to Reckless. Attorneys charge anywhere from $500 to $30,000 to handle a DUI case, and you generally get what you pay for. A solid DUI defense is going to run you anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000. Attorneys have vast, and differing payment options, and some of those options include monthly payments. As far as paying court fines you can make monthly payments while you are on probation, but there is usually a monthly probation...
The judge can absolutely recall it. He needs to get his public defender on the phone, and get this straightened out. The public defender should have told the judge that he was summoned to appear in another court.