Go to court and ask for a public defender. If you don't qualify, request diversion or pre-trial intervention. Also, don't tell the prosecutor you didn't know there was marijuana in your pocket-that wont help. Good luck.
Yes. You should consult with an attorney. There are programs available to you that will prevent this charge from going on your record. You may even be able to fight his case if you can prove you were not drinking. Please contact me for a free initial consultation.
First of all, it sounds it you're making a very responsible with difficult decision by checking into rehab. The best thing you can do at this point is get the treatment that you believe you may need. Regarding your new DUI, it is very important before you go into rehab or any other program that you consult with an experienced DUI attorney to discuss your options. You obviously have a responsibikity to stay in touch with your probation officer and to tell them truth, but getting arrested while...
In Georgia, if it can be proven you were under the influence of alcohol to the point that you were a less safe, less capable, or less efficient driver, you can be convicted of the DUI. SInce you were under the legal limit (assuming you are over 21), this may be a favorable case and it is possible you may be able to have the DUI reduced to a simple traffic violation. However, at this time you need to consider consulting with an experienced DUI attorney to discuss your options. Through...
It is possible he could serve the remainder of his probation in jail if he was arrested on new charges.
The trick here is to work with a qualified attorney on his new charges as well as deal with the court on his potential violation. Motions can be filed to request the judge hear his case.
Please contact me as we specialize in DUI's and can help you with both issues. You will need an attorney though to mobilize the consequences of this.
It would be impossible to answer your question without knowing the facts of your case. However, a qualified DUI attorney should be able to minimize your punishment and even challenge the case or negotiate a reduction of th charges. On a first lifetime DUI with no aggravating factors, you certainly have a chance at working it out to something other than a DUI if there are issues with the states case.