You need to ask your lawyer, and if you aren't satisfied with his answer, hire someone else. If there is a tape of the circumstances leading to the arrest, and if you've filed a discovery motion, I believe you are entitled to see it.
The prosecutor thinks it is "fair", but it isn't up to the prosecutor to decide what happens. Hopefully he has a lawyer and the lawyer has a plan for defending him at trial or convincing the judge that he doesn't deserve such a draconian sentence.
Personal injury lawyers get paid to obtain better results than an injured person could get the insurance company to pay them if they did not have a lawyer. There is no guarantee that a personal injury lawyer is going to obtain a better result, but the only way to know is to sit down with one and go over the facts of your case and get advice about the offer you've been given. Most personal injury lawyers will give you a free consultation. Best of luck to you.
You need to report the incident to your insurance carrier. If a claim is asserted against you by anyone involved asserting that you are at fault for causing the wreck, then your insurance company will pay a lawyer to defend you. If you have not pleaded guilty to a traffic offense but have a pending charge, you should consult with a lawyer before entering your plea. Best of luck
You should definitely have an attorney attend the hearing with you. The court will be deciding whether to issue a warrant for your arrest, so a "loss" means arrest and the criminal charges that follow. An experienced attorney may be able to convince the court that this is a "civil" dispute, and that you did not act with criminal intent. You'll want to bring appropriate and paperwork with you to the hearing, and a lawyer can help you decide who and what to bring. If you do not know an...
If the person arrested for DUI caused a wreck and someone was hurt, the injured person can bring a civil "dram shop" action for damages against the person who provided the alcohol, if there is evidence that the person who provided the alcohol knew that the person later arrested for DUI would be driving and continued to serve him after he was visibly intoxicated. If your question is about criminal responsibility, the provider of alcohol is not likley to face criminal charges unless the person...
Unfortunately, if your son was convicted rather than pleading under the first offender or conditional discharge act, he cannot gets the records sealed. The only way to get the convictions off of his record would be to obtain a pardon from the governor. There are employers who will give him a chance to prove himself; they are just hard to find.
The maximum punishment would be twelve months in custody and a $1000 fine, but if you are a first time offender you are unlikely to receive such harsh treatment. What happens to your case will depend on a number of factors, including your prior record, what jurisdiction the charges are pending in, who the judge is, and how good your lawyer is. If you haven't already, you should consult with a lawyer about representing you on these charges, because a lawyer may be able to avoid a conviction...
If you do not appear for the warrant application hearing the application will probably be dismissed, but the better practice would be to go to the magistrate's office and fill out a form to withdraw the application.
Generally speaking, an employer can refuse to make an offer of employment to a person based on a prior criminal conviction. To get specific advice about your situation, you should consult with an employment lawyer.