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Douglas Warren McDonald Jr.

Douglas McDonald’s Answers

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  • Obtaning police report and DUI video

    Where would one go to get the police report and video on a DUI stop ??? would it be the same place you go to get an accident report ??

    Douglas’s Answer

    the video can become available typically through a subpoena, or your attorney may call the solicitor and request that it be viewed prior to court. In Georgia there typically is no way to view pre-trial or hearing unless your attorney has a connection with the office that is prosecuting you.

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  • What is the effect of a dui arrest on renewal of cpa license in georgia? I have not been convicted.

    what is the effect of a dui arrest on renewal of cpa license in georgia? I have not been convicted.

    Douglas’s Answer

    there is not effect at this time, unless you have been convicted. many applications however will ask if you have been arrested. in my experience you will not suffer any harm, however you must be truthful in your application to avoid penalty.

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  • I was charged with a DUI in 2003 in Savannah GA. The ticket was thrown out. Can a potential employer see this on my record?

    I completed a defensive driving program as a show of good faith. Soon after my attorney had the ticket dismissed, and the judge said the "wrong form was filled out" by the arresting officer anyway, so all chrges were dropped. in 2006 i got a s...

    Douglas’s Answer

    An employer generally will get a copy of your Georgia criminal history. If you were arrested or cited the records will reflect that ( and the disposition) a nolo only helps against license suspension. The important thing to ask the employer to note is the final disposition. Essentially without an expungement your record will show all violations.

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  • Why are the officers and the system in general harder on individuals who refuse Dui tests

    my husband was arrested for DUI because he refused to take field soberity tests, breathelizer, and BAC after the officer stated they were zero tolerance. He and I did have 2 and 1/2 beers over 3.5 hour and dinner. After they arrested my husband ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    i would also agree w/ Bob, however the bond may be higher if there were other traffic charges along with the dui (i.e. lane violation, speeding etc.) generally the max fine is the stated bond amount to make sure you come to court.

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  • My liscence wasn't revoked because the breathlyzer machine wasn't accurate for the officer what does this mean on the criminal

    The letter from aldro said that the sworn statement of the officer giving the breathalyzer test wasn't for that machine

    Douglas’s Answer

    Robert P. McPherson, General Member, State Delegate
    Address
    1001 Bishop St #1330
    Honolulu HI 96813
    Email: kailuapat@yahoo.com
    Complete Details
    Phone: 808-537-5600
    Fax: 808-537-1144

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  • Can police inpound my truck if its already parked in my driveway?

    My brother inlaw was driving while intoxicated. Cops followed him a little ways, then he pulled into his driveway, parked the truck, and the Houston police took him out. HPD kept the keys, gave it to the tow guy, tow guy then put the truck in reve...

    Douglas’s Answer

    it seems like an officer who impounds a car that is already parked "at home" is being difficult. i agree w/ you that would be foolish, however if the car had evidence it may be required (i.e. open container , etc.)

    call:W. Troy McKinney, Treasurer, Regent, Board Certified in DUI Defense Law
    Address
    440 Louisiana Ste 800
    Houston TX 77002
    Email: WTMHousto2@aol.com
    Website: http://www.texascriminaldefenselawyers.com
    Complete Details
    Phone: 713-951-9994
    Fax: 713-224-6008

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  • My fiance got his first dui in tn and that may have violated his probation. it would be his 1st violation of probation and 1 dui

    what is going to happen to him

    Douglas’s Answer

    call:
    Steven Oberman, Dean, Regent, Founding Member, Board Certified in DUI Defense Law
    Address
    550 W Main St Ste 730
    Knoxville TN 37902
    Email: oberman@tndui.com
    Website: http://www.tndui.com
    Complete Details
    Phone: 865-249-7200
    Fax: 865-540-1696

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  • Can I get this speeding ticket expunged from my record?

    I am a truck driver. I got a speeding ticket a year ago in GA. I have paid the ticket off but it is keeping me from getting hired.

    Douglas’s Answer

    if the speed was in excess of a certian limit on CDL then you will have an "out of service" period of time. Once the time has expired then you can drive however the comapny may consider you a risk to drive their trucks.

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  • Expunge or Seal Record (Traffic Misdeamenor)

    Offense:DUI AMENDED TO RECKLESS DRIVING Disposition: NEGOTIATED PLEA OF GUILTY Sentence: WITHHOLD JUDGMENT, ONE YEAR COURT, ONE YEAR COURT SUPERVISION, 6 MO LEVEL 2 DUI SCHOOL, $2000 FINE, $50 MONITORED SUPERVISION. 2/10/10 - TERMINATE...

    Douglas’s Answer

    call:
    Donald John Ramsell, Sustaining Member, Board Certified in DUI Defense Law, State Delegate
    Address
    128 S County Farm Rd
    Wheaton IL 60187
    Email: donald.ramsell@dialdui.com
    Website: http://www.dialdui.com
    Complete Details
    Phone: 630-665-8780
    Fax: 630-665-9599

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  • If i have four DUI's on my record but they were over fifteen years ago, can they use that against me in court for this recent DU

    I was arrested last night for DUI, speeding, and failure to maintain lanes. I have four other DUI convictions, but they were from over fifteen years ago. Can they be used against me? Also i refused all tests.

    Douglas’s Answer

    Yes Georgia has a similar transaction rule that allows prior similar conduct to be admitted at trial to prove that you were the same person who had the same scheme or design and that you have the m.o.

    What the state can not do is use the prior similar to argue you are a bad guy or propensity. (Doesn’t make sense does it)

    Cal rick ryzcek 404.406.3197

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