First, never drive under the influence.
Being outside the vehicle with the keys removed would make it more difficult for the police to prove that you were driving or in actual physical control of the vehicle. Do not speak to the police or anyone about the accident. Ask to speak to an attorney. If the state cannot prove that you were driving on in actual physical control of the vehicle it will make it VERY difficult for them to charge you with DUI.
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Do not drive. Although the DMV may grant you a permit, you do not have it , nor has it been confirmed that you are entitled to one. Your attorney should call DMV and find out the status of your permit.
If you get caught driving without a permit, you are looking at jail time.
Be smart, call you lawyer.
You have asked very good and pointed questions. However, without more information about the case and your grandson it will it will be difficult to provide you with meaningful answers. If you have hired an attorney, I suggest that you call the attorney and schedule an appointment to sit down and discuss the case strategy with him/her.
You can apply but the question is will you qualify for citizenship? Grand theft is a crime of moral turpitude. As such, it may very well become a problem for your citizenship.
When did you commit the grand theft? When did you take a plea to the charge?
We may be able to vacate your plea.
First, are you eligible to have a DUI expunged? Did the court or prosecutor dismiss or drop the charge? If not, you cannot get the charge expunged. If you were convicted for the DUI or anything you will NOT be able to get your record expunged or sealed.
A misdemeanor battery is an unlawful touching. What you describe could be considered a battery. I would suggest that you contact a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction where the incident occurred.