Please remember it's not a good idea to discuss your case on the internet. You should absolutely speak with an attorney in a confidential setting to discuss the facts and circumstances of your case. OVI convictions can have serious consequences, especially for a 19 year old - a conviction stays on a person's record and could impact a person's educational and job opportunities going forward. It's important to have a lawyer to counsel you throughout the process and to advocate for you in court.
Where a person accepts a plea, his or her grounds for appeal are much more limited than if he or she had gotten convicted. Anybody considering an appeal should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, so that the appeal can be filed within the applicable time limits.
If police do not have the right to stop a vehicle, then any evidence obtained as a result of the unlawful stop can be suppressed, including the result of a breath test. In any DUI case there are important, time-sensitive concerns that have to be addressed by a DUI defense attorney. It's impossible to judge your case from a simple internet posting, so I recommend that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your case in order to protect your rights and your license.
Without knowing the facts of the case, I can tell you that a person convicted of a fifth degree felony can face imprisonment from six months to one year and/or fines not more than $2,500 per offense. That being said, community control can be a possibility. These are serious charges, and a person charged with these offenses should speak with an attorney immediately to discuss his or her options.
I agree with the previous answer. It is not grounds for dismissal of the case outright, but it can be used to damage the credibility of the officer, as well as the accuracy of the allegation, when the officer is on the stand.
If a person is arrested on a probation violation, the court could sentence that person to serve the balance of the prison time that was originally suspended. That person definitely needs to speak with an attorney about the case as soon as possible.
Yes. Pardons don't seal the record or "undo" the conviction. They only excuse the punishment. The offense will still be on your record. That being said, you should still consult an attorney to discuss the particular circumstances of your case.
You should hire an attorney ASAP, and please remember that it is not a good idea to post about your case online. You need to talk with a lawyer confidentially about your particular circumstance. That being said, the defense does have the ability to see written statements provided to law enforcement officers, as well as audio recordings (if available).
First: it is not a good idea to post specific case information on the internet, where it can be viewed by anybody. Second: you need to find a good attorney in your area with whom you can discuss your daughter's case in confidence. There may be diversion programs available in your area, but you should talk with a local attorney to determine the best course of action.
First thing: it's never a good idea to post case information on a public website like Avvo. You should talk with an attorney in a confidential setting. As far as what will happen with your charges, it's impossible to know until you talk with an attorney, which should be your biggest priority. I help people charged with drug offenses, and my office is not far from Kent. I would be happy to schedule a consultation with you to address some of your questions in a more appropriate manner. You can...