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Derek Anthony Patrin

Minneapolis DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Charged with reckless driving not dui. I refused a breathtest. can my liscence still be suspended? they issued a notice of susp

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. Majid Vasigh
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    Yes, every State has administrative penalties to a driver's license when a person refuses to submit to alcohol testing. You may still have legal defenses to it, and it looks like you'll have to act fast if you want to make a legal challenge to the revocation. Contact a local DUI attorney in your area ASAP to determine whether it's worth your while to challenge it.

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  2. Wrecked with BAC over legal limit. No other vehicles involved. Should I hire an attorney or not?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3. Christopher Irvin Simser
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. Kevin Mark Wray
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    At the very least, you should be consulting with a local experienced DUI attorney in Pennsylvania. Even though your test came back over the legal limit, there may be important constitutional or technical arguments that your attorney can make to try to get that test result suppressed from the evidence. Those first two DUI charges are just alternative ways to convict you. One is based on your alcohol content being over the legal limit, the other one is based on the other evidence that proves...

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  3. I'd like to know more about the one day DWI program in Hennepin Count.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Samuel John Edmunds
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Tricia Dwyer
    5. Andrew M. Leone
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    The One Day Program is a typical requirement in first time offenses, and usually the court will sentence you to do it after you plead guilty to the DWI. I don't think you should already be preparing to plead guilty though. There are legal defenses to a charge like this even if you feel you are guilty. Consult with some DWI defense attorneys before you decide the best route to take.

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  4. I was arrested in fullerton for a dui but I live in San Diego, where is my dmv hearing located?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Michael Stewart Phillips
    4. Mark Andrew Hover
    5. Michael Korry Bialys
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    Mr. Murillo's advice is spot on, you need to get experienced DUI representation ASAP.

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  5. I was charged with a 3rd degree DWI - (Blew .20) What are penalties for a 1st time offender realistically? (Hennepin County)

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Samuel John Edmunds
    4. Tricia Dwyer
    5. Andrew M. Leone
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    There are many private attorneys that accept payment plans and most will take payment by credit card as well. If you aren't going to get a private attorney, the chances of getting the charge reduced to a misdemeanor decrease, but it's still possible. Keep in mind that reduction of the charge will not change the license revocation or plate impoundment penalties. A private attorney would need to file a civil petition to challenge these penalties separately from the criminal charges. That petition...

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  6. What if my husband took a DUI for me?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert M. Alonzi
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. Derek Anthony Patrin
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    5. Jamil Kamel Khuja
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    An experienced DUI defense attorney needs to help you navigate this tricky situation. You want to be sure to minimize the outcome for both of you, and you need an expert to do that. Find an experienced DUI defense attorney on this website and get one retained ASAP. There are a number of excellent candidates in Michigan.

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  7. Hi, I am an Italian turist in LA and 2 nights ago I got arrested for DUI. what to do? I am so scared !

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Troy Slaten
    2. Brian Russell Michaels
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Michael Jon Fremont
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    Most likely your offense is a lower level criminal matter, which should give you the opportunity to retain a local attorney in California but still return to Italy while the attorney handles your case. Use this website to contact some experienced DUI attorneys, some of whom have already answered your question here. Take the time to call them and work on getting someone retained ASAP before you have to leave the country.

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  8. Private attorney vs. public defender

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Vijay Dinakar
    3. Oscar Rene Gutierrez
    4. Derek Anthony Patrin
    5. Peter Cameron
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    You will definitely be better off with a private attorney who is also very experienced in DUI defense. Your career is at stake in this situation, and your test level is high enough that the prosecutor will not be willing to reduce your charge unless there are contested legal issues in the case. A good DUI defense attorney can preserve those contested arguments and create additional leverage that will help toward your goal of getting these charges reduced. Public defenders definitely deserve...

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  9. What's worse or does it matter

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Mari Anita Torres
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Matthew William Hoffmann
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Derek Anthony Patrin
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    From an auto insurance and criminal conviction level standpoint, these offenses are roughly the same. The driver's license consequences may be different though, so consult with your attorney about those nuances.

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  10. Husband arrested for DUI - now what?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Derek Anthony Patrin
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Samuel John Edmunds
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. Rodd Ahren Tschida
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    12 lawyer answers

    Your husband should be calling a few experienced DWI attorneys today and figuring out how he wants to deal with the situation. Sitting and waiting for paperwork in the mail won't accomplish anything. There are deadlines to meet and other things he can do to be proactive. He needs some expert advice and guidance.

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