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  • Got charged with a DUI but have yet to receive a citation and court date. How long does it take to receive either?

    My dui wasn't a typical situation. My sister and I were getting taunted by a group of males who were surrounding my vehicle. This group of males were also badgering us in the bowling alley and both parties were asked to leave. The males then wande...

    Derek’s Answer

    You may have a defense to this case known as the "necessity" defense, but it is a very tightly defined concept. Consult with an experienced DWI defense attorney immediately and get someone retained. It's very common for the DWI charges to be filed weeks or sometimes months after the offense, so this weeklong delay shouldn't be interpreted as a sign that you won't be charged.

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  • If my DUI from dec 2008 had been dropped to careless, any way to get expunged from my DMV record so I can get a driving job?

    I have been trying to partner with Uber in Minneapolis and the background check with the DMV red flags me and until expungement I can not get a job with them. Is this even worth pursuing? DUI in 2008 has been dropped to a careless. Thank you for a...

    Derek’s Answer

    Driving record entries are generally not able to be expunged in Minnesota. The criminal conviction for careless driving may qualify however.

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  • Am I eligible for deferred judgement for a first offense owi charge in Black Hawk county Iowa being having a felony in ohio?

    I am working in Iowa, Blackhawk county, and pulled into a gas station a police officer pulled up behind me and said that someone report me driving recklessly, he was behind me for several minutes while I was driving before I pulled into the gas st...

    Derek’s Answer

    It looks like there aren't any attorneys from Iowas responding to your question here, so I suggest following Mr. Meaney's advice and looking up a few DWI attorneys in Iowa, then calling them (or emailing them) directly for assistance and possible representation.

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  • 2nd offense dui and willful wreckless driving.

    My husband was arrested this morning for a second offense dui and willful wreckless driving. Was being pulled over for speeding, panicked because he had been drinking so he tried to run, lost control and hit a tree. His first dui was 7 years ago. ...

    Derek’s Answer

    Officers tend to say things about charges being reduced to help lighten the mood and put someone at ease, but often times they don't really know what will happen or they say anything to make people feel better. The best course of action is to get an attorney who handles DUI cases on a regular basis in Nebraska. Use this website to review profiles of some of them, then start calling them to get one retained.

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  • Any recourse for AZ license cancellation notice due to Minnesota listing 2001 incident on National Driver Register?

    Convicted DUI in Tempe, AZ in January 2001 (14+yrs ago). Had valid Minnesota DL at the time. Issued AZ DL in July 2001. Minnesota demands $680 to clear notice they recently posted to Nation Driver Registry related to DUI. AZ has set 8/3/2015 as de...

    Derek’s Answer

    As Mr. Meaney stated, you should act quickly to satisfy the Minnesota requirements. Minnesota must have revoked your license here back when you got the DUI in AZ and you just didn't know. The $680 fee they're asking for is the same reinstatement fee everyone pays for a DWI license revocation.

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  • Not on jail roster

    My boyfriend was arrested almost two days ago for a third level DUI. He still has not been to court for his release or bail. I've called the jail and they won't tell me anything except that he is still in custody. I've looked at the online jail ro...

    Derek’s Answer

    If your boyfriend is being held at the Bloomington holding cells, they don't list those detainees online. The online list only shows people being held downtown or at the workhouse in Plymouth. There is a number to call for Bloomington though. Consult with an experienced DWI attorney for more assistance.

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  • How long do I have to wait to get interlock installed on my vehicle after my license is revoked?

    I got a DWI in April and my license is still stated as "valid" in the DMVs system. It will be 3 months revoked the beginning of August. I will not be able to get a full license for most likely a year due to my BAC. I plan on getting the interlock ...

    Derek’s Answer

    Unfortunately you'll have to wait until the DMV updates its system to show her you're revoked before they can accept anything toward the interlock program. Once they enter the revocation, the only lag to get on the program will be the time it takes for you to present all the steps in their checklist and have them approve you for the program. You should have an attorney go through your situation with you in more detail to see if there may be some other reason for this long delay. There might be a legal problem with your case.

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  • My driver's license was revoked in Florida in 2008 for a 4th DUI. I moved to Oregon in 2011. How can I get a hardship license?

    I have satisfied all monetary and legal obligations in Florida. I spoke in person with an employee of the DMV administrative review board in Panama City, Florida last year and they told me they do work with people who have moved out of state and ...

    Derek’s Answer

    It sounds like a follow up call to the Florida DMV is needed so you can ask them what they need for you to do to get that clearance.

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