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Martin W. Judnich

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  • 1st DUI in Weld County, Colorado

    Clean driving record. 1st DUI charge in Weld. Due to BAC, DA wants 10 days incarceration. What is the law for 1st offense?

    Martin’s Answer

    10 days is alot for a first offense. But how about beating it? Go hire an experienced defense attorney and you are bound to get a better deal that that.

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  • I was arrested with dui other, failure to control my vehicle, and paraphinalia.

    I went to the emergency room 4 hours after the accident to get a drug test because the police did not administer one. It came back negative for everything. The paraphinalia is the plastic wrapper off of a cigarette pack. The Dr said it was a seizu...

    Martin’s Answer

    Your chances are better than not getting the independent test. Much more investigation needs to be done before an experienced attorney can give you a likelihood of a good result. Consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney in your area and expect to invest a decent amount of money into such an attorney if you want a great result.

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  • DUI by cannabis Did field sobriety but refused breathalyzer and drug screen

    I got pulled over and the cop said he smelled weed, he asked me to get out and he did a field sobriety test. Then he asked if I could take a breathalyzer and a drug screen and I said I wanted a lawyer and he took me to jail. But he did not find an...

    Martin’s Answer

    From what you have listed here, the prosecutor has very little evidence against you. An experienced DUI attorney should be able to help you out with this. Be prepared to invest some money into a good attorney, but it is usually cheaper than what a conviction will cost you.

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  • I need a DUI lawyer for a first time offender in Carbondale, Il What should I expect

    I also got a speeding ticket and a DUI ticket and a breathalizer ticket

    Martin’s Answer

    If you are going to get an experienced DUI defense attorney it is difficult to tell you what you should expect, because very good things can happen with a good attorney. There are always many issues in DUI stops and officer training/bias that can be attacked. What you should do, is get a free consultation from one in your area to discuss the options and if you provided a Breath or Blood sample. Then you can start looking at options. Good luck.

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  • Would this be illegal search and seizure?

    Got arrested for dui. My breath test was .02 the legal limit. Right after I was arrested. My car was still running with the windows down. I told him I needed my house keys and wanted to lock it up. Another officer then went and opened the door to ...

    Martin’s Answer

    Securing the car is locking it, then they tow it.

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  • Can a officer make you take a blood test?

    I was arrested for DUI. The cop physically opened my car door. After I told him that yes I have a medical condition called the lazy eye which effects my balance he forced me to do them. Afterwards I took a breathalyzer of .02 i was arrested. Cop ...

    Martin’s Answer

    refusing for religious reasons has a special set of circumstances in Montana. Why was that not on the tape? Is it in the report? You don't have a right to an attorney during DUI investigation (poor law), but it would be wise to get an attorney to help you out now that it is done. We handle many DUI cases if you are interested in a free consultation.

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  • Should I plead no contest to first offense DUI am 18

    No criminal record first offense don't remember do it so I can't plead guilty to somethin I don't remember doin..

    Martin’s Answer

    It is always a good idea to plead not guilty initially to evaluate the evidence against you. Since you can't remember it, you should see what the officer(s) have to say. You can ultimately take a no contest or alford plea if you don't remember doing it.

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  • Is it legal for a property manager to take pictures of the outside of your apartment because of something your doing?

    Two weeks ago they installed bike rakes at the side of our building. On our patio we have our bike chained to our railing for about 5 years now. This morning the property manger was driving past and took pictures from her car blocking traffic whil...

    Martin’s Answer

    Put the opposite way, it is not illegal for someone or anyone to take pictures of the outside of a building. That is public space.

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  • Was I illegally pulled over?

    I was pulled over at 1 in the morning. The police officer's report states he had to turn around to come pull me over. Apoun watching the dash cam's video it starts when the officer was 16 blocks or so from the point you are able to get a visual ...

    Martin’s Answer

    These are all solid facts to argue that the officer did not have probable cause to pull you over. However, that determination is up to the judge, who will look at the video and listen to the officer, yourself and any witnesses. Were you charged with anything else, other than speeding?

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  • Do I get an ID and then go back to get another DL due to a DUI?

    I had received a DUI in another state 7 years ago and I applied for a DL in my state that I reside in and was given one with no problem at all. I received a letter a few weeks ago from the convicting state stating that my privilege have now been r...

    Martin’s Answer

    Does the letter state you need to send in the actual license or just a copy? If you are re-instated, they can't un-reinstate you. You may want to talk to an attorney in the state that you got the new license in first to make sure.

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