Typically a first time, no injury DUI is not "a crime involving moral turpitude," this is a standard that the immigration authorities use to determine whether a crime is so bad that someone needs to be deported.
For example, Retail theft is one of these offenses. If a person is CONVICTED of a retail theft they may be deported. For a DUI it will depend on the severity of this particular DUI. The standard offer for a standard case is supervision which, by definition is not a conviction.
The most direct answer is that you will most likely not be successful in your goal to have a lawyer "take care of your charges." But there is not enough information to give a definitive answer and the following should not be taken as legal advice.
On one hand, you can hire an attorney but on the other, the attorney cannot do anything. If there is a warrant out for your arrest, it will not be recalled and you cannot demand a trial.
If you had appeared for arraignment, which is unclear,...
He may be correct. The police officer only has to read you your Miranda warnings if you are
A) Under arrest, and
B) Being questioned.
You do not have to be read your Miranda warnings outside of that. A police officer asking booking questions doesn't fall under Miranda warnings.
As a rule of thumb, booking questions mainly consist of what you would find on your own drivers license. Name, address, phone number, etc.
I'm more than happy to tell people when they do not need lawyers, but you definitely do.
It is a mandatory conviction and a mandatory fine for speeding in a construction zone. Speaking from personal experience, Prosecutors hate to reduce these charges. On one hand it is very hot buttons, politically speaking. On the other hand, they see their jobs as protecting a person who is literally on the side of the highway as his/her Day job.
As it stands, your name is on a piece of paper mixed in...
Jurisdiction is a major issue here. The different counties take terribly varied apporaches. As is the charge itself in HIS situation for a few reasons as I have seen and helped to prevent with my own clients and students.
1) Financial Aid - under the Higher Education Act, he may have his financial aid suspended depending on the case disposition.
I will quote the higher education act:
"SUSPENSION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES-
`(1) IN GENERAL- A student who has been convicted...
Although it all can depend on the charge, the judge will ask you why you dropped dirty, and then at that point the judge can even take you into custody.
Probation is a deal that you make with the judge where the judge has control over you but you don't go to jail. Dirty drops violate your end of the bargain.
If it goes to hearing, you have a problem since you have already plead guilty on the charge, so you're only talking about punishment.
What you need to do right now, if you are...
While I know for a fact that many attorneys, including some on this very page proudly handle pro bono work, they are correct in pointing you to the Will County Public Defender's Office.
You can reach their office at the following:
Will County Public Defender
58 E. Clinton, Suite 210
Joliet, IL 60432
(815) 727-8666 phone
(815) 727-2916 fax
I'm pretty sure this section is for the purpose of asking a "lawyer."
Not your mother, college roommate, or buddy.
As I would tell my students, "Google is your friend."
From the perspective of a lawyer, I'll tell you exactly what I tell clients: Maybe the best thing for you is to be afraid of getting caught with alcohol in your system.
1 = If you're restricted from drinking,
1 = And you wind up drinking anyway,
2 = You probably have a bigger problem out there you need to take care of....
Can you represent yourself-yes.
Should you represent yourself-absolutely not.
You need to be more realistic about this charge. When you say that you don't want to charge to be on your record, but you want to represent yourself.
To a practitioner who has spent his life handling these type of cases this sounds close to asking, "can I perform surgery on myself without any experience and do it perfectly?"
So to answer your question I'm sure you could do it yourself, but that doesn't make it a...