John C. Collins’s Answers

John C. Collins

Little Rock DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Was arrested for DWI with level 0.7. Under the legal limit.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. William Raburn Mitchell
    3. John C. Collins
    3 lawyer answers

    Get a DWI attorney. Many states have a two prone dwi law. First prong is whether you are over .08. The 2nd prong is whether you are impaired to the point that you can no longer safely operate a motor vehicle. There is a presumption of impairment over .08, no presumption either way between .07 and .05, and a presumption you are not impaired at a .04 or lower. They may also be relying on the misconception that alcohol dissipates over time so your bac would have been higher at the time of...

  2. Can you be convicted bye a person word only?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. John C. Collins
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. Eye witness testimony is the most unrealiable form of evidence, but is also the most commonly used for convictions. In fact, most cases are resolved by a person's word only. If you find yourself in this situation the best advice I could give is to get an attorney skilled in cross-examination and that is none for looking beyond the evidence supplied by the State.

  3. If found guilty of DUI and placed on probation, what would happen if I test positive for drugs.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew Wayne Kilgo
    2. Richard Scott Lawson
    3. John C. Collins
    4. Garry Lee Potts
    4 lawyer answers

    Most Courts are very aware of the time marijuana stays in your system. If you test positive at your first visit they may use that as a baseline to determine future results. If, however, you try to state it is old use outside the time period generally recognized you may find yourself in trouble. Honesty is usually the best policy in those situations. If you tell your probation officer that you are likely to flunk the test because you used marijuana prior to the Court date you are likely...

  4. If you are arrested for DUI then instructed by the arresting officer to drive to a different location to clear the intersection

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Edward Atwater
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Garry Lee Potts
    4. John C. Collins
    4 lawyer answers

    No, but depending on the circumstances of your individual case it may raise some doubt in the officer's testimony that you were impaired to the point that you could not operate a vehcle safely. It would at the very least raise a question as to his judgment (again, depending on the facts of your particular case). A qualified dwi attorney in your jurisdiction should be able to give you better advice after reviewing your entire case.

  5. Can you get kicked out of law shcool for a DUI

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John C. Collins
    2. Ismail Mohammed
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on the school and their policies. That being said, you did not specify whether you were just arrested or convicted. If you have not been convicted contact a dwi attorney to see if you in fact will be found guilty. A follow up question you may have is whether you will be allowed to sit for the bar exam. Most States have a moral fitness portion on the background check and a substance abuse related offense does raise questions. You should contact the local bar and determine how it...

  6. How would i take care of a dui if in another state?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. John C. Collins
    2. Philip Laurence Wormdahl
    2 lawyer answers

    Your friend should contact an attorney in GA. Each State has its own laws and rules concerning dwi's. Your friend is likely not doing himself any favors but running. A GA atttorney should be able to tell him what he needs to do to take care of it. I would strongly recommend he contact an attorney with extensive dwi experience. It may cost a little more but you truly do get what you pay for.

  7. If a 14yo commits murder or rape in the 1970's but isn't charged with the crime until 2010 are they charges as a minor or adult

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Nicole Quijano Valera
    2. John C. Collins
    2 lawyer answers

    In Arkansas it should be charged as a minor under the laws in existence at the time the crime was committed.

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