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Macy Michelle Jaggers

Dallas DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. My DWI has been dismissed before trial or conviction. What are the pros and cons of pursuing an expunge of my record?

    Answered 22 days ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Jeff Krigel
    3. Damien S Donnelly-Cole
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no con to an expunction. It completely removes a case from your record. You should always do this when eligible. You should know that a dismissal does not reverse a license suspension the way an acquittal at trial does. However you may still qualify for an ODL. Any local DWI attorney can help you with this.

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  2. DWI trial tomorrow...what to expect and courtroom etiquette questions

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3. Gene Raymond Beaty
    4. Jonathan Neal Portner
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
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    I advise my clients to dress business casual. Not so sloppy it looks like you're not taking the proceeding seriously, but not so dressed up it looks like you're overselling yourself. You should make eye contact with the jurors. Be casual, friendly, and appropriate. Don't stare anyone down, but don't avoid eye contact either. You may not speak to jurors at all. If you run into them in the hall, nothing more than a good morning or a thank you is appropriate. If one of them tries to...

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  3. DWI Trial dash cam video - Texas

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Kyle Stephen Deese
    4. Robert David Miller
    4 lawyer answers

    It depends on the judge. Typically the State puts the cop on the stand, does direct, shows the video in the courtroom while he's on the stand, finished direct, then defense crosses him. However, I have had judges that just admit it into evidence and allow the jury to watch it during deliberations. I make multiple objections to this, but I'm always overruled. It makes cross less effective because the jury hasn't seen the video yet and has no idea what I'm talking about. I believe it violates my...

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  4. Plea bargaining

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Deepali Meenu Walters
    3. Gene Raymond Beaty
    4. Michael J. Crawford
    4 lawyer answers

    You should be able to plea to the case any time after it's filed. In that situation, you will just have to take whatever the DA is willing to offer and accept a permanent conviction. If this is a class B DWI, the maximum punishment is 180 days in jail or two years probation and a $2,000 fine. If you want the best result possible, which could include a reduction, dismissal, or acquittal at trial, you're going to have to hire an experienced DWI attorney and give him several months to go through...

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  5. What is a typical sentence for obstruction of passageway? My attorney plead my DUI case down.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Deepali Meenu Walters
    3. John Joseph Eastland
    4. Christopher N. Hoover
    4 lawyer answers

    Deferred probation seems "stronger" than a permanent conviction? This offer allows you to avoid DPS surcharges and increased insurance rates as well as allowing you to expunge the DWI from your record completely and seal the record on the obstruction. This is a very good offer. Of course you have the right to turn it down and set your case for trial.

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  6. I'm a student pursuing career in accounting, how will this affect my career and future employment ? Can it be expunged ? How?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Jerry Cole Brooks
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    5. Ralph F. Guerra
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    6 lawyer answers

    DWIs are technical cases and there are many ways to beat them. You need to hire an attorney experienced with DWIs immediately. Your first deadline expires fifteen days from arrest. It will not be reduced to a class C. It could possibly refiled as a different class B offense that you could do deferred on, but this is unlikely given your breath test score. You need to start calling attorneys NOW.

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  7. Can i get charged with a DUI Minor and have no sobriety test at all? No Police report from the officer in 6 months either

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Martin Ben Zimmerman
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. Carmine John Giardino
    5. Stephen A. Gustitis
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    DUI is any detectable amount of alcohol. That means odor of alcohol, admission of drinking, etc. The officer doesn't have to do a breath or blood test or field sobriety tests. It's a completely different standard than a DWI.

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  8. Saavy criminal lawyer? (Amended) In search for Case Law for DWI Felony W/Medical Impairments. Suggestions?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    4. Carmine John Giardino
    5. John Paul Thygerson
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    6 lawyer answers

    These are issues of fact for trial. If you are charged with a felony DWI you are facing prison time and need an experienced DWI attorney working for you. The answers you get on Avvo are not going to change the way your case is handled. It just has to go through the courts now.

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  9. My son has been in jail for 6 months and hasn't been indicted. Can he get out according to the "no bill" law?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Steven Ray Green
    3. Jerome Weldon Matthews Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no such thing as a no-bill law. When his case is presented to the grand jury, it can issue a no-bill if it finds there isn't sufficient probable cause to continue to hold him on the case. I don't recall ever seeing this happen on a capital murder charge. I would expect him to be there for many more months if not over a year. They may cut a deal with him for his testimony, but even if that happens, he couldn't plea till whoever the state wants to take to trial has been tried. This is...

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  10. My husband is on state probation and was arrested for DWI . Can he use alcohol abuse as his defense and seek treatment not jail?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Stephen A. Gustitis
    4. David N. Smith
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    Your husband has two cases. A new (misdemeanor I assume) DWI and a probation violation on a felony assault. Typically this would be handled by first handling the DWI. If that case can be beaten, the pv may become a non-issue. However, the burden of proof on a probation violation is much lower than that for guilt or innocence at trial. And the felony court does not have to wait for the new case to be disposed of before having a revocation hearing on the pv. One attorney should be working...

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