Gary F Pirosko’s Answers

Gary F Pirosko

Denver DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What can i do to reverse an Ojw for a missed court date on a speeding ticket. also how can i avoid any jail time from this OJW

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    2. Gary F Pirosko
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    4 lawyer answers

    The only way to get it waived is to ask the Judge to vacate it. However, most Judges will not do so. The OJW does not carry any jail time. It only prevents you from renewing your driving privileges.

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  2. 88 in a 55?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gary F Pirosko
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    3 lawyer answers

    You can either hire a defense attorney or you can try to negotiate with the prosecutor yourself.

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  3. Will I be sentinced the day of pre trial if I take the plea?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gary F Pirosko
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3 lawyer answers

    It often depends on the blood alcohol level. The lower the level the more likely the DA and Judge would agree to immediate sentencing. (Usually a .170 and below with no aggravating facts). The Judge will tell you that if you disagree with the level of alcohol classes recommended by Probation, you can come back to court and discuss your disagreement.

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  4. In an accident, does prescription medication always equal a DUI for a driver even if the meds do not cause any impairment?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Gary F Pirosko
    2. Okorie Okorocha
    2 lawyer answers

    The DUI statute in Colorado is violated when a driver is in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, prescription, OTC or illegal substances. This means that the driver's ability to operate the vehicle has been "substantially affected", either mentally or physically, or both, than they normally would have been. A less severe, but just as serious a charge, of Driving While Ability Impaired by alcohol or drugs means that the person was affected "to...

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  5. If i wanteded to try and change my probation from co to tx how would i go about it. how would i have to call or would i have to?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary F Pirosko
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    3 lawyer answers

    If there was nothing aggravating about the facts of your DUI case, i.e., that it was a first offense, with no accident or injuries, and not an extremely high BAC, it is usually not a problem transferring probation to a second state, providing you have served any required jail sentence. Subequent offenses are trickier because you become subject to the provisions of the Interstate Compact for DUI cases. Both states need to agree to the transfer. You should disclose your desires with the...

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  6. Can i obtain dash cam footage to clear up the arresting officers view of what happened on the date of my traffic stop.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary F Pirosko
    1 lawyer answer

    As with most law enforcement agencies in Colorado, the Denver Police department does not use dash cameras at this time.

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  7. What will happen in the sate of colorado if you get a ticket on probation

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    2. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    3. Gary F Pirosko
    3 lawyer answers

    Most terms of probation allow tickets of less than 8 points without any consequences as long as the driver had a valid license and there was no accident.

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  8. Got a DUI last month.....involved in an accident....just property damage. 3rd DUI.....last two were in the late 1980s.....

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. J Steven House
    2. Michael C. Witt
    3. Eric P. Pitsch
    4. Gary F Pirosko
    4 lawyer answers

    It is best to obtain you driving record and meet with a local attorney who dedicates most of their practice to DUI defense.

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  9. Can i get a speeding ticket dismissed if my name is spelled wrong

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Gary F Pirosko
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are a Colorado resident with a Colorado drivers license the officer does not have to obtain your signature. The spelling of your name can be amended by the prosecution.

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  10. What is the typical penalty for speeding 33 MPH over the limit in a school zone? Points? Cost? Other Penalties?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    2. Gary F Pirosko
    2 lawyer answers

    Your fines will depend in part on the jurisdiction and your driving history. Your fines for speeding in a school zone at that speed, plus court costs, will likely be $300.

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