I am sorry you need to go through this. You indicated that you want help "pursuing this." I am not sure if you mean the criminal action or the personal injury lawsuit. As for the criminal matter, any attorney experienced in criminal defense can assist you as a victim. We are in the system everyday and, at least in my case, have helped numerous victims over the past 20 years. Because of your injuries, this will not be an Aggravated DUI case, but rather an Aggravated Assault case. He is...
In most cases, Arizona will honor whatever sanctions are applied in Louisiana. If they permit a restricted license, then Arizona will allow you the same provisions. It is not possible to obtain an Arizona license until you resolve your issues in Louisiana. Rather, Arizona will mirror whatever sanction you have there.
Assuming you have successfully completed probation, you need to make sure the offense has been formally reduced to a misdemeanor. Once reduced, your next step is to have the conviction set aside. Counsel can assist on either of those matters.
You have asked two basic questions. Some public defenders are experienced and very good. Others, just like private counsel, may not be experienced. Normally, if you retain counsel, you can investigate the attorney's qualifications. Most private attorneys can personalize your matter more than a public defender: the smaller case loads allow private attorneys to spend more time on your matter. If you "unknowingly" consumed drugs, you may have a defense on the DUI. That argument is difficult...
Your question is common. Simply stated, when you obtain a driver's license, the law presumes that you consent to any test or test an officer may request if they have a sufficient belief that you are impaired by drugs, alcohol or any combination. With that in mind, you asked three questions.
1. The officer can't threaten you at anytime. But my guess is he was telling you exactly what would happen if you refuse the blood draw. 2. You can request to speak to counsel.. But the officer is...
Once the probation matter is on "hold." His time on probation is normally stayed....that means it is not counted. Although he may still receive credit, it depends on many factors. But normally I would not expect him to have the time counted. You are correct as to your other concern: do NOT bond him out unless he has been terminated from probation. I would wait until a few days after the 2nd, contact his po or contact the court and verify if his probation was formally terminated.
To obtain an Arizona license, you will need to clear any and all fines and fees due in any other jurisdiction. I don't believe you would need an attorney to do that, but if you do, contact an attorney in the jurisdiction you are having problems with. Once you resolve the issues in Texas and Wis, then you can try and apply for a license in Arizona.
If you were arrested for an Extreme DUI (BAC over 0.015), the law requires the vehicle be impounded for 30 days. If there is anyone else titled on the vehicle, they may be able to remove it from impound. If impounded, you can make arrangements to obtain any personal property from the vehicle. Bottom line is that counsel may assist IF you are eligible to have the car released. And, counsel can certainly help on the DUI and MVD issues concerning any suspension on your license.
I am not sure why you are posting this in an Arizona forum. The bottom line is that Mo law will govern. If expungement is not possible, it may be possible to set aside the conviction. Even then the reinstate of your rights is a different issue than expunging your record. In Arizona, you can have your rights restored within the court's discretion. You can initiate the request after completing your sentence. Again, you need to speak with Mo counsel to see what remedies you may have.
The fact you were driving suspended AND were apparently investigated for a DUI, could result in felony DUI charges. Although you may have a defense per your statements above about no evidence you were driving, you will need to make sure and bring it to your attorney's attention. If you have not been cited as yet, contact counsel immediately. If they can attack the case before it is charged, you have a better chance of avoiding the felony charge.