It is not uncommon for a good dui attorney to get the prosecutor to agree to a reduction on a .10... But a good dui attorney will start from the position of "can this be dismissed?" Before moving on to a major reduction like a exhibition of speed which in some LA County locations is relatively likely on a .10, whereas in others, a wet reckless (the last hope for a reduced resolution), can be very difficult to obtain. I would agree with my colleagues however, it is very fact and location...
Your court case and DMV hearing are both in OC. The DMV hearing can be requested to be moved if you want to appear in person. The beat advice however is to engage local counsel. You can avoid all court dates and the hearing as your attorney may appear without you present. As my learned colleagues described above, it takes years to be capable of disagnosing and properly arguing a DMV hearing. There is a reason the DMV wins 92% of the time!
I am not that familiar with Monterrey, but my educated guess is there is nothing you can do but surrender there and I don't think it has anything to do with being too late. If you go to court in advance of your surrender date and ask the judge for one more chance, you might get lucky - particularly the day before Thanksgiving, judges can be good-spirited.... Good luck!
Yes. your level of intoxication would be an issue in determining the creditability of your statements and/or testimony. Especially if your BAC was high. Whether or not the defense attorney has access is more a question of wheteher or not the attorney finds out because the documentation could easily be obtained with a subpoena.
Never talk to the police. Not about sports. Not about the weather. Not about girls. No conversation. Politely explain that you have been advised by counsel not to talk to them and if they have PC to arrest, then hook me up.
They do not care about putting people in jail - it is their come on... they probably majored in it at the academy...don't believe the hype!
You can probably ignore the letters- as a practice, we always send out a letter to these firms telling them to direct all future communication to our office in accordance with laws governing contacting represented parties. That's usually the last we hear from them. We have never had a client who had to pay.
496A is receiving stolen property
487(d) is grand theft of a firearm
CVC 10851A is grand theft auto
These are serious charges that can lead to significant prison sentences regardless of whether it is a first offense or not. They are serious felonies and your son in law needs a good attorney as soon as possible. Has he been bailed out? If not, make sure he knows not to talk about his case on the phone as the calls are always recorded and trying to talk in code will not work. If he has...