No. There is no Penal Code section prohibiting you from travel. If you retain your passport and you comply with the terms of your bond you are fine. If you still concerned you need to speak with your bondsman. He will tell you what restrictions there are if any. If you are travelling best to make sure you make all your court dates, or have an attorney make them for you while you are away. If you do not have counsel and need it, please feel free to give us a call.
Forgetting is about the worst possible legal defense one can imagine. I forgot is probably what got the person the 180 but suspect that there is alot more going on with this person than missing some AA meetings. 180 days is not the kind of time typically given out for a simple violation of probation on a first time DUI.
There is always a better argument out there. But arguments are fact driven. You and your friend should consult an attorney if you have the means to hire one. 180 days is...
Fair enough. Law school and multiple misdemeanors are clearly not good. No you should NOT plead to a misdemeanor on the Public Intoxication. Period. See if you can advance the Public Intoxication or continue your date for the plea on the DUI and handle it first. Get an infraction or go to trial. And for purposes of the courts and your law school apps, quit f'n drinking and get into AA. Immediately, or forget law school. Seriously.
Totally concur with Mr. Driessen. 9 months of Probation is HIGHLY unusual for a Wet Reckless. 2 years is usually as low as it goes. The primary difference between a wet reckless and a DUI is the fine and the class. A Wet Reckless is, for most purposes a DUI. It is a prior for the Court and the DMV. Personally, I don't consider a Wet Reckless anything more than a moral victory, but if you indeed received 9 months of probation you can get the case off your record much much sooner than the...
Unfortunately your problem is a hybrid that requires both Immigration Counsel and a Criminal Defense Attorney. You will have to speak to an Immigration Attorney to find out how your misdemeanors will affect you. The good news is you are not in removal yet so that bodes well for you.
You have nothing to lose by applying for an expungement on the 96 case now. It's old and the worst that would happen is it would be denied. You should do it and then focus your energy on your other two cases....
You realize your asking a bunch of other lawyers to speak badly about your lawyer. The time an attorney spends on your case is a function of the complexity of the case and the wishes of the client and also the fees paid under the contract you signed. Every lawyer is different. If you are dissatisfied with your lawyer call someone else.
Well all that depends on who you hire. There are good private attorneys and not so good ones. The primary difference between a private lawyer and a PD is TIME. You are paying a private attorney to put time effort and energy into building a defense which is HOW you get offers down. PD's generally do not have that time. They often get handed the file the day of court and often, but not always just try to move that file off their desk by convincing people to take deals wo working the case. That is...
Well the first question is if you do not have an attorney why are you writing letters? This is something that is usually directed by your counsel, if they deem it helpful to get you a good result. Its always a good idea to have counsel when trying to get a program. If you dont get the program the consequence is a possible criminal record.
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All private lawyers handle both. Its a package deal. Public Defenders cannot do the DMV which is maybe why you might be confused and getting different answers. There's a whole bunch of DUI lawyers here who you can speak to about in detail.