Very unlikely. If your friend is concerned about the DUI, he should try to defend the DUI and prevent the conviction from happening. Especially if the person is going to school for a Masters Degree there are other serious consequences of having a DUI conviction including employment and/ career issues. If your friend would like a free consult feel free to give a call.
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Contemplating pressing charges? This very well could be attempted murder or more likely assault with a deadly weapon? You need this person out of your home right away. What are you thinking? You could be killed. Call the police. Period. You can also file a restraining order and should do both right now.
You probably do have a warrant lurking out there and you should just deal with it. Better for you to get on top of it then ignore it and have it bite you in the back side years later. It's not the end of the world. It's just DUI probation and if you did indeed do everything but the community service it takes us all of 30 minutes to find the warrant. Depending on what court your case is in it MIGHT be possible to clear the warrant without you coming to California. If you want us to look into it...
I agree with the above attorneys. What the Judge said was legally correct. There was no other answer that could have been given. If the court had elaborated more fully, then the Judge may have been reversed depending on what language he/she gave. So on that ground you would lose because it is correct.
That said, since you aren't an attorney, you may have plenty of other issues that could have occurred during the trial that an appellate attorney could find, that you would not see. One of...
It would be utterly speculatory. As my other colleagues mentioned those of us who primarily take criminal cases do also from time to time take PI cases. We are, of course, more seasoned trial lawyers....
Well after doing DUIs for over 20 years as a prosecutor and defense attorney there if of course always hope. Evaluation of a DUI is about several elements. Your driving, FST, and your blood alcohol. You may have a defense to the blood draw. Unless you sit down with a lawyer to go over your case in its entirety the rest is speculation. For a more thorough analysis Id advise consulting with a private attorney and discuss your options. Many of us on AVVO offer free consults.
Given that you are in law school, it seems to me you should do anything in your power to defend this case. .19 isn't a great number but there are all kinds of defenses that may be available to you. An attorney would need to review your file in full before rendering an informed opinion. Private counsel will give you substantial time and energy to devote to your case. Given your situation, it seems to me you should have someone giving your case 100 percent attention. Many of us offer free...
Its hard to say what kind of warrant it is based on the information you provided. Depending on what court issued the warrant, sometimes a criminal case will begin with the issuance of a warrant and a courtesy letter and yes the police will absolutely come knocking. Its a warrant. If your case already began and you did not appear then it would be a bench warrant. In either case it means you need to surrender asap. If you need assistance with this give us a call.