There may be an alternative to jail, but you will need to consult with a local attorney who knows the Van Nuys court and prosecutors as they may be able to negotiate a more favorable deal. Use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo. Most will not charge for a consultation. Good luck
Yes...that happens all the time, then u have go into court and get proof u took care of your court case (this is called an "Abstract of Judgment"). I suggest u hire an attorney to deal with the court case ASAP.
Definitely go back to court and let them know what you are able to do and when. If you were represented by an attorney, let them know and they can help you get back into court and get everything squared away. The clerk's office at the courthouse would be a good place to start.
You need to search for a dui attorney that is local to the court where your case is located. If the attorney has experience in doing many duis over a long period of time they will be able to effectively evaluate what role the fact that you are diabetic will play in the totality of your dui case.
You can do a live scan with the Department of Justice to see if there is a warrant. Or go to the court that has jurisdiction in that area. Your best bet is to call a local attorney and see if they will check it for you...they will probably do it for free.
It is possible that these issues could have some relevance to your case. However, technicalities of this sort usually do not bear much fruit. Much of defending DUI cases is common sense. The best angles that I have found usually occur when the police try and cut corners and not handle your arrest by the letter of the law. This is when an experienced DUI attorney can best help you. I suggest you pick a few attorneys to sit down with and give more information and get a free consultation.
They are 2 separate issues but you can expect prosecution for the DUI accident. If you are convicted, your license will be suspended. You really need to consult with a local DUI attorney in Simi Valley. Most will not charge you a fee for consultation. If you are unable to afford a private attorney, the court will assign a public defender. They are excellent attorneys and will serve you well. However, they normally carry a high caseload and their time may be limited. Good luck.
You friend is most likely on informal probation which is fairly standard in these cases. He will need to modify the terms of his probation. Contact the attorney who represented him on the DV case and let them know. There should be no problem based on the info you have provided. Good luck