Michael Rutledge Norton’s Answers

Michael Rutledge Norton

Carlsbad DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What are my charges. Do I need a lawyer? DUI

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Cambria L Lisonbee
    2. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    3. Wade J. Skalsky
    4. Richard Kim
    5. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    At the very least you should speak with a few local attorneys. You also have the DMV hearing that you must schedule within 10 days from the date of your arrest. DO NOT forget to schedule a DMV hearing if you don't hire an attorney.

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  2. My son was arrested for DUI after getting into an accident in our car. Should we get him a lawyer and do we need a lawyer?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Chad Raymond Maddox
    2. Michael Rutledge Norton
    3. Leigh Gretchen Fleming
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    Yes. If anyone involved in the accident is injured then the DA will probably file this as a felony. Get a local DUI attorney ASAP.

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  3. What evidence is needed to be found guilty of VC 23152 (a) and HS 11550 in riverside, ca?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Michael James Kennedy
    5. Michael Rutledge Norton
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    Even if they found you on the side of the road and not actually driving they can establish driving if there are certain facts present. I handle matters like this in Riverside and they will push hard against you. Hire an attorney to fight the case. It sounds like they took blood. It will take a while to get results back from the lab.

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  4. First offense DUI in San Diego. How to handle arraignment.. transfer classes/probation/etc

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Lonnie L Mcdowell
    4. Michael Stewart Phillips
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    I am a San Diego attorney and the Judges down here usually allow individuals to complete their programs out of county or out of state. If you get a private attorney you will not even have to appear in court. This could off-set the cost of hiring an attorney. You should at least contact a few of us local attorneys to see if you could afford our payment plans.

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  5. I read somewhere that there are 3 ways a DUI can be a felony...

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Michael Rutledge Norton
    3. Tai Christopher Bogan
    4. Robert Louis Miller
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    If you have 2 prior DUIs and one is a felony DUI then the DA can and usually does charge any subsequent DUIs as felony DUIs. It is not an absolute but more than likely.

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  6. What does Count 1 & 2 Stricken mean

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chris J Feasel
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Michael Rutledge Norton
    4. Michael Anthony Licari
    5. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
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    It means he plead guilty to count 3. The other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. So his record will only show a conviction on count 3.

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  7. What if you fail to complete the hospital course that was ordered by a judge for a dui?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Michael Rutledge Norton
    2. Dan Eugene Chambers
    3. Michael Jon Fremont
    4. Rodney Thomas Gould
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    Yes the court will know and they will issue a warrant for your arrest for violating probation. You can hire an attorney to go into court for you and argue for an extension. That helps avoid you being taken into custody. The fact you completed all other programs is a positive factor so bring proof of completion to show the Judge.

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  8. Warrant for arrest letter

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Rutledge Norton
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Sharon Paris Babakhan
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    It is a bench warrant issued by the Judge for failing to appear in court. The cops could come to your house and arrest you. Also if you get pulled over or have any other type of police contact and they run your name they may arrest you if they find the warrant. Get an attorney to go to court and recall the warrant and handle the DUI. Or you could try to do this yourself but I do not recommend it.

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  9. I just got arrested for DUI this is my second offense. The first one was seven years ago what is the best deal I can get?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sharon Paris Babakhan
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Dan Eugene Chambers
    4. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    5. Anthony David Scott
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    The best outcome you could get is a dismissal. To know if that is a possibilty you should speak with a few local dui attorneys. A second dui within 10 years of your first come with a minimum of 96 hours in custody.

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  10. How do I get blood test results before arraignment date in DUI case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Rutledge Norton
    2. Vincent Ronald Ross
    3. David Jon Pullman
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Tai Christopher Bogan
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    Your best bet might be through the DMV process. Request a hearing, you only have 10 days to do so. They will send you discovery, often times before the arraignment date. Some counties post the results online but that is rare. If you cannot get it either of those ways then you can continue your arraignement so you can get the results before you enter a plea. But it is best to get an attorney, have him enter a not guilty plea, and have him request discovery. There may be additional things that...

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