It is a good idea to speak with an attorney in San Diego county do you can find out what this county does on DUI convictions. As mentioned, each court within San Diego county handles cases differently with different possible penalties. It is also important to request a hearing from DMV within 10 days of your arrest. Call a few attorneys to discuss your case and see who you are most comfortable with.
Yes, fight it. A fourth DUI can be a felony. Prosecution needs to proving you drove, while under the influence. Being on your car is not driving. Depending on other factors, like how and when your car got to the lot, whether any witnesses saw you drive, whether officer saw you pull in lot, whether car was in gear, etc, the prosecution will try to argue that you drove based on circumstantial evidence. Consult a DUI attorney and discuss the specific facts about your case.
You should speak with attorneys here in San Diego about your case. Each court in the county handles petty theft cases differently. You need someone who knows how to approach the case and what the prosecution will want you do to for a reduction or dismissal.
If you can show that you have been making an effort and trying your best to do the program, that will help. You will want to bring whatever proof you have about why you have not been able to finish in the time the court previously gave you. The judge is going to be concerned that you still have not finished a program you were ordered to do back in 2009. You may want to have an attorney attempt to get you reassigned to the program without you being present and see what the judge says--he may...
If this incident happened in Oceanside you will have court in the Vista court. If you received a court date you were either arrested or cited for an offense. The officers forward their reports to the District Attorney who will review them and decide what charges to file. If you were an .08 at time of driving but .07 later the DA will likely still file DUI charges against you under the idea you were at a .08 or higher while driving and you went down to a .07 later when you got tested a station....
You can enroll in first conviction program after losing DMV hearing or if you did not request one you can enroll in program right away. The program may give you a hard time about enrolling before a conviction- tell them you need program for dmv purposes.
Yes, you would need to pay for officer to be at hearing. Usually starts at around $150 to have officer there.
Sr22 insurance is a supplemental auto insurance for people who have a DUI. If you tell your own insurance about your DUI your rates...
For a first time DUI: 5 years probation, fine of about $2123, 3 month first conviction program, mother's against drunk driving class (one time). lose license of a year if under 21...may be worth speaking to an attorney about your case
That is a typical letter sent out in San Diego. They will not arrest you when you go to court. Once the case is resolved and if you are convicted of a petty theft, then you will have to do a booking where take your photo and information so they can use this offense against you if you ever have another petty theft.
Hiring an attorney to help you with this would be a good idea.
The officer would testify that he observed the light out. He will also include it in his reports. To contest that issue you could take car to mechanic to prove nothing wrong with light and properly functioning. You would have to challenge the stop in a suppression motion in court where officer would be called to testify.