Douglas Holbrook’s Answers

Douglas Holbrook

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. First time DUI. I haven't been convicted yet, but what should I be doing to help my chances of getting the best outcome?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark K Rosenfeld
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Oscar Rene Gutierrez
    4. Matthew Murillo
    5. Michael Korry Bialys
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    There is a bit more complexity to defending a DUI than merely accepting at face value the reading of the breath test. Depending upon a number of factors, you may not have been impaired at the time that you were driving. Consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in the specific area of defending these types of cases.

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  2. Does Mugshots.com has an obligation to unpublish expunged records / mugshots once served with expungement papers?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David S Katz
    2. Timothy F. Sullivan
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Jonathan Hackworth
    5. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
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    As per their stated policy, it is out of courtesy, not out of obligation. So, play nicely !

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  3. I was just charged with this violation but there was no breathalizer or blood taken from me but i did refuse to take them

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Eric Paul Ganci
    4. Oscar Rene Gutierrez
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    DUI cases are almost always more complex than they first appear. So in answer to your last question, if it is something that you can afford, retaining counsel in advance would be advisable. Additionally, you can anticipate being charged with a refusal, along with the underlying DUI charge.

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  4. Arrested for a second DUI...field sobriety tests and the standard. He had reasonable suspicion to stop me...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark K Rosenfeld
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Matthew Murillo
    4. Oscar Rene Gutierrez
    5. Michael Korry Bialys
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    You are correct that neither the Field Tests nor the sense of smell is an accurate measure of the per cent of alcohol. But along with the driving through the stop sign, they are all supportive of probable cause.

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  5. How many criminal defense attorneys work with administrative license defense lawyers during the course of their clients' cases?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    4. David Philip Shapiro
    5. Samuel Eugene Spital
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    I don't know that there are actual numbers available to answer your question accurately. Some attorneys handle both the criminal aspects as well as the administrative, some have a separate attorney handle the administrative aspects, and some, like the public defender's office, do not address the administrative type matters. You need to speak with each individual criminal defense office that you are considering and inquire specifically if they also handle administrative and licensing...

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  6. I need to hire a criminal defence attoeney who will take payments.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Matthew Piper
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Chris J Feasel
    4. Ross Carlton Meltzer
    5. Brian K Wanerman
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    From your question, I am not exactly sure whether your upcoming appearance in January is your first appearance or not. If so, you may be expecting something to happen before the time that it actually can. There is not much that your attorney can do for you until that first appearance.

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  7. When do detectives have to re-read the Miranda warning to a suspect?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
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    Once the detectives have advised the suspect of their rights, they do not need to re-advise during the remainder of the questioning session.

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  8. Can I travel out of the country with a DWI on my record?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank B. Ford
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Aaron Jeffrey Boria
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, some people have been turned away for a prior DUI, which the Canadian Government apparently takes pretty seriously. It depends upon what they ask you, because some individuals have not been questioned and have gone right through. Some, in the face of being turned away due to a prior DUI, have been able to pay a $240.00 rehabilitation fee. It is apparently a bit dicey up at those border crossings!

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  9. Who can help me in finding a criminal defense lawyer thats pro bono ?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    4. Timothy England Moffitt
    5. LeRoy E Costner
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    You already have one. It is called the public defenders. They are the institutional equivalent of pro bono attorneys. If you did not have your public defender, and had to go out on your own to find a pro bono lawyer to handle a first degree murder case, you would probably appreciate your public defender much more.

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  10. Do i need a lawyer for first offense misdemeanor (possession of cannabis)?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    2. Douglas Holbrook
    3. Christopher R Carney
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Asma Anwar
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    You definitely do not want to go through this process without the advice and assistance of counsel. And whether it by an attorney that you have retained on your own, or by a public defender, if you qualify, based upon your low income, you definitely want an attorney representing you. To many individuals look back on trying what you are suggesting, and in retrospect, wish they had been represented. Don't find out after it is too late.

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