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Douglas Holbrook

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  • Am I able to transfer DUI classes in state?

    I currently live in San Luis Obispo and I am planning on moving to Newport Beach. I only have a couple more months of my DUI classes. Am I able to transfer and finish my DUI classes at a center in newport? Or do I have to finish my classes in San ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    Normally, one would have to begin and complete their program with the same entity. You can certainly ask the two programs if they would allow the modification if the court would allow it, but be prepared for a negative response.

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  • Conditional Discharge in South Carolina

    I was given a ticket for simple possession of marijuana. I went to court and was given a conditional discharge (6 months probation) no community service or anything just the probation. Do I have to check yes on job applications and other things wh...

    Douglas’s Answer

    the answer is no. If you went to court and were given a conditional discharge with 6 months probation, then you do not have to check yes on job applications and other things when asked if convicted?

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  • My husband violated his probation in tampa with a new arrest in orlando in which he pled guilty too, will he be violated?

    my husband was arrested for felong battery in orlando, he pled guilty so he can get 6 months probation. the arrest for the felong battery made him violate his misdemeanor probation in tampa. his is now being transported to hillsborough, if the j...

    Douglas’s Answer

    If the judge in Tampa finds he violated his probation in tampa, that will not violate his new probation term in Orlando because of when it occurred. As to a petition for plea withdrawal, that could be an uphill battle.

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  • Multiple breathalyzer test, passed field sobriety tests, still convincted of dui, what to do?

    Was pulled over for "swerving" though I highly doubt it, and then was administered dui tests. I completed all the field sobriety tests; standing on one leg while touching my finger to my nose, watching the officers finger, etc. and passed all of t...

    Douglas’s Answer

    If you have already been convicted, then your only remaining avenue would be an appeal. Was there any evidentiary problem that would support an appeal?

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  • Is true that when they release a person who is innocent, the jail have to give money for each day he was in it? claim a check?

    my brother was imprisoned for 20 days was innocent, because someone stole his identity in Connecticut and had a warrant. yesterday my brother was released and did not get any papers telling anything. we had a lawyer but the lawyer until yesterday ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    If you are thinking this will happen automatically, it will not. However, your brother could certainly file a claim for the time he served and if they deny it, he initiate a civil suit.

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  • What happens to a person on probation for 3yrs. Done 2 of them abided all the rules?

    His probation officer said he had traces of marijuana..they both had some words..he's a diabetic..his sugar was extremely high..he's in gwinnett jail taken 2insulins shots a day should he have a lawyer or how much time will he serve?

    Douglas’s Answer

    If his probation officer said he had traces of marijuana and is going to revoke him, then he definitely needs to be speaking with a local attorney.

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  • What would happen if his friend came forward?

    My boyfriend was sentenced to 24 months in prison 3 days ago for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He had a little over an ounce, first drug offense. He got in trouble when he was younger for burglary, last charge was 8 years ago, so hi...

    Douglas’s Answer

    What makes you think that his friend taking half of the responsibility will reduce the exposure from the transaction for your boyfriend?

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  • Is it possible to get drug court/probation for residential burglary PC 459, first time offender 18 years old with a drug prob?

    My son is being charged with residential felony burglary PC 459. He just turned 18 in December 2013. He has never been in trouble as a juvenile and has never been suspended from school. He allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriends home to take he...

    Douglas’s Answer

    It sounds like his public defender has a pretty accurate handle on it. Anything is possible, however, the two sides here are pretty far apart, and his without the DA going along with it, it will not happen.

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  • I'm now facing a driving on suspended license for previous DUI that happened in 2012 ended up as a reckless driving charge

    I now have my license and paid all my fines.How likely is to get a case like this dismissed or at least reduced to a traffic violation?

    Douglas’s Answer

    How likely? Hard to say. It is possible, if your retained or appointed attorney approaches it appropriately.

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