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  • Do I need to pay this amount for DUI Cost Recovery Program?

    I received a DUI 9/12/2010, however, I recently received an invoice for the amount of $1,040 from Department of California Highway Patrol DUI Cost Recovery Program. I was not aware of these charges against me as they were not mentioned as a possib...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Did you have an attorney represent you? You should speak to them about these fees. Generally, there is a place on the change of plea forms for you to acknowledge you can be held liable for expenses of public agencies responding to your incident.

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  • Dui in CA .12 with minor under 14. Am i going to jail? 1st offense

    Estranged husband called cops when i left and they were waiting there at my house.

    Christopher’s Answer

    A good DUI attorney should be able to keep you out of jail. There is no reason why you should go to jail based on those facts. Contact a San Diego DUI attorney to help you through this difficult time.

    Chris Sohovich
    619-206-5769

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  • If I'm arrested for a felony DUI but then charged with misdemeanor shouldn't or can my bail be lowered to suit the charges?

    I had 100,000 dollar bail. I paid the 10% with 2000 down and 8000 on a promissory note to the bail bondsman. The DA said thats the bail statue for a felony DUI. I wasn't charged with a felony it came back as a misdemeanor...can they still hold me ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with what my colleagues have said. It will depend on the terms of the contract with the bail bondsman. It is possible to get the money back if he hasn't posted a felony bond. You should hire a local DUI attorney to help you through the process.

    Chris Sohovich
    619-206-5769

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  • I am a US Resident and im being charged with dui & hit and run

    If i get charged with a misdemeanor or felony would i be deported

    Christopher’s Answer

    A misdemeanor most likely not a felony, yes. You need to hire an expereinced DUI attorney immediately.

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  • Do I need to file for a SR-22?

    I was convicted for "dry reckless" and my license was never suspended. However, I just found out my insurance went up a lot. Does that mean I need to get a SR-22? I was never informed that I need to file for one, so I'm not sure.

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you never received a license suspension, most likely not. It's hard to give a definitive answer without knowing all the facts but you should not have to file a SR-22. Your insurance most likely went up because a "dry reckless" is still 2 points on your DMV record, it is considered a major violation.

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  • Is it possible to be convicted as a second offender /habitual offender?

    I've a already been convicted on 2 DUI in the past. The last one being 4/2002. I was arrested 4/10/2013 for DUI

    Christopher’s Answer

    It depends on how many points you have on your driving record. It is possible so you should contact a local DUI attorney for assistance.

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  • My husband got a dui and got in to a single car accident, just his car. The da subponea me to testify against him, i wont do it.

    i wasnt present at the time of the incident, can i refuse?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes you can refuse. Spousal privilege.

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  • I was stopped for a DUI in January 2001, I went to court, obtained a lawyer but before my 2nd court date I moved out of town.

    This was in the Los Angeles area, I moved out of state and am now back in California, I want to get my license back and went to the DMV, they said I needed to complete a 3 month course, etc. Well, do I need to go into the courts and get a referal?...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I would contact one of the local San Diego DUI lawyers on here, we can easily check to see if you have a warrant and can advise you more appropriately. Avvo is not the forum to give personal info.

    Chris Sohovich
    thesandiegoduiattorneys.com
    619-206-5769

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  • Does a DUI hamper obtaining a CCW

    I'm facing DUI charges (first offence) and had already started the CCW process - would a DUI conviction cause my CCW to not be issued, or rescinded?

    Christopher’s Answer

    This is difficult to answer, the county sheriff decides who gets a CCW and criminal history obviously can play a factor in that.

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