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Matthew Murillo

Redlands DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Is it indispensable that one hires a DUI lawyer for (a very serious felony) DUI case vs. a criminal defense att.?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    Yes and No. Its true that many Criminal Defense Attorneys deal with a large amount of DUI cases. HOWEVER, that doesnt mean that they are as equipped and knowledgeable when it comes to the science behind DUI's. Ultimately though, you should go with the attorney you trust and feel like you could have a good working relationship with. Especially if it is that serious. You will be relying on the attorney to perform an in-depth investigation (at least they should be doing it), and you don't...

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  2. If it was a warrant-less forced blood draw and the phlebotomist has been terminated; good case to go to trial? appeal?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Discuss an appeal with your attorney. The recent ruling (McNeely) is retroactive (under Brooks). If you had a forced draw, McNeely must be applied and the judge used an incorrect standard so appealing that would be the way to go.

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  3. Arrested for a DUI is it a good ideal to go to AA meeting

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Depending on all the details, AA meetings may or may not help reduce the charge. Alone, though, it won't do anything. What needs to be done is, you need to hire an attorney, have them investigate the case and find any legal support for a reduction of the charge. Contact some local attorneys to discuss your case and figure out what else can be done. A .103 reading is not that high. Also, if you have not done so already, contact the DMV within 10 days from the arrest to schedule your...

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  4. I got a DUI in 2006 my insurance is really expensive. Can I go to court to get DUI dismissed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    2. Jon William Woolsey
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    You can go back and file for 1203.4 dismissal, but it wont really do anything as far as insurance goes. Even in court, if you pick up another within 10 years from offense date, the 2006 case would still be treated as a prior conviction.

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  5. If a 9.0 Earthquake hits california and the DA office is crumbled would my charges be dropped?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Mark K Rosenfeld
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    Not unless the flying spaghetti monster ate the files. Just kidding. To answer your question, unlikely. All the DA would have to do is transfer files to another office and continue with proceedings as planned. Would it be a pain? Definitely! Would it stop them from continuing to prosecute you? Doubtful. Especially since, even if DA lost files, Court would still have a copy of the important documents.

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  6. Will I be facing jail time?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
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    Getting a private attorney will likely result in the best outcome. However, do your homework and don't just hire someone to hold your hand through the process and plead you right away. Consult a few attorneys. Make sure they are going to work for you. A proper investigation is key to a DUI and you can find many qualified DUI attorneys in the CA DUI Lawyers Association website or on the National College For DUI Defense website directory. A first DUI does carry the potential for a 6 month max...

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  7. First DUI was 7 years ago at 20 years old. Now 27, second DUI plus hit and run MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE (mail box hit)

    Answered 10 months ago.

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    Best advice you'll get without being able to review your report and additional evidence - follow the advice of your lawyer who can review those things.

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  8. I was in a car accident and my friend was driving drunk

    Answered 10 months ago.

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    Your friend who was driving will get a felony DUI allegation for each injured friend. They will also be required to pay all of you restitution for medical bills, lost wages, etc. even if they don't have insurance.

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  9. How to select a DUI lawyer, and are the clients review real?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

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    Go with the one you feel most comfortable. Are you really going to feel good if the older attorney is pushing you and not answering questions because of impatience? Are you going to he ok of the young one can't answer a question right away and needs to research it? Ultimately, what is the experience in DUI? If a lawyer has 20 years experience as a lawyer, it doesn't mean they have 20 yrs working in DUIs. In addition, what is each one going to do to focus on the issues? Spotting the issues is...

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  10. I got a Dui Last Night, I refused the tests They wanted me to do, I was not Drunk But They say I smelled of alcohol

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Jon Fremont
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    What do you mean your arraignment is on Tuesday but your court hearing isn't until August? An arraignment is a court hearing. If this was a misdemeanor, your arraignment wouldn't be so immediate if you are out of custody. A refusal of a Chemcial test could result in a license suspension by DMV of a minimum of 1 yr, depending on whether you have any priors. However, you can request a hearing to contest that. If you win, no APS suspension for the refusal alone. You have 10 days from the...

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