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Patrick John Silva

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  • I was arrested for DUI but wasn't driving my vehicle and wasn't in the vehicle at the time the CHP arrived.

    My car started smoking and wouldn't drive any more. Fire department arrived cause my car was on fire and smoking heaviedly and also cup arrived. I wasn't the driver of the vehicle and wasn't in the vehicle when the police arrived. They gave me a b...

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    My car started smoking and wouldn't drive any more. Fire department arrived cause my car was on fire and smoking heaviedly and also cup arrived. I wasn't the driver of the vehicle and wasn't in the vehicle when the police arrived. They gave me a breath alizer and arrested me for DUI. My right weren't read and search my car. I have 3 words for you , "ready for trial," it is not until the DA hears those words that you will have any meaningful negotiations, and even then I doubt it. Get ready, hire a dui trial lawyer, put on the boxing gloves, and dance! Look for a dui trial lawyer in your area, check their trial credentials, and be willing to fight for your constitutional rights. Good luck!

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  • How to be reinstated in DUI traffic program

    I was recently terminated from a 6 month DUI traffic program for excessive absences and am not sure what I need to do to be reinstated in my program. The court that handled my DUI infraction was the Bellflower Superior Court. Do I need to...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I was recently terminated from a 6 month DUI traffic program for excessive absences and am not sure what I need to do to be reinstated in my program.

    The court that handled my DUI infraction was the Bellflower Superior Court. Do I need to go back to that specific court? YES GO TO BELLFLOWER COURT None of the provided numbers online are working. Can I just show up and request a court date? GO TO THE CLERK'S WINDOW AND ASK TO BE ADDED TO THE CALENDAR

    Also, I know I need a "referral" to be reinstated, but what exactly is this? Is it a judge's ruling for me to be referred back into the program? YES Or is it paperwork I can process at the clerk's office and submit to my traffic school? NO

    I'm trying to continue my program as soon as possible but there's very little information on the technical process of being reinstated. I can't even get a hold anyone at the bellflower court! GO THERE IN PERSON

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  • Arrested for a 1st DUI after having a seizure. MD retired practice and left me to detox off drug know to cause severe seizures,

    Citizen called in saying man was unconscious in car and drifting in idle across Street. Ambulance found me unconscious in vehicle. Before EMTs could diagnose the situation the police took over and, assuming I was intoxicated because I was ignorant...

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    Citizen called in saying man was unconscious in car and drifting in idle across Street. Ambulance found me unconscious in vehicle. Before EMTs could diagnose the situation the police took over and, assuming I was intoxicated because I was ignorant to who and where I was they asked me to walk the line. I asked to go to ER fearing another and more trauma. They said "for refusing [I] could possibly lose my CDL for 1 year, not 6 months". Fearing repeat I asked to be transported to hospital immediately; told doctors that I had just had a seizure and feared another. Forced blood taken. BAC surely legal, same meds in system since 1999. Judge basically tossed case. Lawyer said DMV shows 3 DWIs & I could lose DL for 3 yr no occup DL. I need A DMV HEARING NINJA! Should I contact old MD and Neuro?

    You need an experienced dui lawyer from a reputable dui law firm to handle the dmv hearing. They will gather all necessary docs to submit, subpoena expert witnesses, and put on your best case. You have 2 issues at the dmv , a refusal hearing and a medical take away hearing. Get a dui lawyer now.

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  • I was arrested for a DUI on Halloween.

    Last march I was arrested for drunk in public with resisting but it was dismissed. 7 years ago I was convicted of a OWIL in Michigan. I honestly would have said in any of the prior occasions that I did not think that I have a serious problem, but ...

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    Last march I was arrested for drunk in public with resisting but it was dismissed. 7 years ago I was convicted of a OWIL in Michigan. I honestly would have said in any of the prior occasions that I did not think that I have a serious problem, but man this is not looking like it is the case. I am a pre-med student and single father. I am terrified of the consequences and am looking into support groups for harm reduction/ abstinence. Is there any hope?
    Yes there is hope. I would do a "motion to strike" the out of state prior on not meeting the California "equivalency test." If you win that your exposure will be that of a 1st time dui not a 2nd. See the help dui lawyer from a dui law firm who can explain to you the real dui facts of a case. Good luck in med school.

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  • My Client got a DUI VC23152A VC23152B can still get a temp License to drive to work and take kids bk and forth from school

    DUI first time

    Patrick’s Answer

    If he loses the aps hearing or pleads guilty in court, he will be notified of a 4 month or 6 month suspension notice from the DMV. However, he will only have to sit out a hard 30 days suspension period after which he can get a restricted license to work , during work, from work, and to/from dui classes.

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  • How do I know if I was charge with a DUI?

    I was in an accident last night and was taken to the hospital but was release. I do not have any document from the police on whether or not I was charge with a DUI. How do I find out how to move forward. I just want to ensure I am not charge fo...

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    I was in an accident last night and was taken to the hospital but was release. I do not have any document from the police on whether or not I was charge with a DUI. How do I find out how to move forward. I just want to ensure I am not charge for failure to appear. Please advise. To find out you can, double check that you received all your documents on discharge, this might reveal a ticket or pink temporary license, you can go online and check if your case has been filed in court. Most importantly seek the advice of a California dui lawyer in San Diego.

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  • DUI and hit a parked car and left.

    I was followed outside of a bar by cops and they witnessed me hit a parked car and take off back home. I was arrested and held for6 hours. Will I go to jail? What will happen to my license?

    Patrick’s Answer

    Was this a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd dui? What courthouse will this be heard? Did you call the DMV and request an APS hearing? I would need to have you answer these before I can opine. If a 1st time dui I would expect some type of quasi jail via community service, you could also expect a 6 month license suspension by the court upon a guilty plea entry but allowed to get a restricted license after only 30 days of that hard restriction.

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  • My dad was a truck driver for over 10 years recently he was killed driving his truck in ohio. His company is at fault..

    He was ejected from the cab, pinned underneath and killed instanly.. His load was way too heavy .. his wife of a couple of months filed a suit and didn't include my sisters and I in it. I am 21 years old now and I was 19 when he died. He's never d...

    Patrick’s Answer

    If this occurred in California you should speak with a California truck accident lawyer now. Your mother's claim, your and your sister's possible claim need to be examined.

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  • Is it better to reschedule my Dmv hearing for after my pre trial conference?

    My dmv hearing is the monday and my pretrial conference is on Wednesday on the same week, there are new discoveries to be made, is it best or possible to reschedule my Dmv hearing after this hearing?

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    My dmv hearing is the monday and my pretrial conference is on Wednesday on the same week, there are new discoveries to be made, is it best or possible to reschedule my Dmv hearing after this hearing?
    You might need to continue both the DMV and the court pretrial in order to get the "new discoveries." You will need a good reason under the government code in order to convince the dmv hearing officer that you need a continuance to obtain the "newly" discovered info. Contact a DUI lawyer in your area.

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