Find out the total amount you owe. When you go to court have the total amount with you. This may prevent the Judge from adding any penalties. You may also hire a lawyer and have that lawyer go to court ready to pay the entire amount. There's no guarantee you won't receive additional punishment as a result of the violation, but you will have a better chance if you can pay the entire amount owed.
At the first court appearance the Judge will ask you if you would like to apply for the public defender. You may have to complete a form or just tell the Judge your income. If you are a college student and do not have a full-time job you will qualify. If there is a diversion program in the court you are in, and you have never been arrested before, you should qualify for that program. I'd there are any fees involved, the Judge will allow you to make payments.
You may be eligible to obtain your driver's license 13-months from your arrest, because your driver's license wasn't suspended during the month when you had the pink paper 30-day license, but you should go to the DMV to see if you have any other requirements.
You were not "convicted" of the charge if you never pled guilty to the charge or went to trial on the charge and were convicted by a jury. You may have been technically "arrested" without knowing it if you were detained by police and given a citation. This may constitute and show as an arrest on your record. The charges were "pending" against you from the time they were filed with the court until they were dismissed.
It sounds like you were never notified of the charges or had knowledge...
Yes. A plea to a prescription fraud case does not exclude you from future probation grants. In addition, you may be able to argue that the District Attorney knew or should have known about the other arrest when making the probation offer to you. You were also placed on probation on one case after you were arrested for the other case, so the new filing will not violate the probation you are currently on.
If this were a CA case, you would be able to keep your CA driver's license if NC had cleared your driving privileges in NC, but if you still were suspended in NC then CA would suspend your driving privilege in CA until you cleared the NC license. The best thing is to speak to a DUI lawyer in Michigan who understands the DMV laws in that state.
You should contact your attorney in Arizona. Either the codes have been incorrectly inputted by Arizona for the CA Department of Justice to prohibit you from owning a gun in CA or you pled to a felony in Arizona and do not realize it. The correction must come from the Arizona Court if that is the only case you have. However, until this occurs you cannot own, possess or be in control of any guns so make sure you do not have any guns or you may be charged with a new felony in California.
When you are looking for a job you must report everything on your record or you will not get the job simply because they will believe you are not telling the truth. DUIs do not count as priors after ten years have passed, but they still count as convictions for employment purposes. When you are off probation on both cases, you should try and have the DUIs expunged from your record. You should contact a lawyer or the court when you are off probation in order to file the necessary paperwork....
Yes. In order to obtain a restricted dl for work purposes you must enroll in the DUI class, obtain an SR22 from your insurance agent and go to the DMV on the 31st day of the suspension period to pay a reissuance fee.
As long as you give the Clerk your new address and do not have any other terms of probation that you must do in CA, you may move. However, if you have a CA class or community service or any other term, the court must grant you permission to do those in another state. If you owe a fine, you may send that in from anywhere.