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Joshua Paul Shelton

Joshua Shelton’s Answers

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  • Convoluted situation, but very basic first question re: out-of-state DWAI and DMV repercussions (NDR/Interstate Compact)

    I am a permanent resident of California but for about 2 years worked frequently enough in CO to have an address there but always maintained permanent CA residency and drivers' DL. 2012 was arrested on suspicion of DUI, they claimed refusal (automa...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I'm assuming the arrest was in CO because you mention an automatic suspension as part of the penalties. If that is the case, the bottom line is that your suspension in CO should have resulted in a suspension here in CA because the two states share reciprocity. However, lets just say the lines of communication have been strangled the past few years by the lack of finances in the government.

    I have several clients who have had similar results after such an out of state suspension.

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  • I need an interlock device in order to get license back, but dont own a car. What steps do I need to take?

    I received my dui in 2008 in LA County. I have complete an alcohol program, did community service, paid my fees & now I need to install the IID to get my license back. I however dont own a car but looking to buy one soon. How is this done? Do I p...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Starting off with the purchase of the car is probably your best bet - get the insurance on the car, and then get SR22 insurance from a third party insurance company like BreatheEasy ins.

    The DMV won't care whether the car is new or used, but the device does need to be installed prior to your trip down there. Calling ahead just to confirm the IID is still required is good advice.

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  • I got a dui for dricing under the influence they tested mw for alcohol level it came out 0.00% n marijuanana too

    They foujd meth in my syatem but i dont wanna go to.jail for 90 dayd what shud i.do

    Joshua’s Answer

    Your financial resources affect your potential options. If you can afford to hire private counsel you will likely maximize your opportunity to invalidate the blood test that evidenced meth in your system.

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  • I just got my 3rd DUI on formal probation license suspended

    I had got jumped then drove home because I couldn't find my driver got the DUI a block from my home

    Joshua’s Answer

    In order to get an even halfway accurate picture of what your options are, all the details of the incident need to be run through. As others have mentioned, the penalties for a 3rd DUI are heavy in OC, so you owe it to yourself to get as thorough of a review of the case as possible. Good Luck.

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  • DMV question for DUI

    I pled out to first time wet reckless violation, I was able to get probation terminated early, do I still have to have an SR-22 on file for DMV purposes?

    Joshua’s Answer

    This really is a DMV issue, and should be addressed with the local DSO office. Give them a shout and feel free to ask questions - they are usually very helpful in providing you with what options exist for you at the moment.

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  • What are the penalties for driving on a suspended license after DUI w/refusal?

    My husband was arrested on a first-time DUI. He has one prior misdemeanor (drunk in public). He took a PAS and refused a chemical test. If he drives on a suspended license, what's best/worst-case scenario? Is there a minimum punishment?

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would highly recommend against driving on a suspended license.

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  • What am I looking at here? Do I qualify for the IID Restricted after the 90 days “hard” suspension. What reason would the judge

    So I was involved in at at-fault accident and was busted for my 2nd DUI. I hit someone on the freeway, most the damage was to my car and no one was hurt. My last DUI was in 2004. I don’t know my BAC but the CHP officer stated that I approximately ...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Although I do encourage you to get involved with AA classes early, it should be second to retaining an aggressive and competent attorney to help defen you. A second DUI carries heavy penalties, including jail time.

    I know that seems can seem a little bleak now, but sometimes accident cases allow for a little wiggle room as a result of no officer viewing your driving. The case sounds very serious, and requires immediate attention.

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  • I'm going to court for my 1st DUI, i was on a suspended license and involved in an accident what can i expect?

    I blew an 0.89 and they took a blood test. I drove off a freeway embankment, i didn't hurt anyone, i was by myself.

    Joshua’s Answer

    Based on what your telling us, this is what would be considered an "aggravated" DUI, and carries additional fines and penalties. I'm glad that you survived the accident without injury, or injury to others.

    You should consult an attorney immediately if your financial resources allow you to retain one. Please feel free to call my office for a free consultation.

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  • Do i have to pay DUI fine to air trip?

    I live in CA, I got my first DUI and fined $1440.00. I haven't paid yet since i have an year to pay off. But I will be out of town for this christmas and will take an airplane for my trip to other state in US. is it better to pay off my fine t...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Should be a Non-issue. There are no restrictions on travel.

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  • Got a dui and wasnt driving but need to know if there is lawyers that just does the dmv hearing ,cheap and good

    I need to win this so i can have my licencse for work ....and when my taxes come in @the beg of the year than i can get the same lawyer that won.....my job is driving class a and also b and c....this is how i support my family ....I did have a .14...

    Joshua’s Answer

    It's hard to say cheap and good in the same sentence. If saving your money is all your after, don't hire an attorney at all - it's almost surely to be as effective as a "cheap" lawyer.

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