If the police were not involved, you dodged a bullet. The civil demand is all bark and no bite. I have yet to hear of anybody actually being sued because they ignored the outrageous demand amount they're asking for. Why? Because they got their merchandise back and their damages (if any) are very slight. It isn't worth their time to pursue. They are just hoping you'll pay up.
You have already said too much - both to the police and here. Your next move should be to find the best criminal defense attorney you can and sit down with them in a CONFIDENTIAL setting to discuss this.
This could go from tragic to worse quickly. There may be defense investigation that needs to be done ASAP to preserve evidence that can help you.
You need a good criminal defense attorney. I'd strongly suggest you find someone who focuses on criminal law and who routinely practices in...
The only way you can figure out who you want to represent you and what arrangements you can reach is to start narrowing down your options & start meeting to discuss your case.
You may want to consider continuing your arraignment in department C5 for that purpose rather than entering a not guilty plea and starting time frames running.
Yes, there is a mandatory minimum. However, with the probation violation, the collision and the high blood alcohol level, if this occurred in Orange County, the prosecutor will be pushing for way more than the mandatory minimum.
That's not to say they'll get it or that there cannot be alternatives (rehab instead of jail, house arrest, etc.)
Your license is in jeopardy of being suspended for a year based on the second DUI and the probation DUI. If this occurred recently, you have 10 days...
In order to prosecute you for DUI, they would have to prove that you were in fact under the influence of something - alcohol or drugs. Without a chemical test of any sort, I doubt they would be able to. You don't mention anything about field sobriety tests or other ways they would be able to prove any impairment aside from the accident itself.
If you were in fact cited and have a court date, it is probably worth sitting down face to face with a local attorney to discuss your options and be...
Maybe. If there is no overlap (such as you blame him and he blames you), one attorney *may* be able to represent you both. You'll need to discuss it with the attorney you select and will need a written waiver I conflict signed by all.
Criminal charges have absolutely nothing to do with bankruptcy. A bankruptcy could potentially discharge outstanding debts but would have absolutely no impact on a criminal charge or case.
If you're asking whether an individual would pursue a civil case against you for the tort of assault if you went bankrupt, then I suppose it would be up to the individual to decide if they wanted to sue you or not. I don't believe a judgment from a civil lawsuit would discharge in the bankruptcy, but...