I'm. It saying you necessarily have to hire an attorney right now, but here are things you should do.
First - contact the dmv within 10 days and request a hearing. That protects your ability to drive until this gets sorted out. If they verify you were a .07, they shouldn't take action against your license.
You may want to contact an attorney to discuss the case and be ready to hire one if charges are filed.
Even at the 0.07, the da can try to do "retrograde extrapolation" to...
The only way any attorney can help is if they represent him. If you can afford to do so, hire a good criminal defense attorney. I'd strongly suggest you find someone who focuses on criminal law and who routinely practices in the court where this case will be heard.
You should always have an attorney. If you truly cannot afford one (and you'll never know if you can or not unless you meet to discuss your case, fees and payment options), you can request that a public defender be appointed.
You don't ever want a cheap attorney. Attorney thst work cheaply tend to operate on volume, meaning you pay a cut rate, but they have to take on so many cases to make the rent that you don't get much in the way of individual attention.
Don't automstically dismiss the public defenders. There are some highly dedicated, hard working lawyers that fight tooth & nail for their clients. They just happened to draw a paycheck from the government.
I have no idea why the delay. Your son (since it...
You are absolutely correct about the limitations of an "expungement". Many people think it erases it from their record, but it does not. It adds the notation you mentioned.
Having said that, yes - I would do whatever the law allows. At least for some jobs, it may no longer be an issue. Should it come up, or should you choose to disclose it affirmatively, you would at least have the ability to say it has been subsequently dismissed. If nothing, it demonstrates a responsibility on your part...
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...
Can an attorney intervene and keep a case from getting filed in the first place? Yes - sometimes.
They have to be able to get to the assigned prosecutor before the case is filed. In some jurisdictions it's easier than others to be able to speak directly with the prosecutor.
Having said that - if there is defense evidence that exonerates the accused or casts serious doubt on either the accused's guilt or the accused's credibility, sharing that before filing may convince the DA that the...
If the police were not actually called out the scene, they most likely will not be.
Please see my other answer re: civil demands.
If you don't pay, it will not affect your credit - it is just a demand, not an unpaid debt.
There is nothing to "expunge" - an "expungement" in California happens after you've been convicted and finish probation. Because the police were not involved, there will likely be no court case and no conviction to "expunge".
The worst? A year in county jail, two thousand in fines, probation and a six month license suspension.
Best case? Beat the charges.
There's no way to know how strong the case is against you and what the likely outcome is. You need a lawyer.
Keep in mind that you only have 10 days to contact the DMV or they will automatically suspend your license.
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...