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.
You posted under tr criminal defense category, but it sounds as though you didn't do anything and won't face any criminal charges. If I misread that and you were in fact arrested or cited, then contact a criminal attorney for a consultation.
If you're asking what can be done about the conduct of the store security, that's a different matter. Yes, they are allowed to detain somebody they suspect of theft, but if they acted unreasonably, there may be an issue. The question will be - what are...
The new DUI will be another felony carrying up to 3 years in custody. He can face an additional year for each time he's been sentenced to prison and hasn't remained out of prison custody for at least 5 years.
He essentially has three options: 1. Fight the current DUI with any legal or factual defenses he may have; 2. he's headed back to custody for a good chunk of time or 3. He needs to understand the huge problem he has with alcohol and take every step towards getting and staying...
Hypotheticals are always difficult to deal with. You change one detail, it changes the whole scenario and the whole analysis.
A person who says no and does not harbor criminal intent is not criminally liable.
If this is beyond a hypothetical and somebody has been arrested and/or charged, it's time for a lawyer.
Please pardon any typos - posted via mobile device.
If they think he violated a law of some sort and was at fault, he could face misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charges.
Best to at least consult with a local criminal serenade attorney so you have somebody ready should chargers be filed.
The only way that low of a level matters is if you're under 21 or on probation for DUI.
If you're off on your numbers and you were a 0.10%, that's a different story. That will get you charges.
If they took your license and have you a temporary license (a pink 8 1/2 x 11 paper), that's a good indicator that you've got problems. If they did, you've only got 10 days to contact the DMV and request a hearing or they will yank your license for 4 months minimum.
The arraignment judge (the first on your case will be in front of) will accept two basic pleas - not guilty or guilty. A guilty plea will guarantee a criminal record. The judge won't listen to your explanation - that isn't their role. They may make you an offer if you were to plead guilty, but they will not engage in discussions at that time.
Instead, your attorney will engage in discussions with the DA and/or the judge if there is a resolution to be had... Or to fight on your behalf....
The statute of limitations (how long the prosecutor has to file charges against you) on a misdemeanor DUI is one year. They may file at the last minute before your court date. If they don't, it doesn't mean you're home free - they will typically send you a letter with a court date in the future when they file against you.
I see that you posted from Anaheim. If this was an Anaheim arrest, the case will be handled by the Anaheim City Prosecutor's office. They often don't send letters but...
Absolutely not. A DUI requires a vehicle - that is specifically defined in the Vehicle Code as something that is driven or drawn upon a highway, but excludes something moved exclusively by human power.
There may be other charges, but a DUI is NOT possible.