It's true. Don't drink and drive with any measurable (.01 is considered measurable) amount of alcohol in your system or you risk a violation of your probation. If your blood alcohol is .08 or greater, or you are otherwise under the influence you will be charged with a second DUI and the penalties are much greater than those of your first conviction. I agree...don't drink and drive at all.
I agree, do not contact the prosecutor. Rather contact his attorney. That is a pretty significant bail amount, and either indicates a serious charge or multiple statutory bail amounts combined for alternative counts. He is entitled to a bail hearing if the issue and the judge can consider either reducing bail (to an amount that you/he can afford, hopefully), or being released OR. In any event, if he cannot make bail he will have to remain in custody unless he is released by the jail for...
It may well be, but that cannot be determined without a more thorough exploration of the facts and details of the case. You are correct that this can have an impact on your professional license, so you should have an attorney look at every aspect of the situation - including a review of the licensing issues - to reach the most favorable outcome. After a full review, trial might be determined to be the best option.
Your options are to do nothing, eventually be arrested on the warrants, and be unable to obtain a driver's license and probably pick up another driving on a suspended license violation , or face the music by appearing in court and handling your cases. Yes, you will have to handle the Reno case in Reno. You can and should have an attorney (one in Reno) to assist you.
You won't have to worry about PC 1118. And there is no way to make a trial lawyer out of you in short order. It takes years to learn our profession, even many years of experience to become a seasoned trial lawyer. As we always say, consult with, or hire an attorney to help you.
You need to contact an attorney right away. There are a number of issues that pop out to me here. If you "refused" to take a chemical test you will lose your license for a year even if you had nothing to drink, if the officer has a reasonable suspicion to suspect you have been driving while under the influence. There are other issues as well. You only have 10 days to take action with the DMV, so getting a lawyer immediately is imperative. Good luck!
I agree with Mr. Cernyar that you may be able to get diversion or an infraction. Many jurisdictions have eliminated diversion programs for budgetary reasons, however. Another approach is a deferred entry of judgment, which is similar to diversion; in this situation, the accused enters a plea, stays out of trouble for 6 to 12 months, usually performs some community service, and if successful, the charges are dismissed. The judge and/or the DA must authorize it, very similar to a formal...