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Aaron Reuben Bortel

San Francisco DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Should I file for an administrative hearing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Cambria L Lisonbee
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Michael Stewart Phillips
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Thomas Francis McKenna
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    You should consult with an experienced DUI attorney who practices in the area where you were arrested. That attorney will have a lot of questions and can help you decide if the hearing needs to be requested. Most likely you will want the attorney to request the Administrative Per Se Hearing (Must be within 10 days of arrest). The paperwork you received from the cops usually does not reveal your BAC. It often lists the charges, one of which is Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) - being at or...

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  2. DUI and hit a parked car and left.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Arnold William Gross
    3. Michael Kevin Cernyar
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5. Mark Steven Paullin
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    Assuming your case occurred in Marin County or somewhere else in the Bay Area, you most likely are not looking at actual jail time on a first DUI even if charge with hit and run without injury. Assuming your license was valid when this occurred, You most likely received a 30 day temporary license from the cops and your hard copy was taken. By requesting an administrative hearing within 10 days (and you should talk to a DUI lawyer who can request this for you) the license will remain valid for...

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  3. Any chance of lowering or dismiss on first DUI with 0.03 under 21?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Maltaise E Cini
    4. Vijay Dinakar
    5. Michael Jon Fremont
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    The only way to win is to fight, and for this situation it usually means attacking the machine you blew into. This includes making the other side prove things like the cop was qualified to use the machine, it was working properly at the time you took the test and that it was properly administered. A good dui attorney will have a lot of questions for you and will want to view the police report and any video/audio available. They will also have questions regarding any medical issues, drinking...

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  4. SR-22 and probation questions?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Jon Fremont
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Wade J. Skalsky
    4. Sholeh Iravantchi
    5. David Philip Shapiro
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    A wet reckless conviction does not result in needing an SR-22. However, if you did not win the DMV APS hearing you will need the SR-22 to get the license reinstated. You will need to maintain the SR-22 for three years from when the license is reinstated. The probation from the court case began when you were sentenced in court.

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  5. Charged for misdemeanor DUI but anticipate it being changed to felony DUI at arraignment

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Denis Hurley White Jr
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Maltaise E Cini
    4. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    5. Michael Korry Bialys
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    Every court is different but most will go easier on the bail if at arraignment you are living in a residential treatment program and have a scram alcohol monitor decorating your ankle. Get both going ASAP. Have someone from the scram program show up to court with your attorney.

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  6. Live in CA got a DUI in KS, didn't show up to court now have a Warrant i

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Jon William Woolsey
    3. Robert Jonathan Lee
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    The first thing you need to do is consult with a DUI attorney in Kansas. Try the National College for DUI Defense web site to find a DUI attorney who practices in the county of your arrest. You want to get on this asap as any license suspension in Kansas may trigger a suspension of your driving privilege in CA. The Kansas DUI attorney can let you know if you will be needed in court to recall the warrant. If you get lucky, it's a court where the attorney can get the warrant recalled without...

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  7. Do I need a DUI attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Denis Hurley White Jr
    2. Jon Bryant Artz
    3. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    4. Thomas Francis McKenna
    5. Cambria L Lisonbee
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    Your specific question is do you need a DUI attorney. In order to answer that question you should contact a DUI lawyer and get a free consultation. There are so many factors to consider, and an experienced attorney can give you a much better answer with more information. What needs to be reviewed are the police report, video, audio, and machine records. There may be witnesses to interview as well as the road you drove on and the area where you were administered field sobriety tests. There...

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  8. 2nd DUI for riding in a car while the driver was intoxicated.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Anthony Michael Solis
    3. Sholeh Iravantchi
    4. Philip Daniel Hache
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    This is a myth or scare tactic that some DUI school instructors have been telling their students for years. The first element the prosecution must prove is that YOU were DRIVING. The

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  9. Can I get my DUI blood test results before my court date and can I leave town before then to visit family as long as I'm back?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Peter John Marek
    3. Dan Eugene Chambers
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    Sometimes DMV will give your attorney your blood results, but they are usually not ready for a number of weeks. If this is a misdemeanor DUI arrest, you should be able to leave the state. If you are out on bail, check with the bail bondsman, or consult with an attorney who will need more information before giving a more informed answer.

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  10. Should I have a DUI attorney for my DMV stay and hearing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Amber H Lunsford
    3. Jon William Woolsey
    4. Michael Korry Bialys
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
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    You should get a free consultation with a DUI attorney before making this decision, which must be made within 10 days of the arrest. Day one is the day after the issue date they put on your pink temporary license, and weekends count as part of the 10. If day 10 lands on a weekend, then Monday after that weekend is day 10. There are a number of issues at the hearing, and I have won these countless times when the BAC was way above .08%. Odds are against you to win the DMV hearing, but...

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