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Aaron Reuben Bortel

San Francisco DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can I get my DUI bumped down to a reckless driving since I have a clean criminal driving record? I blew a .09.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Salman Borhani
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    5. Michael Korry Bialys
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    As stated by previous attorneys, there are defenses to a .09. If the driving and FST's do not show that you were impaired beyond a reasonable doubt, then the main issue will probably be your Blood Alcohol Level at the time of driving. Was your level rising at the time of driving? Was it rising at the time of the chemical test? Was there a problem with the testing? Was there machine or operator error? Is there a medical defense like GERD? These questions and more need to be addressed by...

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  2. DUI Case at a checkpoint (.09)- How to negotiate after the initial offer from the DA is provided?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Ryan James Tegnelia
    3. Michael Korry Bialys
    4. Amber H Lunsford
    5. Michael James Kennedy
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    Based on the information you provided, we have no bad driving, good FST's and a rising BAL defense. You should consult with a DUI lawyer (try a member of the National College for DUI Defense and there are many in your area). That lawyer will most likely tell you that this case should GO TO TRIAL. If they don't tell you it's a good case for trial, then talk to another one. Feel free to contact me for some names of the lawyers in your area who go to trial (and often win) on cases like yours....

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  3. Had a DUI, Appeared in court but DA didn't filled charges been almost a year, what should i do? leave it like that....

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Matthew Murillo
    4. Seth Andrew Weinstein
    5. Richard Stephen Jaffe
    5 lawyer answers

    Talk with a DUI Attorney who works in the county where you were arrested. Most DUI lawyers will give you a free consultation and look into the status of your case. It is never a good idea to contact the DA's office yourself, and the attorney will most likely check with the court clerk first.

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  4. I just found out that I was charged with a DUI. At the time of arrest I had a blood test done. I was released after a,few,hours.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Dan Eugene Chambers
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Christopher John McCann
    4. Philip Daniel Hache
    5. James Brian Campbell
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    Check with a DUI lawyer in your county before you go into court. Also, there is a chance your license is currently suspended so have the attorney check that status before you drive anywhere.

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  5. In CA, can swerving right and left alot get one arrest on a DUI?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Neil James Fraser
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4. Michael Korry Bialys
    5. Tai Christopher Bogan
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    This type of driving can and often does result in being pulled over for further investigation. Officers are trained (some better than others) to look for signs of impairment for alcohol or drugs or both. They usually follow the stop with trying to detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage on your person, and run you through a number of field sobriety tests (which are not mandatory). If they believe they have enough evidence, they arrest for DUI. The driving may have been recorded with a...

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  6. Is it possible to get a restricted license to go to and from work after a second DUI?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Michael Korry Bialys
    4. Joshua Kaizuka
    5. Mark K Rosenfeld
    5 lawyer answers

    If convicted of a 2nd DUI you will get suspended for two years. After three months you can usually get a license if you have an ignition interlock installed in your vehicle. You will need to keep the interlock (and pay for it) until the two years is up. Until this recent change in the law, you would have a one year suspension (no driving at all) and then could get the ignition interlock installed in your car for the next year. Prior DUI's count from date of Arrest. If your new arrest...

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  7. Win a hearing in California at the DMV

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Mohammad Ali Salimi
    4. Antonio Arturo Cota
    5. Matthew Murillo
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    DMV hearings are tough to win, but a .08 test result can be won in many cases. Being at the legal limit increases the number of defenses, giving your attorney more ways to win. Recent case law has actually helped us win more .08's. Defenses range from margin of error to rising BAC to machines reading high on accuracy checks. Your case may or may not need a toxicologist to testify at DMV, but what you probably do need is a second opinion from a DUI lawyer who can review your police report...

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  8. DUI with 0.18 BAC..but when stopped it was 0.21 BAC.This is my First DUI and no criminal history before.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Joseph Podolsky
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Philip Daniel Hache
    4. Brian Russell Michaels
    5. Michael James Kennedy
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    When you hire a DUI lawyer you want to make sure it is someone you are comfortable with. That means you should feel like you can e-mail him or her or call with questions like the one you are asking here. If the attorney makes you feel like they do not have the time to answer your questions, or tell you they are too busy, then you have hired the wrong attorney. If this is a first DUI arrest and you have not been arrested within 10 years for a DUI that resulted in a conviction of a DUI or...

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  9. First time DUI in Sacramento CA . No criminal history but high CAB and given an PAS . Should I even request a DIV hearing ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Evelyn Ann Cox
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3 lawyer answers

    The easy answer is you can get free consultations with top DUI Lawyers who can give you the tools to make your decision. Most DUI Lawyers will talk with you in person or by phone and do their best to answer all your questions. You can start with members of the National College for DUI Defense, and the California DUI Lawyers Association. They can help give you information on not only your chances with court and DMV, but about your license, insurance, jobs, travel, and more.

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  10. Can I get my Restricted License without a car?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Philip Leo Gagnon Jr
    2. Naresh Arun Rajan
    3. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Ryan James Tegnelia
    5 lawyer answers

    Assuming you are in Sacramento, the IID is required after a first conviction for DUI (it is one of the 4 test counties requiring IID on first DUI's). There is an exemption form if you do not own a vehicle, but it requires you to fill it out and send it in within 30 days of receipt of IID notification from Sacramento DMV. You should call the Mandatory Actions Unit at Sacramento DMV 916 657-6525 to determine what you need to do to get your license. You can get an SR-22 on your person without...

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