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Aaron Reuben Bortel

San Francisco DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can I take a DUI class in Las Vegas if I got my DUI in California? It's a 3 month program I need to take.

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Jennifer J Wirsching
    2. Michael Jon Fremont
    3. Levon B. Kevorkian
    4. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    6 lawyer answers

    If you have a CA license, then you will need to take the class in CA if you want to drive again in CA. If you have a Nevada license, or are moving out of CA to Nevada, then you will probably need to get the Court to agree to let you do the class in Nevada. Most Courts will be ok with this, but you will not be able to drive for three years in CA and to do that will need to get a waiver through the Mandatory Actions Unit at the Sacramento DMV. Once your six month suspension to drive in CA is...

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  2. What is the penalty if pulled over without IID if mandated to have one?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Trisha Ellen Newman
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Jerome Jacques Haig
    3 lawyer answers

    If found in violation of your IID requirement, you face a probation violation if the DA finds out about it. You also face criminal charges for driving on a suspended license. For DMV purposes, they can and probably will not allow you to drive with an IID, and make you ride out your suspension. They can also add on additional months/years to your IID requirement and suspension, depending on number of DUI and Driving on a Suspended license violations you have. You need the IID on the new...

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  3. I was charged with a DUI & a wet & wreckless in CA & can't pay any of my fines. Turn in date is only a week away!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Murillo
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. George B. O'Neill
    3 lawyer answers

    If you had an attorney, ask them to help you get an extension. If no attorney, then you can try to get the case back in front of a Judge and explain your financial situation. If you tell the court you can pay your application fees and start paying your fine in a month or two, they may be willing to give you an extension. The key is to do this before the surrender date passes, as this shows the court you are trying and paying attention to deadlines. If no attorney to help you, then you may...

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  4. DMV Suspension Dates Wrong?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Jon William Woolsey
    3. Debra Sarah White
    4. Joshua Matthew Dale
    5 lawyer answers

    Check with the Mandatory Actions Unit for DMV in Sacramento. The good news is if this is not a refusal case you can usually get a restricted license after one year of suspension on a 2nd offense.

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  5. License revocation for vehicular manslaughter in California.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Derek Michael Smith
    2 lawyer answers

    My experience with DMV on these type of cases is they want you to serve a one year suspension, then will consider returning the license after a hearing. You should have an experienced DUI Lawyer who does a lot of DMV hearings help you with this one.

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  6. On second DUI within 7 years in the state of California, can you have full driving privilige restored...

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Philip Daniel Hache
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    The IID license on a 2nd DUI restricts driving to and from work, while working, and to and from DUI Classes. This is after you go 90 days without driving.

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  7. Can the dmv in ca still make me go to dui school if i only have 1 dui on my record thats past the 10 year period?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. John Joseph VanDervoort
    3 lawyer answers

    If the last DUI over 10 years ago was within seven years of a prior, DMV is looking at the most recent one and calling it a prior. DMV has different rules than court, and does not just follow what the court requires. DMV's rules have changed over time, and very rarely does it benefit drivers with DUI's. The extra DMV penalty is probably what the Mandatory in Sacramento will tell you has happened.

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  8. I appeared in court on the time and date but still got a notice from DMV saying that I failed to appear how is this possible?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    Check with the Court again and see if they later filed DUI Charges. This happens all the time and sometimes notices are not sent out. If there are charges, consult with a DUI lawyer and they can walk you through what needs to be done. If this is the case, once you are back in Court the warrant can be recalled and DMV may lift whatever hold they have for failure to appear. Some DA's offices like San Francisco fail to send a courtesy notice when they later decide to file charges after a...

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  9. How can I get off informal probation (DUI- .17 BAC)early, to pursure career?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    4. David Jon Pullman
    4 lawyer answers

    In San Francisco the DA's office will usually object to early termination of probation. If you have a good reason for early termination, and yours sounds like a good reason, then you should give it a try and have an attorney argue the motion for you. These motions are heard in Department 18. They require 15 days notice and they hear them on Wednesday mornings. Since it's early termination you request, I would recommend doing a formal motion with declaration, instead of just filling out...

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  10. When can I get my restricted IID license from the DMV after 2 APS losses within 3 months.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Philip Daniel Hache
    3. Robert Laurens Driessen
    3 lawyer answers

    Based on the information you provided, DMV will make you do a 9 month DUI School for the 2nd Wet Reckless conviction when they get notice of the court conviction. The IID should not be required based on your facts. The DMV suspension will be for one year and currently DMV is not allowing an IID license. You will not be allowed to get a restricted license until at least that year is over. If the second conviction was for 23152 (regular DUI) instead of a Wet Reckless, then you could get...

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