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Aaron Reuben Bortel

San Francisco DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. 3 years ago I visited Orange County, and end up getting a DUI on my visit. Can anyone help?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    4. Chad Raymond Maddox
    4 lawyer answers

    A DUI conviction can have a long lasting negative impact on your life. You should find a way to come up with the funds and hire a DUI lawyer in the Orange County area. Find one who is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association. That person will usually be a DUI lawyer who understands how to fight a DUI case. Many DUI lawyers will let you do a payment plan. I'm not sure why the previous lawyer who posted referred you to Kapsack and Bair....

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  2. I received a wet and reckless charge, how can I get the charge expunged and taken off my record in California?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Brian C Andritch
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Hudson Thomas Bair
    4. Larry Jerome Couture
    4 lawyer answers

    This will stay on your DMV record for ten years. For your criminal record, you can try to get it expunged after completing probation. Sometimes you can apply to expunge it earlier, and should consult an attorney to see if you qualify.

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  3. I got pulled over and arrested for a DUI it is a second in 4 years. In court they only charged me with a 1st time but...?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Brian C Andritch
    2. Michael Rutledge Norton
    3. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    4. Paul Samuel Geller
    4 lawyer answers

    First question is did you have a lawyer representing you in court? If so, go back to the lawyer and get them to explain what is going on. An experienced DUI lawyer should have explained what could happen with the license on a new conviction (even if only convicted of a 1st DUI) when there is a prior DMV suspension. On a second DUI within 10 years you need to win the DMV hearing and at worst get charges reduced in court to a wet reckless to avoid the one year of no driving. Consult with...

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  4. Can a person live/drive in a non pilot county using the IDD & still comply with the court requirements in Pilot County?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. Chad Raymond Maddox
    3. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can drive anywhere with the IID. Note that if you move you are usually required to notify the Superior Court where you were convicted of your new address. Also, update DMV of any new address so you do not miss any letters from Sacramento. You may want to do some research on different IID companies. Some are more responsive than others when you have problems with the device. Look for one that will respond 24/7 to any problems.

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  5. Why was a "nunc pro tunc" not part of my plea deal?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Geoff Alan Dulebohn
    2. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3. Joshua Tobias Hershon
    4. Chad Raymond Maddox
    4 lawyer answers

    You should consult with a DUI Lawyer who understands the law and how DMV works. Putting it in the hands of the cops to try and figure it out is risky and could result in new charges, probation violation, impoundment of vehicle, etc... DMV mandatory actions unit in Sacramento may be able to help and straighten out the suspension (it may or may not be possible to run concurrently), but before contacting them you should talk to a DUI Lawyer who can evaluate everything, specifically dates, and...

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  6. I was arrested for a third dui. When I went to court the DA charged me with a first dui so I plead. Can the DA reopen it?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jason Chase Beahm
    2. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    3. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    4. Robert Laurens Driessen
    4 lawyer answers

    The DA cannot reopen the case after you've been sentenced. Make sure you are able to comply with the court requirements for proof of enrollment and proof of completion of the DUI School. Sometimes you need your lawyer to go back to court and modify the dates so you don't get a bench warrant for failure to complete the first offender school in the timeframe given.

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  7. Will old DUI's disqualify a K1 visa

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a question to ask an immigration attorney. There are many in the Bay Area, but make sure the ones you talk with have a lot of experience dealing with criminal history, specifically DUI, for their clients. Many will give you a free consultation.

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  8. Can i drive a vehicle for work if i have an ignition interlock order?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Denis Hurley White Jr
    2. Philip Daniel Hache
    3. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    3 lawyer answers

    You can drive for your employer if you have complied with the proper Vehicle Code Section. You must have notified your employer of your IID requirement and you must carry the notification you gave your employer with you when driving their vehicle. Also, you will be required to have an IID on every vehicle you own. If the car is not in your name, and it does not fall under the employer exception, then you cannot drive the car. Check with DMV Mandatory Actions Until to confirm what you...

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  9. Is it only San Diego County that gives 5 years probation for a first time D.U.I? 3 years for every other county for DUI?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ryan James Tegnelia
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    5. Ted Harvatin
    5 lawyer answers

    In Northern California, Napa County hands out a standard 5 year probation for first time DUI convictions.

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  10. Was arrested for DUI in Nov of 2010. Lost first hearing. DUI criminal case was rejected by the DA. DS 702 form was signed.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Aaron Reuben Bortel
    2. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    3. Rosanne Faul
    4. Scott Ryan Ball
    4 lawyer answers

    Departmental review is a long shot, but as previously stated it does buy time for getting the writ filed in Superior Court. The writ is probably your best chance. You can have the attorney you hire to do the writ request a stay of suspension. You have a much better chance of winning on the writ. Good Luck

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