Before you do anything, get a free consultation with a DUI lawyer who is familiar with the courts int he county of your arrest. You will not be able to start a work release program, but doing things like lots of AA meetings or getting a scram alcohol monitor on your ankle may lessen the potential penalty down the road. Some courts will go for Electronic Monitoring instead of Jail or work release, so you might be able to attend your on the job training.
For driving purposes, the law that...
Get back in court as soon as possible. Depending on the court, you can sometimes call to get on calendar or show up around 8 or 8:30AM to be added that day. See if you can make a payment or pay it off in full before you go in front of the Judge. If not, have a payment ready and a good excuse why you failed to pay. Most Judges will not violate your probation for failure to pay, but have a good reason. I would suggest you contact a DUI lawyer in the county where you have court, and get a...
A background check will usually show DUI convictions. Since the probation period is probably over, or when it ends, you should file paperwork to expunge the conviction. This may lessen the sting of the conviction when employers check your background.
An employer has almost unlimited discretion when hiring employees. If it is a government job, there are often guidelines they need to follow in the hiring process. If you want to look further into this issue, check with a good employment lawyer.
Sometimes you can use an H-6 printout from DMV to enroll. You will need to go get it in person and the cost is about $10.00. If you continue to have problems, you might try the Mandatory Unit of DMV in Sacramento and let them know the School is refusing to enroll you. They have been known to contact Schools and set them straight. The Schools usually claim they don't want to enroll you before a conviction because they don't know what length of School you will need to attend.
I would not advise calling the DA's office over an over. Every time you call you are reminding them that they have not filed the case yet. It is rare when a case slips through the cracks, and by calling over and over you are making sure yours does not. I have had DUI cases in the Bay Area not get filed, and you can bet I was not calling the DA to find out what was going on with the court date. You have been given a court date and should consult with a DUI lawyer who practices in the...
You should be able to get your unrestricted class C license back after you finish the class. You will also need to get an SR-22 and pay the DMV's re-issue fee. You must complete the one year suspension of the Class A license before you can get the Class A back.
If you are talking about your drivng record, the answer is Washington will probably see it and can take action against your privilege to drive in Washington, if you have a Washington license. California and Washington are part of the interstate compact.
This is a huge rise from .12 to .16. Most likely you are still absorbing alcohol at the time of the first test and that means you were absorbing at the time of driving.
I can give you a better answer if I know more about your case, specifically drinking pattern and time of driving.
With a good forensic toxicologist a DUI attorney has a chance to win at trial on a rising defense.
You are welcome to contact me this weekend or Monday for further consultation.
A probation violation notice is usually sent to your address that you or your attorney gave the Superior Court when you were convicted. If you change your address while on probation, you were probably required to update the Court of the new address. Contacting the Superior Court clerk in the county of conviction should confirm if you have a warrant. Many lawyers will make this call for you at no charge.