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Karina Jacobo

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  • Moved to CA in 2007,got a dui. haven't driven since. It's 2011, i now have a CA id but not a CA license. can i still get a CDL?

    was given back my out of state license, but i just never drove and took public transportation.

    Karina’s Answer

    Did you complete all the terms you were required to complete at the time? If you completed the First Offender Program you should be eligible to get your license through DMV by providing them with an SR 22 & a re-issuance fee of approx. $125.

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  • I have two prior felony dui one in 89 another in 99. Can those be used against me with my new dui and enhanced charges? How

    likely is it i they will put me in custody when i report to court?

    Karina’s Answer

    Because your priors are more than 10 years old, they wont constitute enhancements in terms of the new charge. However, the Judge & DA will see them and can use them in terms of determining sentencing, so it's better to contact an experienced DUI attorney in your area to discuss possible defenses.

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  • Once the required time for interlock has been completed and device has been removed can positive reading be used to press chargs

    i completed the time i was required to have the interlock device on my car and i now have an unrestricted licence i had a few positive results during the time i had the interlock can the da press charges now

    Karina’s Answer

    It depends on whether you're still on probation or not. If you're still on probation, conceivably the IID company can issue a negative report to the DA from which they can institute violation of probation proceedings.

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  • How to dismiss bench warrant related to not paying fine for a DUI

    I was convicted of a 1st time DUI in Santa Clara county California in Feb of '09 and received 14 days sheriffs duty, needed to complete alcohol treatment, and pay a fine of $1800. At the time, I did not have the money nor a job so I had to move ou...

    Karina’s Answer

    If you hire an attorney, the attorney should be able to make arrangements to have you reinstead, the bench warrant lifted & make arrangements to complete the remaining terms of your probation.

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  • I got a dui in 1997 and i went to get a printout from dmv anits still there how csn i make it go away

    why is it still there after 12 years?

    Karina’s Answer

    It depends how far back you're asking for a printout for. If you request a DMV printout for only a certain period of time (say, ten years) then it would not appear. Technically, they never completely go away, but you can request a printout online from DMV's website & try to get it just for a shorter look-back period & it wont appear.

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  • Ok..thanks for the answer, Robert! Another qeustion below!

    I was on informal probation for 2nd DUI in 2009. In Nov. 2010 i received a ticket for poss. of marijuana, less than an ounce. Yesterday I plead guilty, after speaking to public defender, as long as they did not take action for probation violation....

    Karina’s Answer

    It's unclear from your post what jurisdiction you're in, but it's very dependent on your jurisdiction. In places where I practice, some judges will grant early termination of probation and vacation of conviction and some judges will not, depending on your circumstances. The best advice is to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in the specific practices in the courthouse where you'll be making the request so she can tell you what the best course of action is.

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  • Drivers license and seat belt checkpoints, are they legal? Do they have adhere to the sane laws as DUI checkpoints?

    I was arrested at a drivers license and seat belt checkpoint for an 11350. I pulled up to the checkpoint because I had to, I turned onto the street at a point where I couldn't turn to avoid it. I had my license, my seat belt own and was in no way ...

    Karina’s Answer

    Checkpoint stops are legal, but they have to adhere to certain guidelines in order to establish compliance. You need to speak to an experienced attorney in order to determine whether there are viable defenses for you.

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  • I was arrested for a third DUI and Driving under a suspended license. I blew .07 /.08.

    I tasted a few wines that night equaling a glass or so 3 to 4 hours before I blew. I also had dinner 30 to 45 minutes before I hit the DUI checkpoint. I really didn't think I would blow that high. I have G.E.R.D (acid reflux disease) and I was due...

    Karina’s Answer

    You absolutely need to consult with an experienced DUI attorney in your area. Because its a 3rd offense, the consequences you're facing could be pretty high and it sounds like you have excellent viable defenses.

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  • My second DUI within 8 years of one another how can I avoid jail time?

    I have an attorney but the DA is still asking for 40-60 days in custody. I have a steady job Monday through Friday that I can not afford to lose. What are my negotiating possibilities? I am happy to do community service with AA meetings or go i...

    Karina’s Answer

    If you already have an attorney, then you need to speak to your attorney about the jail alternatives in your case as well as possible defenses. It's impossible for anyone else to give you advice as we don't have all the facts and specifics in your case.

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  • What does it mean to have a sentence stayed in a driving conviction

    In 2009 I plead guilty to driving on a suspended license and my sentence on the count record says "Sentenced stayed". The original suspension was in 2004 for 3 years. DMV says my license is revoked until 2013. I don't understand the discrepency

    Karina’s Answer

    The fact that your sentence was stayed with the court will have no effect to what happens with your license. You need to find out from DMV if there's anything you can do to get your license back sooner (like an ignition interlock device, etc.)

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