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Lynn Gorelick

Lynn Gorelick’s Answers

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  • Tree days ago court issue a warrant for my arrest for a DUI that took place 9 years ago.

    2000 had a DUI i went to jail for one day they let me go they never give me any court days, 2009 i had another DUI i was sentenced for this one, the 2000 DUI was still there in my record i asked the court clerk that i wanned to take care of the D...

    Lynn’s Answer

    Contact a local attorney immediately. It sounds as if, although you didn't have a court date on the case in 2000, that one was set at a later date. Usually, a notice to appear is sent. Clearly, you didn't receive this notification. If this was in California, and the warrant had been in the system for this length of time with no efforts made to serve the warrant, a skilled attorney might be able to have that case dismised.

    The sooner you speak with a local attorney who specializes in DUI, the better off you will be.

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  • Was stopped for dui, passed field sobriety, but taken in anywy. blew hot.

    I got a lawyer and the charged was redused to reckless driving. On a job interview or resume, do I need to say I was arrested for DUI or just say charged with reckless driving.

    Lynn’s Answer

    Read the questions that are posed by potential employers carefully. Doe the question ask if you have been arrested or convicted? The only real question that should be of significance would be convictions. Bearing that in mind, you don't want your absence of complete information in filling out an application could also be viewed unfavorably.

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  • Getting a warning with a restricted license

    What happens if I got pulled over and got a warning while I have a restricted license in CA? I was going to the gas station after work on my way home.

    Lynn’s Answer

    If you just received a warning, there are no adverse consequences. Generally, a restricted license includes driving to, from and in the course of your employment. Certainly, stopping for gas on your way home should be included.

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  • What are the penalties for driving wirth a suspended license in california due to a DUI?

    My license has been suspended for an entire year do to a DUI and refusal. What happens if I get pulled over with a suspended license?

    Lynn’s Answer

    If you drive on a suspended license and your license is suspended for a DUI related manner. You are subject to no less than 10 no more than 6 months of jail. There are jurisdictions where the courts can suspend your license further as a condition of probation. However, this can vary from county to county and court to court.

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  • Can I get a VC 23153(b) FELONY DUI from 1990 expunged or removed so I will not have to acknowledge it to potential employers?

    20 years ago I was the DRUNK DRIVER admittedly. On a first offense with no priors I spent 13 days in the hospital,did 4 months in jail afterward, had my license taken for a year and had 3 years probation whew. I have not had any offences since ...

    Lynn’s Answer

    Mr. Mueller has presented all of the important issues for you to consider. I would strongly suggest you hire an attorney to petition the court for a possible reduction to a misdemeanor and subsequent motion to withdraw your plea. It will serve you well to have this handled appropriately.

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  • Can I get a DUI fee forgiven or ruduced?

    I was charged with a DUI in Nov. of 06 in AZ. I have since then, lost my job and been homeless for awhile. I have not been able to pay my fine down, I have tried to turn myself in and just serve time to reduce fine. I am now trying to join the mil...

    Lynn’s Answer

    I would contact your local Public Defender's office. In California, they can represent you at no cost, if you meet their criteria. They should know a way to convert the fine into either jail time or volunteer work, especially if you are entering the military.

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  • RE: out of state license and DWI

    Clarification my DWI was in NYS and I am visitor with a Florida license I yet not been convicted yet but my experience has been that the state the offense occurs in confiscates the license and sends it to that respective issuing state. The state o...

    Lynn’s Answer

    You should contact an attorney in both New York and Florida. Depending on each state's licensing and reporting requirements, you may need to comply with certain class requirements in Florida to maintain your driving privilege there. I don't practice in either of these states but, I concur with Mr. Woolsey that the NYS judge doesn't have jurisdiction over your Florida license.

    Speak with an attorney in Florida who specializes in DUI cases. This will give you the best information.

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  • I blew a .08 and its my first DUI, do I really need a lawyer? I want to just get this done and get on with my life.

    I was driving home 07/31/09 around midnight after a poker tournament and was stopped on a highway. I did a field test, then taken to the station and blew a .08. I can't afford a lawyer and don't qualify for a court appointed attorney. Any advice.

    Lynn’s Answer

    Depending on the laws of your state, with an attorney to assist you, the charges may be reduced or even dismissed. This is not one of those things that you should just seek to "get done". You should consult more than one attorney before you determine that you can't afford an attorney. Many attorneys have payment plans, It is certainly in your best interest to have an qualified advocate in your corner.

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  • I have an upcoming court in LA county for missing a previous court for driving on a suspended license. What can I expect?

    I got a court date 3.5 years ago for driving on a suspended license (DUI Suspension) and missed the court date so I had a $75,000 warrant issued. I recently spent 3 nights in men's central after being picked up (was not driving) and now have my ne...

    Lynn’s Answer

    I echo Mr. Mueller's response. Please contact an qualified attorney who understands the law and appears in the Newhall/Santa Clarita court often. You should get information about the current status of your license and what might be done to correct your suspension prior to your court date. Do contact an attorney to represent you on your next court date.

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  • I got a "wet and reckless" in WA...moved down to California...and got a DUI three weeks ago...would this count as my second DUI?

    I completed a alcohol program in WA...would my current DUI count as my first DUI or second?

    Lynn’s Answer

    Depending on how the conviction in Washington appears, there are potential consequences from the DMV as well as the court. However, California law does not allow a "wet reckless" conviction for purposes of priorability, you need to have an attorney review the documents associated with and language of the Washington statute.
    DMV will generally use an out of state conviction for enhancing suspension times. You should contact an attorney who has expertise in the DUI area immediately.

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