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  • Wrongfully arrested and charged for DUI. Will i need an attorney?

    I was wrongfully arrested and charged for dui, i had too much to drink so my friend was my designated driver. when we got out of the bar and to my car, person who parked in front of me accuse us of hitting his car and called the police. Cops came ...

    Hudson’s Answer

    Yes, you need a lawyer, who else is going to defend you? You need to ask for a DMV hearing within 10 days to defend your license from suspension as well. You case will be somewhat complicated as you may need your witness to testify and a professional witness to assemble the photographic evidence and present the case that you were both victims of a hit and run driver...not you.

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  • Will i do time for evading a dui check point?

    I have a suspended licence in 2002 for two dui s. In 2012 i got two back to back driving on a suspended licence, did 5 days. Two months ago i did a u turn a block away from the dui check point a motor officer stop me i pulled over, he gave me ...

    Hudson’s Answer

    If the U turn was a violation of the vehicle code then you were lawfully stopped. Pursuant to case law the DUI checkpoint should have points where you can avoid the checkpoint, if you choose to avoid the checkpoint law enforcement can only engage you if you violate the law. You may be able to fight the initial contact and avoid the driving on a suspended license ticket. You should also do what you can to get your license reinstated since you obviously are driving, it may also help you in court if you are unable to win a motion based on the constitutionality of the police actions.

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  • I have another DUI less than 90 days apart

    i had one Feb 8th && another one on Saturday May 23 with suspended Ls

    Hudson’s Answer

    If you have two open cases you need to consult a DUI defense attorney in your area to discuss the facts of each case, available defenses and strategies to keep you out of jail.

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  • I finished all of my DUI classes and just finished paying off my fees, do I have to do anything else now?

    I finished all courses last year and finished paying my court fees earlier this month, I'm not sure if I need to go to court to let a judge know I'm done or if I need to do anything else

    Hudson’s Answer

    Ask your lawyer, he/she knows what you were ordered to complete as part of your sentence.

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  • Am I able to seek full custody now?

    Ex husband was recently sentenced to State Prison on a 2nd offense DUI charge with bodily injury and Child Endangerment. I already have sole physical custody but I would like to seek sole legal custody also. We have gone through the mill with cust...

    Hudson’s Answer

    If you have been dealing with these issues for quite some time, you probably have a family lawyer, you should probably ask him/her to help you. Otherwise, you should ask this on the family law forum, if the earlier responder didn't send your question there, I will.

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  • My 20-year old son got a DUI in Ventura Co. and blew a .08. Can the charges be reduced?

    He goes to school in AZ. What are his options for community service, etc., & I'm guessing that the best way to go is to get him an attorney.

    Hudson’s Answer

    Well, you are on an attorney referral site, most everyone will recommend that you hire a lawyer. In reality, the best you can do to watch out for your son is to interview a few lawyers and determine how best to proceed, many offer free consultations. Since your son is under 21 his legal limit is .00, however he was right at the legal limit for an adult which creates many possibilities for defending the case as well as settling the case. You should reach out to a DUI lawyer, or two, and discuss what the alternatives are in your son's case

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  • "Medical rule out" in DRE eval does that mean they can't charge me with DUI drugs?

    My DRE findings say that they believe I am under the influence of cannabis but that its a Medical Rule out because of my uneven pupil size. My blood test was a 42 ng THC level ? ?

    Hudson’s Answer

    While I'm unsure of what it means, if you were lawfully stopped and there was probable cause to arrest you and your blood test was positive for a substance that can impair you, you can be charged with DUI. You need to contact a DUI attorney to discuss your case and the defenses that may help you avoid conviction. Because you have a blood test result I'm guessing you are being prosecuted,

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  • What are my options and penalties for a 3rd dui in a different county?

    I hope someone can help me find an answer to my question. On February 1st, Superbowl Sunday, I was arrested and charged with my 3rd DUI while driving with no registration and suspended license. This occurred in San Bernardino County, Rancho Cucamo...

    Hudson’s Answer

    So, you will likely get some responses from lawyers familiar with both counties and their practices which will be most accurate. Orange county can sentence you up to one year (minus the time you have already served for your sentence upon conviction) and San Bernardino can sentence you up to one year too. A third offense carries a statutory minimum of 120 days, some counties may allow the San Bernardino outcome, and jail sentence, to serve as adequate punishment for the probation violation, but probably not Orange County. You need to meet a DUI defense lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the possible outcomes and defenses you may have, obviously this is a very serious matter.

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  • Received 1st offense dui with BAC of 0.18. Have RN license. How do I choose best criminal defense attorney via avvo?

    No priors on drivers license or professional license. When using avvo, what is more important while researching lawyer? amount of endorsements (if so is the importance of how many recently or in total?) , amount of client reviews (also is importa...

    Hudson’s Answer

    While each of these factors are important and certainly can play into the decision of which lawyer to hire, I recommend that you narrow your search to two or three lawyers you're interested in and interview them. The endorsements and answers don't tell you how the persons style will work for you, some lawyers are highly responsive and like to engage their clients, others don't. You may want to talk to your lawyer once a week, some lawyers like that, others don't. These are factors that aren't part of the ratings, endorsements or answer system employed by Avvo. As an RN you probably understand this because you work with physicians and you know they are all different.

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