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  • First offense DUI in court. What to expect

    if you get a first offense misdemeanor dui and you are an adult class C driver with no prior offenses and not an aggravated high blood alcohol you will usually get a weekend or two in Jail, a fine, du

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  • First offense DUI at DMV

    If you lose a DMV hearing or do not have one you automatically lose your license for four months. You can get it back on a restricted basis after 30 days suspension If you follow the proper procedure

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  • DUI and DMV as a Juvenile

    The consequences are bad for a DUI and worse if a minor, but the consequences for a juvenile may be worse and there is little if ANY due process or rights! Who is a juvenile a juvenile in California i

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  • DUI as minor

    What will happen if I get a DUI and I am under 21 but over 18 and I am convicted and or lose a DMV hearing or do not have one? No DMV hearing If you donot set a DMV hearing witlhin ten calendar days y

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  • Length dui convictions on my record?

    Knowing how long a dui Conviction or action by DMV in California is or should be one of the most important thing in deciding what to do when arrested. Actions and convictions at DMV In spite of what o

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  • CONVICTION CONSEQUENCES

    In addition to sentencing, there are "collateral" consequences of a DUI conviction There are consequences from losing job, license, insurance, license, Jail, probation, fines, school and more In addit

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  • Sentences in DUI cases

    Penalties depend upon "prior" record particularly previous DUIs, Alcohol and/or drug level, Facts of the case, your age, class of license, type of driving pattern, attitude upon arrest, and passengers

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  • Issues at a DMV hearing called an APS DMV hearing?

    The issues according to the DMV are 1. Was there probable cause ( legal reason) to stop or detain or both the driver or person thought to have been the Driver.(2)Was there reason to believe the driver

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  • Why not use the public defender office regarding DUI/DMV?

    Many arrestees are inappropriately told to "wait til they go to court before doing anything, and if the case is filed they can get a FREE court appointed lawyer. This is often advice from even local D

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  • Why ask for a DMV hearing

    If you donot call DMV and ask for a hearing within 10 calendar days (except in very rare instances_such as no service of information) you will AUTOMATICALLY lose your license from 30 days to life (dep

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