You need to consider that there are at least two issues at play for you: Whether the court supervising your DUI case will allow it; and whether the Canadian government will allow it. An experienced attorney can help you know the answers to your questions and tailor a solution to your situation.
This is a situation where your DUI (a criminal act) has potential consequences for your job (employment law).
A skilled attorney can work with you to understand exactly what your rights are, and help you pursue your goals.
There may be ways to protect your job, but it depends on the details.
There are some big things to worry about for a person with multiple DUI's: a significant jail sanction; not being able to serve jail in a low key way (e.g., at a work release center); a driver's license suspension that may be longer than the usual suspension; higher mandatory fines.
An experienced defense attorney can help you review the case and do everything possible to get the case resolved as smoothly as possible.
If you have had a prior criminal case and had a defense attorney, then...
It sounds like you were caught with counterfeit money--that's a big deal.
You really need to think about what consequences it would have for you if you are convicted--how will affect your job? Your ability to further your education? Your ability to obtain loans/financial assistance in the future?
You need to hire an attorney who will look out for your interests, and do everything possible to help you beat the charge. You have one chance to get it right. Good luck.
The exact answer would require a skilled defense attorney to evaluate the evidence. A good defense attorney will be able to step back and understand how a jury and/or judge would look at the situation, and would help your nephew understand if he has a "good" self-defense case.
There is no magic number for how often a trial can be reset.
That said, there are a number of factors that a judge will often focus on, such as the nature of the charge, if there are any personal victims, whether the defendant is in custody, how long the case has been pending.
A criminal defendant has a right to a speedy trial, and a criminal defense attorney can help you get a case tossed if the defendant's right to a speedy trial has been violated.
It sounds like you are concerned about legal issues in two areas: family law, and criminal law.
Whether a judge will issue a temporary emergency custody order will depend on the exact information presented to the judge. That said, I think that the other parent has pretty good ammunition to try to get a temporary emergency custody.
You (or the person charged, if it is somebody else) need to consult an attorney if you are concerned. This is something that involves a very high stress...
I agree with Clayton, it really depends on a couple of factors, including: your prior criminal history; if anybody was specifically put in danger; and the specific details of your case (e.g., if there was a high BAC).
That said, you're looking at a mandatory fine, probation, and potentially jail time.
It sounds like you are asking about two different issues at once: 1. You may feel you were wrongly convicted; 2. You are trying to clear your record.
There are complicated procedures with strict timelines if you want to overturn the original conviction. Clearing your record and learning if you have a way to be relieved of sex offender regulations means carefully reviewing your criminal history and the applicable laws.
A knowledgable criminal defense attorney will help you understand your...