DUI convictions in Washington State carry mandatory minimum penalties. Subsequent offenses within a seven year period carry minimum penalties if there is a conviction on the subsequent offense. A DUI charge is one that has yet to be adjudicated and the consequences are yet to be determined. The penalties for a second offense are dependent upon the outcome (e.g., plea bargain, guilty plea, dismissal or acquittal) of the initial pending charge. For example, if you had a DUI conviction earlier...
Although I am not an insurance agent, I do know that insurance companies will raise rates for persons convicted of DUI. The amount would depend upon your prior driving record and whether you have previous convictions. A DUI conviction will also result in the need for the driver to obtain “high-risk” (i.e. SR-22) insurance in addition to their regular liability and/or comprehensive coverage. The driver will be required to carry the high-risk insurance for a period of at least three years....
Each case is different, if I were on the boat with you and you were drinking, I would suggest you not get behind the wheel if it is anchored or seat yourself in the captain's chair as you would inevitably draw attention from the numerous patrols. That being said, it would be interesting to me if you were cited while anchored, but you could be cited by these patrols just to give you some trouble and make you go through the process.
First, you need to try and obtain a license in Washington since DOL did not impose these conditions, GA did. However, be aware that there is an interstate compact agreement which most states adhere to, i.e. if you were suspended in GA, then you will probably be denied here in WA, but it doesn't hurt to try. If you are denied here in WA, then you should contact a GA attorney familiar with the DDS for assistance.
Unfortunately, a DUI conviction will remain on your record forever; however, from your question it appears that your DUI has not been adjudicated fully. If your DUI is reduced to a lesser criminal offense then for sentencing purposes it will affect you for seven years. If your DUI is dismissed, you can move to have that non-conviction data removed from the court's record. Caveat: the WSP, prosecutor's and judges will always refer to your record, even if it didn't result in a conviction at all.
Well, the easy answer first: just try to go to DOL and apply for a license. If you are denied, then in all likelihood you will have to comply with the terms the Dept. fo Driver's Services set out in GA. If you are unable to obtain a license, you may find it necessary to consult with an attorney in GA who is familiary with driver's services to assist you.
Typically the US won't deny an individual entry into the country based upon a DUI conviction solely. Mr. Rands is correct in that you need to check your application and Visa itself with respect to revocation due to criminal convictions.
In all likelihood, as long as this is your only conviction, you will not be precluded from travel outside of the country while on probation.
Unfortunately it appears as if you are having communication problems with probation and the court. You are correct to ask this question to a bunch of lawyers, but it is highly advised that you retain one of them to assist you with this matter. Unrepresented, or "pro se," individuals are always at a disadvantage when dealing with the court system and probation. My advice is to obtain competent counsel.
You must answer yes to the question posed as the question doesn't differentiate between felony and misdemeanor convictions. For the purposes of the form a criminal offense is what you were convicted of, that is, a gross misdemeanor. I cannot advise on teh UK HSMP work permit and don't know if they would check here in the US, I would suggest you contact a barrister in the UK to discuss that matter.
In Washington State, the government can attempt to prove DUI by satisfying one of two prongs under the DUI statute. Under one prong, called the per se prong, the government has to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that an individual operated a motor vehicle in the state and that within two hours of driving had an alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
The other prong, which would apply to this scenario, requires that the government prove that the individual operated a motor vehicle...