You might want to contact some attorneys before you decide that you cannot afford one. Rates vary and many attorneys will agree a payment plan.
When you say you need to write a hearing paper, are you referring to requesting a hearing with the Department of Licening? If so, that needs to be done within 20 days or you waive your right to a hearing and your license will be suspended by the DOL. It is completely separate from the criminal case or any court dates you may have for a DUI. You...
The criminal case can result in a convction, jail, fines and a license revocation. You must attend court or a warrant will be issued for your arrest.
The DOL hearing is not mandatory and you are not required to attend. If you do not request a hearing, your license will be suspended. If you want to challenge the DOL suspension, you must request a hearing.
They are completely separate. Avoiding a license suspension on the criminal case doesn't prevent a license suspension through DOL...
Were you arrested for a DUI? If so, they either impounded your car or they didn't. If they didn't, they won't take it later. You may face license suspensions following a conviction or through the DOL, but that is a different matter and there are ways to fight the suspension or get an ignition interlock license during the suspension.
You should consult an experienced DUI attorney.
A prison-based DOSA (drug offender sentencing alternative) means that you are sentenced to the mid-range, then serve 1/2 in prison and 1/2 out. For example, if range is 12-20, you are sentenced to 16 months, serve 8 in prison w/ treatment and 8 on community custody/probation w/ treatment.
A residential DOSA is the similar except that you serve no time in prison, instead you serve your time in inpatient treatment. You can only do a residential DOSA if the mid-point of your standard range is...
As the previous attorneys stated, it depends on the case. Often in DV cases 911 calls can be an important piece of evidence, especially where the alleged victim has changed their story or doesn't appear for trial. However, in some cases, a 911 call is totally meaningless and no one would seek to use it.
Whether it is admissible or not is a complicated legal issue. In many cases, a 911 call is inadmissible because it is hearsay and a defendant has a constitutional right to confront his/her...
Yes, if bail is set you can post your own bail. However, it may be difficult to do that from in jail. You can call a bailbondsman and give them a credit card or debit card over the phone. Otherwise, you will probably need a friend or family member to help you. Also, they generally want some type of collateral for the bond, so that may be a problem also.
Those tickets are so frustrating! Especially when you are turning right on a red, like you were.
The statute does not require you to put the driver's name (you must file a written statement under oath that at the time of the incidident the vehicle was stolen or in the care, custody, or control of some other person), nor does it authorize the City to give the person listed as the driver a ticket. Fill out the form and send it back within the timeline. She is not required to write your name...
Yes. If it is a domestic violence case, there is no marital prviliege. If it regarding a different type of case, you likely waived any privilege by having a conversation with notice that it was being recorded and was not a private conversation.
Whenever someone is charged with a crime, they need an experienced criminal defense attorney. That attorney can look at the particular facts of the case and give more detailed inforamtion about the impact of the phone call.
As the other attorneys said, you can hire your own attorney at any time (although the court may not allow it if your case is very old and a new attorney would mean continuing your case).
If you want a different court-appointed attorney, that is more difficult. You can let your attorney know and they can note a motion so that you can address the court. But, not liking your attorney or their advice is not going to be enough to get you a new attorney. You will need to show that communication...
The standard range is 129-171 months. If there are firearm or deadly weapon enhancements on any of those charges, he would be looking at substantially more time. In addition, given the number of charges, he could be (and probably is) looking at an exceptional sentence, meaning that the Judge could go above that range (maximum penalty on Rob 1 is life) or the Judge could run the charges consecutive.
He needs an experienced criminal defense attorney.