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  • If I got arrested for duii when I was taking medications that were just given to me, am I liable?

    I went to the dr to undergo a procedure. Things did not go according to plan. Instead of keeping me there, at the office for observation, the dr gave me four new medications, which I had never taken. I went home, took the medications, & woke up in...

    Sharon’s Answer

    To protect your privacy and maintain confidentially consider an edit in your question to remove the personal information.

    I understand the shock that you can be charged with a DUII while following doctor prescribed medication. Even though you had no intent under Oregon law the government does not need to prove intent or motive. My clients in Oregon do understand that the overall object is to minimize the charge ranging from seeing if eligible for derversion to going to trial. Make sure you have an attorney who predominantly practices DUII. My best to you. Sharon

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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...

    Sharon’s Answer

    Mary Frances Prevost is an outstanding Attorney in SanDiego. She works her cases zealously and is a no hoholds bar straight shooter. She is relentless & fearless. She represented a relative of mine with stellar tesults.

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  • I hit a car when I got a DUI

    I disputed the amount of damage to the car I hit and was told when I pled guilty in court there would be a restitution hearing, but I haven't heard from anyone about when this hearing will be. Do I set up the hearing or does the court let me know...

    Sharon’s Answer

    An excellent resource in finding an attorney who practices primarily DUI and restitution hearings would be through The National College for DUI Defense. DUI requires extensive training and the laws change frequently. I have attached their link below.

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  • I would like to know what I'm looking at for a dwi charge that I'm guilty of plus open container and reckless driving I would

    Its my first dwi offense

    Sharon’s Answer

    Clearly retaining an experienced Attorney who practices primarily DWI matters is essential. A good place to look is in your area through The National College of DUI Defense, and the LA State Bar Association. Make sure you hire someone who has substantial skill in defending DWIs.

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  • I am considering entering a Deferred Prosecution in WA for a second offense DUI. Will DOL action on my license be overturned?

    I am considering entering a deferred prosecution for a second offense DUI. Originally I did not think the circumstances around my arrest were justified so I intended to fight it (plus, it is my legal right to do so) I think I could go through wit...

    Sharon’s Answer

    Barbara Bowden, Attorney is an excellent resource regarding this type of DOL issue to see if you have a legal challenge. She is straight up and knows her stuff. She is in the Lakewood area. Her number is 253-473-4262

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  • In WA state, do Lemon Laws apply when buying a "Certified Used" car from a dealer?

    Bought a 2011 Ford Fiesta (Certified Used + paid for an extended warranty) from a Ford Dealer. Have had it since October 14 and it has been in the shop for repairs for a total of 11 days for warranty related repairs so far. Issues include Catalyti...

    Sharon’s Answer

    The Washington State Motor Vehicle "Lemon Law" is designed to help new vehicle owners ( unfortunately NOT Cerified prior owned vehicle) who have substantial continuing problems with warranty repairs. The law allows the owner to request an arbitration hearing through the Attorney General's Office. - See more at: http://www.atg.wa.gov/lemon-law-0#sthash.MKIYVWKj.dpuf

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  • Nevada dmv dui hearing second offense license revoked 1 year

    My Nevada drivers license is currently revoked after my appearing in court and pleading guilty to dui. The judge reduced the dui second offense to first time offense. If I receive a third dui within 7 years they will become enhance as my third o...

    Sharon’s Answer

    I know this answer is not what you are seeking, and with that said you Must consult with an attorney in your area. The reason is there are factors an attorney will look into to unravel what you need to know. A great resource is The National College for DUI Defense, look in your state section for an attorney experienced in DMV. http://www.ncdd.com

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  • Will my Kentucky Dui from 2010 make illinois charge me as a 2nd offender

    I'm driving on a Kentucky drivers license and have had a previous dui in 2010. I was just charged with a Dui in illinois, will I be charged as my second offender in illinois? Will I be eligible to ask the court for supervision?

    Sharon’s Answer

    If your prior DUI was in Kentucky, yes it would count as a prior. If the prior DUI was in another state you would need to have an attorney to see how the charge was filed and disposition. Contact The National College for DUI Defense in finding an experienced attorney in your area. http//www.ncdd.com

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  • I was stopped for MIP, what should I do and/or what happens next. Will I get info in the mail? Should I call my lawyer father?

    I am a 20 year old male who was stopped by the police with a solo cup in hand. The police asked what was in my cup, smelled it, and dumped the contents in the grass. He asked for ID but since I didn't have any, he asked for my info. I started to l...

    Sharon’s Answer

    The District Attorney has two years to decide on whether to file charges. The officer may or may not have given the District Attorney information. You did not receive a citation from the officer, and that is a good sign. Your father would want to know because you are his son he wants what is best for you, he would know someone who could look into whether it is even in a charging decision status, your Dad may feel hurt you did not go to him and feel that you do not trust him. Clearly, speak with your Dad about this situation. He may surprise you.

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  • What should i do, my boyfriend was driving my car , i was the passenger. Five cop cars pulled us over, and arrested him for dui.

    My boyfriend was driving i was the passenger five cop cars pulled us over. They came to my passenger window put hand cuffs on me and put me in the back of a police car. Then they searched my car and purse. They said they pulled us over bc we ran a...

    Sharon’s Answer

    1. Your car was impounded because it is required by law to be held.

    2. "We ran the red light," is not possible because there can be only one driver.

    3. Although, you own the car, you were a passenger and you are not criminally liable for your boyfriend whom was the driver.

    4. Two resources to find experienced DUI Attorneys: a) The National College for DUI Defense, look under your state; http://www.ncdd.com b) Avvo.com; & finally c) Georgia ' state bar association.

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