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This does not have to ruin the life you are trying to build for yourself. If you have no previous drug offenses, you are likely to be eligible for a diversion program which will effectively eliminate the risk of conviction in return for completion of an appropriate drug education and monitoring program and community service. The DUI charge is defendable, and can result in a finding without a conviction and the risk of being made to leave the United States. However, you do need a very good criminal/dui defense attorney to help you. In addition, you need the most time you can get to complete the steps that will put you in the best position to go to court. You need to get started now. There are attorneys on this forum who are very qualified. Check our backgrounds, education, experience and, mostly, what previous clients have shared about our services to them. Then, call one of us as soon as possible. I wish you well.
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You only have ten (10) days to request a hearing regarding the suspension of your privilege to drive because of a BrAC test result greater than .08 but less than .15. The form to request the hearing is the 2nd page of the "DR-15A Officer's Order of Suspension" - "Hearing Request Copy". The form must be completed, and mailed to the address on the form (11101 Gilroy Rd, Hunt Valley, MD 21031) with a check in the amount of $150.00. Failure to mail the request AND the check within 10 days will result in your privilege to drive being suspended on the 36th day following your arrest.
There are many, many defenses to a DUI that only a lawyer with years of experience fighting DUI charges will be able to (a) identify, and (b) act on.
You need to contact an attorney ASAP.
You need to request an MVA hearing within 10 days (postmarked hearing request) together with the hearing fee, or you will get suspended. If you request the hearing within 10 days, you can get that suspension modified. Worst case scenario, first offense, you should not end up with a conviction or any other license suspensions. This should also have no impact on your status here in the country. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
Make an appointment with a DUI lawyer today. You should also speak with an immigration attorney to discuss the ramifications of the DUI & CDS case on your visa. You must discuss your driver's license status with an attorney immediately as there are strict time limitations to request a hearing
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