I got a DUI 11 years ago in nj and I never went to court for it. They issued a FTA on me but nothing was ever done about it. But now I need to get my license for my job but NJ DMV says that DUI is holding me up from getting my license. What sh...
If this case is 1 year old or 11, you will need to resolve it. You cannot get a license until you do. However, going to court does not mean pleading guilty. There are some lawyers, who will actually fight this DWI, while others will take your money and plead you guilty (usually the cheap guys....though they'll scream up and down and deny it. We call them dump truck lawyers).
Now when it comes to fighting it, your case is very old. In fact, you may have been tested don a breathalyzer rather than the Alcotest. Many towns had the Alcotest in 2005, but most were still using the inferior machine. Regardless of which machine, there are defenses. In addition witnesses may be hard to locate, like the arresting officer. You have many golden opportunities here.
Do your homework on the lawyer, and don't shop based on price. It could mean the difference between you getting your license back, or getting an additional suspension for DWI.See question
I took a swab test a month or so ago for probation and i failed it , and now i just recently took another swab test and i know it's probably going to come back positive. What will happen ?
Well depending on the judge, jail is a real possibility. Stop doing drugs man!See question
They suspended my ni driving license in New York City for three months , for dwi , will I be able to drive in ni ? Will this inflict my driving record in nj ?
No, If you are suspended in any State for DWI, you will not be able to drive here (as long as you are a NJ licensed driver). Don't hire just any lawyer to fight your DWI, hire a good one. He or she might be able to save your license.See question
I passed a breathalyzer than refused the blood and urine test
Well, they cannot charge you with refusal for the blood or urine, but may argue that it was "consciousness of guilt." I think its a BS argument. If you hire a good DWI lawyer, then they will know how to fight the rest of the case. Hopefully tour field sobriety tests are good or close to average. However, even bad field sobriety testing can be overcome. You have passed the first obstacle to acquittal. Now don't screw it up by hiring the wrong lawyer.See question
My license had been suspended for 2 years for 2nd offense DUI(I blew 089) first in 09 and 2nd in 2016. I got pulled over within 50 yrds of my house, i had to move a car from the driveway to let medical transport pickup my father for his cancer...
Well, if you were charged with NJS 2C:40-26, you have been charged with a 4th Degree Crime and not a Disorderly Person's Offense. It is punishable by a MINIMUM of 180 days in jail and unto 18 mos. There is no probation or Pretrial Intervention. There is no possibility of a no jail alternative if you are convicted, In other words, you will be going to jail unless you hire a REAL good lawyer who is willing to conduct a trial and not look to plead you.
Now, you say money is no object. When a potential client says this, money usually is an issue. You will not get a good lawyer to try this case for cheap. In fact, you should not look for a lawyer based on price, but based on a plan for your case. Cheap lawyers are not good and good lawyers are not cheap.
The law is pretty straight forward, so what you need is a trial lawyer. You have mentioned some things that may sway a jury in your favor.
The most important question you should be asking is "have you ever tried a case before a jury?" It amazes me, but I think you'll find that few lawyers have.See question
Can a person who just got his very 1st DUI/DWI in state A. but actually lives in staye B. 'Quickly' b4 said court date flee back to state B w/out any legal issues and loss of license etc....? Ty so much!!!!
First, you are asking lawyers to give you positive advice on becoming a fugitive (for lack of a better word), you gotta be kidding me. Second, the answer to your question is a resounding NO. If you fail to show up, you will get a warrant for your arrest and a suspension from the court. Eventually you will want to renew in your own State your license and/or your registration. You will then have to notify you State of your suspension in NJ. If you don't and you renew, then you will have committed a crime (most likely) in your State and face penalties when your State does eventually find out.
Instead of trying to game the system, why not man up and hire a good lawyer.See question
I was charged with dwi 10 years ago and I never took care of it. Now I have a court date but I live in Arizona. I am also disabled. Can I hire an attorney to go on my behalf or so I have to appear in person?
The answer is probably not. The only way to know is to hire a lawyer and have them make a request. I know of only a hand full who will allow it.See question
I would like to know the reason N.J. does not have a Conditional License when so may other States do? My son-in-law lost his job due to a one time mistake in bad judgement. He ( our family) wrote to legislators who agree with us but 2 yrs later ...
Because the Governor vetoed the bill that would have. You must understand that it is very hard for a politician to say they are strong in crime and then vote to give convicted drunk drivers their licenses back.
It may not be fair, but it's the reality.See question
Got a dui in new jersey. Now reside in florida. No way can i come to new jersey. But want to take care of this. If it is possible around how much will it cost
Very few courts will allow you to resolve it without coming to court. Further, you face serious consequences in both New Jersey and Florida if you are found guilty or plead guilty.See question
Need an attorney. Ticket was given in Ocean Township. 1st Offense. Just happened 11/9. Arrested, Car Pounded, Test an hour later. Released same day. Court date on ticket is 11/17. Limited on money, at risk of losing everything. My job depends on m...
First of all Ocean or Monmouth County? Second, your job depends on you beating it, but you have limited funds...not a good combo. The better attorneys tend to have qualifications that others do not. Look for a lawyer who is Certified in both the Alcotest and Field Sobriety Test. Finally, stop thinking with your wallet as you often get what you pay for.See question