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  • Kicked out of DUI Class in California. Does going to jail make my DUI classes go away?

    I am taking DUI Courses and was kicked out of class for failing to go to AA meetings. The courses were nine months long. My lawyer is advising me to go to jail for 45 days and then I won't have to take the DUI courses. I guess the jail time mak...

    Hart’s Answer

    Why is your lawyer saying you will serve 45 days? If you received a wet reckless the max is 90 days in jail and in the OC you'd serve half of it, hence the 45 days. But your 9 month class indicates a full DUI which has a max of 180 days, or 90 with half time credits.

    Bottom line - maxing out the jail will erase all other court obligations including the class but if you want to drive in CA again, the DMV will require completion of the class (or restricted license with proof of enrollment in the class).

    Good luck.

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  • Will I go back to jail if cant afford the dui classes and fines for 2nd DUi even though I did my 90 days jail time?

    this is my 2nd dui and I did the 90 day jail time but still have to go to a driving class for 18months , I live in St Louis MO but came to California to take care of it if i don't have the money for fines and class what happens its around 10,000.0...

    Hart’s Answer

    The inability to pay the fines will constitute a probation violation which will subject you to additional jail time.

    The answer is to ask the court to allow you to convert the fines to community service, with an option to do it in St. Louis.

    A good strategy for your attorney would be to have you do an AA meeting every day (get signatures) until you can afford to get enrolled in the class. The court will see you working very hard and will likely decide against jail, and bring you back in a few months to check in on your status. Are you in dept 2 in Torrance?

    A good attorney can unwind this easily for you. Good luck.

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  • I am an IRAQ WAR Veteran with PTSD who got a DUI in Los Angeles. Can I get into Veterans Court in LA and what will it do for me?

    I am an Iraq War Veteran who just got a DUI in LA County. Need to find out if there is a Veteran's Court in L.A and how to get in and what it will do for me. Will it do anything to help with the DMV?

    Hart’s Answer

    If it's an LA City Attorney case (as opposed to a DA case), you will need the head of that court's CA branch to authorize it. It can be challenging because public policy urges them not to treat anyone differently when it comes to DUI. That is the main hurdle. If you can overcome that, you've got a good chance.

    In the alternative, a good DUI can go into a normal criminal court and show your service history as a vet and get you "special" treatment, likely a better deal than you would otherwise get. This will negate the need to go to vet's court. The punishment would likely be very minimal so there won't be a need to go to veteran's court.

    Good luck.

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  • I got a DUI four days ago, and this is my first offense. What do I do? Should I get an attorney?

    I flipped my car over when I was driving. Fortunately I didn't injure anyone. The police officer gave me a sobriety test, but did not use the breathalyzer on me. The paramedics wanted to take to a hospital just to make sure nothing else was wrong ...

    Hart’s Answer

    It sounds like a serious accident which makes a dui much worse in the reports. Consult a lawyer now.

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  • 1st Time DUI...got pulled over for speeding, but no record on speed on documents/ticket. Will I get charged for both?

    I got pulled over by CHP two days ago. The officer said the pulled me over for speeding and asked how fast I was going. I told himk I knew I was going over the limit (admitted 85 MPH aprox). He said he had to drive 130MPH to catch up with me! I ca...

    Hart’s Answer

    They are going to charge you with a speed enhancement which carries mandatory jail time. Seek help asap.

    310-935-3100

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  • 20 years old, first DUI, do I need a lawyer?

    I'm 20 years old and got pulled over last night for following too closely. The cop thought I had been drinking, I took the breathalyzer test and failed at a .09, he let me wait and take it again at a .07. They towed my car, suspended my license, a...

    Hart’s Answer

    Not required but HIGHLY recommended. Probably your only chance to beat the case entirely. If you've got a lot to lose, then you should probably invest in a skilled attorney.

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  • Can i have a lawyer just for the dmv hearing and if so how much will i be charged?

    i want a lawyer for the dmv hearing but not the court hearing i want to know if that is possible?

    Hart’s Answer

    Yes, you would need to call around.

    Feel free to call me to discuss

    310-935-3100

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  • Got a 2nd dui while on porbation, blew a bac of .16%, jail time at arrgament?

    my first dui was a wet and wreckless and blew a .07 in 2011 and recently just got pulled over for my 2nd dui last month, my bac was .16 and i am still in probation for my first. what are the consequences for my second dui? and lastly if i have bee...

    Hart’s Answer

    This is a very serious case if you are still on probation.
    You most likely will not have to go to jail the same date you plead guilty, but the judge may take you into custody at the arraignment and make you post bail.
    You need an attorney asap.

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  • I just got a 3rd Dui BAC 0.18 and my license is suspend.. this is in la county.

    Is there any chance I can avoid jail time.. I am the sole provider for my family. I can do house arrest, weekend city jail time etc.. please let me know what my options are.. I want to hire a attorney asap. My court date is 4/10/2013

    Hart’s Answer

    Yes, potentially.
    Call 310-935-3100

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  • I have a DUI court case coming up in June, but I am In China... Is there any way I could postpone the court date from here?

    East LA Courthouse

    Hart’s Answer

    You would need to have a private attorney appear on your behalf. Feel free to call 310-935-3100 if you need assistance.

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