At my arraignment my lawyer had a stack of papers that he said was all the stuff about my case including police report and blood results. Am I really not allowed copies or even be able to read the police report? I understand names n addresses need...
Your Lawyer needs to redact certain names and contact information before giving you the report. However, they could have gone over the report with you right after court by reading it to you without mentioning the redacted information. This is assuming they had time to do so after your case was called in court.
When hiring a lawyer, it is very important to not only find someone qualified to defend a DUI, but to hire a lawyer you are comfortable with. You will spend a lot of time discussing your case with your lawyer, in person, by phone and or e-mail. If you are not comfortable with this lawyer from your first conversation, then go with someone else. This is your case and these are your rights and this is your on the line. Make sure the lawyer you talk to from the beginning is the one who will be fighting your case and communicating with you whenever you or they need to talk. The person you consult with on the phone might sound great and promise you what you want to hear, but will they be there for you every step of the way to back it up? Will this be the same person who you will feel comfortable asking questions of? Will they have the time to get back to you within a reasonable amount of time when you need to talk? Find an experienced DUi lawyer with solid reviews or referrals and trust your instincts.See question
I just got my first DUI this weekend, but my BAC was never disclosed to me verbally and I cannot find it on my paperwork.
You should consult with an experienced DUI attorney who practices in the area where you were arrested. That attorney will have a lot of questions and can help you decide if the hearing needs to be requested. Most likely you will want the attorney to request the Administrative Per Se Hearing (Must be within 10 days of arrest).
The paperwork you received from the cops usually does not reveal your BAC. It often lists the charges, one of which is Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) - being at or over .08%. People often think their BAC is .08% because that number is written next to the Code Section violation.
DMV may have your BAC by now or next week. Your attorney can contact them and possibly find out your BAC.
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I was pulled over for broken tail light and was asked for a chemical test because the officer smelled alcohol. I drank couple of beers in a gathering 2hrs before and I was heading home at the time.
The only way to win is to fight, and for this situation it usually means attacking the machine you blew into. This includes making the other side prove things like the cop was qualified to use the machine, it was working properly at the time you took the test and that it was properly administered. A good dui attorney will have a lot of questions for you and will want to view the police report and any video/audio available. They will also have questions regarding any medical issues, drinking pattern, and possible witnesses. You should be able to get a free consultation.See question
I was arrested for a first time DUI Offense on October 4th, 2013 and blew a .113 on the road. I was told I was swerving on the freeway and I have no prior criminal history.
Your specific question is do you need a DUI attorney. In order to answer that question you should contact a DUI lawyer and get a free consultation. There are so many factors to consider, and an experienced attorney can give you a much better answer with more information. What needs to be reviewed are the police report, video, audio, and machine records. There may be witnesses to interview as well as the road you drove on and the area where you were administered field sobriety tests. There may be a lot more to investigate. The attorney will want to know your drinking pattern, what you ate before and after drinking, and if you have any medical issues which may impact this case.See question
is it worth paying the 125 dollars for the dmv hearing?
As long as you or your attorney request the hearing within 10 days of arrest, there is no fee for requesting an administrative hearing with DMV. You should consult with an experienced DUI lawyer who practices in your area to help make legal decisions. You are facing a minimum one year of no driving from DMV for the probation violation, plus potentially longer suspension for a 2nd DUI.See question
Can I be charged with a 2nd DUI if I was riding in the passenger seat with someone who is intoxicated? I have 1 DUI and currently under court probation.
This is a myth or scare tactic that some DUI school instructors have been telling their students for years. The first element the prosecution must prove is that YOU were DRIVING. TheSee question
I was arrested under suspicion of DUI last night and took a blood test. I have a court date in a month and would like to find out my results before I go to see what legal actions I need to take. Also, I would like to visit my family before then, b...
Sometimes DMV will give your attorney your blood results, but they are usually not ready for a number of weeks. If this is a misdemeanor DUI arrest, you should be able to leave the state. If you are out on bail, check with the bail bondsman, or consult with an attorney who will need more information before giving a more informed answer.See question
Plead to a wet reckless one year ago. Paid all fines, finished 3 month DUI school, but never got an SR-22 to reinstate license, mostly due to expected insurance increase and not having any pressing reason to drive. If I go ahead and get the SR-22 ...
A wet reckless conviction does not result in needing an SR-22. However, if you did not win the DMV APS hearing you will need the SR-22 to get the license reinstated. You will need to maintain the SR-22 for three years from when the license is reinstated. The probation from the court case began when you were sentenced in court.See question
No papers were signed never received anything in the mail. I was pretty sure my BAC was under .08 evidently I missed a,hearing. What do I do
Check with a DUI lawyer in your county before you go into court. Also, there is a chance your license is currently suspended so have the attorney check that status before you drive anywhere.See question
Want to retest blood sample it's been 3 months since draw
Over 90 percent of blood re tests will result in either the same or a .01 lower result. Alameda county has been the exception to this statistic and larger drops happen more often.See question