i recently got arrested for my second dui, and by the same cop. cop said he saw me driving and did not put my blinker on when i turned. he arrested me while walking and i spent few days in jail. my attorney watched tape and claimed it was on tape i didnt put blinker and it didnt matter if i was walking he saw me driving and my bac while on foot was above the limit. i ended up getting sentenced this week 3 months after my 2nd dui arrest ( by the same cop ). question is, these past 3 months i havent drove but apparently it doesnt matter as now i have to enroll in the 18 month program and the 3 months doesnt count. also if i knew i was gona get the program i woulda signed up 3 months ago. my question is can i talk to my attorney and try to get this to wreckless driving or reduce the length of program? also can i speed up the 18 months by going to more classes a week? or spending time in jail or increasing fines ? is there anything i can do to get my license back sooner?
So, if your case has settled and you have been sentenced you basically have ended your case and now must do what you agreed to do. Presumably, your lawyer reviewed the evidence and negotiated the best possible outcome without pursuing a jury trial. There is no way to accelerate the 18 month program and you probably couldn't have enrolled until you lost the DMV hearing or received the court referral.
This answer is not legal advice, it may not even be relevant to the question answered, it definitely is does not establish an attorney/client relationship.
IF the DMV requires the 18-month program, that's what you need to do. End. Of. Story.
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You have to complete the DMV program. Speak to your attorney about the requirements for getting a restricted license after 90 days.
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