Got a dui, driving on suspended and refusal in 2011. I didn't show back up for trial. In 2013 I got indicted on charges. Now I am in federal prison in Alabama and need to get the dui charge disposed quickly to be able to go to the halfway house, that has already been processed. I am 6 months away from projected out date. Is it possible to get the dui case disposed without me having to go to court is it possible an attorney can show up in my absence?
No. You can get an attorney to get a transport order and ask the court/DA to run the sentence concurrently. This would be the best option. You need to reach out to an attorney ASAP. If you wait, the feds will simply bring you to the Davidson County jail to answer for the other charges.
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Probably no, but an attorney can file interstate detainer request to force the state to bring you to court in a timely manner or dismiss the charges.
That's really not very likely. We can often handle minor traffic matters without the client's presence being required, but a DUI is not a minor traffic matter.
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