not first run in w law. will county find out from the other? will this affect either case? could my punishment worsen
Yes. One county will find out from the other. Yes, this could have an impact on the other case. Yes, your punishment could worsen. You need to immediately disclose your new arrest to your current attorney.
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Each court will most likely know about the other. The assault 2 arrest may not really impact your DUI sentencing, unless you were drinking when you were arrested. Since you're looking at your fifth DUI, you're probably looking at a lot of time on that charge anyway. And assault 2 is a serious felony, punishable by years depending on your felony history. Anyway, the point is, if you can hire a private attorney for both cases, that is your absolute best course of action.
is this your 5th dui so it charged with a felony. any criminal offense will have an effect on another you have an attorney to help you
Will the other county find out? YES. Will this affect either case? YES. Could my punishment worsen? YES.
It is almost certain that of you have a pending DUI one of the conditions of pretrial release is that you not consume illegal drugs or alcohol and that you have no further criminal law offenses and assault 2 is a criminal offense. When the 'DUI Court" finds out about the Assault 2 charge there is a good chance that the court will take you into custody because you violated your conditions of pretrial release.
Assault 2 is a felony and your DUI may also be filed as a felony. Every felony conviction affects your offender score and therefore effects the standard range for your sentence. Even if the DUI is not a felony each judge may consider your prior record and it is likely that each judge will consider the other charge.
You indicated that you want help. This is good. If you have the funds to hire a private attorney you should start looking for an attorney now because once the assault 2 charges are filed you might find your self held in custody pending the trial. While many attorneys will be willing to meet with you initially in their office either a nominal fee or free of charge, the number of attorneys who will be willing to go to a county jail to meet with your for free may be greatly reduced.
You should immediately contact the attorney handling the DUI case and tell him or her about the new arrest so that your attorney can do what he or she can to mitigate the damage that has or will be done by this new charge.
You indicated that you want help. This is good. It is time to take a hard look at your life. Alcohol is not necessarily involved in every assault case but my experience is that alcohol or drugs are often a big contributing factor.
Most people that have a record like yours don't have a very successful career. Consuming copious quantities of alcohol or drugs is not generally a part of walking up the stairway to success.
Whether you recognize it or not your alcohol consumption is slowly killing you. Alcohol affects your liver, pancreas, heart, lungs and, well, your whole body. Alcohol affects your relationships, your marriage, your job.
I am not an alcohol or drug counselor but it is time to come to grips with the obvious: alcohol and/or drugs present a major problem for you. You can continue on your current path if you wish but the most likely result will be that you will spend a large share (if not most) of the rest of your life in a concrete and steel cage. If you continue as you have been doing you will most likely spend most of the rest of your life in poverty.
It is not a pretty picture. If you continue as you have been doing there is a considerable risk that you will either kill or seriously injure either yourself or others. Don't think for a minute that a judge is not going to be thinking that when you are standing in front of him or her... and what is the judge going to be thinking at that point?
The judge will be asking himself this question: "What am I going to have to do to make sure that this guy quits drinking and does not eventually kill somebody?"
There is a high risk that the judge's answer to that question will be that there is nothing that anyone can do to you quit drinking and to force you to stop nor prevent you from eventually getting behind the wheel and killing somebody.
Yes, it is true. The judge can not make you quit BUT the judge can make you stop drinking for a while. The judge can ask you to quit or order you to quit but the judge will know that there is only one way to ensure that you will not be drinking, at least for a while, and that is to lock you up.
If you have not done so already, you should start going to daily AA meeting and get your attendance documented. If you have not done so already you should get into an alcohol treatment program...
Do it now.
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