I got arrested by police yesterday because of DWI, I got 15 days of driver's license suspension notice and court hearing on November 17, how can I face this case? Could anyone please help me how to proceed with this incident? Actually police office put me in jail for 12 hours, will court again send me to jail on hearing date.
This is my first time, I have good driving history, I didn't get any tickets from the past 2 years(not even single speeding ticket). How can I come out from this situation. Please help me
It was happen in Missouri state, My driver's license state is Florida.
So I don't know anyone I care about, who was facing a DWI, that I would not tell to hrie a criminald efense attorney. That's your frst step towards success!
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It would be foolish of you to attempt to face the court on your own--the long term ramifications of being found guilty are too profound. IMMEDIATELY contact a MO DWI attorney who practice in the town/county where you were cited. That attorney will know the various procedures that can be sued to challenge the charges--FYI, sometimes officer training or equipment calibration issues can open the door to a dismissal.
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You need to hire an experienced DWI attorney immediately. That attorney will enter on the DWI charge and file to protect your driving privileges. Please make sure you hire an attorney before the 15th day has passed. This is also very important because you will be dealing with a Florida license in Missouri. There will be multi State concerns. The court will have the power to place you back in jail, however, that is unlikely if this is a first offense and you hire a quality attorney.
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As Matt stated, the November 17th date is your secondary concern at this point. You MUST file a request for an administrative hearing within 15 days of the date of your arrest or you will lose your license. Hire an experienced DWI/DUI attorney who can do that for you and tell them you want to request a hearing immediately. Once you retain that attorney, s/he can advise you about how to proceed with both the administrative hearing and your court date on November 17th.
Your clean driver record is certainly important, and it is definitely worth protecting. Hopefully your lawyer will be able to use it to your advantage. Because you have a Florida driver license, you have multi-state concerns, so be sure to tell your attorney about your Florida license so s/he can give you the best, most practical advice possible.
As for your first court date, it is unlikely you will go back to jail on the first court date, especially if you have retained counsel. Judges want you to have an attorney who knows what s/he is doing; it helps the process go smoothly for everyone. Best of luck to you!
Get an attorney immediately. They will file to maintain your driver's license and will help represent you in the criminal matter as well.
If you don't get the motion filed to stay the loss of your license, then you will lose your opportunity VERY quickly. Get a lawyer and move on it immediately.
Call and/or meet with a few local DWI attorney's and hire one as soon as possible.
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Please hire an attorney that has handled DWI cases before, both the administrative side and the criminal side. You should not go to jail at the court date, but you will need an attorney regardless. If you do not file the appropriate paperwork within the time deadline you will simply lose your license. So again, please sit down with a DWI/criminal defense attorney promptly so they can walk you through what you need to do.
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Get a missouri DWI lawyer near the area where you got arrested. If you don't contest the suspension you will automatically lose your right to drive in Missouri, and if you are suspended you will need to reinstate in Missouri. If you dont you will probably lose your license in Florida too.
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