What should I expect. When I go to court for a old dui that happen in 2009. I don't think I was still on probation when I got pulled over on 2014. Then I had news for a warrant I had even though I finished the dui program and payed my fines. I have no idea what to expect .
You should speak to the lawyer who represented you in 2009. If you didn't have one or don't like them, get a new one ASAP. You face the real possibility of jail. Don't delay. Contact an ATTY ASAP.
Troy Slaten, Esq.
Retain an experienced criminal atty who regularly practices in Bellflower court to recall the Warrant. I would have the atty go pull your court record and see why a warrant was issued. By doing this you and your atty can best prepare for The hearing.
Under no circumstances should you go without An atty.
Get in touch with your original attorney right away. They will know the most about you case and they should be able to help.
If you don't have their information or you don't want to use that attorney then you need to find a new attorney to help you. You want a local attorney that knows DUI's and the local court to be able to walk you through the system and get you back on track... hopefully without any County jail time.
We don't have enough information to know exactly what is going to happen in your case but a good attorney will get you through this with the least amount of damage.
Many attorneys on AVVO.com offer free telephone consultations. You should contact a couple to discuss your situation right away. Also keep in mind that every DUI case is different and you should find an experienced DUI defense attorney in your area to help with your case. It is always in your best interest to have an experienced DUI attorney represent you.
If this is a misdemeanor, then send your old attorney or have an attorney appear on your behalf. Then you don't have to show. That will keep you from being remanded into custody. If you are not there then they can't slap cuffs on you. Good luck.
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Depends which judge in Bellflower you get. For something that old, don't be surprised if they just setting the case with jail.
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If I am reading this correctly, you are going to be charged with a 2x DUI. You also have the underlying probation violation for failing to likely pay court fees and/or show proof of community service. As for your new case, you are facing a potential jail time and an 18 month alcohol program course. I see you are in the Bellflower area but not sure where this case occurred, if it is Bellflower courthouse, looking for an attorney in that are should be your starting point. You also have a right to a public defender.
If you have a warrant, you definitely need to hire an attorney. You may have inadvertently neglected to complete some conditions for the first probation.
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