I woke up in jail, remembering nothing but have been taking ambien before.
I have absolutely no recollection of the events leading to my arrest and even until much later, late into the Afternoon.
I am scared, have never had anything to do with the police except for speeding and what is the most terrifying for me is that i am a registered alien and after i talked to my immigration lawyer i was informed by him that, if i get convicted my likelyhood of getting d
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Ambien and sleep driving has come of age with a considerable number of cases being litigated and appeals that define the legal defenses and hurdles that confront the accused and their attorney. See immediate counsel and make sure they've either handled these cases successfully in the past or is at least current on this defense and a good trial lawyer.
Get about attorney that has handled prescription drug trials. Very likely there was an accident. Also contact the DMV within 10 days of the arrest. I have handled many of these cases so feel free to call me.
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You will need to contact a local Criminal Defense Attorney as soon as possible. For your office conference, bring a copy of your prescription and possibly medical records along with any paperwork that the jail gave you when you were released. It is possible to have the DUI charge reduced but that may be a long shot depending on what the police reports eventually show. The officer probably did not take your License since it appears that alcohol was not involved, but if it was taken, DMV must be contacted within 10 days of the date of your arrest. Paul Neuharth 619-231-0401
You should obtain a free consultation from a local defense attorney as soon as possible to see what c an be done on your behalf. It's very important that you tell the attorney about your immigration status to ensure the criminal case has as little effect as possible on your immigration prospects.
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Hire the best locally experienced criminal defense attorney you can afford as soon as you can. The criminal attorney you hire should work closely with your immigration counsel to protect you as best as possible on both fronts.
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Glad to hear there were no injuries. Drug DUIs are much more difficult to prove than straight alcohol DUIs. The laws and science are different, and there is a lot to look into to see if they evaluated you properly and can prove the drug was the drugs you took. Lots of sister drugs that may look like those drugs, and the question is whether the prosecutor expert knows how to identify these, and if they can prosecute the case in general.
Disclaimer: This was not legal advice, and in no way formed an attorney-client relationship.
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