You need to speak with an attorney. These appear to be very serious charges that you may have some defenses for.
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You need to consult with a criminal defense attorney in your area to review the court file and charging instrument. Most attorneys will work with you on the legal fee. This sounds like you need an attorney.
I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this response on the avvo website. I have not been retained to represent you. I am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in federal court in this state and the Southern District of Indiana. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your area..
You neither remember yourself drive nor can say for sure that you were not driving. this is a problem. You have not really posed any questions. However, if this happens when you drink, you may need to speak to someone regarding your drinking.
You were turned down for a P/D because of either or both your income and assets. You do need an attorney and you need to do what you need to do to get one as soon as possible.
Darrell B. Reynolds, Sr.
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You are going to need the assistance of an experienced attorney. Therefore, you better borrow the money. This sounds like more than a DUI. You are likely to get charged with Serious Injury by Vehicle (a felony offense which typically is accompanied by prison time). Who was driving the vehicle is a question of fact for the jury to decide. There may be physical or circumstantial evidence showing that your cousin was the driver and not you. Only an experienced attorney will be able to help you with this case. Call me if I can be of assistance.
Allen R. (Rusty) Knox
125 TownPark Drive, Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
You might be able to re-apply for a public defender if your income has changed since you last applied. Also, if you go to your arraignment without an attorney and let the judge know what is going on with you financially, they may appoint an attorney for you anyway in that jurisdiction. If you can't, you need to do whatever you can to get an attorney. A charge of serious injury by motor vehicle will follow you for a very long time, and it may be years before you are able to drive again, depending on your previous record. Also, given the facts in your case, an experienced DUI attorney could investigate the evidence from the scene and see whether or not you could avoid the charge altogether if there is no way for the state to prove that you were driving.
My Winder office is not far from Oconee County, and I would be glad to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your options. Give us a call at 7701-307-4899.
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YOU ARE IN A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION! Based on the information in your question a DUI charge could be the least of your worries. You could be charged with felony charges and be facing SERIOUS PRISON TIME! If your financial situation has changed since you applied for a Public Defender you should reapply. If you still don't qualify - best advise - borrow the money and hire the Best DUI Defense Attorney that is available to you!!! If you don't act to defend yourself in this case (and it appears that you have Defenses available) you could find yourself going to PRISON!!! I am not trying to scare you - well - yes I am!! Please take my advise and retain the Best DUI Defense Attorney you can - YOUR FREEDOM DEPENDS ON IT!!! Good Luck!
George McCranie IV www.mccranielawfirm.com
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