My brother got arrested over a yr ago for a dui and failing to take a breathalyzer,case was closed and few months later
Maitland, FL |
re-opened the case due to old findings of dui.s,he didn't appear in court,warrant was issued,he is now in jail for that warrant ,charges are contemp of court and failure to submit testing,how much time can he serve for this?
It will depend on your brother's DUI history, failures to appear, etc. He needs to contact an attorney as soon as possible to have a bond motion filed.
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For Failure to submit to be a criminal charge, it means that your brother has a prior refusal. Does he have prior DUIs? It will affect his maximum sentence on this DUI if he has priors. Your bother needs an attorney ASAP.
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Refusing a breath test with a prior refusal is punishable by up to a year in jail. Depending on what happened when he was originally arrested, he may have a legal argument to prevent his prosecution. I would encourage the family to hire an experienced DUI lawyer on his behalf. I would also recommend he put some thought into seeking counseling.
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