She used to live in WA until 4/2013, when she moved to FL. On vacation in WA today, she was pulled over. She had an interlock device on her car there for a year. In 4/2012, she was notified that the IDL expired, took it to the company, showed the letter, and they removed it. Now, she was told she had to have it until 10/2012 and was supposed to renew the license. They are telling her that she can't leave the state and come back home, has to appear in court on 7/24, and will be sentenced to a year in jail. She says she can get the letter showing the IDL expired from the Dept of Licensing. The prosecutor told her that she can't have a public defender, but that if she shows proof they might drop the charges or make her put the IDD on her car in FL. That doesn't sound right. What can she do?Thanks for your replies! To answer, no she did not have an attorney for the original DUI. Also, I think the prosecutor is flat out lying to her. How could she face sentencing when there wasn't any kind of trial? To confirm what Scott Lawrence stated, this is a misdemeanor? The prosecutor is scaring the beejesus out of her by repeatedly using the term "criminal". Unfortunately, she is currently unemployed and I am not in the best financial situation, so hiring an attorney would be difficult, and I have no idea how much it would cost. If you know any that are inexpensive and have payment plans, I would like a consultation.
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