She has accumulated since Sept. of 2016 3 improper lane usage tickets, had gotten a warning ticket AND just the other day managed to get a DUI. The DUI was drug related not alcohol. Will they also take her Felony from 2012 which was felony theft >500 < 10000 ( stole money so she could get her drugs). She did do the substance abuse class and had probation .She thinks she will NOT lose her license. Also are there any attorneys that can help her free of charge as she works 2 days a week.We do not have the funds to help her. If she doesn't have a license she has no way to get to work as it is an hour drive. I am having panic attacks trying to figure out what will happen and need to know so I can get the car so she won't drive. I am afraid she will drive no matter what cause that is what she has done for years. She won't get help.She says she can do it herself.(She is 31 yrs old.) I have no idea what to expect from the court system.
I think you have a number of issues to address. First of all, get your daughter a criminal attorney immediately. If she cannot afford one, she can certainly try to qualify for a public defender, but may not. This is a significant problem that must be dealt with.
If she also has trust issues and drug issues, it would not be a bad idea to talk to a lawyer about whether you can be made her temporary guardian.
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And I'll bet she was on Felony Theft first offender probation so she's blowing her chance to avoid a felony conviction. The DUI might be a blessing. She will have to be evaluated at some point due to the DUI. The DUI will cause her probation to be revoked and there is some jail time, if not prison time, in her future. She presents as a classic High Risk/Dependent who either fight or not fight this all her life. If she doesn't fight it, her life will be short and brutish. Don't pay for her habit. Don't pay for her necessaries. If you want to pay for her lawyer, great. There will still be pain. Find an Alanon or Narcanon (For you, I think Alanon is better. You'll get a better idea of how to exist in the life of a substance abuser and not go mad). Do not let her anywhere near your vehicles. Love her. Support her legally but learn how to avoid being an enabler.
Millions of others have been right where you are...and survived.
Best to you.
The three improper, if they are all convictions, would be 60 points. For anyone over 21, that is a three month suspension if she has no prior suspensions. The DUI suspension will be 6-12 months.
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