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My daughter was charged with DUI, on her way to work in July 2014. How long does she have to wait for "speedy" justice?
She has never had a traffic ticket. The officer had blood drawn at the jail and it was sent to TBI. She went back to court in Jan. 2015. "Drug results are not back yet" New date set for April. She hasn't hired an attorney because she didn't have drugs in her system. She was honest with the officer when he asked and told him she had taken her sleep medication early that morning. This was around 3PM. The judge told her she needed to prove to him that she has spoken to 4 attorneys and that she can't afford to pay those attorneys before he would appoint a public defender. After this incident, she lost her job, her home and her dog. She now is working 2 part time jobs and living with her mom. What happened to "innocent until proven guility". The attorney she did consult wanted $2500
I would suggest that you consult with more than one lawyer. In fact, if the judge said four I would follow his orders....
Can I be convicted for DUI for taking a prescribed diet pill ,failed sobriety test due to lack of sleep.
blood alcohol was negative
A DUI does not apply to just alcohol. You may be convicted of a DUI / DWI if you are driving a vehicle in a public...
How long after being charged with a dui in Tennessee does the state have to try you for it?
While the U.S. Constitution guarantees criminal defendants a right to a speedy trial, there is no absolute time frame...
Took to JAIL FOR HAVING PUBLIC PANIC ATTACK cop assumed it was P.I (no sobriety exam or eye exam) is that legal?
as i was walking down the road the heat got to me and I had to sit under the shade/a tree. A woman said something rude to me and we started arguing, they called the cops while still having panic attack cop pulled up and had asked hey what's going on as i walked to her i said okay, this is what happened when i said that, she put cuffs on me, I asked am i going to jail she said maybe she put me in the back of the i thought this was police procedure before she shut the car door I asked her to please turn the air on due to my panic attack I had never been in trouble so my attack was very bad she ignored my plea. the woman police officer had got those i was arguing with side of the story & not mine (later to find out they was snitches i went to jail for PI no question asked or sobriety test
I do not see any rights violations, though your description of the cell you were kept in is a little border. However,...
What penalties am I looking at for my DUI?
I got pulled over a few months ago and got arrested for a DUI and driving on revoked. I had recently taken xanax. The officer said I swerved, which I did. But I believe I swerved because I wasn't looking at the road at the time. I was driving by my sisters work to see if she was there so I could see her for a bit. Anyhow, the officer gave me a field sobriety test and I failed. At the time the pills had not taken effect yet, but I agreed to a blood test. why I don't know, I was under pressure and was kind of scared so I cooperated the best I could. My sentencing is tomorrow, what kind of penalties am I looking at? I had taken 4 xanax bars at the time if that helps
Depends on the coverall circumstances of the arrest. Call a local DUI lawyer for a free consultation.
Can I get a dui charge dropped or reduced in WV. I live in Kingsport, TN. I've been working in WV from out of town.
This is my first offense. I have 2 jobs that require a license. I can't afford to lose my license or even have this on my record. I have a wife 2 kids and my house is about to go into foreclosure amongst other financial issues. The last ticket I've had in the last 5 years was for speeding in the state of VA. The arresting officer pulled me over because I flicked my cigarette out the window. So that was his grounds and then he said I crossed the center line. I blew a < .15 per what my paperwork said which wasn't not disclosed to me at the scene. And then the sobriety test was conducted on a sloping uneven roadway on top of 5 to 10 mph winds which made it difficult to maintain balance with hands at side for both tests.
Unfortunately Tennessee lawyers cannot tell you much… If anything… about a West Virginia DUI. (With one exception)…...
If a person has had 2 DUI's within 3 weeks, what should happen?
Our entire family has been waiting for my motherinlaw to go to jail, because everyone knows she is a drug user/dealer. We have been waiting on either her going to jail, or her to be found dead (obviously we don't want her dead). We all got excited that maybe going to jail would help her get clean and change her life - but we were wrong. Originally, she was caught with Morphine pills crushed in a grinder, 15 cell phones, and over 5 credit cards with multiple names on them. For some reason she is only being charged for the DUI. She had previously gotten a DUI around 2 -3 weeks earlier and got probation. Her court date is a whole 6-7 months away and meanwhile she is driving around as usual, putting countless lives in danger. Please help!
She faces a decent amount of jail time and a substantial fine if convicted. She needs an attorney - jail is no place...
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