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About 2 years ago in Colorado at a routine traffic stop I was charged with a DUI and let go. I returned to washington because the police officer told me I could do my hearing over the phone. A couple days before my court date I called the court to find out how to do this hearing. I was informed this was incorrect and I needed to be in colorado in 2 days. So I spent all my money on a bus ticket to colorado for my pre trail hearing (not sure what its called) and excepted a plea deal that involved probation and a reduced charge. I was unable to complete this due to lack of funds. I was homeless with no job. I now have an FTA warrant and just want to know if a lawyer might be able to help with the situation, and what kind of jail time I'm looking at. I blew a .081 if that helps.
Yes a warrant is likely active. Depending upon the jurisdiction and judge, a lawyer can sometimes quash the warrant...
I am from Colorado, and working in wyoming, was charged for DUI with BAC of 0.13%. Going for deferred sentence, and my CO license was suspended in WY. How do I go about obtaining a license since the charge is in another state? The deferral hearing with prosecution is in March. Do I have to get a restricted license before the hearing, or can I just re-issue my license in Colorado, until the court process is complete?
You need to find out of Wyoming DMV will allow you to obtain a restricted (sometimes called "Conditional") license to...
My lawyer talked to the da and said he had a good plea from my dui I received in December. . A Dwai. I had a prior in 1990. From Everything I am looking at I see no difference because of time or offense. As far as sentencing between the two. Why would this be a good deal. I asked my lawyer doesn't seem to be getting a straight answer. Is this a good deal? Do I need a new lawyer? I'm confused and do not see the benefit.
Frequently a prosecutor offers the lesser included offense of DWAI in place of the DUI based on the chemical test...
Can I accept the drunk driver's insurance settlement and also receive restitution from drunk driver.
Drunk driver totaled my vehicle, no injuries. I have accepted but not yet received the settlement from his insurance after months of arguing over the market value of the vehicle. I would lose more in attorneys fees than I would gain by suing the driver in order to get the insurance to pay the judgement for the correct amount. D.A. is requesting restitution to be paid to me for the correct amount, more than his insurance is offering, My question is, can I accept the settlement from his insurance for less and still receive the restitution for the full amount. And am I required to report any settlement I receive from the drunk driver's insurance to the courts.
That's a great question! I would think the restitution value should set the value for the insurance company. Assuming...
Will I be required to have interlock installed in my vehicle when I reinstate if I was charged with a DWAI in September 2014?
I know the laws changed January 1st 2014, stating that any denial of a chemical test after this date will result in the mandatory installation of interlock system upon reinstatement. I denied a chemical test in October of 2013 so I believe I am fine here; however, since my case was pending for over a year and I wasn't officially sentenced with my DWAI until September 2014, will I be required to get interlock bc it was after January 2014 or does that apply to DUI only? My case was related to marijuana so I'm not sure how this will go especially since they didn't have a test proving any level of intoxication.
You may luck out if you sat out the entire year of your revocation; however, you would be wise to hire an attorney if...
My brother is 17 years old, and this is his first offense. I'm not sure what his BAC was. I also got a dui and received very harsh punishments but worried about my brother even more since he's underage.
Your brother faces the exact same criminal punishments as you did, except he faces more severe consequences to his...
My friend's lawyer said she doesn't need to attend her DUI DMV hearing b/c he can do everything without her there (he didn't say she couldn't come, just that she didn't have to if she didn't want to). Is that true? Should I ask my lawyer the same since I have work that day?
That is true. The lawyer can conduct a DMV hearing without his or her client. What you would lose out on is the chance...
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