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Can a pending PDC charge in one state affect the trial/sentencing or lead to a probation violation for a DWI conviction in VA?
I was charged with Public Disorderly Conduct in Oct '10 in S. Carolina while on vacation. I have an attorney and am fighting it. In the meantime I was charged with a DWI 1st Offense, BAC >.20% in Virginia (where I live) in Feb '11. I haven't heard yet from my attorney in SC about the PDC charge. My court date for the DWI in Virginia is in April and it looks like I will probably be facing a 1-yr suspended or restricted license along with 180 days in jail with 170 suspended, amounting to 10 days in jail. Since I will be convicted for my DWI in VA prior to any sentencing for the PDC in SC, could a PDC conviction in SC affect anything with my DWI case in VA? Will I be violating probation for my DWI conviction in VA if I'm later convicted of PDC in SC, even though the PDC charge came 1st?
The short answer is yes, a subsequent conviction on the South Carolina case could be deemed a probation violation on...
What do I do if I missed my court date and a bench warrant has been issued?
I thought that my hearings were scheduled for May 19th but after reviewing the court's docket, my cases were heard on Wedneday the 5th. What do I do? I have two small children and can't go to jail. This was an error on my part as one of the summons had a court date of May 19th and I assumed that they would all be heard on this day.
The laws on a situation like this have some small variance from state to state, but in general, missing a court date...
Applying for US Citizenship with DWI record (PBJ for 1 day unsupervised) in 2006.
I consulted with a Immigration attorney about applying for my Citizenship with DWI record in 2006. He advised that I will still need to tell the immigration that I was arrested for DWI. If I hire him, i will need to pay him. My question is, can I still apply for US Citizenship without an attorney but still report that I was arrest for DUI so I can save some attorney's fees. Your answer will be appreciated. Thank you!
I do not do immigration law ,however, my opinion is that the dui will have little to no effect based on the case of...
Lake County CA - minor DUI BAC >05%
I'm from VA and got this ticket in CA while visiting. My BAC was .06%. I realize I have lost the right to license in CA for 1 year and have to have the right reinstated in 1 year. I don't ever plan to obtain a license in CA but will do what I have to do. It is an infraction but I have a mandatory appearance in a couple weeks. Obviously I don't plan on flying to CA to appear andpay the fine. I keep getting the run around from lawyers in the easiest way to accept responsibility, have a lawyer appear in court and pay the fine. HELP.
I recommend that you contact this fellow for advice who used to practice law in Virginia but now has his practice out...
I have a D.U.I in another state. and a warrant for FTA. What do I do?
I had a lawyer help reduce the charges but after we agreed to the plea I never heard back. And now I have the warrant for fta. but I'm not getting any info from the court or my old lawyer. I have no idea where to begin or what to do
Did you pay the lawyer? Continue trying to contact the lawyer you think you hired or retain another attorney who...
As a minor, do I have the right to have a legal guardian present?
I was at a party the other night where underage drinking was taking place. After coming in to the house under the suspicion that he "smelled alcohol," the officer asked me how old I was. Since I am 17, the officer let me call my parents. Then, he asked for my ID, to which I told him that I would like to wait until my parent was present since I am a minor. The officer then handcuffed me because he says I was incorrect. In addition, I was never asked if I had consumed any alcohol. As far as the cop knew, I was only present at a party where underage drinking was taking place.
No. The police can question you and arrest you without a parent being present. You may have some defenses based on...
Will pre-dated violations affect current unsupervised probation that I was just placed on last week?
I got a first offense non-aggressive DUI in West Virginia in January 2013 - I pleaded a conditional guilty charge because WV let me enter their First Offense DUI Deferral Program where I have to do a mandatory 165 days of interlock and ASAP classes. Upon completion of interlock (around September for me), they will dismiss the charges and then a year from that date, I can motion for my arrest record to be expunged. I got a reckless driving in VA in December 2014 and was convicted/placed on unsupervised probation by VA for the period of April 6, 2015 (my court date) - April 6, 2016. VA doesn't know of my DUI because I entered the deferral program. Therefore, am I at risk of violating my unsupervised probation? I am extremely nervous even though the date of my violation is January 2013
You are in no danger of violating Virginia's unsupervised probation because the DUI in West Virginia occurred before...