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Arrested in my front yard for being drunk and tearing stuff up with my truck- thought it was my private property - two felonies
A year ago I got really drunk at my house jumped into my truck, in my private drive way,and tore up the lovely yard that the wife likes so much and pushed over my storage shed. Mind you no one was at the house at the time but I was arrested and charged with agrivated DUI , criminal mischief, criminal endangerment. I did all this damage then turned my truck off and waited in my yard for about 2 minutes until the police showed up. My attorney , which my wife use to work for, wasn't much help- got a plea agreement that cancelled the DUI but kept the other two which are felonies. Do you think this was handled properly? I know these small towns make up their own rules as in my case- wife and father-in-law, which I live right across the street from,influenced the police- cant be right?
Attorneys will not second guess other attorneys after the fact because they are in a better position to know your case...
Got 4th DUI in Montana, 3rd was on reservation, but tribal court has no record of DUI can state still count it?
State of Montana is trying to convict my husband of Felony DUI, but the 3rd DUI they have recorded was in 1997 on the reservation, upon going to tribal court they have no record of the DUI they are willing to expunge it. Once it's expunged can he get it reduced to misdemeanor? Also his first DUI was 30 years ago can that one be expunged? And when he was stopped the cop said he stopped him because he went through a stop sign but there was no stop sign there, also his lawyer said they didn't give him the tickets only a police report and they still haven't provided the tickets to the lawyer or my husband and it's been over 2 weeks
Sounds like you have a great attorney, ask him these questions he has a better knowledge of the case and what is happening.
Is it worth, how important is it, hiring a local DUI attorney that might know the judge and prosecuting attorney?
I got a ticket for DUI first offence, blew .08%:( The county in MT is small population and the court is in a town with very small population which is an 1.5hr drive for me. I know an attorney here that I like, has talked to people in that court a little, but has little experience over in that county. How important is it to try and hire a local attorney that is familiar with the local court and people?
It can make a difference at times, but generally, if you like your attorney and believe he is a good attorney then I...
I had a WA state ID card when I got a DUI in .SD. .SD was the last state I had a driver's license in. I was living in .SD
My license in .SD expired a couple weeks before I got my DUI in south Dakota. I had not lived in WA state for over a year. I am being punished by licence suspension in both states. Can WA suspend my license just for having a WA ID CARD? Again I had not been living there for over a year and did not have a actual drivers licence in the state. Thank you for any advice.
A license suspension in one state will be honored by every state. You need to speak to an experienced DUI attorney in...
Undocumented immigrant got pulled over and taken to jail for a DUI and failure to surrender license. He took the breathalizer and blew over the legal limit to operate a vehicle. He doesn't have a valid drivers license either. The police took him to jail and he posted bond to get out. He now has to appear before the judge and will plead guilty. In Montana it is mandatory to serve 24 hours in jail. He is afraid of getting an ICE hold on him and get deported so he doesn't really want to go to court for fear they will take him to jail right away. He has to appear before the 16th of October. Can someone please advise.
He should go to see two lawyers. A DUI lawyer and an immigration lawyer. And then make sure they talk to each other.
Am I safer to get a DUI lawyer, or a public defender to help me plea to either not guilty, or plead to a lesser offense?
Got pulled over for out tail lamp and smelled of alcohol. I was asked to perform several sobriety tests, and took a breath test. I blew a .12 on the field, and was recorded at the station as a .104. I was very cooperative and was not belligerent. I am a current college student who has little to no money, but I want to fight to get this off my record so my future record is not ruined. I am concerned on my feasibility to plead to a lesser offense, and if it would be worth it to pay for a lawyer. A lawyer I talked to didn't sound very interested in my case, and I didn't know if it was because he wanted my money or if he truly didn't believe I had a chance. Would a public defender still be willing to help me? I would appreciate any help I could receive!!
Sure a public defender will help you. The question is not a public defender versus private attorney but rather who has...
My 30 year old son is on probation felony DUI. He lives with me. Is it a violation if empty crushed beer cans are in my dumster?
I was at work. My son was only one home. Probation officer showed up. First looked in the outdoor dumpster and saw empty crushed cans in there. Nothing in the house. I collect aluminum cans for recycling. People know this and will drop them in my dumpster for me to then pull out and bagged up for recycling. The probation officer is under the assumption that there is drinking going on in the home. If she puts him in jail over this assumption, is it legal?
To give you a certain answer i would have to see all the conditions of probation your son signed at the time he was...
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