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Should I hire an attorney for underage drinking charges ?
After work one night my two friends went over to another friends house and played some video games. They were smoking marijuana ( I did not partake in those festivities because I am on diversion). After a while they get hungry and leave to go get food, so my two friends and I leave. Shortly after leaving my friend got pulled ove. The cop said he smelt marijuana in the car and continued to ask us if we smoked or if we had some in the car. I said no to both questions (unknowingly he did) but he took the blame for that. When I first rolled down my window the cop said my breath smelt like alcohol. Then proceeded to ask me to take a breathalyzer, I declined. He then charged me with underage consumption. He did not perform field sobriety tests either. I was not drinking. What should I do ?
Yes you should retain an attorney. It sounds like you may have a defense although refusing the breath test will need...
1st offense DUI. Have to go for visa stamping, How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition Document?
I got my DUI / OVI in April(1st offense). I completed all the sentencing terms from the court. Paid the fine, did the DIP and other programmes required. I was given a 2 year Probation. The probation is the only remaining thing. I have to go for visa stamping now. How can i get my case as closed for the court final disposition document, so that i can submit that at the consulate for my visa stamping, since it is very risky for me not to have that document. I have completed all the required programmes and have the documentation for that. The probation is the only one which is left and it is for 2 years. my case was in the Upper Arlington County clerk of courts, Columbus, OH. Please Help and Advise. Thanks.
You should go to the clerk's office and ask for the judgment and sentencing journal entries. They may be one entry or...
Can I get a Reckless Operation from a DUI arrest expunged in Franklin Co. Ohio?
DUI arrest 6 years ago in Col. OH. Officer pulled me over b/c said I was speeding, then immediately asked if I was drinking. I asked how fast I was going, said I was going 85 in a 65; I said that was odd since I had my cruise set @ 69 mph which flustered officer & then asked me to step out of car-I then asked to see radar gun, lots more to story after, but after a while they asked me to take breath test I refused & arrested me for DUI. In court highway patrol "lost" the video but was told the judge wouldn't drop the case as he is tough judge & didn't care. Charge was reduced to reckless op, I had no probation but license suspension for refusing to blow. Was told I could get the reckless op expunged & need to do so for work, but I seem to get different answers. Can this be expunged & how?
You should consult a local DUI attorney, who should be able to answer your question quickly and during the free...
Friend DUI
Hi, I live in Ohio and I am on probation. I do not drink (as it is a term of my probation), but my friend who is also on probation does. She often drives us home. If she got stopped for DUI, would I get arrested or in trouble with my PO for any reason? Also, if she has drugs in her purse, would I get in trouble for that for any reason if it is not in my possession?
Yes. Your PO will assume that if she has drugs, or is drinking, that you are all together to drink and / or use-- so as...
Cop pulled us over and lied about reason. Said headlight was out. It wasn't. And cop let me go took my brother for dui and
Wouldn't let my licensed girlfriend take the car. It has both headlights but they said no.. because they want to impound car n take my money. I should be aloud to take my car.
As you describe it, this was a really terrible & unjust situation. But since you're having a difficultly actually...
While being completely drunk and getting molested, could I press some type of charges?
I was blacked out drunk and went to my fiancé's friend's house with my fiancé and I exposed myself to his friend and was wanting him and his friend was putting his hands all over me. I have never been that drunk. I would never throw myself a guy like that and I'm self conscious of my body and don't like people seeing it or touching it. I had no idea what I was doing. Could the guy be accountable for "molesting" me or something. I may have said I wanted it or seemed like I liked it (I don't remember) but if I was in my right state of mind I would of not wanted it.
Speak to the police immediately. You do not have the ability to press charges, but they do.
What happens in court for possession of alcohol under 21?
I was in my car in a parking lot and a beer had exploded in my car earlier that night and I had 5 beers in my back seat. A police officer smelled the beer and asked the 17 year old in my car to get out, then he saw the cans. I was taken to the station and kept there for a few hours. The police officer said that the court often sees 18-20 year olds coming in for this charge and they normally let them go the first time, but I'm unsure if calling my lawyer is necessary. I don't want this on my record.
You should call a lawyer. The police often provide inaccurate information that makes things sound less serious than...