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My son received a 10 yr suspension of his drivers license for

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My son received a 10 yr suspension of his drivers license
for an dui. Is it possible to shorten this? The incident
happened almost two years ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.

What is your son's driving record?

Does he have any previous DUI convictions? If so, how many and when?

Also how was he charged in this case, was there a chemical test? If so, what was the result?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

He received 2 dui's about 11years ago. He received a 90 day suspension,5days in jail,


and attended the appropriate court ordered counselling and classes.


About 9 years later received another. He was passed out in his car.


He got 30 days in jail, and the ten yrs suspension. He also attended


counselling classes and AA meetings. He has been completely off


alcohol, holds a steady job walks everywhere.


I'm wondering if the courts have any leniency in a case like this and


how would he petition for this without a lawyer. The last lawyer got him


a 30 day postponement for his jail time and for only $1500. Talk about


value for your money.

Thank you for that additional information.

The offense your was convicted of carries a possible license suspension of ranging from 1 year up to 10 years. Since he has served the mandatory license suspension of 1 year he can petition the court that imposed the 10 year suspension to modify that portion of his sentence and permit him to drive. He should be prepared to submit proof that he has attended and successfully completed counseling and is currently active in AA. Documentation that he is employed is helpful also. Basically anything that he can present to the court to show that he has turned his life around and that alcohol is no longer a factor in his life will be helpful. Generally courts will allow privileges but with restrictions. He should expect if the court grants his motion he will initially have limited hours and possibly an ignition interlock device.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Would you think he could do this without an attorney? If not , how would


he choose one in this area; Ft Wayne In. Is there some way to choose


a fair and reputable dui attorney?

He can file a motion to modify his sentence without an attorney. The advantage of using an attorney to file the motion is the attorney will be familiar the court's policies and will be able to advise your son as to what steps to take in increase the likelihood that a motion will be granted.

I generally refer people this website when they are looking for a criminal defense attorney.

http://www.nacdl.org/impak/cms/members_online/members/findalawyer.asp

I hope that I have answered your question. Please let me know if you have more questions or need more information.

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