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Good morning Patrick, I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your friend's situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. The court date set for Oct. 1 is just the arraignment hearing---where she would plead guilty or not guilty. He attorney will enter a plea of not guilty for her if the blood test results are not back by then. The court won’t set a trial date before the toxicology report is back and at that time the DA is going to dismiss the case anyway---so there is no risk that she will have a problem at this first hearing. She doesn't need to be concerned so long as the attorney is there on her behalf.
If you are just curious as to the penalties for a first offense, here is a link to an article discussing them:
You may reply back to me again if you have additional questions, and I will continue to assist you.I wish you the best in your future, Doug
I told person involved and she is relieved.
Good afternoon Patrick, Thank you for your kind words. They are appreciated. And I'm glad that your friend is relieved.
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