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I need you to be a little more specific in your question(s) if you could. When we answer general ones like "what can we do" we have to give general answers and, invariably, the customer responds with "I already knew that". This type of forum works better if you ask specific questions so we know exactly what you are looking for.
You mentioned that you had already file a motion to reduce the bond and that's the general remedy to lower abond.
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well , his public defender is going to file to have it reduced. i had already bailed him out. we go fo his first court date and they dropped all charges and rearrest him on 6 yes 6 counts of aggravated DUIs.. he is scared to death that they want to lock him up and throw away the key. can he get a change of venue? can they reallly keep him on that high of a bail
istsorry im a slow typist
You can't get a change of venue for anything you've mentioned, only if the jury panel is tainted and he won't be able to get a fair jury selected.
No problem about the speed. I'm pretty slow.
How did he get 6 aggravated DUIs? Can you tell me a little about the facts?
what about the 6 counts?
good question..its his second in 7 yezrs
but he was .300
Was he in a wreck?
his lawyer said they can only convict him on one
.3 is really, really high.
I don't see the justification for 6 charges if they were all for the same incident.
That makes no sense.
If there were really 6 separate DUIs and he was charged with them all at the same time then I could see a high bond as one of the considerations is the public safety. However, charging him with 6 all for the same incident is ridiculous.
the lawyer said he ,harged him 6 different ways
i know..thats why we are so worried
There are a variety of Aggravated DUI charges in AZ. They should have only charged him with the highest one as the others would be considered "lesser included".
i know it doesnt make sense
what can we do
All I can figure is it is a DA being an ass.
The lawyer can move to reduce the bond and dismiss some of the charges.
she wants his ass
He may not want to move to get rid of the charges because it makes the DA look ridiculous in front of a jury.
ok...they they have to reduce the bail..right
They don't have to but I think it is extremely likely the judge will reduce it.
If they don't then the attorney can appeal the denial.
he didnt the first time
Did you bond him out at the high amount?
will it do any good
I think a court of appeals would be likely to find that that bond is too high for that charge.
then they re arrested him and trumped up all the charges
However, it takes several tries before you can appeal, usually.
so he just sits and waits...
There are certain things he has to file and prove repeatedly to get the amounts lowered.
Yes, that's all he can do right now.
so there is nothing he can do
It's ridiculous, but the lawyer has to jump through some hoops first.
Anything else I can answer?
can they convict him on 6 or do they have to be fair in the end
It's not a matter of fair, but if all the charges are for just one occasion then he can only be convicted of one of them.
ok...thank you..they were all on one occasion
They can only convict him of one.
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