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I am a adult in San Diego & I was charged with a Drug DUI

I am a young adult in San Diego & I was charged with a Drug DUI after being involved in an accident with one other vehicle late last month. Before that incident I consumed a beverage that was spiked without my knowledge after I met someone from a dating platform. The profile has been deleted & I am still in the process of recovering this person's information. My trial meanwhile has been postponed for late October & my hearing has also been rescheduled for September for more "discovery" time. I have plead "not guilty".In regards ***** ***** actual accident, the couple who were in the other vehicle did not experience "serious injury"according to the prosecutor during the arraignment & again during my first hearing. The couple's insurance company also stated that the couple made a hospital visit but they were only diagnosed with "minor skin infraction" according to doctor's note. My arraignment bail was reduced from $100k to $20k & my arraignment defender said my charge was initially considered a "felony" but my blank criminal record & other circumstances will more than likely render this charge as a "misdemeanor".I am aware that there are 3 witnesses stated in my copy of police report & they allegedly saw me "swerving" before the accident happened at an intersection & according to an officer I did not pass field sobriety (I am actually disputing his claim along with his professionalism/verbal conduct). I kept silent in police custody in accordance to miranda rights (I was not told them either) & went along with taking a blood test & served a day in county jail before bailing.For now, I haven't been notified of any blood result but I would like to know what sort of "worse-case scenario" sentence could I face for a Drug DUI charge (non-alcohol) if I won't be able to prove that I was intoxicated without my consent? I do not even know what substance police allege I was on. I do not have a criminal record & this could be my first ever offense. I am especially concerned about having to serve a jail sentence.The court offices & public defender are very slow in providing me information I need to determine what I have to do to win this case or get a plea. I appreciate any reply.Thank you

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To summarize, an unpaid ticket that led to a series of

To summarize, an unpaid ticket that led to a series of unfortunate events. This is taking place in Michigan.Back in late feb/early march of this year I was pulled over and cited for impeding traffic (remarks "speeding 6-10 over") in Taylor MI (23rd district crt) which absentmindedly I simply forgot to pay and never thought back to it.Between this time and June of this year my license was suspended and with my failure to go through my mail I was unaware.On June 15th of this year I was stopped in River view MI (27th district crt) after my plates were ran and the officer saw my license suspension and arrested me. After processing I posted bail for $233 and was scheduled to appear back in court. This arraignment date was rescheduled by the city to a later time for July 27th of this year.This arraignment date was then missed by me to which the only blame I have is myself and a failure to wake up.A notice labeled "Order revoking release and forfeiting bond, notice of intent to enter judgement" was sent to my home stating I have 28 days from July 28th to come into the courthouse (27th district) and that a bench warrant has been issued.None of the above mentioned citations have been payed off as of yet.My question(s) are then:Specifically, what actions do I need to take in order to get this all sorted out for good? (appear at police stations/court houses?, make phone calls to schedule to handle any of the above mentioned)In which order with the different cities should these be taken care of in?At this point, would it be advisable to get an attorney or would the courts be satisfied with me coming in and paying all of the fines off? (I can make all of the necessary payments)Is it possible to accomplish all of this in a day-day and a half? I am only 21 working full time with now also arranging for rides to and from work. It is difficult to get too much time off in between shifts.And please add any other additional advice you see fit.Thank you for your time,Kyle Turner

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Law Educator, Esq.

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A neighbor accused me of hitting a parked car in front of my

Hello,JA: Hi. What seems to be the problem?Customer: A neighbor accused me of hitting a parked car in front of my apartment. The police knocked on my door and asked if that was my car. When i said yes they stated that I hit a parked car to which i replied that I didn't hit anybody. The policeman then called me a liar and said that there was damage to my car and that he had a witness. I informed the officer that my car was old and that it was not in perfect condition. We went to look at the "damage" and the officer pointed to a grease mark and said that that was the damage. I informed him that the mark has always been there and that every time that I clean it off it returns. He wiped his finger through the grease and said "see that's grease" I asked to see the damage on the other car. The officer proceeded to show me a mark on the bumper that was very old and said that that was it. I pointed out that the bumper was silver. the officer then stated that the underneath part was black. All the while the officer was calling me a liar. I am still wondering how silver paint and black rubber turns to grease. I love you and send many kisses to you!!JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: Pa 2001JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: My license is expired

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My grandson was picked up Friday 16,2016. In Everman Tx. The

My grandson was picked up Friday 16,2016. In Everman Tx. The police was looking for him for warrants. But when they found him he had a weapon, hit one of the officers and ran. He is charged with assault of a police, having weapon and resisting arrest. He went before the judge today July 24,2016 his bail was set at $200,000.00 we are poor have no way of taking care of that. Noah Adam England is his name. He has not had any trouble with the law before. I am his grandmother Bettie Odom

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I'm being charged with assult and disorderly conduct because

I'm being charged with assult and disorderly conduct because I literally throw my ex fiancé out of my house but the "victim" isn't in the state. My arraignment is today at 3:00pm. I've never been arrested before, my record was clean before this happened. I'm honestly scared.What should I expect? What should say? What should I do?

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Actually, i'm doing research on a friend of mine that is

Actually, i'm doing research on a friend of mine that is probably going to get herself put on death row if I am correct and am wondering if she needs legal counsel.JA: Real Estate issues can be tricky and expensive. The Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: I don't have a real estate issue at allJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not talked to a lawyer yet. I am a law student. I don't think I need one although my phone was used in her and her boyfriend murdering two people and almost killing a third.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I received a certified letter by mail, stating I needed to

I received a certified letter by mail, stating I needed to go to California (which I'm on texas) for an arraignment. I have no idea what this about, also I'm not able to go. What can I do?

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Zoey, JD

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My girlfriend is going to her arraignment in court in a few

My girlfriend is going to her arraignment in court in a few days for a simple abuse case -- I've found out that the courts are taking no action through speaking wth the Prosecuting Attorney's office. I'm wondering what sort of legal representation (lawyer or not) she'll need present on the court date?

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I have a criminal case I'm involved in and my lawyer needed

I have a criminal case I'm involved in and my lawyer needed 5 grand for a retainer I didn't have the funds at the time and my aunt did so she paid for me. The attorneys office called and said that the card she paid with was stolen which I had no dealings with that. She paid by phone. I had nothing to do with this I agreed to pay the attorney the full retainer back as I had no knowledge of how or what she paid with. Will this cause issues for me because I don't need this at all

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