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I received a DUI in 2013. I pleaded guilty to a Misdemeanor
I received a DUI in 2013. I pleaded guilty to a Misdemeanor as well as a Felony for possession of Xanax..however; when the new laws came out last year I petitioned the court to lower my Felony to a Misdemeanor which they accepted. What I am not happy withis that my 3 year informal probation was reset to another 3 years. I want to know if I can petition for this to be changed. It affects my employment capabilities, I'm a struggling single Mom with a small baby, and would be up on this probation in 2016! Itsnot fair to already serve 2 years of the probation and then get an Additional 3 years ADDED because THEY lowered my conviction??!! please advise.. thank you!!
I was arrested after a NFL football game in the parking lot
I was arrested after a NFL football game in the parking lot for drunk in public. This is what happened, my friend was driving and we were stuck in traffic in the parking lot, not moving at all, a car bumped my friends rear bumber, we get out to investigate and the car behind us front bumper was up againt her rear bumper, and the driver was denying it so we were all shouting at each other than all of a sudden he moved his car back away quickly from my friends car because he saw the cops coming and denied bumping her car, and told the offficer he was just trying to have a good time at the game with his 17 year old daughter (I doubt it was his daughter) there was no damage to car, the officers let the guy go. The oficers were holding us, because we forgot we had open beer bottles in the cup holders of the car, so they arrested my friend for drunk in public. The officers told me to go get a taxi, but I felt compelled to stay with my friend, I felt bad , and was telling the officers I couldn't let my friend get arrested alone so they also hand cuffed and arrested me too for drunk in public. Neither one of us were drunk, we had 2 beers for the duration of the game (3 hours), and I had a sip of beer that was in the car. I asked the officer to test me, cause I knew I wasn't intoxicated, but they just ignoed me. I was never read the Miranda rights. We were held for 11 hours from the time of arrest in the parking lot until released from the jail and the conditions were horrible-food on the floor, dirty and hot and smelly I regret trying to be heroic, should have just took a taxi. I have a clean record. My court date is Nov 17th, 2014. I wasn't intoxicated, I was upset about the guy bumping into my friends car, and my friend getting arrested.Should I just go to court and plead Not Guilty? I need advice! Please help. I really can't afford a lawyer.
If ordered to pay restitution and show proof in court in order
If ordered to pay restitution and show proof in court in order to have a lesser charge (plea deal), and you pay with check, which after the deal was accepted, and sentence made, it bounces. What can happen?Can they revoke the agreement and come after you or worse, arrest you?City: SacramentoState: California
Im a 19 year old male who received an open container misdemeanor,
I'm a 19 year old male who received an open container misdemeanor, my car was illegally searched with no probable cause and I had not been drinking nor was I breathalyzed. 1)Should I get a lawyer to represent me in court?2)Am I allowed to send in a not guilty plea by mail along with my full bail amount? If so when is the best time to mail it?
I am 23 years old and was cited for violating ORO VALLEY arizona
I am 23 years old and was cited for violating ORO VALLEY arizona town code 10-1-38 which is open container in public. I was in the hot tub of an apartment complex with a few bottles of beer with a friend who is also 23. There were other people at the pool and the police came because of a noise complaint. When they arrived they asked if we had been drinking (I answered Yes) and if we were of legal age (I answered yes). The police asked who the alcohol belonged to and I told them I had beer. There were other people there with alcohol as well, which they claimed. When they were taking everyones information down I overheard that there were minors there as well. I didn't know anyone at the pool except for my friend whom I was with. I have a court date and the only thing I have on my citation is that I had an open container in public. I have never had any prior offenses with the exception of a traffic ticket in which I paid a fine and attended driving school. I didn't think this was a big offense, but through research I found out I can be charged with a misdemeanor and it would be on my record for 25 years. I have also found that there are diversion programs, which I feel I qualify for. I don't know how to go about this or who to contact or if I should just wait until my court date. I am a student and charges like this could cost me my grants, etc. I am from Tucson which says that you can have alcohol if the community is gated and if there are no rules from the apartments forbidding it. I got my citation in the town of Oro Valley in which the law is obviously different. Do I need a lawyer? How much trouble am I in? and how do I go about correcting this before I even get to court?
Hello. . I was put on probation for Malicious Mischief pulling
Hello. . I was put on probation for Malicious Mischief pulling a spark plug wire. I was court ordered to go to a DV eval although not end the end convicted of dv. The eval guy recommended I sustain from drinking. I've was 2 months from getting off probation, I had a drink. Got in argument with wife and they were trying to charge me with interrupting a 911 call. Judge found no probable cause for this. But the officer informed probation I had been drinking. I was never tested however. I now have a probation violation court date 3 days later. (Tomorrow) what should I do/say? Admit or not? what will be my outcome? I screwed up I'm nervous. Thanks alot for your response. I'm in Washington state.
I am being charge with a hit-skip in Ohio. ORC 4549.021. IView more criminal law questions
I am being charge with a hit-skip in Ohio. ORC 4549.021. I backed into a parked car but there was no damage to my vehicle, so I left. I was then notified 3 days later about the hit-skip and given a court date. What will happen if I plea no contest or not guilty? Is there a chance of jail time?