No, this first DUI was in CT and he did the program here. The second DUI where he flipped his car 3 times, but wasn't hurt was also her in CT. He's supposed to go back to school in late August.
1. He will get a lawyer
2. Will he go to jail?
3. Will he lose his license? It's a Florida license although the officer said he has a suspended CT license. He got the license in Florida and turned in his CT license so they must not have sent it back to CT. So, they're showing his license in CT is suspended, but it shouldn't be. He's had a Florida license for the 3 years he's been in school in Florida. He comes home for the summers.
4. He also is on probation in GA for a shoplifting charge for a 40 dollar shirt. He's on probation until next May. Will GA find out about this? Will he be put in jail?
These are really ugly questions and I'm horrified at all this, but I need to reach out to someone who knows something more than me....Thank you.
Not likely if this is charged as his first. If it is his second there will be a mandatory of at least ten days but often he can do it on the weekend.
3. Will he lose his license?
Yes he will. the length of time will depends on whether it is a first or second and also on whether he is convicted or if the attorney can get it reduced.
A. First Conviction: Minimum 180 days revocation, maximum 1 year. B. Second Conviction Within 5 Years: Minimum 5 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 1 year. Other 2nd offenders same as "A" above.
I corrected my question to say the first DUI was in CT and it was removed. The 2nd DUI is ALSO in CT (he's home for the summer). He has a Florida driver's license because he goes to school there. The police here said he has a suspended CT license because he didn't renew, but when he got his license in Florida, he turned in his CT license (as I've done every time I've ever moved) assuming they notified CT that it was no longer needed (as happened with me). So, now he's showing a suspended CT license and his valid Fla. license.
1. So, does it now sound like he will go to jail on his 2nd in CT even though he did that program to remove it?
2. He can serve the jail terms on weekends? Or during the week (he has a job as a waiter up here).
3. Is there any way to avoid jail time?
4. I'm calling a lawyer today
5. Will they let him drive to and from work anyway? He needs to have a job and there's no bus service here.
6. When you say postpone...does that mean he can drive until they go to court?
7. His probation in GA is over next May. Will GA find out about this as if they revoke probation, he'd have to go to jail there too, I think (it was for shoplifting a $40 dollar shirt).
I know he sounds like a bad guy, but he's really not. He needs rehab. I don't know if that will be a mitigating factor. I appreciate your counsel as this is the only time in my life that we've had to face things like this.
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