Hey i got charged with a DWI this weekend and it was my first offense. I blew a .14 at the station and stayed there all night. I have court in a month and I have never been pulled over or arrested for anything. I am a senior in high school and i get really good grades. Anyone beeen in a similar situation and have any idea what i am looking at here?
Worst case scernario, you’re gonna get your license taken away until you are 21, community service and a big fine….but not only are you getting the DWI charge, you are also going to get hit with under age drinking and probobly some other stuff. I wouldn’t be too concerned about getting jail time because it’s your first offense, but don’t go to court without a lawyer. The first court appearance is formality and you can ask for a public defender if you can’t afford an attorney. Then you’ll get another court date. If you have a good lawyer they can probably get the charge reduced, but more than likely you are going to either lose your license til you’re 21 or it’s going to be suspended or restricted, so be prepared for that. What the hell are you doing driving drunk anyway?!?!?! Do you have any idea how many young people are killed in alcohol related accidents??? Good Luck,,,,but don’t be stupid…you say you get good grades,,,,,where the hell was your brain last night ?!?!?!
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I just was charged with Drunk Driving in Princeton, NJ. I blew a .09 on the BAC. I only had 6 drinks.?
I wasn’t hurting anyone and didn’t crash. Why is there a law against this if no one is harmed. I can understand if I had hit someone or crashed into a car or something. But all I had was a couple of beers and ran into a checkpoint right near princeton new jersey. Anyway, does anyone know a good drunk driving lawyer that can protect my rights and get me off this dwi? I would spend any amount on legal fees to make this go away and not have it hit my driving record. It’s not like I was wasted, just had a few drinks and got pulled over by the police and given a breathylizer. They didn’t even give me a roadside sobriety test. Also, should I hire an attorney in Princeton, or another town that is closer to the courthouse?
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I have a permit to drive drunk and the battery on my record, both misdemeanors, and both of Utah. I have planned to attend law school next year in New York, and practice. I have a problem? NY know about my record? Do they worry about crime?
It is best to be frank about the order of the Faculty of Law, because if you start law school and pass the state bar exam passing the ethics, which pull the application of the law school, you have to have their fingerprints to sit at the bar will run a background check, the DWI is no big deal, Battery is a different situation, that probably would not impair the authority of law, but may cause the approval to the ethics committee that approved admission to practice law in the State
A DUI in Tennessee or in any other state is a serious offense. It can have a negative impact on your job, family, and privilege to drive. Hiring an experienced DUI attorney will have a major impact on how your DUI is resolved. A experienced DUI attorney that has several years of Criminal and DUI defense experience in the state where you were charged should handle your DUI case with aggressive skill while making sure that your rights are upheld.
1) What is a DUI?
In Tennessee, and most other states an individual may not drive or be in control of a vehicle if the blood alcohol content is .08 or more. It takes very little to achieve a blood-alcohol level in violation of law.
Depending on the jurisdiction, this criminal offense may also be referred to as driving while intoxicated ( DWI ), driving while impaired (also DWI), operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) or operating
a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OMVI).
DUI charges are usually based on a person’s BAC or blood alcohol concentration and may be determined by the administering of a breath, blood or urine test (which is usually conducted if drugs are suspected).
2) Should I take the breath test?
If you have had no alcohol, the test will prove you have not exceeded the state limits. If you question how much alcohol you have consumed, the breath test may prove disappointing for you. Because of the accuracy of the machines, they are presumed to be accurate and .08 blood alcohol level will get you arrested. You may choose not to blow. Understand that failing to take the breath test as requested by an officer with probable cause, may suspend your license for a period of one year.
DRUNK DRIVING IS A MINOR CRIME.
Maybe 20 or 30 years ago DUI charges were minor offenses. Many veteran attorneys remember the days when drunk-driving charges only carried a slap on the wrist, and fines of $50.00 to $150.00, with no loss of driving privileges. In fact it was a simple walk down to the courthouse paying a small fine and letting the judge reprimand you for a short while. However, those days are long gone!
Now with stricter DUI laws you need a lawyer who will represent your interests to the fullest extent of the law. A drunk driving charge could cost you your ability to drive, and not to mention land you in jail. So, the answer is drunk-driving charges are very serious charges and you shouldn’t take them lightly.
What May Happen if You are Pulled Over
Here is a likely scenario if you are pulled over and you’ve been drinking:
When the officer approaches the car he or she asks will probably ask for your license and registration and then ask “Have you been drinking tonight?”
The police officer(s) may then ask you to step out of your vehicle and perform one of several field sobriety tests or FST’s. These are quick exercises for you, the driver, intended to indicate whether you are in fact intoxicated. This may include simple tasks such as tipping your head back and touching your nose, reciting the alphabet or following a pen with your eyes. All of these examples are very difficult to perform while you are drunk, making them a favorite tool for police officers to use.
If an FST is not performed, the officer(s) is likely to perform a chemical test, which can more accurately indicate sobriety or insobriety. A breathalyzer may be used at the initial traffic stop, or you may be taken back to the station for a blood or urine test.
THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS WHAT TOO MANY PEOPLE DO – DELAY OR DO NOTHING!
Way too many people have told me they wished they had acted sooner before important evidence was lost that could have proved fatal in their case. I have encountered many people who decided not to retain a experienced DUI lawyer for one reason or another. However, only to find themselves years later wishing they would have gotten sound advice. It’s unfortunate but TRUE!
Please don’t let this happen to you. If you’re in a situation where you don’t know what to do and you can’t seem to figure things out, then that’s more of a reason to call an experienced DUI attorney that understands that you have a lot of questions and concerns on your mind because having a DUI on your permanent criminal history will ultimately affect your life in one-way or another. However, not doing anything at all won’t change your situation.
Can you answer no when asked if convicted of a misdemeanor once probation is completed under CA law?
I seem to remember that being pointed out to me by my lawyer several years ago, he even gave me the number that refwered to it but I cant seem to find it. Anyone know how that works? I’m not talking about expungment.
Completing probation was part of your punishment, and has no effect on the conviction. You still need to disclose the arrest.
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If I weren’t a Seattle DUI attorney, I probably wouldn’t know much, if anything, about the criminal justice process. I haven’t been in much trouble before (I got a minor in possession of alcohol when I was a kid, but other than that have been in no trouble) and wouldn’t have seen the inside of a courtroom if it weren’t for my job. So I can empathize with the feelings of fear and dread that many associate with going to court when charged with a DUI.
Although it is a long, arduous, and often embarrassing process, it is just that, a process. And for many, if not all, of the people you deal with, it will be a process they’ve been through many times before. And they are there to help guide you through the process (except prosecutors – don’t listen to them!). It is this same way at your arraignment, which is your first court hearing.
Before I get going to far, I want to point out that this article, though discussing arraignment generally, will be discussed from the standpoint of the Seattle, Washington arraignment and what you might expect there. If you are charged with a crime in another state, it is possible that the process may be slightly different. To make sure that you are doing the right thing, if you are charged with DUI in another state, I would consult a DUI attorney in that state before your arraignment to confirm that what I have said applies to your specific situation.
The arraignment is the first opportunity for you to appear before the court. At arraignment, the prosecutor must formally tell you what charges are against you, and must tell the court what charges are against you. If you are in jail following your arrest, your arraignment must be held within fifteen days of your arrest. If you are not in jail, your arraignment must be held within fifteen days of your first court appearance, though your first court appearance is more often than not your arraignment.
When you go to arraignment, if you do not have a Seattle DUI attorney already retained, you will have the opportunity to interview with a public defender. If you want to get private counsel, you will have time to do that (though your arraignment will still occur on that day). At arraignment, the prosecutor will give you a copy of the charges against you (called a complaint) and the judge will ask you some questions regarding your name and address. The court is also required to read you the charges unless you waive this requirement. If you don’t have a lawyer the judge will often read the charges against you. After reading the charges the judge will then ask you how you would like to plead. In almost every instance you are going to want to plead not guilty. If you have a DUI attorney retained you will be pleading not guilty.
Although going into court at any time can be an intimidating situation, arraignments for the most part are purely procedural. Most of your time spent in the courtroom will be waiting to get called up in front of the judge. Once you do get in front of the judge, the arraignment usually takes about five minutes to complete. At that time the judge will set your conditions of release and set your next hearing date, the pretrial hearing.
One of the most important things you may have to face arguing at arraignment is the conditions of release. Typically the conditions of release are not to commit any new law violations and not drive without a valid license. But from time to time an overzealous prosecutor will ask for more stringent conditions of release. If this is the case, then you will want to make sure you have someone helping you (a DUI attorney). What your attorney will tell the judge is that conditions of release are supposed to be set to accomplish two goals: (1) to get you to appear for your next court date; and (2) to keep the public safe from harm. The conditions prosecutors ask for tend to promote neither of those purposes. If faced with this situation, make sure you have someone to represent you (even if it is a public defender just for that hearing).
In the end, your arraignment shouldn’t be a cause for concern or sleepless nights. It is simply the first hearing in the process that will be taking care of your DUI charges. But, like I always say, if you are charged with a crime, make sure you talk to and hire a criminal attorney as soon as possible.
If you are charged with a Seattle DUI, don’t wait to get help. Call a DUI attorneys in Seattle today. A good DUI lawyer understands the criminal justice system, the way Seattle cops work, the way Seattle prosecutors work, and the holes in the processes and procedures used to arrest and charge people with DUI. And we are good Seattle DUI lawyers. Call CMS Law Firm today for a free consultation, and to get your life back on track.
creative commons licence can i sell the finished product from a pattern i purchased under this law?
i purchased a crochet pattern from the internet and when i got the pattern which i paid for it said it’s under creative commons non commercial 3.0 licence does this mean i can sell the finished product? And if not how much different does it have to be to sell? I told her i would give her credit for selling the item but she said i couldn’t sell the item but the whole point of me buying the pattern was to sell the finished product so what can i do?
Sounds odd, did you buy the pattern from the authors site? If so, was the license type clearly stated when you purchased it? Though items can be sold under CC licenses, more often than not most items under a CC license are free.
If it came down to it, and you sold it you could be sued for the copyright violation. A copyright must be defended, in other words it would be on her to prove you violated her copyright. Of course if you sold it as a fundraiser for a not for profit group then the noncommercial restrictions do not apply.
Something else to consider is that your work is a derivative work, and you are not selling the original work. While copyright laws do extend to derivative work, in this case I would think any copyright claim by the author would be questionable and some fair use questions would also arise. Since you are not impacting the authors ability to make money off of the original pattern.
I know your trying to do the right thing here, but you could just take your chances and sell it at the craft fair anyhow. Of course if you want to remain on the high road and did indeed buy the pattern from the author and she did not clearly state the license before the purchase, some well placed posts on the internet could go a way to shut her and her unscrupulous business practices.
Is it true that birth control is government law in China? What is the fine for breaking the law and having?
more than 2 children?
Yes there is legislation in China governing birth control. In 2002 China passed the “Law on Population and Birth Planning”
But first a little background. China devised the “One Child Policy” back in 1979 to control its exploding population as a ‘temporary’ measure. [so much for it being ‘temporary’]. It is not an all-encompassing rule because it has always been restricted to ethnic Han Chinese living in urban areas. Citizens living in rural areas and minorities living in China are not subject to the law.
Not only that but revisions have been made to this “policy”. Now that millions of sibling-less people in China are now young adults in or nearing their child-bearing years, a special provision allows millions of couples to have two children legally. If a couple is composed of two people without siblings, then they may have two children of their own, thus preventing too dramatic of a population decrease.
What happens when the “policy/law” is violated?
You should find the following extract sobering:
“China’s one-child policy has recently been described as “arguably the greatest bioethical atrocity on the globe” (Wendy McElroy, Fox News Views, 24 September 2002). Since the 1970s, the Chinese government has conducted a programme of population control through forced abortion, infanticide, forced sterilisation, forced use of abortifacient birth control, abandonment of children and deliberate killing of orphans through neglect. The programme is enforced through severe penalties for those who do not comply with the policy, including extortionate fines, destruction of property, imprisonment and even torture.
It has been calculated that between 1971 and 1985 alone there were some 100 million coercive birth-control “operations” in China, including forced sterilisations and forced abortions (Dr John Aird, Slaughter of the Innocents, AEI Press, 1991). In 1983 a massive campaign of compulsory birth control surgeries was carried out, which reportedly produced 14 million abortions, 21 million sterilisations and 18 million IUD insertions. This campaign was directed by the then minister-in-charge of the State Family Planning Commission (SFPC), Qian Xinzhong.”
What is even more disturbing is that male infant children are considered a blessing and are revered. Female infants are considered a curse. No doubt many of the abortions and children being abandoned are taking place so that the couples can try again if the first child is a female.
Thanks for asking this question Freedom. I’ve always been aware that China had such a birth control policy in place but was not aware that it was not nation wide nor was I aware that some couples could have 2 children.
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