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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Oops, got a DUI

18 year old son blew a .15 in California on the night before new years eve at around 2:30 am. He was caught kind of randomly, there was no accident or swerving or anything, BUT, we all know that it doesn't matter because being intoxicated behind the wheel put people's lives at risk. [more inside]
posted by 1980sPunkersForHillary.com on Jan 1, 2017 - 25 answers

Finished jury duty, how can I learn more about a defense's validity?

I was recently on a jury, and how the defense fought the charge left me with a lot of unanswered questions. I'm dying to learn more, not about that specific case, but about how valid the defense's arguments really were raising valid doubts and how much they were smoke screens trying to confuse and intellectually intimidate the jury. (The two feel very different in my mind, but I'm well aware I may just be being naive.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2015 - 15 answers

How to delete a DUI record from the web?

A friend of a friend received a DUI in Florida in 2011. She is now working as a doctor. She has a very distinct name, and searching for her name on Google or Bing results in links to her mugshot and arrest record. For obvious reasons, she would like for this not to happen. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on May 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Central Booking DWI help NYC

I have a friend that is in NYC central bookings. Details are limited. All I know is this morning ~2AM my friend was in a car accident and arrested for DWI. I had a past DWI in my youth and know that a lawyer is very helpful and also that one needs to deny any wrong doing for the entire time. But I don't know how to get this kind of help to my friend. Basically just looking for the correct things to do in the early going. [more inside]
posted by 123fakestreet on May 2, 2015 - 10 answers

How much is my freedom worth?

What's a good rate for a DWI attorney in the Greensboro, NC area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2014 - 12 answers

Would it be smarter to let my driver's license lapse?

(Posting on behalf of a friend): I was convicted of a DUI in March 2014, and am trying to pick up the pieces. I need to pay for an SR-22 which is insurance on my license. If I do not pay for this insurance my license will lapse. The policy is less expensive if I also insure a vehicle but I will not need a car in the coming months and cannot afford the payments. I need help figuring out if it would be smarter to not pay for any insurance (letting my license lapse), to sell the car and use the profits to pay the SR-22, or to just keep the car (though I really do not want to). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2014 - 9 answers

State ID/Passport Catch 22. Complicating factor: DUI

My boyfriend needs a passport and a state ID. This is in Louisiana. Due to a recent DUI he does not have in his possession a valid (unexpired) LA driver's license. What we have are his original birth certificate, expired Tennessee license, photocopy of valid LA license (with documentation of why he doesn't have the actual card), and current photo student ID, but it's complicated. [more inside]
posted by CheeseLouise on Mar 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Being a responsible neighbor, DUI edition

My next door neighbor's friend drove away drunk last night (waking me up in the process -- it was not a quiet event). After making sure my neighbor was okay, I ended up just going back to bed. Now, though, I'm wondering if I should have called the cops myself, and in general how to respond appropriately to this sort of thing. I don't want to be a busybody, but I also don't want to perpetuate the "bystander effect" when I might actually be able to help! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Oct 3, 2013 - 23 answers

DUI for Xanax? Really?

Will a DUI charge for Xanax stand in court? [more inside]
posted by BestiaDeAmor on Dec 8, 2012 - 20 answers

Yes, I know I need a lawyer

My niece is incarcerated in Lancaster County PA, and I'm trying to get her help from NY. Can you help with lawyer recommendations, or PA programs, or any knowledge of the PA criminal system? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Why do people accept DUI checkpoints and airport body scanners?

In a country which believes in liberty and 'innocent until proven guilty', why do people accept DUI checkpoints and airport body scanners? I'm trying to get opinions that help me understand a perspective that's not my own. [more inside]
posted by phoeniciansailor on Jul 15, 2012 - 22 answers

Can I still be a teacher with a DWI arrest on my record?

Can I become a teacher with a DWI arrest on my record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2012 - 7 answers

I don't drink. Ever. A cop says I blew .22. Now what?

I got pulled over and asked if I'd been drinking. I hadn't (I never drink, at all), and happily submitted to a breathalyzer... which the cop said read .22. (He did not let me see the numbers, tellingly.) So, now I have a court date. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Driving while not-drunk

If my tolerance to alcohol increases, does my BAC go up more slowly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 - 12 answers

Background check question.

Offered a professional level job at PG&E. I would be driving a company car, but not all the time - desk job with field duty. On the online application I indicated that I do not have any criminal convictions (i.e. felonies, misdemeanors, etc.) For fear of not getting an interview at all, I replied in the negative. However, I have one misdemeanor DUI from almost seven years ago. They will be performing a background check. I know they really want me - they offered me the job within a day of interviewing. Does the background check go back this far? Am I screwed or will I have the opportunity to explain myself if it comes up? HR has not gotten to me to do the check yet. What, if anything, should I do?
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Is there a way for me to get my license back without being insured?

Is there a way for me to get my license back without being insured? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2011 - 8 answers

NY resident got a CA DUI. What now?

I am a current resident of NY, but I got a DUI in California earlier this year. It was a first offense, but I don't know how to meet the CA plea agreement while living in NY. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Chemical Dependency Evaluation Strategy

What strategy should I adopt for a chemical dependency evaluation, in order to reduce the chance of being labelled "alcoholic?" [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2011 - 30 answers

How to handle a past DUI and security clearance in a small company.

Security clearance with a past DUI, how to handle it with bosses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2010 - 12 answers

Against the law, and wanting into it.

Getting into law school and passing the bar in California with two instances of questionable moral turpitude. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2010 - 22 answers

Attempting to lessen ill effects of DWI on my car insurance...

I am in North Carolina; just received sentencing for a DWI (first offense), and I'm wondering how I might save some money on the inevitable insurance rate hike. Currently I am on a policy with my wife, through Progressive. We have a 2008 Mazda 3i and a 1992 Chevy Beretta; I am wondering if it might benefit me to get my own, separate insurance policy for the Beretta, so that the more expensive Mazda rates will stay with her and hopefully be unaffected? I don't want to run my credit report getting rate quotes, so I'm throwing the question out here. Thanks for any advice!
posted by jeroum on Jun 30, 2010 - 11 answers

What can I expect from my mom's DUI charge?

My mom got a DUI in New Jersey today. My parents are getting a lawyer, but what can I expect will happen? Lots more detail inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I do anything to avoid having my auto insurer pull a new copy of my driving record when adding my wife to the policy?

I need to add my wife to my auto insurance policy. How can I do this in a way that reduces the chance that the insurer will obtain an updated copy of my driving record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2010 - 24 answers

Oh the shame

Can you help me come to terms with my DUI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2010 - 8 answers

DUI Lawyer Needed?

How important is it to get a DUI lawyer for a first possible DUI? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Blew 0.07 BAC, but I don't drink.

I was stopped at a "sobriety checkpoint". The officer said I blew 0.07, and let me go with a "warning". The catch - I don't drink. Haven't had a drink in 20 years. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2010 - 26 answers

Jail question

I'm looking for first-hand experience or information with regard to the LA county jail system. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Missed a Promise to Appear

Canada, BC specifically. I missed a 'Promise to Appear'. Consequences? [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Sep 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Can you prove what someone's blood alcohol level would have been two hours ago based on what it is now?

Can you prove what someone's blood alcohol level would have been two hours ago based on what it is now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2009 - 18 answers

dui to pbj to canada?

Traveling to canada after a dui. Kinda. Probation before judgement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2009 - 4 answers

DUI in Alabama

My friend got a DUI, it's his first one, he lives in Alabama. What to expect and what should he do? [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Driving while drinking, or driving while drunk?

Is drinking while driving illegal? I know it's illegal to drive *drunk*, but what if you're just consuming a modest quantity of alcohol while driving, and you maintain a BAC under the legal limit while doing so? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Feb 12, 2009 - 25 answers

Dude's going to the clink for 5 days. What to expect?

What can someone expect when they go to jail for five days for a DUI? [more inside]
posted by nomad73 on Oct 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Travel to Canada with past record

How likely is it that we will be turned back at the Canadian border for 25 year old DUI convictions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 11, 2008 - 12 answers

In the criminal justice system...

A friend of my brother's was arrested last night in Manhattan for DWI. What can my brother do to help him out? [more inside]
posted by schustafa on Jan 5, 2007 - 3 answers

Should I put an alcohol treatment program on my health insurance?

What are the potential negative consequences for putting an alcohol treatment program on my health insurance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 13, 2006 - 5 answers

Foot-sore in Mississippi

I was arrested and convicted for DUI in Mississippi over 3 years ago. I have not driven since (small town, good friends, I live close to work), and now I am wanting to get my license back. . . . [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2006 - 2 answers


I have a friend who has served time for several DUI's, and is currently on parole. He is worried about failing a drug test, and being sent back to the slammer to complete his sentence. Are there any MeFis out there that have been on parole, failed a test for marijuana, and not been sent back to jail? [more inside]
posted by lester on Jul 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Virgina is for lushes

Is it possible to get a DUI off your "record"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 27, 2006 - 14 answers


Any tips for serving a 2 day sentence in a Sonoma County, California jail? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Apr 20, 2006 - 25 answers

Allowing an at-fault party to pay out-of-pocket.

I got rear-ended by a drunk driver. They're offering to pay the damage outright versus going through the insurance company. Do I take the offer? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Nov 10, 2005 - 40 answers

What's the deal with this 'How to Avoid a DUI' video?

Well this will get a lot of flack, but what's the deal with this ' How to Avoid a DUI''? It's the latest local news sensationalist reporting fad, and I'm really curious. Personally, I will never have more than one drink and drive (yeah, yeah even one is apparently bad), but I can't think of what would be on the video that's so bad. I realize that sensationalist local news reporting is just that, but they have some truth in them. I mean .08 is a .08 no matter where you are? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Jun 8, 2004 - 10 answers

Oregon DUI Issues

My friend is in very bad trouble. We need some legal advice for Oregon, especially in regards to Measure 11. More inside. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze on Mar 1, 2004 - 22 answers

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