SRS Umm.. in some legal trouble..

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  1. gemini-s2k

    gemini-s2k New Member

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    Could use some comforting or maybe even legal advice if anybody on here is familiar with the system....

    I'll try to make this quick..

    1 1/2 years ago I made a stupid mistake and got a DUI (blew .091, legal limit here is .08) - Now before I'm judged - Believe it or not I had never driven drunk before and the only reason I drove that night was because we were in my friends 2 seater (350z) and he was FAR GONE ... I didn't have that much to drink and we were only driving 3 miles down from a pool hall to his house.....

    Right or wrong it doesn't matter, ran into a DUI checkpoint and I got owned...

    Fast forward to 2 weeks ago - I finally got convicted of it and was put on 1 year probation but could end it in 6 months if I took care of everything.. Part of the probation was cannot drive (license was resuspended for 6 months) - I always catch rides from friends and not realizing the seriousness of probation (never been in legal trouble before, period, and im 24) I had to make it to work because I couldn't afford to be late again) - Long story short I get pulled over for going through a yellow...

    I'm facing violation of probation which according to my PO could be up to a year in the county jail...

    I'm scared shitless right now while I await this hearing, is it really possible for somebody who made 1 mistake in his life to get put away for a year? wtf... I have a good job, I NEVER have had trouble with law, drug possesions, none of that....

    To help my case I took care of everything outstanding I had on my license and now have the hardship license for business purposes only until the 6 months suspension is up and I'm really hoping the judge to take me lightly when I show him this...

    Has anybody had or heard of a similar case and the consequences from it? This sucks!!
     
  2. Cerridwen

    Cerridwen Guest

    Yes it's absolutely possible. Generally that is what happens to (you break your probation, you sit the rest of it in jail). They already gave you your second chance (probation) and you screwed it up.
     
  3. you got pulled over for going through a yellow? :wtf: how is that possible?
     
  4. gemini-s2k

    gemini-s2k New Member

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    heh cop said i ran the red, but im certain it was still yellow.
     
  5. Casino

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    Damn that sucks. From everything I've heard and read, if you violate your probation, you go to jail. I don't think there is a way you can get out of it.
     
  6. EmiB

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    Damn what state you are in that they pull your license for DUI?? I assume you didnt bother with getting a lawyer...

    Anywho I dont think they will put you in the slammer for this. Just work it out with the judge and prosecutor.. perhaps do some community service on your own to show the judge... if you in school and have good grades bring that paperwork in, get recommendations form the place you work... show em that you are trying and your a good person, that made a mistake. Good luck bud
     
  7. darnit

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    1 mistake?
    1. DUI
    2. Violate probation
    3. Running a light in question while on probation.
    I count three.. is my math wrong?
     
  8. Cerridwen

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    They *SHOULD* pull your license for a DUI! We have too many idiots on the road as it is (not that it matters if they pull your license, so many drive anyways).
    edit: I realize that this is the Asylum and I am not saying anything about the original poster. (just a clarification)
     
  9. Ford4Life

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    In the vast majority of states there is a minimum 6 month suspension for a DUI. If you have a job you can typically request permission to drive to work, but it's up to the judge if you get it.
     
  10. fight it in court to avoid the issue get a lawyer if you truly believe it was yellow.. have them check traffic cams i'm sure they have them where you are.
     
  11. EmiB

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    I understand what you guys are saying, but frankly this is not a perfect world. The original poster seems sorry enough...

    BTW I know a person that got 3 DUI and on teh third he had to take some silly classes... saddly its about $$$ and/or lawyer
     
  12. EmiB

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    Still a violation of probation though :(
     
  13. I fail to understand how driving through a yellow light violates probation. Unless it was red when he entered the intersection, he isn't violating the law.
     
  14. Cerridwen

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    He did not have a valid driver's license and as he stated one of the conditions of his probation was not to drive ;)
    He's NOT going to jail because he drove through a yellow light, he's headed to jail because he violated his probation by driving when he shouldn't have been.
     
  15. :uh: i'm an idiot :rofl:

    however even though it probably was past the first month.. isn't it something like the first month you can still drive before they suspend it even with the dui conviction?
     
  16. EmiB

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    You stop driving as soon as the judge tells you its suspended... they dont even actually take your plastic away
     
  17. gemini-s2k

    gemini-s2k New Member

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    I understand I'm by no means right... I fucked up, more than once.. but like I said, for somebody (and I hope the judge sees everything) that has never been in any legal trouble until just a year ago - Professional person with lots of people who depend on me both professionaly and other - I can't fathom him sticking me in jail for a year, I mean that's just crazy but of course some will say "don't do the crime if you can't do the time"

    I really hope having my hardship license and paying all court costs that were related to the DUI since I was put on probation will help my case.. getting a letter from my employer as well, though the CEO said he'd come to court with me (if thats any help) I'm just trying to paint the best picture for the judge that I understand now, took the neccessary steps, etc before he decides what to do with me :(

    This is the worst feeling in the world.
     
  18. EmiB

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    Dont worry dude everything is going to be all right :bigthumb:
     
  19. Killuminati

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    What state do you they not pull your license for DUI?
     
  20. Killuminati

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    Have you talked to a lawyer yet/
     
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    You can always fight it. I think you should
     
  22. Jadix

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    Some peope in county jail dont have to spend all their time there. I believe they let some out for their jobs, but they just have to go back immediately after or something like that. There was someone posting in OT that is serving 6 months in jail and he was allowed to leave sometimes.

    I dont see how he can fight this. He was on probation, and he was driving when he shouldn't have been. The judge is going to laugh at him if he contests this.

    original poster-
    This wont be the end of your life, or your career. Its just a setback, and while it will suck, you'll get through it. County jail isn't rape you in the ass prison. You'll be ok. You'll be laughing about this when you're older.
     
  23. EmiB

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    CT, my old man had 3 DUI and never went to jail once... :dunno:
     
  24. EmiB

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    Prison overcrowding FTW
     
  25. Killuminati

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    I think they just changed that law in Mississsippi where for the 3rd it's auotmatic jail not real sure... some dude in my bro's Mississippi Alcohol Prevention class said he had 32 DUI's and has done some time in parchment.
     

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