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Charged after 1 year?

Discussion in 'DUI, DWI, BUI, Drunk Driving' started by Art91, May 12, 2019.

  1. Art91

    Art91 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I was charged Dui(alcohol) last year when I hit a tree.
    My license was suspended for 6 months.
    I did not pay any fines.
    I was taking g to a hospital for my injury.
    This year I was pulled over for speeding and also got court summons to resolve my Dui conviction after 1 year??
    My question is why was I not sent anything during all this time to resolve this.
    Also I was given a public defender but after multiple calls and visit to his office he was never there and never returned my calls?
    What do I do now I have court on Wednesday with no public defender to help me, first Dui case with me, is this just for fining me for the Dui, since I already did my 6months license suspension? Jail time?
    Please help enlighten me.
     
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  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The above "sentence" doesn't appear to be an interrogative, although it ends in a question mark.

    There is no way an anonymous stranger unfamiliar with your case could answer the above interrogative masquerading as a declarative.

    I suggest you ask your attorney or the court clerk.

    This is curious, now you write a declarative but conceal its true interrogative identity.

    Either way, only the attorney knows why she/he did or didn't do a thing.


    You should appear at the time and place directed, plead NOT guilty, and ask the court if you qualify for a public defender.

    Going forward speak only to your lawyer about your case, and make sure you fully understand what you are required to do.

    Only your lawyer will know, as strangers have no specific knowledge about your case.
     
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  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    At what point did you appear in court to be assigned a public defender?

    No matter, your court date is here and it is too late to do much of anything. Appear in court and keep your yapper shut except to tell the judge you have not yet been able to consult with legal counsel and you are not ready to proceed.

    The delay you describe is not uncommon and there could be many reasons for it. Regardless of the time for you to find out about it, so long as the DUI charge was filed by the District Attorney within the required time limit (likely one year) you won't be able to argue a statue of limitations... which seems to be what you were suggesting.
     
  4. Art91

    Art91 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Okay thank you for your guys counsel, I'll do that.
     
  5. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    If you were convicted then it was resolved.

    You need to learn how to explain things better. Were you really convicted?

    The suspension probably has nothing to do with the criminal case against you - it was probably a DMV administrative suspension.
     
  6. Art91

    Art91 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    i was asked by the clerk to get
    *driving record history
    *criminal history
    *court order
    *incident report
    *breath analyzer results

    This is for an alcohol assessment
    This is my first time getting it and i am not sure how to obtain a criminal history.
    Do i go to FBI records, or Every State i ever been to?
    Where do i go to get criminal history records for the alcohol assessment.
    I have the appointment for next week and not sure how long does it take for the document to be send to me.
    Is there a way to get this document online?
     
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    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    What did the clerk say when you asked for clarification/information?
     
  8. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Someone on these websites MIGHT have the information you seek:

    Alcohol & Other Drugs Treatment | Snohomish County, WA - Official Website

    Washington State Courts - Court Rules

    THE DUISEATTLE.COM BLOG

    Alcohol Evaluation - Washington DUI | Defense Attorney | Washington DUI

    DUI Evaluations & Assessments in Seattle, Bellevue, Kent | Drug & Alcohol Services
     
  9. Art91

    Art91 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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