因為聖誕夜 與友人出去 喝了一些酒 回程時超速 所以被 逮捕 , 我知道喝酒駕車是很不應該, 這真是上帝給我最大的一次教訓,心裡好亂,但我願意面對自己所犯下的錯誤, 目前我該如何處理呢?
我需要請律師嗎? 因為 留學生的我 害怕 付不起昂貴的律師費,又不敢讓家人知道 有人可以給我任何建議嗎?
加州駕照已被吊走 -我需要主動去DMV 報到嗎?
此外 因為他們暫時吊銷的是我加州駕照 , 我還可以用我的國際駕照租車嗎? 因為在這有時候 還是會用到車
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- GaryLv 79 年前最佳解答
In answering your questions, you have to first understand that it is not my intend to teach you in evading the responsibility of obeying the law, but simply California legal system is ill-structured (and that's why I will not exactly teach you how to do that).
1. Your license is at risk.
Your license is set to be suspended within 30 days after you are arrest (the police should have given a notice to you already). In this case, you will need request a hearing from DMV to keep your driving privilege (even it may be restricted). Otherwise, even you may not guilty after all, your license can be still subject to suspension.
And remember - driving while under license suspension is a serious offense - so you can effectively throw your Taiwanese license away.
2. What exactly is the police charging you?
DUI is a misdemeanor by itself that can make you face jail time (but it is not usual for first time offender). While at the same time, you are charged with something else. Depending on the charge itself (you should be able to see that in your Notice to Arrest), the judge may impose jail time for you (as in theory (not legally), exceeding speed limit by 30 MPH can consider reckless.
Money is first. Second, DUI is a criminal record. So you know the rest.
In theory, the U.S. can deny any future visa or deport you based on DUI.
4. Your Defense
Do you need a lawyer? Maybe. Depending on what you are looking for.
If you plan to plead guilty, then no - most lawyers won't be able to reduce sentencing for you (You can try to ask any lawyers and see. Beside, you can also plead bargain yourself with District Attorney anyway.)
If you plan to evade your legal responsibility (not guilty), unless you can understand and handle the situation well, then a lawyer is needed.
Usually, in California, there are several ways you can avoid the legal consequences of what you have done (with proven success):
2011-12-27 05:53:12 補充：
My answer is too long. So I will continue here:
a. Speedy Trial Defense
Under U.S. and California, your hearing must be set within 45 days after your arrignment.
Since there is no way that it can be done - all charges you are facing must be dismissed.
2011-12-27 05:53:21 補充：
b. Admissibility Defense
Let's say you are only facing speeding and DUI. In most of the cases, what police get is not admissible to the court, only if you can successfully attack its admissibility.
If you do it right, you should be able to get away with no consequences at all.
2011-12-27 05:53:44 補充：
So bottom line - lesson learned and don't ever do that again.
2011-12-27 09:23:26 補充：
1. Trust me - the worst is not yet coming.
Remember - DUI is a official criminal record. It stays with your life the whole life.
And basically, don't bother go to Canada at all (Canada is a country that is known to deny entry for DUI-related offense).
2011-12-27 09:24:48 補充：
2. It is relatively simple in fixing the car issue - simply tell your rental company that you want to extend the rental.
Ask one of your friend to go with you and pick up the car, assuming you can pay the fee.
2011-12-27 09:27:18 補充：
3. To D.A., DUI is a slam dunk conviction, so there is no point that they will let you to go easily.
4. If you can't afford to pay, imprisonment is always an option for you.
2011-12-27 09:29:04 補充：
5. Last but not the least, as soon as you are recorded in the prison system, ICE can remove you immediately (In other word, county jail can transfer you to ICE detention without releasing you).
Trust me - you do get what you deserve. But I do have my reasons why I want to help you to get away.
2011-12-27 17:01:06 補充：
My answer to your question is already at the front.
An attorney can only help you if you don't know the procedure. Otherwise, attorney is useless.
2011-12-29 01:56:42 補充：
s - DUI is a misdemeanor which is a criminal record, if convicted.
2011-12-29 01:57:59 補充：
逼機人33代 - Trust me - you have enough scare already - you don't need another one from the legal proceeding.
It seems that the consensus here is even you did admit what you have done, most of us in fact advice you not to plead guilty.
If you insist on pleading guilty, you are digging your grave.
2011-12-30 00:07:05 補充：
Go to DMV and request a hearing.
- sLv 79 年前
如果沒記錯的話, 曾經聽到過討論, first DUI 法庭費用+其它所需費用應該是5k. 兩年以外的第二次是20k. 你還有超速30, 應該在加1k-2k
如果檢測酒精的方式是驗尿, 你幾乎是沒機會辯駁的, 如果找律師, 大概再多2k. 但是要看你的case值不值得花這個錢...要與律師討論才算數, 如果律師也認為是個done deal, 只能付錢希望法庭快快結束案件.
暫時是不能開車了. 開庭的時候可以跟法庭要求給有限度的開車. 往來學校與住處以及生活所需.
如果你有多餘的10k可以調度不被家人知道. 也許可以自己處理. 但是, 建議你, face your problem.
2011-12-27 16:31:40 補充：
你如果車子都沒有受傷, 只要打電話給租車的, 問他們去取車, 還是你請朋友去取. 照你的合約, 應該是他們自己會去取, 然後會寄給你所有拖吊, 保管的費用. 這個應該是與你的DUI案子獨立的.
此外, 我問你說你是驗尿還是吹breathaliser. 如果是後者, 有些律師可能會看DA的態度而有一些wiggle room. 你是在哪個county? 就近找個律師問一下吧. 先花個幾百元, 請他們替你了解一下你所有的證據是否有機會讓法庭重輕發落. 你也不必急病亂投醫.
2011-12-28 11:41:00 補充：
蹲幾天可以...?? No. 傻瓜, 成年人有犯罪紀錄很不好. 以後你想移民什麼都困難重重. Gary不是嚇你, 弄不好真的會是犯罪紀錄, 但是, 初犯很少這麼慘的. 除非DA可以證明你Negligence. 這是法庭攻防..我曾經聽過case, 有人酒駕超速, DA說是Negligence, 結果律師說如果酒精這麼高, 怎麼可能超速, 一定是有一個有錯..
警察抓測速有用機器嗎? 還是用目測?? 這些到律師手上多多少少有些攻防上的策略運用.
- JJLv 79 年前
罰單+ 法庭手續費 + 上課 = IPhone 4S 16G
- RenRenLv 79 年前
+30 miles... 很多耶 =P~
What is the speed limit?
最好是可以有上課機會抵一些罰款。。。 else just pay for it！
- 9 年前
我只是照著他的指令 做動作 態度也良好 依照他的問題回答 例如: 他問我是否知道自己開太快 ? 我就說 我知道 ... 這會影響到我在這的升學嗎
2011-12-27 05:50:35 補充：
感謝~ 各位的意見 但可否請問一下我下一步要怎做呢? 我的車是 租車 但已被拖吊 是否要趕快連絡租車公司 他們是否會charge a lot ..... 限速30 開60 .... 想說快到家了 在家裡附近的block 被pull over 因為我住警局旁......
2011-12-27 06:57:15 補充：
Thx Gary.... I will accept all charge that im gonna face ..... cuz its my fault ... but im just worried and confused about whats gonna happen.... its the worst thing that i've ever had in my life ...... i need to deal with it .....
2011-12-27 06:59:53 補充：
moreover , im afraid of calling the rental car company.....omg what can i say ? and does anyone know how much the rental car company is gonna charge me ?
2011-12-27 07:04:48 補充：
so now the only thing i can do is staying here and waiting for the summons of court ? omg ,,, i really got a lesson ... does it still have chance to make the punishment less? cuz incoulding the fee of attroney , the amount is really horrible ..... anyways , thx your answer first....
2011-12-27 14:02:22 補充：
Really , appreciate Gery. So I can ask one of my friends to help me picking up the car , right ? this is the first i have to deal with ... and then i will solve it step by step..... i know the consequence might be worst ... but i still have to do ...
2011-12-27 14:02:32 補充：
can i ask u for a suggestion that if i had a attorney , is it gonna be better in my case?
2011-12-28 03:46:32 補充：
我是吹breathalise 的.... 其實他只是問些家常便飯的事 = = 包括我父母在做什麼都問 來這幹嘛 之前在美國住哪 . 還有我目前是在 灣區 應該算Contra Costa County 面對要蹲幾天我是應得的 但怕的是遣送回國!! = = 那我的人生就毀了....
2011-12-28 12:54:20 補充：
我的意思是說 ... 自己犯的錯 自己會承擔...酒駕是真的很危險 其實沒有肇事已經算上帝照顧我了 ~ 說真的我沒注意 他試用目測或是機器測?
2011-12-29 08:03:20 補充：
Really, appreciate everyone here. Im still researching into this case. cuz this is my first time having this problem.Even I feel guilty but it doesnt mean im totally guilty, right?
2011-12-29 08:04:30 補充：
Can I ask you one more question? After arresting, thye give me a paper"Administrative Per Se Suspension/Revocation Order And Temporary License", How can I dea with this ?Should I go to DMV? Even I read F&Q on DMV , i still feel confused with this.
- Mr. MalibuLv 79 年前
初犯跟.08BAC問題不是太大但是超速30mph可能會有enhanced sentencing. 你跟警察說了什麼?
2011-12-26 20:39:34 補充：
找律師吧. +30mph qualifies for enhance sentencing
2011-12-27 17:22:48 補充：
我之前問你跟警察講了什麼跟S大目的是一樣的. 有些訊息沒有從你嘴裡出來你可以challenge. 雖然說DUI即使對菜鳥DA來說都是slam dunk想辦法弄個sobbing story看能不能免除牢獄之災. 講難聽點, 花點銀子能夠把傷害降到最低已經是感謝上帝了