How can I go to court for a false DUI charge if I don’t have an attorney and no money to pay for the fees? 13 Answers as of November 13, 2012I have a clean record. The police report is incorrect. I wasn't even driving at the time my car was broken down. I've never been in trouble in my life. I'm going through a divorce, a domestic violence situation and I don't have much money. I need help as soon as possible.
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
If you do not show up in court, you face a bench warrant. When you get to court request a court appointed attorney, and do what they tell you to do, since doing it your way is not working (i.e. DUI, domestic violence, no money, divorce).
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
That is why Public Defenders exist; contact their office immediately.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
When you appear in court, ask the judge to appoint a public defender to represent you. From what you say, it sounds like you should be acquitted after a trial, if truly, your vehicle was inoperable. Without knowing what the arresting officer has to say about it, I cannot say for certain you will win, but your lawyer will be able to peruse all the relevant evidence and give you a better idea of your chances.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
If someone saw you drive, it doesn't matter if the car was broken down. You can still be found guilty of actual physical control unless no one saw you drive and your car was incapable of being made to run and safely off the roadway. The best thing to do in that situation is walk away from the car and go home.
Answer Applies to: Washington
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
The judge will appoint an attorney to handle the case if you are indigent. If you were behind the wheel with the keys then you were "operating the vehicle". If you were outside the car and id not admit to driving then you may be able to win the trial. If you blew over a .02 BAC you can be convicted of DWAI in New York state. If it is over.17 you will probably be convicted of DWI as a misdemeanor.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
You can't. Without an attorney who knows what he is doing as far as DUI is concerned, you have no chance. DUI is one of the most specialized and complicated fields, with its own set of applicable civil and criminal laws. Unfortunately, in this country, you get what you pay for.
Answer Applies to: California