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Question: ”My friend was responsible for a first time DUI with injuries; specifically the injured person suffered broken ribs. On the inmate information site, it says my friend has priors, I am certain this is a mistake. What can we expect the outcome to be?”

Answer: You should contact local, experienced counsel. There can be enhancements for causing great bodily injury in this scenario, and further, as it appears there may be prior convictions that you are unaware of, each prior charge further complicates things. Is he or she on probation? If so, this conduct will result in a violation of the same, and will serve to add additional custody time to his/her exposure.

Question: “My husband has a prior misdemeanor from 2005 for domestic violence; has an INS hold; and was arrested on these charges: pc29805 and hs11377(A). What should I do?”

Answer: Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the immigration consequences that he is facing, as an offer that could be seen as ideal for a citizen client can have very serious consequences for him.  It’s likely that you will also have to contact an immigration attorney, as aside from the open case, your husband will likely have to address the previous conviction as well.