Can i get a court date for a DUI changed due to the fact that I will be deployed overseas with the army?

I was arrested for DUI and I will be deployed when my court date arrives

Asked on August 19, 2012 under Criminal Law, South Carolina

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you retain a criminal defense attorney with respect to the DUI matter that you have written about since you will be deployed out of this country with your unit in that most likely the court will not change the court date you have for your matter. Many times attorneys representing clients in a criminal matter can show up at court hearings in their place.


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