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Can my minor child be charged with ingestion of marijuana without a drug test?
My child was a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over. The officer asked everyone in the vehicle if they had been drinking or smoking. My daughter did not answer. The officer drove my daughter home and took the rest of the minors to the station for their parents to be picked up. 6 weeks later I was served with papers for her to appear in court for charges of ingestion and curfew violation. She was never issued a ticket. My question is, how can she be charged when she did not admit to ingesting and was not given a drug test?
A drug test is not necessary to charge someone with ingesting (although it is helpful to the prosecution's case). The...
Can police sit in a parking lot of a business, lights off, run radar and/or watch for patrons coming out of a bar?
Police have been sitting in a business parking lot with their lights off on their car a lot recently. They could be running radar or watching for patrons of a bar coming out to leave. Can they stop the vehicle just because the individual just left the bar? And can they run radar in the lot?
What would be the rationale that would prevent them form doing this?
I got a DUI in MN and I am a SD resident. If I send in reinstatement fee and resident release can i get my SD license b4 year.
MN revoked my license for 1 year and SD for 30 days. Now MN says I have to pay a reinstatement fee and give them a resident release form. What does the resident release form mean? Does doing this get me a my SD license or do I still have to wait the year? Can I ever get a MN drivers license?
I am not licensed in Minnesota or South Dakota, so out of respect to any experienced DUI attorney licensed in either...
Suppress evidence? ??
July 4 2014 approximately 0200am. My wife and I were over at the neibors house watching fire works and having a bbq. My wife and I got in to a non physical altercation and were arguing back and forth ...i left to go to caseys general store to get a can of chew ..i got the can of chew and had just opened the door to my pickup and sat down when Beresford police dept. Pulled in behind me and said they needed to talk to me about a domestic violence phone call that they had received ...i asked who made the call and was told that they could not tell me who placed the call so I'm assuming it was Anonymous. After asking me a couple brief questions they said that they thought that I had been drinking and did a breatholizer and a field test .. at that time I was placed under arrest at takin to the beresford pd for them to do paper work and then taken to sioux falls jail for booking ...The second officer that was there as I got arrested when to my home and questioned my wife and people that were with us all night about the domestic dispute ...All 5 people said that it was just my wife and I arguing and that there was no physical contact and no charges were filed or brought up ...my bac from the breath test was .1 something ...but I was standing 15 feet from the gas pumps when it was administered I don't know if the ethanol will affect it or not ...other things that keep running through my mind are the cop car pretty much boxing my truck in before I was under arrest ...and the fact of being arrested over what is a anonymous phone call ...I'm doing as much research as I can bc I own a trucking company and this dwi if convicted will 100 percent put me out of business i have put every thing I have blood sweat and tears into making this company and with out it there is no way I could possibly pay my bills ... i have had previously had a dwi in 02 04ish and in 09 ....The dwi in 02 I used a suspended imposition on ...R
A motion to suppress evidence is an excellent tactic to consider in almost any criminal defense case. With the stakes...
If you turn yourself in on a warrant do they have to read me my rights? Can I be put in the drunk tank when i'm sober?
Yesterday I revieved a warrant for my arrest, i called a bondsman and went and turned myself in. When I got to the Jail they just walked me back booked & finger printed me and stuck me in the drunk tank. I was 100% sober. my rights were never read to me. Also I had met with an officer one month before my warrant was issued shouldn't they have given me a court date before a warrant?
They dont have to read you your rights unless they wish to question you. I suggest you review all of the facts and...
Can I get a passport with a felony dui?
I got a felony dui about 15 years ago and am wondering if I will get denied for a passport to cancun
I don't believe that a felony conviction is a per se bar to applying for a U.S. passport. The real issue is whether...
Can probable cause be used if there is a person in the car is known for drugs?
I have a friend that was a passenger and got pulled over. Apparently the headlight was out. Anyways they called in K-9 unit because one of the people was known and the officer claimed that it was probable cause to call K-9 because they know him.
While it is possible, that sounds iffy to me. It would depend upon what precisely the officer knew. Also, the officer...