I was arrested for disorderly conduct and then sent to the emergency room because I was intoxicated. What should I do about this
I am 18 year old college student, and was highly intoxicated and an ambulance was called for me. But I refused to get on, and was physically restrained and then arrested by the officer for disorderly conduct. My court date is in the near future. Do I need to get a lawyer for this court date? Does this show up on my permanent record? I heard disorderly conduct gets "sealed" after a year, is that true? Any advice for what I should do is helpful. Thank you.
Your already on the good path. Why ruin it by pleading guilty to anything? Hire an attorney and have him obtain an...
Should I plead innocent for DWI with a .07 as first offense & what should I do before my court date if I can't afford a lawyer?
I was detained by an officer on my way back to my apartment after having Thanksgiving dinner with some friends. My roommate had lent me his car for the weekend, while he was out of town. Since I don't usually drive around, I got lost (the officer detained me after I drove around the same area twice). I had taken a glass of whiskey, so the officer noticed the smell and he asked me to take the tests. After the preliminary tests, I got arrested for alleged driving while intoxicated (without having my rights read at the time). The BAC was measured by test as 0.07% and they also charged me with invasion of another lane (which I don't recall having done) and not using the signal when turning onto another street. I have no criminal record, nor I have been arrested ever before for anything.
Your situation sounds defendable. Select a local lawyer who you can trust to represent you aggressively. Good luck.
Two breathalyzers inconclusive, refused blood test, charged with commonlaw DWI, speeding
In July of 2003 I was convicted of a DWAI in my home state of New York. Saturday after my best friend's wedding I was pulled over for speeding -- 75 in a 55. The officer performed field sobriety tests, and arrested me. While at the station I admitted that I was probably too drunk, and that I'd had four glasses of wine. I submitted to two breathalyzers, but the machine didn't work properly, so they took me to the hospital for a blood test, where I refused due to my needle phobia. I know in 'common law' DWI cases the BAC is not necessary for conviction, but what can I reasonably expect as far as what charge I will have to plea to -- and the likelihood of jail time? Can I get a better lawyer than the public defender without money up front? Also, how do I find out if my license is supended?
It may be possible to negotiate a plea to another DWAI? Because your prior DAWI wasn't within the last five years the...
I was driving home from a party. After dropping off my friends, I pulled into a parking area on the side of the parkway to respond to a text. Two undercover cops questioned me when I got back in the car and notice open and unopened beers in my car (which I tried to hide by holding my hand over the empty bottle (I was very nervous)). They told me that they had no interest in issuing me a DUI. They repeatedly asked if I had cocaine, meth, and heroin, which I did not. They searched my car, and I voluntarily emptied my pockets to show that I had nothing. I overheard one of them tell the other that I was not the guy. They clearly saw the beers and all they said after was don't drink and drive. They didn't run/check my license or even ask my name and age. It seemed to me that they may have been DEA agents and not NYPD. Can I still get charged with a DUI/DWI or an open container violation?
No you will not be arrested after the fact. No field test or breath tests were administered or refused.
My husband had a DUI in Ohio over ten years ago and has been denied his NY driver's license. He has tried to contact the courts to resolve it, but they told him he has to appear in person because he has a warrant. We both work full time and are unable to travel to Ohio. Is there another way to resolve this from New York?
You should contact an attorney in the county in Ohio where the DWI occurred. Where I practice in New York it would be...