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I was sober, and do not do drugs, but was arrested for DUI and given a blood test in GA, on suspicion. Should I get a lawyer?
I was going to a festival yesterday in Henry County GA. I was pulled over at the entrance. I was driving my brothers car he let me borrow. It turns out I had a brake light out. The officer asked me to step out to "write me a warning." I was completely sober. I also do not do drugs. The officers kept saying I was "nervous" and asked to search my car. They found nothing, besides my brothers prescription to aderol I didn't know was in there, which I am also legally prescribed to. I had taken mine earlier in the day. Nothing else was found. More police arrived and I was given a field sobriety test. I did that, and was suddenly placed in cuffs and arrested. I was shocked. I kept telling them I don't do drugs, nor had I drank anything. I was taken to jail, sober as a bird, and given a blood test. The results will be negative. However, my car was impounded, etc. and its a hassle. Can I get the negative results and get this dropped myself or do I also need to pay for a lawyer? I am completely innocent. Also, can I sue or do anything about this? It is outrageous. They profiled me because I was a festival goer & probably thought it was a safe bet I was on drugs. But I don't do drugs. Period.
Government is immune from prosecution unless civil rights are violated. Hiring an attorney is up to you but Henry...
When my probation officers comes to my home and drug test me, do they have to preform the test in front of me
I'm on felony probation they did a no knock warrant and came on in my probation officer drug tested me but did not preform the test in front of me and I did not sign anything stated they did. But I failed the test and now I'm vop
That will pretty much be to the officer's discretion and preference of the moment. They seem to like the effect of...
Can I fight this DUI charge or what can I do?
. I am 21, in GA. I was hanging with some new friends, because I had just moved to a different location, and didn't know my way around. I had about 2-3 sips or a beer, and maybe a few more sips of a mixed drink. I was driving my car. I had missed the turn, and needed to turn around. When I turned, a cop pulled me over and told me that it was an illegal U-turn. I was not aware since I was new to the area. The cop requested a field sobriety test. He then put me in hand cuffs, and said he was arresting me for DUI. There was no female present. I was taken to the police station, where he forced me to take breathalyzer, without my consent. It read- 0.051. Afterwards, the cop told me that I would receive a fee of $300. I was never "arrested" or charged. He told me I was getting a citation, and to appear for the court date. He stated that the court was for the illegal U-turn. He drove me to my friends house, and he let my friends drive my car to their house. I appeared for court and this is my first offense, other than a failure to yield in a car accident. I plead guilty, but I didn't know it was for the DUI. I have 280 days to pay $1200, 40 hrs CS, DUI school, and suspended license.
You need to hire a lawyer asap! It sounds like you entered a plea to DUI without benefit of counsel and and as such...
Are my chances of getting convicted of a DUI likely if I was not operating the vehicle, nor were the keys in the ignition ?
I did not take a breathilizer, but was forced to take a blood test. This occurred in Tennessee, I have been terminated from my employer, but was verbally informed I could be reinstated if this gets cleared up. My career is on the line & I'm unsure of what to do, or what the outcome/consequence s will be with a good DUI defense attorney ? What can I expect ?
Yes you can still be criminally convicted if you were not seen driving the vehicle, as well as the keys not having been...
I WAS TERMINATED FOR A DUI CHARGE, THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF. I WAS NOT DRIVING WHEN ARRESTED. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS ?
This happened in Goodlettsville Tennessee. I will be fighting the case, I was not operating the vehicle, nor were the keys in it. I will be retaining a defense lawyer, to get charge dismissed. Can I be terminated, if I have not been found guilty or even gone to court ?
It depends on the terms of your employment contract. You likely can be terminated for a DUI arrest, even if you are...
Can I present a letter to the Judge for my husband?
My husband was on probation for DUI, speeding, and driving without a license since early last year. He was arrested on 8/1/14 for driving without a license and went to jail. I got him out, but when he went to court on the probation violation, he was sentenced to serve the rest of the probation of 6 months in jail. We paid his bond of $1,293 and he got out. He went back to court on 10/8 for the new charge and was found guilty. He was sentenced to 90 days. He won't be out until January. Would writing a letter to the judge on his behalf do any good? We're trying to get him home for the holidays. He's already lost his job and has to find a new one. I'm having trouble with the bills alone and the kids miss him. I have something drafted. Can I go to the court and present it?
Since he has already been sentenced it would be a wasted effort. Ask his lawyer about the prospects of a motion for...
Charged with DUI but I wasn't driving?
I was charged with DUI after my car was found wrecked in trees. I was picked up at my home. The police were told I was driving by someone else. That person was not there but assumed I would have been the driver. I wasn't driving but don't know who was.
If you didn't admit to driving then you have a very good case.