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First time offense, DUI options to approach the situation.
A couple days ago on my way home after hanging out with a friend I was charged with a DUI. I had just missed the curb as I was distracted, which caused me to swerve away from it. I pulled over to check my car, as I came back to the car, a police officer stopped to check on me. When I explained why I swerved and said I had just drank one beer and offered to take the sobriety test he told me I was okay to go as far as I had someone come to pick me up. When another officer arrived at the scene less than 1 minute from that, he came back and asked if I could take the test. He then proceeded to tell me I was intoxicated and that I needed to go back to the station, after seating in a room for 15-30 minutes while he filled up the information he ran the breathalyzer which ran at .09. During the time I waited he kept his back to me and did not check my mouth before proceeding. I found this shocking with having only having drank one beer. Should I be disputing this or trying to get this to lower charge it all feels strange and poorly done ??
Your mistake was talking to the cop and offering to help yourself get arrested, and possibly convicted. You should have...
Can an officer make me do a field sobriety test based on my criminal history?
I was pulled over by a motorcycle cop for a cracked windshield. I had all my documents necessary and I gave them to him. Another cop pulls up in a truck. They chit chat for a minute, then the truck cop comes to my door & asks me to step out so he can explain the ticket to me. I get out & we walk to the back of the car. The motorcycle cop tells me hes just giving me a fix it ticket & has me sign it. I was shaking a lil because every time I get pulled over by cottonwood heights cops it never turns out good. So then the motorcycle cop says hes seen that I have a criminal past with drugs and/or something recently with them. I say thats correct. Then he asks me if there's anything illegal in the car, I say no. Then he asks me if he can search the car, I say no, he asks why, I tell him I was on my way to pick my brother up & now im late. Then the truck cop starts saying something about my eyes and then asks me if im on drugs, I tell him no. Then he asks me if ill do a field sobriety test, I repeat everything I said before. Then the motorcycle cop snickers and says thats just his nice way of telling you you're going to do a field sobriety test based on your background. Is that legal?
No, a police officer is not supposed to make you do a field sobriety test. Those are, in theory, voluntary. My question...
Can you use religion as a reason to deny a blood draw in a dui ?
I was pulled over for speeding in Utah and when asked to give a blood draw for DUI I told them that under the 1st amendment I have the right to refuse a blood draw because of my religion being a Jehovah's witness.
This is an argument that you might take to an appellate court. But it is not an argument that will help you with the...
I blew 0.024 and was given a DUI citation he called it. do I need to hire an atty to have the charges dropped?
On Cinco de Mayo, I was invited to company party. I arrived at 4:30 PM and left around 6:00 PM. When I first got there, I had one Margarita. Before leaving I drank some water and did not feel buzzy so I decided I could drive. I drove around for the next couple of hours looking for an open salon to get a haircut. I'm new to the area. About 8:00 PM, I pulled into Tangles just off of Fort Union and 2000 East. A girl came to the front desk and told me she was just finishing up and I would have to come back before 5:00 PM to make an appointment. So I left and went back to my car in their parking lot. I noticed there were 3 other cars there and didn't think anything of it. I sat in the driver's seat with the keys in the ignition, engine was not started, and checked email and returned Voice Mail. Twenty minutes later, 2 police cars came driving up and asked me what I was doing and If I had been drinking. I said yes and consequently did not want to blow into their device that could have been tampered with. So I took the 3 street tests. I was arrested, car was impounded, DL was taken and I was taken back to the police station. He finished filling out his report and told me...
Yes, you better hire competent legal counsel on this one..
Can I have my dismissed DUI arrest removed from my driving record?
My DUI was dismissed in court but it took a year and a half and was almost a violation of my right to a speedy trial because it was so ridiculous. So with that said, it was too late for me to appeal my DLD hearing which I was found guilty for and the arrest is still on my driving record. Can I have that removed from my driving record if I was never convicted of the DUI?
The government has two years to file charges for a misdemeanor DUI. Assuming there are no felony charges attached, you...
Can they lessen the charge or can I keep my license
I was having my girlfriend drive after a night of drinking at my friends. I was very cooperative but I was not driving. I got unlawful for a minor to consume an alcohol product
These are situations where you absolutely need the assistance of an experienced attorney. Preventing the drivers...
How should I go about this situation? Is there a chance of getting my license back?
Back in July I was arrested for a DUI, I went to a mans home that I had met on an online dating site. I had two shots of whiskey and he poured me a drink. I dont remember finishing that drink. I was at his house for approximately one and a half hours prior to being arrested as the police report states. I do not have any recollection of getting in my vehicle, crashing my vehicle, getting arrested, I did not come to until the next morning in jail and had no idea where I was. Yesterday I went to court, and the case was dismissed. Apparently I refused the BAC, and the arresting officer did not get a blood sample. During my incarceration I was unable to get a drug test for GHB but am positive this is what has happened. I live in Utah and understand the refusal is a defense rendering 18 months suspended. I emailed an email to them yesterday requesting a late hearing and just really dont know my options here.
There is a chance but you desperately need an attorney. DUIs are complicated with lots of pitfalls.