Northampton Crime

Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Northampton, PA or anywhere in the US.

Recent Crime News

Northampton Law

If you are placed under arrest at a DUI accident do you need to be fingerprinted?
My son was in an accident and charged with DUI. They took him from the accident scene to the hospital for blood work. I then picked him up at the police station in the parking lot when they arrived 40 minutes after the accident. He was not read his rights or technically placed under arrest by the police officers although his paperwork received 3 months later charging him with a DUI says that they read him his rights 4 the arrest. The whole thing sounds a little fishy to me like someone wasn't doing their job so my question is wouldn't he have had to been fingerprinted and booked if he was placed under arrest after they took him to the hospital for the blood work?
He does NOT have to be read his Miranda rights at anytime before, during or after an arrest or blood testing. The only...
Is this standard protocol in an accident?
My 23 year old son got into an accident with his own car. He was driving without a license (Not a suspended lucense) and he blew a .23 when given the breathalyzer test. No other vehicles were involved and no private property damage was done. He did take out 3 arrow signs in the turn. When I arrived on the scene, they had already given him the breathalyzer and had him in handcuffs. They told me to meet them at the state police barracks in 30 mins to pick him up. When I arrived there, a cop car pulled up, got him out of the FRONT seat and gave him a lecture on drunk driving and released him into my custody from the parking lot. My son told me that they had stopped at the hospital on the way and they drew blood. It has now been 2 months and we have not heard anything about a duo and received no paperwork in the mail pertaining to this accident in any way. What if anything is to be expected? Is this normal procedure? I always heard of people staying overnight in jail to sober up.
No not standard protocol he should have been arrested. He should expect a warrant and charge for DWI, best to consult...
How do I file a written motion to suppress evidence I cannot afford an attorney and don't qualify for a public defender
Dui case, blood was draw against my will with no warranty, field sobriety tests or breathalyzer. Officer stated in courtroom that he can just do that as he pleases and the 4th ammendment has no sway in Pennsylvania
We really don't have enough space here to teach you how to write a motion. Also, it's a bit like going to the carpenter...
How much probation am I looking at for a second dui (refusal to test) what kind of probation am I looking at.
I had my first dui in 2007 where I cause misdemeanor harm and left the scene. I just got my second dui and refused to test. I really just asked to ID of the person taking the blood which by law she should have had, but I guess that doesn't matter. I have other summary offenses for public drunkenness. I went to rehab on my own after the second dui by slipped up after and got a summary public drunkenness after drinking with a friend and talking about Iraq so I went back into a PTSD rehab program while I await my court date for sentencing on my second dui. I know no one can tell me for sure but was wandering what I am looking at for sentencing I realize I will most likely have to spend 90 days in jail. And they can't give me more that six months. But wanted to know about probation?
If this is your second DUI and you refused testing, you are correction about the 90 day mandatory minimum, but you are...
Do I have any shot at ARD? I was recently in a behavioral clinic, am in AA, have a sponsor, and am in counseling. Need Help.
I had been fighting with my husband, and had a contact PFA. The police had been to our home so many times that they actually stated they were tired of coming out. In the beginning of March one evening my husband came home drunk. I had already had 4 glasses of wine myself. I'm no saint. He kept screaming at my daughter and myself and leaving in my truck, coming back and doing it all over. Finally I had enough and decided I was going to go get my truck myself so he couldn't keep coming and going. On my way home I was having a hard time driving, not only was I crying, but I had my daughter in the truck, and I never drive it. Suddenly, I missed my turn and went into an imbankment in my development. Luckily I was only going 5mph. But I was arrested on the spot, and taken to the hosp for blood
Ever charged cwith DUI before is the big issue. Ask the District Attorney for ARD. The edangering a minor could be a...
What can I do if I was given a dui, when I was not in the vehicle.
I had been arrested inside a hotel while my car was outside in a parking lot. The cops assumed that I was still under the influence of weed and decided to go search my vehicle, and also charge me with dui/duid since I must have driven to the hotel under the influence. I had smoked the day before and a few hours prior the day of, but when I was driving and when I was in the hotel, I was not under the influence. I was then taken to a local hospital about an hour-hour and a half after I got arrested initially to get blood work done. What can be done from this point on. I am a young college student, with no prior arrests or convictions. This was the first time I got arrested.
What can you do if you were charged with a crime, such as DUI??? The thing to do is call is to your parents. After...
Can I beat a dui charge if officer has no breath test or blood test ?
I was pulled over on side of rode sleep n my car police approached asked me out the car took field sobriety test.after him putting me under arrest I was taken 4 a blood test in which I refused ...I just went 2 court 4 the refusal n which I think I won because of the birchfield vs N.dakota ruleing .the arresting officer just decided 2 charge me wit the dui 90 days later .NOw without no written evidence is this dui charge beatable n a court of law n Pennsylvania
Certainly without a blood or breath test there is a path to having your DUI charge dismissed. However the lack of such...