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Is it normal for a police officer to test from THC when drawing blood for a BAC?
my bf got stopped because he didn't stop for more than 3 seconds at a stop sign and then increased speed (38 on a 35). then the state trooper (which was near our neighborhood) pulled him out for sobriety tests. he then took him to get his blood drawn for a BAC check and even told him to check for marijuana. is that legal? I feel like something is not normal with the police's procedure.
As long as the police have probable cause to request a blood sample after suspecting driving under the influence, they...
Can the bar you left get in trouble after getting a DWI?
if you get pulled over for a DWI after leaving a bar, will that bar be notified or fined in anyway? If you told the officer where you were previously are they obligated to notify that bar?
Not likely, however, if you were visibly drunk and the bartender was still serving you, and consequently you get in an...
Another underage drinking charge. Facing jail time?
Am I likely to get jail time? Last November, I got picked up for underage drinking and agreed to go to outpatient counseling as part of my plea. Last week, I got picked up again for a bunch of minor charges, like disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. I have completed the counseling, but not the aftercare at the point of the arrest. Today, I got in the mail summons for arraignments, one for the recent arrest and one for the one back in November. My question is what's likely going to happen? Am I going to be re-sentenced for the original charge? Am I going to have to go to jail or rehab?
With two charges, you need to talk to a local attorney. Search here on Avvo under the Find a Lawyer tab. At least...
If someone were to plea guilty to a DUI in MD while a PA resident then later move to MD. What would happen to driving privilege
Counseling completed, fines paid, attending AA mtg and seeing monitor. anything change like interlock, etc?
I suggest that you re-post your question with MD as the jurisdiction to receive responses from attorneys who are...
My boyfriend is awaiting a blood test from a DUI charge over the weekend. is jail mandatory for 2nd offense? Can it be avoided?
My boyfriend got pulled over for a DUI (2nd offense). There was no probably cause unless you count him not stopping at a stop sign for 3 seconds or longer (he still stopped) and increasing speed to 38 (speed limit 35). The state trooper took his blood and told him it would take 3 weeks. My boyfriend is in Brazil for work now and then Mexico after. Is jail the only option? I am scared he will lose his license, job, and go to jail-- meaning he might lose the house he just bought. Is there anything we can do- like plead for house arrest and no/ limited jail time? What can i expect?
I see that you have posted previously with a slightly different question, but on the same topic. It is clear that you...
I was stopped for MIP, what should I do and/or what happens next. Will I get info in the mail? Should I call my lawyer father?
I am a 20 year old male who was stopped by the police with a solo cup in hand. The police asked what was in my cup, smelled it, and dumped the contents in the grass. He asked for ID but since I didn't have any, he asked for my info. I started to lie but then told him the truth. He talked to someone and got my license number to confirm my info. I never admitted to drinking alcohol, nor was I given a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer. We talked for a bit while one of the confirmed I was who I said I was and they said it wouldn't be major since it was my first experience with any cop. Then they told me to leave without giving me a citation about what I was being charged with. They threatened to arrest me for giving false information if they saw me again.
It may be nothing. They might not charge you. However, they can. You would get a ciation in the mail. The tests...
I am under supervision of dui court. I injured my back and am in severe pain and am being denied any type of prescribed meds. ?
I have been to the doctors and they've prescribed me non-narcotic medicine and i am still not allowed to take anything. My doctor has also put me on temporary disablity from work. I have been suffering debilitating pain for a month now and for the court to deny me any sort of relieve seems inhumane and down right cruel. My doctors have tried to talk to my P.O. to let him know my situation but nothing is getting through to them. If my pain continues my doctor wants to operate on my back. I guess my question is there anyway i could sue the court for pain and suffering or is there anyway i can get them to listen to reason?
The question regarding suing the court for pain and suffering should be listed under another practice area. That being...
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