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Can I video record my own DUI sobriety test ?
If someone gets pulled over and the officer wants to administer a field test, can the person tell the officer they will only consent to it , if they are able to able use their phone to record everything. These days you can't trust the police since they lie to suit themselves, and to build their case. God will punish those dirty cops on the streets. I wouldn't want to rely on their dash camera since it may not be working , or they may turn it on or off as they please. So my question is can I ask for the entire encounter to be recorded ?
I don't see why not. There is no expectation of privacy in this situation.
Moving to Florida from out of state with DUIs in prior state(CA), insurance requirements.
Hi, I have a DUI that occurred on June 2012 in CA. I have finished all the requirements that the court needs me to do in California. I have moved to Florida in July 2014 and got Florida license. In CA, i am supposed to maintain an SR-22 until Nov 2016, and also have $100,000, $300,000 injury,liability, coverages on my insurance and I am still continuing to have SR-22 even after moving to Florida. Is there something similar that I need to get in Florida as well. Also, is there anything that i need to take care of insurance requirements.
My advise is that you call the good folks at DMV in Tallahassee (850-617-2000) and ask them directly. No one knows...
Should I be afraid of getting falsely accused of a second DUI ?
I have a DUI of which I was not convicted . I am always nervous about driving. I try my best to stay off the roads at nights since, most DUI seem to occur at nights. I don't even use mouthwash when I leave the house because of the alcohol content that can remain on your breath, and give a false reading. I always fear that any police that drives behind my car and looks up my registration, will see my previous DUI charge. I just feel that they will follow me, or go on a fishing expedition just to stop and check on me, or worst,start a DUI investigation. My first DUI experience is a lesson well learned, but I keep seeing being getting their 2nd's. Are they that reckless and addicted to alcohol, or did they get falsely accused by police who just want credit ? How do I stop being afraid ?
No, you should not, especially if you do not drink and drive. Make sure that you are all legal, the lights work, even...
I have 4 duis (in 4 different states), 4th one here in Florida. J&S from only 1 prior but SA is looking for max. Please help me.
I have 4 duis (in 11 years)- 3 are in other states and the 4th one in here in Florida. The State Attorney is pushing for the maximum but only has the J&S from 1 of the priors, and is trying to use the NCIC for the others to convict me of a felony and throw me in jail.. I'm scared out of my mind- I'm a good person with a full time job and I will lose everything. What do I do? (Oh, and I do have an attorney, but to be honest he's kind of a jerk to me and I'm not very confident in him..) I'm really scared.
Four DUIs in four states is not going to garner a great deal of sympathy for you!! Work with your attorney and if he...
What are some examples of DUI diversion community service ?
A friend of mine has a DUI and may go the pre trail diversion route, and isn't sure what community service she will have to do. It is obviously working for free, but can she choose places like Habitat for Humanity ,Food For the Poor etc, or is it like cleaning of the street and public parks like what prisoners do ? Can she opt to do it before her limited license expires. If it expires she will not be able to drive herself to community service . Is doing this ahead of time good for the judges or prosecutors ?
Most courts and probation departments have an approved list of community service providers. Call the court and find...
What are the chances of a DUI case getting nolle prosequi a the Pre Trial Conference ?
I have a DUI case pending and I was offered Pre Trial Diversion and my attorney has informed me that the cop lied and wrote some untruthful facts on the affidavit which her evidence will show a different story. The lawyer has made a motion to dismiss based on her evidence and if I want to fight it I will forfeit the PTD option, since the prosecutor will have to defend the motion. This is unfair because I don't want to lose at trial because I was told the cop can try to change his facts even though he wrote an affidavit . I think the State Attorney in FL scares people into taking a PTD contract. I say scare because its a sure thing for me in terms of Nolle Prosequi and money for them. Why do judges not throw out the case on the day of the PTC if the motions to suppress and evidence is good?
You need to talk to your lawyer about this. In every litigation you need to choose between a compromise, which may mean...
Can I get 6 months of time for my first DUI with no accident or prior records ?
The officer claimed that I did not stop , but there was no stop sign at the movie theater, that I exited. Would the stop sign issue be an illegal stop and will any evidence gathered after be thrown out, thus leading to a dismissal of my DUI case ?
There's a U.S. Supreme Court case, Kehoe, which places the burden in the State to establish that an actual traffic...