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2nd OWI offense/Being marked as a refusal.
Officer #1. The intoximeter test had already been started he informed officer 2 that the informing accused needed to be read, he read it and I refused to answer if I would submit. Officer#2. I gave a breath sample during the Intoximeter test, the other officer came back and said he didn't read the Informing the Accused had not been read. They then read it to me. Shouldn't they have read it to me first? They said if I refused it everything would be easier in the long run. So I didn't answer, I didn't know what to say. They marked me as a refusal. I did research -because they never gave me my id back- and they never told me if I was a refusal I lose my license for a year. They also stated I sat on the curb before the arrest and wouldn't get up. My two friends saw me get right into the car
Based upon the facts posted, you may have a defense to the refusal, IF you requested a hearing in a timely manner. Don'...
Underage Drinking. DUIs
I was driving to a gas station,and then I came out and a cop was next to my car. She must've known that I drove to the gas station. She tested me knew I was intoxicated. My ticket was $240, but she didn't charge me with a DUI. Does that mean I got lucky?! Will she bring it up during my court date that I was driving?
Were you only cited, and not arrested? If you were not arrested, and she let you drive away, then she must not have...
Can i get an underage dropped if i wasn't breathalyzed?
Hi, I just got an underage last weekend in Wisconsin and was wondering what my options were. Here's the details: I was outside my house around 8:30 still light out, and i was just talking to my friend when two cops were walking down the alley and saw a beer bottle in my hand. One stopped and cited me and my friend for underage drinking. However, the cop stated that he didnt right down that i had a bottle and he didn't breathalize either of us. He also said something about a "watch" going on in the neighborhood so he had to give us an underage. I was wondering if there was any possibility of me fighting this charge, i never admitted to drinking either although it was my first beer im almost 20 years old and, turn 21 in 4 months
If there is no hard evidence (e.g. you weren't breathalyzed or given any sobriety tests), you should fight the citation.
Can i get out of this underage?
So i had a bonfire at my house. The cops came and gave a few people underages, i ran and wasnt seen. Two days later, i recieved court days one for underage and other for possession of drug parafenilia. For the underage i want to get out of it cuz its 456 bucks! which is really high priced if you ask me. If they never breathalyzed me, or seen me for that fact i dont see how i got it. My friends said they didnt rat me out, and if they did i dont believe they can go off hear say. Yes it was my house, but my brother threw the bonfire. The drug parafanilia some of my pipes were found in my friends purse and well if it wasnt in my purse with my indentification how did i get a ticket. Once again, Hear say? idk wut to do. Not guilty???? HELP.
Hearsay is an out-of-court statement offered in court to prove the truth. Here's an example. If a police officer...
Can I recant my admission of operating a vehicle while intoxicated since I really wasn't behind the wheel?
I was with two friends, "A" and "B". We all rode together in B's car to a few bars in town. By the end of the night B had too much to drink, fell forward and gashed his head on the ground. Myself and A decided to drive him back home, and A drove. Once there I decided to call 911 to have a medical professional take a look at B's head. My friend A was worried about a possible OWI so I told him to say I drove because I felt fine, and I knew they were drinking long before I showed up that night. I blew a .09, was taken in to have my blood drawn for my BAC, and am now being charged with a 2nd OWI. My first was 2007 roughly. Both friends A and B were witness to me not driving the vehicle, so I may potentially have two witnesses to back me up if I were to recant my statement to law enforcement.
You can try, but will need to pick your poison: misdemeanor obstructing charges vs. the OWI 2nd, since lying to a law...
Is there any chance of winning this case even though i was not driving?
I got a OWI inside a park car. I was very polite to the officer and he told me to step out of my car. i ask him what did i do wrong? No respond from him. Cuff me and took me to the station.
More information is needed to answer this question. Were you in the driver's seat or the passenger seat? Were you...
2nd and 8th amendment as applies to DUI (out of state offense).
I am confused on how everything that I am going through is legal. First off, I messed up and received a 1st offense DUI in Wisconsin. I was home on leave at the time. As a result of this DUI, I have fines, fees, and requirements in WI, as well as fines, fees, and requirements in my home state. Furthermore, since I am in the military, I will now be getting kicked out and losing my occupation of 14 years. When I was arrested, I had a valid WI license. The arresting officer informed me that since I am not a resident of the state any longer, I need to get a new license immediately upon returning home. So I did that. I was handling the fees, etc and now I found out that my home state driver's license is revoked because I had a new state Driver's license at the time of the conviction (not arrest). So, for a first time DUI (that most people learn from and serve a 6 month suspension), I now have my license permanently revoked (due to me being unable to meet both states requirements, and both states have placed holds, so I cannot clear one without the other), and I will be losing my livelihood, cars, houses, and my family and I will most likely be a homeless veterans family.
Unfortunately, I don't see how the Second or Eighth Amendments apply to your facts. You compounded the problems caused...