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Should my son have been arrested when his BAC was .000 and .002g/210L and no drugs were involved.
My son in 18 and was driving home some friends who had been drinking. After being pulled over he took a sobriety test but when they told him the portable Breathalizer was voluntary and he sad he didn't want to take it they took him to the jail house where his BAC was .000 and .002. Did they have the right to keep him. No drugs were involved.
Is hard to say from the facts whether the officers had sufficient evidence for probable to arrest. The standard is...
Am I elibible for a DP for a DUI if I have not gone thru a DP in the past. I have a prior DUI from 2002. DUI #2 on 1/1/09.
On January 1, 2009, New Year's Eve, I was traveling to my home with my two year old in the backseat after picking her up from Grandma's house. After making a u-turn in the middle of the road I was pulled over for improper lane travel. To make a long story short, I was arrested & charged with DUI & reckless endangerment. I did have two pretty well made White Russians to drink that night, (it was New Year's Eve, that's my excuse, lousy I know) but not in at least 1 1/2 hours. During those 1 1/2 hours I was at my mother and father's where I had nothing to drink. Nonetheless, I spent the night in jail, my husband bailed me out and I was humiliated. I have a previous DUI from almost seven years ago, 6 yrs. and 8 mos. ago. to be exact. I did not go differed that time, I'm curious if I am eligible to go differed this time. I have a lot to lose. I absolutely cannot do the mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days in jail in WA state. I am a stay at home mom & 7 1/2 months pregnant. (Seven months pregnant at the time of the incident). I have a two year old & the baby will be here soon. I've heard all the lectures from family & friends and I am extremely disappointed in myself and my decision to drink and then to drive home that night. Just curious about the differed prosecution to keep me out of jail & keep my license.
Deferred prosecution is certainly a possible alternative. It is often used in circumstances such as this. It can keep...
Pulled over for "speeding", though I wasnt. Arrested for dui and never cited for speeding, illegal stop and search?
Pulled over for speeding 1/4 mile from hotel, I was complying all traffic laws and was not driving erratically. I just had consumed alcohol within the hr and answered truthfully and I questioned the speeding. I wass detained on road for 40 minutes, given a field sobriety test on a hill which made balance rough then eventually a breathalyzer which 40 mins after stop was .12. I feel everything should be thrown out because I was not cited nor any evidence given to reason for initial stop thus violating my 4th amendment rights.
You need to hire an attorney to represent you. The officer may have stopped you for speeding and smelled alcohol and...
What can I do to try and get my inter lock taken out early?
I had an inter lock installed in February of 2014 and the DOL told me I had to have it till may 2016. I called them to see if I could have it taken out early and was told to call the court. The court told me my case was closed and that I needed to talk to the DOL. I called them back and they said I had to have it for five years which doesn't make sense since it comes out in May 2016. I feel like no one really knows and no one cares to direct me to someone that does. Do I need to get a lawyer involved or am I just stuck with it till May 2016? I've had 2 DUI's and its been over five years since the last one. I've also had two years of alcohol class's. Please help
Unfortunately the you might be stuck with it for 5 years. If you were required to keep an interlock in your vehicle for...
Can I still tell the truth to save myself from the consequences?
A few months ago a "friend" and I were party hopping. He was driving and I was the passenger. He was driving pretty fast and told him to slow down but he didn't and I seen that the road curved but he was still going straight so I grabbed ( I didn't yank the wheel) the wheel to steer away from going off the road but then he grabbed it steered the other way and we crashed into a fence. Long story short the police showed up and I took the blame cause he was really hammered and I had about 2 40z. I was trying to look out for him since it would have been his 3dui and now because I took the blame that I was driving this is my 2nd. So my question is if I were to tell the officials/judge the truth would I get in even more trouble or would it go away? I know I should have never tooken the blame.
First problem is that the police or judge might not believe you. Best bet is get a good lawyer and tell him everything....
Need advice on a 7th DUI that I'm being charged with while working on a short job in Washington State, but live in Utah?
I was charged with prior Du I's in Utah, where I live full time but they all have been dropped to misdemeanors due to completing probation successfully. I am now being charged with what would be to some a 7th DUI while working on a job in Washington State. My wife & kids are back in Utah & I have been stuck in WA with a 50,000.00 bond & looking at serving a minimum of 3 yrs in prison because WA considers the misdemeanors in Utah as part of the WA 7 yr. law due to the fact they all were in the last 6 yrs. I have a PD , but have only spoke to him for 3 min. when he handed me the plea papers & we went before the judge. Is there anything I can do so I'm not doing time in a state that i don't live in ? Please any advice would be appreciated Because I'm lost. Thank you
If there is any way for you to obtain the necessary financial wherewithal to retain a good criminal defense / DUI...
Would I be able to waive the ignition interlock after 5 year probationary period in Washington state
When I was 19 years of age in 2011 I was convicted of a DUI in Washington state, I blew .152. Now 22 years old, I have yet to complete the ignition interlock requirement. After the 5 year probationary period, I was hoping I'd be able to waive the ignition interlock requirement, would that at all be possible?
The requirements for the ignition interlock is governed by D.O.L. so contact them and see what and why the requirement...