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Can you get an OUI if your car is parked in the driveway, keys are on coffee table, and I am in my basement?
I had been drinking Monday night at dinner. Tuesday, I did a bunch of yard work and had a few beers. Around 3 pm I went to the bar and had 3-4 Pabst Blue Ribbon 16oz. cans. I drove home around 4:30. I had another beer and half at home and around 4:50, as I am in my basement, I hear a knock on my door. I run up thinking it is my friend Shannon and instead I find two police officers. They ask me a few questions as some one complained of a red Honda driving UNDER the speed limit. I said I had been driving earlier in the day, at which point they gave me the Field Sobriety Test, which I failed. It was hot and I was dehydrated. I ended up blowing a .28 and was booked for Operating Under the Influence. Can they arrest me when car is parked, and the keys and me are in my house?
They certainly can charge you with operating under the influence even if you're not driving at the exact time that the...
My FL license was suspended for 10 years for 3rd DUI 4 years ago, however Im now living in Maine. Can I get a hardship here?
Everything I read online says the revoked license must be cleared up in FL l before anything can be done but what if I never move back to FL?
Your question was posted under the wrong category. To further assist you, I am reclassifying it to the DUI category,...
Transportations of Drugs by a Minor
I have a summons to court for Transportation of drugs by a minor. I was stopped at 2 am driving my friends who weren't fit to drive. The cop explained that this could result in a suspension of my license which I find crazy because I had no clue there were drugs. The cop claimed the car reeked of pot like we were smoking but I let NO ONE smoke in my car. Should I consider getting someone to represent me on my summons date? It's only a civil offense but i feel as if the cop lied to search my passengers. No drugs were mine that was found. Possibly able to get the suspension dropped or the whole summons in all?
Consult an attorney in your area. This sounds like the sort of case that can sometimes result in a a favorable result.
Police license plate scanners and temporary plates
I read a question previously posted on this website regarding this same topic, however the answer wasn't exactly what I was looking for. It's not an issue an longer, but a few months ago my license was suspend and at the time my wife and I were actually using my mothers new car, which still had it's temporary plates on it. I never took the chance and drove it, at least until I reactivated my license, but the discussion I've been having with me wife ever since, is that technically, I could have driven the car with considerably less risk of being noticed a by police plate scanner, my reason being that; when driving our own car with it's legitimate permanent plates is scanned by a passing patrol car, it would immediately display to the officer all our information connected with that plate number, including that one of the registered owners, (me) had a suspended license. My argument was, that although the scanner may be able to read a temporary plate it would most likely not return information specific to me, but instead other information; perhaps related to the dealership and the date of issue, and such. Essentially, what information, if any, does a scanner return on a temp plate?
Do an internet search to learn more about the capabilities of these relatively new scanners.
If a liquor or convenience store scans your license when you buy alcohol can that information be seen by police?
I am on deferred disposition for a DUI than prohibits me from drinking or buying alcohol. I recently went to dinner at a friends parents house and bought a bottle of wine to bring without thinking because I wasn't personally planning on drinking. I am almost a year sober and my sentence is almost up so I'm wondering if they will see this when I go back to court.
It is possible, but unlikely. The information is not uploaded to a central governmental computer if that is your...
How long does the grand jury have to indict you on a DUI in the state of Maine?
I was arrested in April for a felony DUI and I still have not been indicted.
That is an unusual length of time if yours is a Cumberland County case. They tend to be vety efficient with the Grand...
Should I contest a speeding ticket if I already have a DUI reduced to reckless driving in the last year?
I was stopped for speeding. 68 in 50. When officer approached, I did admit that I was going "a little" too fast, but don't think it was that much over.
Sure you should. Just because you were arrested for DUI a year ago does not mean there is no chance for a good outcome...