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Can you get a dui if you are not in your car.
Can you get a dui if you are drunk inside the store and not in your car?Keys are in car but not in ignition. There is store video footage showing this person driving up to the store. Cops came in store and arrested him.Is a Dui possible if you are not even in your car?
Sure. I mean I suppose you could argue you were drinking in the store?? Depends on a lot of factors but if they find...
Somebody said they saw me driving while intoxicated..Supposedly,someone called in and said I was leaving a bar Intoxicated and driving..The police showed up at my door Charging a DUI They did not pull me over they did not see me driving..My car was parked in the driveway, the keys are inside my house..they asked me to go get my keys and took me to go do a blood test
Yes, you can be charged. The question is if they can prove it. That witness would need to come to court to identify...
A couple weeks ago I was arrested for DUI because I was sitting in the driver seat, with the engine running, at a park by the lake. About four hours before my arrest my daughter text me wondering where I was so I sent her a pinpoint location of where I was located through my iPhone. I also told her I had met some people and was going to be there for a while. The people I met gave me some drinks and I took a hit from a joint. I became sick to my stomach and threw up on my pants. I sent my daughter a message stating I wasn't going to be coming home until early in the morning. I told her I was too tired, but I was drunk and high. I went back to my vehicle to sleep off my intoxication when Pennsylvania State trooper's came to my window. My BAC was around .20 and I had a small amount of marijuana in my blood. They charged me with DUI at the highest tier and having a controlled substance in my blood. So two counts. I had no intention of driving. I was going to sleep it off. Will the fact that I communicated with my daughter the facts I had help me? everything is time stamped. My engine was running because I have a severe neurological disorder and I was freezing cold.
Sitting in the drivers seat of a running vehicle will get you charged with DUI. As to the defenses you may have some...
What are my options and chances of DUI conviction? What should I do Immediately
I was stopped for at least 1.5 hours on a country road when a police officer pulled up an told me I was getting a DUI (I wasn't driving, I was parked) because my eyes were glassed over and he smelled Marijuana. I had no alcohol in my system which a breathalyzer proved. It was only one police officer in one car and he kept asking me about my dealer and if I would work with him. When I told him that my dealer was just some guy on a street corner in Allentown, he stopped caring. I had a bong, a bowl, and some weed (approx. 3 grams) in a baggy in my car, so I assume I'll be facing that on top of a DUI. I have no previous DUI's, They took me to a DUI center, blood test and another field sobriety test and sent me home. no previous convictions, only a couple speeding tickets. I haven't gotten the paperwork in the mail so I don't know what my actual charges are, As of asking this question it happened 24 hours ago. what should do immediately? I went and saw a lawyer on my lunch break today and he was very informative and helpful and offered a flat fee of $2000. Is that a reasonable amount? is there any possibility I could not have a DUI on my record and/or not serve jail time?
If you like and trust the lawyer you should go with them
Will an ARD other than DUI/DWI effect granting a green card for my spouse?
A recieving stolen property arrest was warranted against my spouse for using lost gift cards belonging to another person.
The case is opened (preliminary) with hearsay and evidence of us using the green cards. It was agreed with the now retired detective from the beginning to satisfy the case with a motion file 586. Now however, the new detective will not contact the plaintiff to satisfy arbitration. ARD was the consutation's advice, however she is in an extension of green card application because of the length of this matter. Will a court satisfaction of ARD immediately allow her green card to be accepted??
There is not enough information to answer and you must show it to an immigration attorney.
How long will it take to get DUI paperwork in the mail? Also how do I know what I was charged with?
I was parked for about 2 hours and allegedly smoking marijuana, a cop pulled up and said that my keys were in the ignition, he smelled marijuana, and he was investigating me for DUI. He put me in the cop car and searched my truck finding a small amount of marijuana and 2 empty flasks. I had not consumed alcohol and the breathalyzer proved that, I just happened to have the flasks. He towed my truck and took me to a DUI center where I was photographed and had blood drawn. After that, they called me a cab and sent me home. I was under the impression that I would at least spend a night in jail and post bail but from the time I was handcuffed to the time I walked out of the police station was about 3 hours. I don't think the prosecution has a strong case, I was calm and cooperative the entire time, I might have messed up on the field sobriety test but I have flat feet and severe nerve pain in one leg, I was parked and out of the way of traffic for a long time. It has been about 20 days since and I have not received anything in the mail, nor did they give me or tell me anything as I left the station. What charges should I expect and what should be my first steps?
It usually takes from 10 days to 3-4 weeks to get your paperwork, although sometimes it is much longer. You won't know...