Middleton, WI asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Municipal Law for Illinois

Q: I refused to sign a ticket that was given to me for swerving. I wasn't swerving. What happens if I do not pay or appear?

I believe I was pulled over for going through a yellow. Cop pulled a u-turn and followed me for a half mile. I put on my left blinker and turned, he pulled me over. Never told me why he pulled me over. Asked if I had been drinking, I said yes one beer three hours prior. Was asked by another officer to step out of the car. Passed a field sobriety test. The ranking officer told me to sit in my car and the other officer would give me back my license and I could be on my way. The other officer gave me my license back and then asked me to sign a ticket for swerving. I told the officer that I did not swerve and even noted that I had stayed in the same lane from when he followed me until I put my blinker on to change lanes and turn left. I refused to sign the ticket Because I didn't swerve. I had Wisconsin plates and they spent 45 mins trying to get me on a dui when I was well below the legal limit.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ray Choudhry
Ray Choudhry
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Moline, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: If it's a must appear ticket, there could be an arrest warrant.

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