Q: What can be done to remove IID and fight back against the injustice of the police system? We live in MD.
We live in MD and my family was stopped for a routine traffic stop back in January. It was my husband, 14-yr old son, and I in the car with my hubbie driving. We were not far from home just coming from a quick dinner. As we were traveling downhill, we were followed then pulled over for speeding according to the officer. My hubbie cracked the window and gave the officer everything he asked for. Then proceeded to say he smelled alcohol and take my hubbie out the car for a Field Sobriety Test. He already let him know that he has foot/ankle issues from club feet and the officer continued to harass him. Eventually he put him in handcuffs and then after arresting him offered the breathalyzer and my husband said yes anything so he can prove himself innocent to go home. Officer manipulated the situation and said doesn’t matter I’m taking you to jail. Put him down as refused & now he has interlock in the car and still awaiting the criminal. Of course the cop lied about everything, no cameras
A: It’s impossible to advise you based solely on these facts. Your husband needs a lawyer, and the best thing he can do is hire a good criminal defense lawyer. The lawyer will obtain all the discovery from the prosecutor and can better analyze the situation.
Scott Scherr agrees with this answer
A: I agree with Mr. Oakley. Your husband needs a lawyer to represent him. In order for it to be a refusal, they would need to have had your husband sign that he refused the test on the Advice of Rights form or to mark it that he refused to sign. You will want to provide his attorney with medical records supporting his clubbed feet diagnosis.
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