Perry Hall, MD asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Maryland

Q: I was on interview at sheriffs office and made me take alcohol test. Interview said I smelled like alcohol

Can I sue for being accused of smelling like alcohol. I had to take an alcohol test which i passed.

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA

A: Sorry that you were treated this way by the Police. The Police have an obligation to act when they have a reasonable suspicion, they don't have to be 100%. If you feel that the request was motivated by some improper reason, your civil rights may have been violated and you should consult with a Civil Rights attorney in your local area. The problem with bringing a case is that the damage to you is low, you were detained, the value of the detention is low, you were not physically injured, which could have a higher value. Consult a local attorney. Thanks for using Justia.

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