You have been charged in the alternative. You can only be sentenced on one offense. It is common for the state to charge both an aggravated and a DWI 1st in many scenarios: a test over .16, eluding police, high speed etc. If state fails to prove the aggravating circumstance then court can...Read more »
Yes, a person can be charged with a DUI as long a police officer believes there is impairment from alcohol or drugs. This is a very subjective decision to charge a person. If you are charged with a DUI you should contact a lawyer that focuses their practice on defending them. I would encourage...Read more »
He asked for the breathalyzer an hour after arrest at precinct.Then wrote in report methadone,prescribed.Resulted from break down on the highway.Literally 2 secs after refused breathalyzer i agreed to it.The Sargent said it had been too long since the arrest.If thats the case why adminester one an... Read more »
There is a case in NH that permits a chemical test to be admitted 2 hours after driving. The circumstances of request to test are important and make a difference. If advised of ALS rights, then the issue becomes was the rescission reasonable.
I saw a cop turn around and was nervous, he did not have his blues on. I pulled down a side street and parked in a random driveway. He then pulled up put his blues on and arrested me for dui after a field test.. but is trying to charge me for aggravated dui for eluding him, but why would he hand me... Read more »
The charges are in the alternative. This means that the state may seek the enhanced penalty that an aggravated DWI carries if they prove the eluding. As a fall back the state can rely on the the DWI 1st offense.
It is important that you talk with a qualified DWI attorney ASAP. You have...Read more »
Female over 21, with prior DUIs, is stopped again, given a breathalyzer results were a .02, and she also passed the field sobriety, did not consent to blood test (because she passed other 2 tests)- Can officer demand the 3rd test -Blood test- with no other indications of intoxication?
Looks like you're asking for a friend. So I'm not sure exactly what the facts of the case are. But the police officer has to have probable cost to pull her over. You also suspected that she was probably using an illegal drug. And if you go suspect that he can ask her for a blood test. And...Read more »
Repeatedly told the officer that he would take a breathalyzer but the officer refused stating that he needed a blood test. My son faints with needles or the site of blood and he refused. Is his refusal considered an admission of guilt? A urine test was not offered.
In Alabama, it is actually a pretty good defense when the individual does not take a test. Even though there can be further repercussions, such as a lengthier drivers license suspension, there is NO HARD EVIDENCE to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. A breathalyzer done on the side of the...Read more »
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