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Officer had no reason to pull me over, I refused the test. What does a conditional discharge mean? I heard its sometbing that can be negotiated in cases like this. Is it a dismissal? Will charges be dismissed after I meet the conditions? Is a conditional discharge a conviction or dismissal? I am so worried on whether it will stay on my record as a criminal conviction or not. Is there something better than a conditional discharge plea deal? After some research of my own I understand that this discharge always comes with a 1 year suspension and interlocking device which I don't want. Can something be better be done in these instances? Thanks
A Conditional Discharge is part of a sentence and basically means stay out of trouble. Some call it unsupervised...
What happens if my DMV hearing results in a dismissal of my DWI charges. I have 2 hearings coming up from that arrest, they said it is one for DWI and one for refusal. Problem is I had a suspended license for a ticket in long island from a while ago that I did not know about. Should I go pay it before my hearing for DWI. Will I get my license back if case is dismissed or do I still need to wait one year. Also, I had a passenger in the car who drank and I was his designated driver. That is where the smell came from. I refused the test at the precinct because officers intimidated me and told me very disturbing things behind closed doors. I did not trust them or their device after the things they have said to me and the way they treated me. Do I have a chance?
The DMV refusal hearing is to determine whether you refused to take a breathalyzer when asked, as you are required in...
I am living in the USA for 8 years I was charged 3 times for DWI from 09to2011 I was also charged for disorderly conduct I am worried because I was told that I may be deported because I did 180 days for the 3rd DWI.I don't know what to do
You need to consult with an Immigration attorney right away because you are subject to deportation. Regardless of how...
Cops came into my house arrest my boyfriend, when they said they only want to talk to him. I call and ask all they said it was a warrant and don't know when he would be release. I believe he had two dwi fines he could afford to pay because of lack of work from 8 years ago.
It is hard to give you any guidance when you don't know what the situation is. If he has not already seen a judge he...
Out of curiousity, i googled the name of the officer that arrested me and low and behold, he's received awards the last two years for the total number of DWI arrests he's made. Is it just me or does something seem wrong with this? While i was locked up he kept thanking me for his "$80 an hour overtime" and made reference to be in line for another award. Would something like this leave a less than favorable impression of the officer to a judge/jury? The reason i ask is because i had a relatively low BAC, my speech was not "slurred" as the officer claimed, and i highly doubt i had "watery bloodshot eyes" but this guy arrested me within 2 minutes of pulling me over and i think the fact that he's getting awards played a factor in my arrest.
It is not "unethical" in the sense that he/she can't control when an organization chooses to honor him for his work....
I was told by the officer that we are going to the precinct because my license is suspended and I would get a DAT and go home. But once I got there officer told me to blow into his machine. I never saw that thing in my life and have no idea what that had to do with a suspended license. They took me to another precinct and tried to make me do it there and too and I said no, they were trying to do something I don't know what. Now I have a refusal court date. Were they allowed to arrest time for a suspended license but then give me a breathalyzer in the precinct and charge me with a DWI? It's so unfair.
We are missing a lot of information. For starters, if the officer initially pulled you over for a traffic violation,...
I'm originally from Mass and now live in NYC. I am 35 and have a clean record (no prior arrests, etc). I was pulled over, given a breathalyzer test and the device didn't work. I was arrested, then asked to take an official test in the precinct which I refused. I have been offered a job out of state (Washington DC/Virginia) where I would have to drive. Does my license stay suspended even if I win the case, have charges dropped, CWOF out, etc? Is there a way to still drive via hardship license?
(1) You are not eligible for a Hardship Privilege because you refused the test. (2) Your license is suspended for 15...