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Refused breathalyzer saying I didn't have enough time to talk to lawyer. Contestable? Conflict of interest with Public Def.?
Arrested for a 3rd DUI, on probation, released into DUI court. After failing the roadside sobriety test, I refused the roadside breathalyzer saying I wanted to talk to an attorney first. At the police station I was read my rights, asked, "what constitutes a reasonable amount of time" and was told by the officer they would let me know when it was close(never did). Called a lawyer who said they'd call back. Waited about 20 minutes then called another number. Talked to this half asleep attorney for about 15 minutes not realizing it was a phonebook for 150miles away. I asked to call another, was told no my time was up. I refused saying I wouldn't take it until I could consult another attorney. Is contesting worth a shot? Should I worry since my public def. works closely with DUI court team?
You are facing a criminal charge based on these facts, so I would say that yes it is worth contesting (as would be any...
I got a DUI and also do to medical issues which i also had taken epi-pen earlier before the arrest, dont they have medical laws that need to be follow? For several hours I had told them and they did nothing. Was this right or did they do wrong? I have medical records that state I dont have to drink to breath in the machine to show it should be done by other means and they did not check my blood or anything. What can I do and do I have a case to go after the police?
Unfortunately this happens quirt a but in MN. I suggest you contact an experienced DWI attorney and they will guide...
I was charged with a 3rd degree DWI - (Blew .20) What are penalties for a 1st time offender realistically? (Hennepin County)
Car was impounded and plates were removed before I picked it up the next day. I did not have to go to jail that night. Blew .20. Trying to figure out what I will have to do when court comes. I don't have a ton of money and have talked to a few lawyers. Everyone says I just need a public defender. I am trying to possibly get it reduced to a misdemeanor vs. gross. Any private lawyers ever accept payment plans? Also, should I get a chemical assessment now or wait for it to be ordered? Thank you for your time!
There are many private attorneys that accept payment plans and most will take payment by credit card as well. If you...
If my criminal DUI charges are reduced to careless driving but I am still convicted of the implied consent violation, will the implied consent conviction show up on background checks for future employment? I am about to graduate with my MBA and am concerned about getting a job because I have an implied consent conviction on my record, even though my criminal was pled down.
The implied consent revocation is not a "conviction" on your criminal record and it won't show up there at all. It is...
I was initially stopped for my head lights being out. I was traveling in a well lit area, with inside lights that are always on, I could see well enough, so I forgot about the headlights. (bad habit of mine) My BAC tests were .16. I have had a prior DWI conviction at the age of 19. Since then I have had a child, have a good job, and am attending full time RN classes. I dont know if my case is anything more than cut and dry, and if it worth my time to hire an attorney. I would just like to stay out of jail on account of my child.
Before making any decisions you should consult with an experienced DWI attorney. There are many good ones here on AVVO....
I am a first time offender and had a BAC of .13, so I believe I will qualify for the one day DWI program. If I do this will this be in place of other fines, etc? What are the advantages and disadvantages? When do I ask to be a part of the program? Before I am convicted, do I ,mention it to the public defender before meeting with the Judge?
The One Day Program is a typical requirement in first time offenses, and usually the court will sentence you to do it...
I was arrested in Saint Louis Park MN for DWI and blew a .13. This is my first offense. I am a high school teacher and do not work in the Saint Louis Park distirict or in Hennepin county. Do I need to notify my school district of my arrest or if I am convicted, do I need to tell them? I have been a teacher for 8 years and had my background checked at that time and do not anticipate another background check form them.
Your teaching contract or CBA probably specifies that you are required to disclose any arrests, but check that document...
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