I am a middle aged woman, do not drink very much or very often and was pulled over. My husband was intoxicated, argued with the officer and I was deemed drunk. I felt antagonized by the officer and confused as to why he was arresting me as I was not intoxicated. I thought if I took the breath test I would only make things worse. When the office told me to sign the paper saying I was refusing the test, I did not read the paper as I did not have my glasses and thought the officer was telling me the complete content of what I was signing. Is there any way to keep my license. I have never been arrested, have no recent traffic violations and need to drive to make a living.
Probably not. Ignorance of the law is not a defense or excuse to prohibited conduct. The fact that you signed the...
I got arrested for the first time in my life somewhere in CO (only have had a couple speeding tickets and nothing else prior) and I am twenty-five.
I was spooked as I passed a Sheriff going the opposite way when I
saw him turn around on the road a hundred yards behind me and I turned
into a driveway which gave him suspicion to follow me.
The Sheriff arrested me on DUID for being high on Meth and false plates on my
car. I had insurance. I went to jail for the weekend until I could post bail.
He said he could smell it and I agreed to take a UA at the station. He had me do a test
where I stood with my feet together outside, head tilted way back and tell him when
30 seconds was up. They searched my car without consent, but I had nothing
on me or in my car. This is first time arrested.
I'm not sure I see a question here. You might want to rephrase.
I refused a chemical test on the side of the road and in the back of the police cruiser without talking to a lawyer. I was taken to jail. Before I was booked I told the officer that I consented to a breath test. He told me that he had already given me enough chances and that he would not allow it. Then he asked me to sign some express consent form and I refused to sign it without a lawyer because the refusal box was already checked. I am just wondering if there will be a chance for me to bring this up at my DMV hearing and maybe save my license. I learned from a previous post on this site to apply for a hearing so that's what I did. My report even says I consented at the station but the officer had already given me enough chances. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The best advice I can give is to talk to a DUI attorney. So many issues can arise in these types of cases and they are...
Ok I had a interlock in my car last year. My car was broke down and I didn't have the money to fix it. I took it to the juck yard. Called the DMV,interlock company that same day. I have poof of calling them. I have been out of work. Then I had two hearings last month. The first one the hearings officer said that he didn't have my proof. Then I called his suppervisor and he told me that he will tell him where my proof was. A week later i have a hearings and the officer said since keeped the interlock 2 months after I got rid of the car cuz I was out of state. I was guilty of 42-2-132.5 I just got a job. I want to fight this in appeals court and to be able to get a car with a interlock. So how hard would it be to win in court?
There are time deadlines within which to appeal a DMV Hearing decision. You need to go and talk to a DUI attorney as...
It seems that it would boil down to my word against the officer. He states he smelled a strong odor of alcohol I spoke with a heavy tongue and had bloodshot and glassy eyes. There was no alcohol or blood test. How strong is this evidence he has against me?
It depends on the officer and many other factors. A high test result is worse but officer testimony can still be enough...