I was arrested a month ago and charged with public intoxication
but during the arrest, I never get tested or asked for a breath or a chemical test.
It was on the weekend of 4th of july . I went out clubbing with bunch of my friends and got a couple of drinks at the beginning of the night and everything was good till at the end of the club. Like usual after the club , we chilled out and mingled outside of the club. there were a group of people who were outside the club who were singing and jumping i think they were some soccer fans . and the police asked people to evacuate the street and it was when I and my group of friends starting leaving the area that one officer pulled me back and handcuffed me . i tried to ask him what i did wrong and the only thing I heard him saying was " you are going to sleep in jail tonight" and after that he put me in a van and l went to jail. I got to know that i was arrested for public intoxication after 2 hrs spent in a cell . I ask the detention officer why I was getting charge for public intoxication while they didn't run any test on me to know if i was intoxicated or not but he told me just to sign the form for procedure reason . in the morning my friend came to bail me out. I went to talk to the legal adviser at my school before my first appearance to court
and he explained to him the circumstances and he advised to plead not guilty and I did so . but the copy of the preliminary complain said that "defendant did have an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath , slummed speech and blood shot watery eyes. He refused a PBT when offered ". the officer never ever asked me for a PBT test. I got schedule for a pretrial conference and the legal adviser at my school advised me not to discuss anything with the prosecutor .
and this is my first ever issue with the law and I never had a traffic ticket and never got pull over.
So my question is do you think that not saying anything to the prosecutor at the pretrial conference could play against me in trial
since i don't have a lawyer yet ?
Do you think i should take any deal that the prosecutor will proposed ?