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What are the chances of gettting a a DWI dismissed do to a

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What are the chances of gettting a a DWI dismissed do to a documented medical condition injury to back knee and leg that rendered the accused incapability to perform field sobriety
test
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.

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What did the person blow on the breath test?

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How much did the person tell the officer that they had to drink?

JB Umphrey :

Was there an accident?

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Why was the person pulled over by the police?

Customer:

Officer said i failed to maintain right side of lane,no accident, told officer I consumed 2 beers earlier, refsed breath test at station

JB Umphrey :

Then there is no need for the DWI to be dismissed.

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The prosecutor does not need to introduce evidence of field sobriety tests to secure a DWI conviction.

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Improper lane use and admissions of consumption of alcohol can be enough for the prosecutor to get a conviction.

Customer:

What about the above medical impairment defense

JB Umphrey :

If one is not able to safely operate their auto as a result of a medical impairment, then they should not be operating their auto at all.

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And, the jury will reason, if one has a medical impairment which does not allow them to safely operate their vehicle (e.g., by maintaining proper lane usage) then one certainly should not consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel.

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Customer:

Thats not what my attorney said

JB Umphrey :

Is there anything else that I can assist with?

Customer:

no///and you were not helpful

Customer:

wish to speak to someone else

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
You didnt answer the question i asked
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
I believe I answered that it would not be dismissed.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
didnt answer about physical impeedment to field sobriety due to injury as a medical defence
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
The prosecutor does not need to introduce the field sobriety tests to get a DWI conviction.

The failure to maintain your lane and the admission to having consumed 2 beers is all the evidence the prosecutor needs to get a DWI conviction.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Failureto maintain line could be due to pain and fatigue from injury
Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
Then you can make that argument to the jury at your trial.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

have you seen that defense be successful in the past

Expert:  JB Umphrey replied 5 years ago.
Not when the person has admitted to the officer that they consumed 2 beers. No.

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