I was arrested for dui after i crashed my car into a curb. the airbags went off and i was dizzy and incoherent. the officer asked me to do some field sobriety tests which he said i failed. He took me down to the station and I blew a .09 and he also didn't observe me between the 2 tests at the station. Is the officer neglecting a procedure here?
Ok, but is it entirely fair to perform fst's on someone who was involved in a crash and the airbag went off in his face and automatically assume alcohol played a huge part instead of just falling asleep at the wheel? I do realize i had some fault in the dui but i'm hopping for some kind of loop hole that can get my charge dropped lower or possibly dismissed. I really cant afford a record like this because it'll effect my job
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).