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The Blood consent law was not in effect at this time. How can they legally take my blood without my consent? that is 1 question.
q 2) How can they say I am intoxicated on meds that I have therapeutic levels per the tox report.
not to mention I have taken the same meds for almost 3 years. I know how they effect me.
it was a medical emergency and that's all. but the idiot cop knew nothing about diabetes or hypoglycemia
he heard narcotics and that was that
plus he made me give this info with reading my Mirada rights first. which incriminated myself so the speak. Although I did nothing wrong. it is completely legal written scripts by the dr I have seen for over 6 years
How can they legally take my blood without my consent? Up until recently the state courts were holding that the police could have blood drawn without a warrant. However, that changed a few months ago when the Supreme Court ruled that they could not.
2) How can they say I am intoxicated on meds that I have therapeutic levels per the tox report.
Taking medicines as prescribed doesn't mean that you can't still be"intoxicated" under the law and illegal to drive.
this happened in April 5 2011
The Supreme Court case will apply to all warrantless blood draws.
The case that was decided happened pre-2010.
so does that mean he did not have the right to take my blood.
If the case is still pending you should be able to get anything you said to them suppressed as well as the blood test.
No, he did not have the right to take your blood. If he had wanted a blood test the proper thing to do would have been to go to the judge and get a warrant to get the blood.
by suppressed, what do you mean. thrown out?
that is exactly what I thought. however my attorney never even started with that. which if he had, the entire case would have been thrown out, correct?
It would be likely to be thrown out if all of the evidence was suppressed.
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Hi JD. Just to fill you in a little more, I knew I never signed theimplied consent form for blood work. And never verbally authorized it.I see the actual document and the cop actually forged my signature.CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?At this point with the evidence, I should have the whole case thrownout because of the forgery. But my attorney will not even call meback.It seems to me there is no justice in my town at all. Everyone is inthe take or whatever. All I know is I am innocent. But apparently inthis town I am guilty until proven innocent.I wish I had someone that could help me.I feel like no one hears me, nor do they care.Anna
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