If you did successfully complete a class C deferred, it was dismissed at the end of the probation. If that is the case, you are eligible to try to have the entire case expunged from your record. Once that is done, there should be no traces of the event on your record, and you are entitled to then deny that it ever happend.
You will need a lawyer to help you with this. Do it immediately.
The police and therefore the prosecutors rely on invalid, unreliable science when trying to prove cases of drug or medication based DWI charges. The police at best asked you many questions, checked your eyes, your temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, etc. and had a cop who went to some seminar will try to give an opinion about you being under the influence of some drug. These cases require a very technical approach to defend. Contact a lawyer who practices DWI defense. These cases are...
Your first decision not to throw away all your rights was an excellent and admirable choice. You needed legal counsel and you didn't want to play their game without knowing the rules. Unfortunately, the rules do allow officers to apply for a search warrant without allowing you counsel at that time. As long as the warrant was properly requested with probable cause that you had committed DWI, the taking of the blood may be legal. There are many other procedural issues that can present...
All evidence that tends to show a fact is more or less probable than without it is relevant.
Whether relevant evidence is inadmissible for some other reason is situation specific. Grand juries can consider almost anything in deciding whether to indict someone. At least in Texas, rules of evidence do not apply in grand jury investigations.
A pardon is legally possible. it just is not likely enough for you to put any realistic hope into it. pardons are rarely granted, and when they are, it is often for political reasons. I wish there were a way for all people to get a second chance to restore their good name. The system is just not designed with compassion in mind.
Congratulations on beating alcohol. I hope you can continue your victory and continue to move forward.
You used two terms by which blood could be drawn. A warrant is not needed for a "mandatory" blood draw. If you are charged with a felony or if someone went to the hospital as a result of an accident, they don't even need a warrant.
I'm sorry you are experiencing this. These situations are very difficult to deal with from every side.
The word of a witness is evidence. If a witness says something happened, and if the are believable, that is all it takes to convict someone of a crime. I know it puts a lot of power in someone's words.
I am sure though if your son told you someone did something horrible to him, and there was no proof of it but his story, you would want something done about it anyway.
I hope that if...
Sorry. Congratulations on getting your requirements knocked out, but Texas law forbids early termination of a probated sentence in a DWI case.
You can perhaps ask the judge to minimize your requirements, allow mail-in reporting, or remove any ignition interlock that may have been required.