I got charged with driving under the influence and a refusal .my mva hearing came before my court date with the district court. on my mva hearing I objected to the way I was pulled over and the refusal and i was granted a second hearing with the officer subpoena. On my second mva hearing the officer didn't show and my license was still suspended for one year because i had a prior refusal 3 yrs ago. Later my charges was dismissed in the district court because the officer didn't show. I filed an appeal against the mva and was granted one for April 17 2009 in the circuit court. I also wrote the circuit court judge and told him my side and also stated if the officer had showed up he would have realize that he assumed that because my passenger was drunk he made an assumption that I was..
The appeal will rely upon the record used in the decision by the judge. You have to know the record on appeal inside and out. There are far too many loose ends to properly advise you about this online. Check with your local bar association to see if an attorney that offers free consultations might assist you.
Good luck to you.
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