MY daughter was arrested for the first time in her life, for drinking and driving, but when the police came she was park, but inside the car with the car on, the cop took her out of the car, harrast her and took her to jail, she spent lest that 24 hours in jail. her chages was alcohol or drug, the police only did a breathing test, but not any other test. her charges was m count 001 and know she have to go to court. she never been arrest before and she dosent use drugs or drink like that, what are her chances in court plust know she is at risk of loosing he job because of this. the cops that arrested her olso took her cell phone and started checking her messages and even send me a tex MESSAGE THAT KEEP ME SO SCARE THAT I CALL 911 AND THEY SEND A COP TO MY HOUSE RIGHT WAY BECAUSE OF THAT TEX
You daughter needs to be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney. She may be eligible for a first time offenders program known as ARD. If she completes the program the charges are dismissed and the case can be expunged. I would be glad to speak with you concerning the process.
Echoing what has already been said, your daughter needs an attorney to represent her. From what you have said, she may be eligible for an ARD program, which will end up being much less severe than the penalty she would receive if she lost at trial.
Please remember, though, that what you post on the internet is not privileged in any way. The DA could use it against your daughter. You should only speak of the details further with the lawyer you hire.
I highly recommend you retain an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible to represent her. Also, you have already revealed too much case specific information on the Internet. Your further discussions need to be protected by attorney/client privilege.
If indeed the only evidence against her is a breathalyzer, she is likely to succeed at trial. However be prepared that there may be a blood test she hasn't told you about. Her attorney will be able to discover that.
Please feel free to contact me for further assistance.
M 001 means Misdemeanor, first count, usually with a DUI in this state they will try to get a DUI under several different counts for the same act. Also in Pennsylvania she need not necessarily be driving the car at the time she was stopped for the DUI, but rather be shown that she was " in control of the car" meaning that the fact that the car was running when the officer started to investigate your daughter may be enough along with the alcohol to convict your daughter of DUI.
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