How is it that a policeman can arrest me on obstruction of justice (lying to him) when he never asked me any questions ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Flora, IL

single vehicle accident no witness in country ,county cop showed up and my wife was at accident site but policeman refused to believe she was driving and threatened to take our children from us if she didnt say i (her husband ) was driving ,then came to our home and arrested me for obstruction of justice, but never asked me if i was driving, cause he said" she told me you were driving" ,, there was an odor of alcohol and a liquid spilled in the floor of vehicle so he gave her a Breathalyzer test at scene, and she was at 0, but when he showed up to arrest me he said that and when i asked for a Breathalyzer test he refused to give me one.. now i got 1500 payed to bail out and am facing a felony charge which has been going on since September

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Hopefully you have a lawyer. If not, you need one right away. Your matter is really too complicated for you to receive much help here.

  2. Melissa I. Smejkal

    Contributor Level 18


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    Answered . You lawyer ids the best person to talk to about this.

  3. Clifton L Black

    Contributor Level 12


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    Answered . For every criminal offense a set of elements need to be proved a trial for a conviction. It is not uncommon that an officer charged somebody with an incorrect charge. However, it appears that there may be several charges against you. It also appears that you have some defenses to possible charges. I suggest hiring an attorney so that attorney can insure that you are not unjustly convicted.

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