so now i have a hearing for this and i really dont know what is coming to possibly happen what you know please?
You are facing a license suspension that is seperate from the criminal case and potential use of the refusal against you in the criminal case. Whether it was a bad idea to refuse depends on what the result would have been. You should let your lawyer know about the refusal hearing as he/she may want to attend and question the officer.
Refusal is serious. Is it bad? Or good?
It all depends. You really want a DUI/DWI lawyer in your area to help you with this and the trial itself, assuming you did get a DWI charge. . You can lose your license before you even get to court. http://addbalance.com/duitendaywarning.htm
The field sobriety "tests" are designed so that sober people will fail them, even if they are properly done. Often, they are not properly done. Only someone with expertise in this area can recognize problems with how the tests were done. http://addbalance.com/fieldsobrietytests.htm
What to do if you are stopped when you have been drinking?
You need an attorney. Your license is at risk for 1 year.
It is also evidence that can be used in your criminal case.
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
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Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
Garden City, NY 11530
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There are alot of factors that go into assessing whether or not it was "bad" to refuse. The fact is that you have an allegation of a refusal against you and you are facing a hearing in which you could lose your license. It is very important that you hire an attorney to appear at the hearing as they can try to save your license and it is also an important step in which the attorney can subject the arresting officer to cross examination before the prosecutor is likely to have even spoken to him.
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