I was never given a field sobriety test and pulled over immediately, the cop said he thought I was preparing to ditch the car. He said I fit a description in a high crime area of a breaking into an auto crime (I am a black male who owns a BMW)
If you were pulled over because of an accident, police had the right to approach you and question you. Even if you refused field sobriety tests, the officer can arrest for DUI based upon physical manifestations, driving and other evidence such as an open container in the car. Refusals are easier to handle than cases where the person performed all of the FSTs and state breath test. Feel free to call my office for a free consultation. 90% of my cases are DUI cases.
I'd agree with the other answers here; you need to act quickly to protect your driving privileges, and a good DUI attorney can help to maximize your chances of getting the charges reduced to a non DUI disposition. Call around and find someone you're comfortable with at a reasonable price for their services.
I would recommend that you retain an experienced DUI Defense Attorney - ASAP! You only have 10 business days to request a Hearing in the Administrative License Suspension (ALS) procedure. Your attorney will be able to prepare this and make sure that there is proof it is received by the state. Also, you may have numerous defenses to the charges, such as, an improper stop (if you were stopped only for being in a high crime area), the failure of the Officer to administer the SFST's, etc. This opinion is based on the very limited information in your "question". You should have a detailed consultation with the best DUI Defense Attorney that is available to you - ASAP! Don't risk loosing your Drivers License because you wait to long!
George McCranie www.mccranielawfirm.com
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