A probation violation has been filed. I took a PBT test and blew a. 017. I'm 22, female and is 180 lbs. I only had nyquil for my cold. Did I take too much and how long before the test could cause it to get to this level?
When you are on probation, and ordered not to use alcohol, and especially if you are being tested, you must read the labels on any products you are thinking of using, and not use any that contain alcohol in any amount. It is impossible to say how much, when, etc., because there are many factors involved; body weight is just one of them. Get an attorney involved to help you with this situation. As Mr. Tauber says, a .017 is not a particularly high reading, but it has obviously gotten the attention of the Probation Department, and the situation has to be dealt with properly. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
A vehicle was in accident and the person that was driving got the tickets and his license got suspend for it,but it was not his vehicle.
The Secretary of State is the one that takes action on driver's licenses. There is an offense called Allowing an Unlicensed Person to Operate a Vehicle, that an owner who was not driving can be charged with, but any action on the license would still be done by the Secretary of State. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I was coming home from school and I went downhill and ended up hitting 73(at my highest point, was not speeding at the top of the hill) and the cop pulled me over. They only wrote me up for 5 over, but wrote on the remarks my actual. I was wonderi...
As Mr. Klisz and Mr. Slais have said, getting an attorney is by far your best option. Yes, you will be paying an attorney, but there is a good chance that an attorney can negotiate a resolution that will not put the points on your record, and possibly not put anything at all on your record, thus avoiding the increase in your insurance rates. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
accident got ticket. hospital drew blood
The police and the prosecutor are probably waiting for the results of the blood test to come back from the state lab, before they formally charge you. But get an attorney involved now, so that paperwork can be filed to let the court know you are responding to the matter, and so the attorney can start collecting and preserving evidence, including video recordings. The ticket probably has a date on it, for when you are supposed to respond to the ticket. Be sure you comply with all time limits. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I was also driving a friend's car, will her insurance be affected?
Typos and other minor errors like a wrong zip code on a ticket will not lead to a dismissal. If there are a lot of errors on the same ticket, then sometimes that calls into question the officer's ability to observe and accurately report an event, which might lead to a more favorable plea bargain or possibly even a dismissal. An attorney's assistance in your case is advisable. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I was clocked going over the speed limit on I-75. The officer was extremely nice and gave me an impeding traffic ticket instead of a speeding ticket. My dad is worried our insurance will go up, is this true? Any help is appreciated!
Not only is Impeding Traffic a Zero Point violation, it doesn't even go on your driving record at all, unless you don't pay it on time. Therefore, the insurance company will never even see it. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I have a couple hearings coming up. I was charged with an OWI, but not convicted yet. Do I need to take the alcohol assessment test before my court date or will taking that test be part of my sentencing ?
If you are convicted, the court will require a substance abuse evaluation before sentencing. In some circumstances, it could be a good idea to do one before a pre-trial, since it might help in negotiations for a potential plea bargain, if plea bargaining is an appropriate approach in your case. If you do have some problems with alcohol, then getting some counseling now would be very helpful. Discuss this with your attorney, whom you should retain right away. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
My husband was pulled over and ticketed for speeding. He was later charged with a reckless driving for it. They offered plea to careless and dropped speed so the ticket is less too. Which is great. But I wanna know if he has to pay twice for one i...
I think what you are saying is that the Reckless Driving charge was reduced to Careless Driving, and the number of miles per hour over the limit was reduced to a lesser number on the speeding ticket? If that is the case, then he would be paying for both the Careless and the reduced speeding charge. It sounds like that was the plea that he accepted, and therefore he would be obligated to pay on both. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
I blew a .18, and I'm being charged with a high BAC. I'm hoping to get that knocked down to an OWI. I know the drivers license restrictions are much harsher with a high BAC conviction. But if my charge gets lowered to a OWI, does that mean the dr...
Yes, the licensing sanctions do go down, unless you have a prior drinking and driving offense within the last seven years, or possibly if there were other problems with your license at the time of the incident. You should retain an experienced OWI attorney to help you with all of this. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question
You could be charged with Obstructed Vision, depending on how far forward the hood protrudes into your field of vision. Sincerely, Frank B. FordSee question