I was recently stopped for failure to maintain a lane and found to have a traffic warrant for another offense. After searching the car, they found a few needles, one with heroin in it, and they arrested me on the original warrant. I was given breath test and passed, and taken to the hospital for blood test. They were unable to draw blood. Before filing charges, they asked me to arrange controlled buys. After a couple attempts, I was unable Set them to their satisfaction. They were going to file felony drug charges, but after being on monitored pre-trial release, the DA changed drug charges to DUI charges. They were angry I could not set it up. I have a DMV hearing very soon about license revocation and court in a couple weeks for the DUI. How can they charge 2 mo later w/o physical evidenWhen I couldn't arrange a buy that they could use, the police were very angry and said I was going to face all the drug charges. When I was arrested, nothing at all was mentioned about DUI and the first time I heard of it was after the police let the da know I was not any help. There were no traffic accidents, and there were no other drugs, other than the small amount in the needle. I should mention that I have prior felony drug charges from about 8 years ago. The DMV has set a revocation hearing for too many points in twelve month period, and that is based on the 8pt DUI that I won't even be convicted of when I have the hearing. I am considering a public defender, but don't know if they can give the help I need.
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