I was stopped, the initial officer only asked for license and regis., another officer pulled up who wasn’t there initially immediately started questioning asking was I drinking, he then asked for me to count from 1001 and so forth, I did. The 2 officers then discussed whether to do a breathalyzer. I was asked did I want to blow, by this time I’m irritated because I felt like they were phishing for something or just trying to find a reason, I was handcuffed then read a statement while cuffed which I think was the implied consent law that I knew nothing about. I thought something like that should have been read before hand as well as the penalties? That information is what I read online. I was never given any formal tickets of my charges but was only told dui/ reckless driving. Just received a letter letting me know about a court date for 2 weeks. Once again, even at bonding out was never given any formal receipts of my charges just word of mouth. After leaving the scene, I was also told my vehicle was searched. I do have a CDL license in which my job is required of that so I can’t afford to lose that,I want a lawyer but honestly can’t afford one
As discussed by my colleague, you can possibly get a public defender.
If your loss is potentially so substantial, it sounds like you should consider a loan?
Asking a lawyer to reach a conclusion in this manner, is like asking a doctor to reacha diagnosis and course of treatment over the phone without examining the patient and reacding the medical records
You think you cannot afford a lawyer but it be more costly to not have one. Your charges are serious. The burden of proof is lower for CDL person who are driving their trucks. It appears you were not driving a semi-truck but I am unsure. Please obtain a well-qualified DUI lawyer in your area.
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