I and another person (same vehicle) was charged with a DUI but I feel that the prosecution has little or no evidence in their favor, aside from a breathalyzer, as the vehicle was not stopped by the police but rather they had approached the vehicle when everyone had exited and tried to relieve it from a snowbank it had slid into. I've never had to go to court (municipal, in this case) so I don't know what to expect but after a little reading online, I'm worried I should have consulted someone sooner.
A first offense DUI in North Dakota is a class B Misdemeanor which carries a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail, a $1,500.00 fine, or both. DUI's can be very complex criminal matters, and also have civil implications (like losing your drivers license). It would be in your best interest to contact a criminal defense attorney in your area to help you with this matter. If you cannot afford a private criminal defense attorney, it would be in your best interest to try and get a public defender. Good luck!
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That begs the question whether anyone was the actual driver! You should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney here in Fargo. The witness statements and test score are important but so is the timing and evidence of driving. Most attorneys like myself will offer a free consultation so take the time to meet with some. Also, you must move quickly to protect your driving privileges! Make some calls and don’t panic! Good luck...
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