I was pulled over for an supposed owi I was peppered sprayed then ask to give an blood sample I told the officers I didn't not understand and can't read the warrant because of the pepper spray now I have an contempt what can I do
You should contact an attorney immediately to discuss the facts of your case. You may be able to have the evidence in this case suppressed (i.e. thrown out). But, that ultimately depends on the facts of your case.
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1. SHUT UP!!!! Stop making possibley sef-incriminating statements on public websites like this. The police can -- and probably often do -- monitor what is posted here, and it can be traced back to you and used against you.
2. LAWYER UP!!!! Get a good criminal defense attorney NOW. You may have heard that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. However, it's even more true that a NON-lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client and an idiot for a lawyer.
3. LISTEN UP!!! don't talk about this to ANYONE except your lawyer, and then LISTEN to what he/she says. Advice you get from anyone else is usually worth what you pay for it.
I'm licensed to practice law only in Indiana, and we've never met, so I can't give you "legal" advice. My answer is simply "friendly" advice based on my experience as an attorney in Indiana, my knowledge of federal and common law, and common sense. Even if you are in Indiana, employment law questions are very fact specific, and based on the limited information you provided in your post, I can't give you legal advice, and my answer is intended as general information only. It doesn't create an attorney-client relationship.
Indiana code does allow for a judicial hearing to determine if it was a valid refusal. If determined to not be a valid refusal, then have it removed from your record. The contempt is a more difficult situation and more information is needed to answer accurately. Do not post any specifics on a public forum like this. You should contact an attorney and discuss the situation with them directly.
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