I was arrested for dui, after passing field sobriety tests, I was asked to blow into breathalyzer machine which I did two times, the officer said before the third time she was giving me one last chance to do it right so I blew one more time the office got mad and immediately said she was arresting me and handcuffed me. The citation as a promise to appear was never signed by me the copy provided to me has no signature. I was then given a blood test performed by the arresting officer who took two vials of blood one contained white powder which she shook up mixing with my blood she then took a smaller vial of just blood she had me sign a vehicle inventory report which states one vial of blood was inventoried to which it also had a field for a inventory witness signature but there is no signature. Are any of these things grounds for dismissal.
Q: What does it mean if my citation for dui arrest is unsigned?
A: It means that the citation is unsigned.
I'm guessing that you want it to mean that you case will be dismissed, as you do with the rest of your proffer as to all of the mistakes that you presume to know and believe that the officer made in your case.
But here is what it means right now to you: Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Unless you hire a skilled and trained lawyer (not you playing lawyer or asking questions on the internet but a real world, living and breathing lawyer) all of the errors (if they are in fact errors) are meaningless.
Charges do not magically disappear. The only way that your charges will go away is with the assistance of a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer who tirelessly efforts on your behalf.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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You might have a good case to defend, but it probably is not for the reasons you think. That's why you should have a lawyer look over the case. The case won't be dismissed just because the officer didn't sign the citation. If you passed all the field sobriety tests, it possible, though not guaranteed, that a judge would say that the officer did not have "probable cause" to arrest you. Talk to an attorney about your case.
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Law is seldom simple and the loopholes you think exist are not loopholes. We have a a saying in criminal defense - it's not a technicality, it's the Constitution. Therefore you need an attorney who has been trained in the Constitution, caselaw, and statutes to assess the defenses in your case.
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