Most likely you were being videotaped during most of your encounter.
Most police cars are equipped with a dash camera and were running prior to the officer turning on his lights and pulling you over. Some of the larger police agencies are starting to use body worn cameras in addition to their dash cameras. There is often a back seat camera when the officer is transporting you from the scene, to the jail or hospital. At the police station most of the rooms and holding cells are being recorded. Therefore, any more field sobriety tests done at the station, any breath test, or any blood draw is being recorded.
Nothing in the law requires the police officer to allow you to call your attorney while you are in their custody. Once you have been arrested and taken into jail, there are typically phones you can use.
On certain holidays or during special events, a city or county can say it is “no refusal” weekend.
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No, you do not have to accept the state’s plea offer, which is typically a permanent conviction. You always have the right to go to trial.
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An officer has to read you your Miranda Rights once you are under arrest and before any “custodial interrogation.”
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You will be required to provide your license and registration. You are not obligated to provide any details about your day. Ex: Where you are coming from, where you are going, what you have had to drink, how much you have had to drink, when you consumed that alcohol, what your last meal was, how often you drink, etc.
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Yes, it can affect your ability to travel while you are on bond and your case is pending, while on probation, and sometimes even after you served your sentence.
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The worst outcome for a DWI would obviously be a conviction- and the punishment a person receives as a result.
Punishment levels can vary greatly depending upon the level of DWI you are charged with.
The best outcome for any DWI is a dismissal. A dismissal is always Cannon Law’s primary goal for any case. If there is no dismissal in a case, then going to trial and the jury finding you Not Guilty is the next best outcome. Both a dismissal and a not guilty verdict will allow you to expunge the case from your record. Once your case is expunged, you can legally deny it ever happened.