What if I was arrested for a DUI by an officer in training? 13 Answers as of April 23, 2013

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
An officer is an officer.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 4/23/2013
The Law Office of Carlos H. Davalos
The Law Office of Carlos H. Davalos | Carlos H. Davalos
Then you have a better chance of arguing that you were not under the influence if the charge is related to the officer's own observations.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/17/2013
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If you are charged with the crime of DUI, it makes little or no difference if the officer was in training. ?If he felt there were sufficient characteristics in you that led him to the opinion you were under the influence, you can be so charged, and it is up to the prosecution to establish the proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 4/17/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
If it is legal for them to make an arrest then it does not make a difference. I need more details.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 4/16/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
May help your case, based on his/her ability to determine if you are intoxicated.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 4/16/2013
    Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
    Contact a criminal defense attorney in your area.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 4/16/2013
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
    Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
    I do not think that his training status will change anything as far as the charges go. So long as he is a sworn officer, he/she has the right to arrest. It may effect his testimony if it goes to trial. I don't know what role s/he played in the investigation and or arrest.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 4/16/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    Nothing. He still has authority to arrest you if you are in violation of the law.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 4/16/2013
    Conway Law Pllc.
    Conway Law Pllc. | B. L. Conway
    The penalties for DUI continue to escalate.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 4/16/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Still a DUI. You need to hire a DUI specialist, and do it soon because you have only 10 days to save your license.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/16/2013
    Kevin H Pate
    Kevin H Pate | Kevin H Pate
    On the one hand, the absence of years of experience might impact how well the officer comes across during a trial. On the other hand, the officer might come across as even an inexperienced officer in training could easily determine you were impaired when you were stopped. That the officer was in training, standing on its own, doesn't mean much of anything.
    Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
    Replied: 4/16/2013
    Law Offices of Laurie A. Schmidt, P.C. | Laurie Schmidt
    Then you will be prosecuted for DUI in the county that you were arrested in. Just because the arresting officer was in training status does not mean that your case will be dismissed, especially if the supervising officer was right there. Retaining a competent DUI lawyer in the local area of the arrest now ensures that your rights and/or any potential defenses are preserved.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 4/16/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    You are arrested, and most probably will be charged. Engage an attorney and do not speak with anyone, especially the authorities, until you have received counsel.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 4/16/2013
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