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
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
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
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