Can you be charged with Operating While Intoxicated even if you're under the legal limit of a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08?
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The importance of always exercising your right to remain silent when dealing with law enforcement officers was proven once again in a recent Indiana case which held that a false informing conviction may not be based upon failing to provide information to the police.
Do cops at a sobriety checkpoint have to read you your rights?
In misdemeanor cases, the right to a jury trial is not automatic.
You may be eligible to expunge your misdemeanor conviction five (5) years after the date the conviction was entered. This includes a Class D and Level 6 felony conviction later reduced to a Class A misdemeanor.
To qualify for expungement you must have paid all your fines, fees, court costs, and any restitution requirement. You must not had any other convictions within 5 years preceding filing for expungement. You must also have no pending criminal charges.
The prosecutor can agree to allow someone to file earlier than the five year waiting period. Early filing is completely within the pros...