In DirecTV Hell - Need Advice

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  1. compnurd

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    Good Luck with the cops when you blow .04 as the chart indicates
     
  2. slice1900

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    How many 100 pound men are there? Hell, how many 100 pound women are there?

    The cops aren't going to arrest you if you blow .04 on the roadside unless there is something else to get you on like an accident, or they believe if they arrest you and test you in the station you will blow higher (i.e. you just consumed a lot of alcohol but it hasn't hit your bloodstream yet) In most cases if you haven't just finished your drink before you hit the road, you will blow lower at the station and that evidence is treated as more reliable than the handheld roadside device you blow into.

    In the absence of something like accident to point to, the cops will have to try to claim other signs of intoxication like inability to walk a straight line or whatever, and few prosecutors would want to try such a case because they know if the defendant asks for a jury trial they will lose. Prosecutors hate losing cases, it makes them look bad, they only take on cases they believe they will win, unless a serious crime is involved where they have no choice but to try it.
     
  3. compnurd

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    As former NYPD and someone who still knows a lot of brothers on the force still You can hypothesize all you want. You will most likely get some sort of DUI\DWI if you blow .04
     
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  4. James Long

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    So, to be clear, is anyone defending the technician's theft and consumption of alcohol either before or while driving?
    Is anyone considering his actions acceptible if he somehow finished the stolen beer before driving?
     
  5. slice1900

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    Then I'm glad I don't live in NYC when police feel they don't have to follow the law and believe it is OK to harass people by arresting them when they are clearly nowhere near the legal definition of intoxicated.
     
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    not in FL. .08 is the limit.
     
  7. gio12

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    Exactly and that cop should be FIRED for False arrest. If law says .04 and I get pulled over strictly for a DUI check point. I am at HALF ht legal limit and I am getting arrested?
    Great I will get one HELL of a payout for false arrest. Maybe its time to visit NYC, LOL.
     
  8. SledgeHammer

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    You might want to actually learn the law. You CAN be arrested for DUI with anything > 0%...

    ...If you're under 21
    ...If you're "noticeably impaired" (either from alcohol or other substances)
    ...If you have kids in the car
    ...If you caused an accident

    Bullet point #2 leaves a lot of leeway for the cop.

    Good luck with getting a payout as jurys are historically unsympathetic to drunk / under the influence drivers.
     
  9. Athlon646464

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  10. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I lost a job opportunity a few years ago because I was charged with a traffic offense (not a DUI) - even though I was not convicted of the stated crime (the officer wrote up the ticket for something I didn't do).

    The application asked if I had ever been charged with a misdemeanor. The charge was changed when I appeared in court to a non-misdemeanor and I paid the fine, but the charge remained on my driving record. I ended up getting a better job, but without malice the officer's error caused a problem for many years.
     
  11. SledgeHammer

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    Isn't that illegal? To ask if you've been CHARGED with something? At least if the charges have been dropped or you've been acquitted? Different story if they are asking charges pending or case open, etc?

    Guess it depends what the job is for... but still seems excessive unless you are talking about law enforcement, driving job, job with kids, etc.
     
  12. James Long

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    They gave the opportunity on the application to explain - however I had forgotten the entire incident and failed to disclose the charge. The job required driving a company truck to get to various work sites throughout the day.
     
  13. gio12

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    LOL. One drink, ah no.
     
  14. compnurd

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    Ah yes. Are you that removed from the world?
     
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    This thread is making me wanna drink......
     
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  16. SledgeHammer

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    Apparently :rolleyes:. Can't wait for the day where he's arrested for DUI with a BAC of 0% because he just smoked a big fatty at a party.
     
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    Try it and see what happens lol. Glad I don't live in Miami with drivers like you who think drinking with their kids in the back is "just fine". Although I suspect there are plenty of those in CA.

    Btw, you can be arrested for DUI just because the cop thinks your on *something*. Drugs don't blow BAC :rolleyes:.

    And yeah, nobody has ever lied to a cop about how much they had to drink... so yeah, you get arrested and taken to the hospital where you take a blood test and they find out everything you're on.
     
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  18. gio12

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    No! Maybe in YOUR world. Dude, one drink for most people is NOT a DUI, close to .08 and their would be thousands of arrests daily under your scenario. Go TROLL somewhere else.
     
  19. compnurd

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    As indicated clearly here many times you don’t have to have a .08 to be arrested for DUI
    A DWI maybe. But not DUI
     
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  20. Delroy E Walleye

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    Don't know if it was ever true, but I've heard decades-old lore of drive-thrus in Texas serving drinks! Posted road signs have been quoted as reading, "Drive Friendly."

    I've seen and used drive-thru liquor stores in other states, but never saw one myself actually serving open drinks.

    I wonder if it was ever actually true...
     

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