Was your initial incident a dui? You dont have to answer that if you don't want to.
|The only time I have ever heard of high risk insurance is if you get a dui. That is why I asked. That sounds abit severe for no proof of insurance!
It sounds kinda off the way they treated you. If they didn't arrest you, then they really shouldn't have kept the cuffs on you. (While I understand pregnancy hormones are strong, I cant really see you being a threst. ) It they are pressing charges for you not having your license and your rights were not read...any decent attorney will be able to get you out of that. Especially, if it goes before a judge. A crying pregnant woman that was handled so rudely will win over pretty much anything.
What they should have done is keep you there untill someone with a valid license came to drive you and your car home.
You are only read your rights when it comes to felonious charges...Something in which what you say or do can alter an investigation. You are not read Miranda for dwls Driving while license suspended. Which unless a repeat offender has received three dwls charges at which time a simple misdemeanor becomes a felony.
|wow,that really sucks! I would have not shut my mouth if they didn't treat me like I was pregnant! I would have not got out of the car and told him to help me and I would scream in pain since you were swelling! then I bet they would have had you out of there in half the time! lol
I hope you feel better!
Ignorance is no excuse in most cases, but if a judge has failed to tell you that you are suspended then I don't believe you can be held liable, and even if it was a small claims court there will be a full transcript of everything that was said in that courtroom on that day.
|Yeah, I don't see ignorance as an excuse either and that is why I am not mad that I got arrested. I just don't like the way that I was treated. I was talking to someone today and they think that I should at least write a letter to his Chief. I think I will do that.|
I ws trying (badly) to explain that I don't think yours is a case of ignorance.
I think that is only if info is available. Example - UK number plates: if your's a re non standard you can't say "oh I didn't know" because the info on the standard is available.
but in your situation the info about your license would only be available if the judge informed you.
does that make sense or am I just rambling?
haha either way I'm agreeing with you
My initial incident was driving without proof of insurance. I just didn't know that I needed high-risk insurance so the state suspended my license. They didn't even tell me!
Usually, the officers are nice around here. I just got a bad one because I have friends that have little tiffs with the law and they never went through all the crap.
Oh, and I was never read my rights.