I was arrested for DUI but I was asleep in my car, what will happen?

I was parked in front of a Royal Farms after I dropped off a few friends and I was very tried. I was in a very deep sleep when the officers opened my car door and said there was an odor of alcohol in my car. I ask them since they think I'm not able to drive let me take a test which they refused and they were very rude. I was booked and charged for DUI. Will something like this hold up in court because I'm very upset and have never had this happen before. I don't want to go to jail what will happen in a situation like this?

It is impossible for an attorney to predict what might happen in your case without a lot more information. It appears that you refused the breath test. If this is correct, then you are facing a 120 day suspension of your driver's license (or privilege to drive if you are not a Maryland-licensed driver).

It also appears that you might have some defenses in your case, but an attorney would need to act quickly to start his/her investigation (many Royal Farms have video cameras, and securing a copy of the video may only be possible for a short period of time).

Before you talk to ANY lawyer (including me), download my FREE book "How to Choose a DUI Lawyer in Maryland." If you want Scott to take a look at your case, complete the DUI Case Evaluation Form and Scott will contact you.

I hired Scott for my second DUI which I received in Howard County. He represented me in court and at my MVA hearing as well. Throughout the entire process I felt very comfortable with Scott, his expertise and appreciated his responsiveness. His services were affordable and worth every penny. I'm happy with the outcome and praying to God I never need to hire a lawyer again but if I do, 100% it will be Scott! Thanks for everything!

Karen H.
Howard County DUI           
Scott Athen
 

Husband, father of 2 awesome daughters & DUI lawyer. I bleed orange in the summer, purple in the fall & camo during goose season!

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