What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Pennsylvania
Hi. On July 3rd I was arrested for a DUI i did not commit. I apologize for the length. Let me explain.
I could not sleep early in the morning and decided to get up. I knew I was not going back to bed so I decided I would be a bit productive and got in my vehicle and headed for a convenience store about 10 miles away (I live in a pretty rural area) to grab a pack of cigarettes for the day and a coffee. When I got about 2 miles from my home I was startled by a deer and I swerved to miss it and managed to put my vehicle into a ditch I could not get out of. There were no other vehicles involved. There were no injuries and no vehicle or property damage. I do not have a cell phone and so I started hiking back home. This took about an hour (up hill, all the way!!). When I got back at about 4:30AM my significant other was up and worried sick about me.
A point i have to make here. I am a type 1 diabetic so the two mile hike i am sure pushed my blood sugar quite low and most likely impaired my judgment. I was pretty shook up so i downed a coke to get my sugar up and then proceeded to fill an 8 oz glass up with vodka 1 and a half times and down them. (I know the health issues here, as I said mia culpa, i was loopy from low blood sugar).
At 7:33 AM I made a call from my home phone to my mom who knows someone with a truck to see if we could possibly pull my vehicle out. I know this because it is on her caller ID. The person with the truck was not available but she rode out and we rode down together to have a look in the daylight. I knew as i climbed down with a board for possible traction that it was pointless and climbed back up and went home to make a few calls to a friend to look for a tow.
About 9:10 or so the police came to my door. i had said that i guessed they were there about the truck and I was looking to get it out. they asked me to come out and proceeded to field sobriety test me, tell me i failed, and put me in the car for a breathalyzer test back at the station. I told them exactly what had transpired and they i have witnesses at to what happened when, times etc. I knew at that point i was obviously intoxicated, i had no reason to deny it, i had done nothing illegal.
The policeman claimed the engine was hot which is a blatant lie. i felt it the other day after having driven for 45 minutes and the hood surface was barely warm.
I have been essentially interviewing attorneys looking for someone who will actually defend me, rather than tell me how they can get me a plea bargain. I WILL NOT plead guilty to something I have not done. I have witnesses and call records. Do I have any hope here?