My 17 year old daughter was charged with driving under the influence based solely on the police officers visual observations.
They’re breathalyzer was broken and they have no actual evidence that this was actual fact. We met with the d.a. for an initial set down, and he threw the book at her. Even without any physical evidence, they wanted to proceed with a full d.u.I. charge with no intention of exponging her record when she turns 18 and directed us to take her down for fingerprints, and to appear in court.
I said no.
I then proceeded to file courtesy notices to our local sheriff, the d.a. himself, and our state d.a. as well. I have yet to hear back of anything from any of them. We didn’t go in for fingerprints, I called the d.a.s office, and he trial date is still scheduled.
I want to stop a possible warrant of arrest for my minor child.
Should I go and argue the points from the custody notice? Or should I abstain? I’m unafraid there will be a warrant if I do not appear. If I do go, what argument should I present?