Cases do not get dismissed unless you are innocent, typically.
I cannot imagine even the best lawyer getting charges dismissed
in the face of hard evidence (ie., a raging breathalyzer).
Point is, in America, we are innocent until proven
guilty. Since the
charges were dismissed, the person is evidently
In my state, they can arrest you for having a beer too many and calling a cab. New law.
Yep, they'll pull you out of the back seat. I would say calling a cab is good judgement.
(I had heard they had arrested people at bars walking across the sidwalk to a taxi.)
Unless someone is pretty darned impaired with alcohol, I would rather be on the road with them
than someone on a cell phone
, or overly tired (sleepy), or certain perscription drugs (as in a
Soma comma). Even Benadryl.
I just think we have taken things too far, as is evidenced by our prisons. All of us have been
guilty of poor judgement in one way or another. Jay walking is illegal in most places. There are
laws still on the books in most places from the early 1900's that have not even been removed.
So.... if the town you live in really needs revenue, you can find yourself in trouble over something
you did not even think was illegal (as in taxi example above).