My question involves criminal law for the state of: Washington
I was at a party where I and a friend had consumed alcohol. I know I had waited at least 3 hours before getting into my car and taking my drunk friend home.
I was initially pulled over because I had a break light out... the officer asked to see my license and registration and I gave those to him. He then asked if I had anything to drink. I said yes.
I don't like to lie and especially to authority and my friend was in the back seat. As far as I know it's a cops job to ask questions and he probably would have found out eventually. I did take a field sobriety test and a a breathalizer. I don't know what I blew however and it's not written on my ticket.... I don't know if it should be or not. I wasn't drunk and did not feel any affects of alcohol on my body at the time; I felt normal.
I was not givin a DUI but and MIP.
I have my first court date on May 6th... I forgot what its called... but I'm not sure exactly what I should do... I wish to get this done and over with as soon as possible... and what kind of sentences am I looking at...
This is my first criminal offense... I did however recieve a speeding ticket prior to this... in September... Which I paid in full.
What will the court room be like? Will I get to discuss the situation and will I know my sentence before pleading guilty or not guilty?
Is it possible for me to get this taken off my record?
Any answers will really be appreciated. I'm trying to find out exactly what I got into. Thank you.