My question involves criminal law for the state of: California.
I was driving home on saturday at about 1:30 in the morning, and got down the street from the place I was leaving. I then realized I did not have my purse on me, and pulled off on the side of the road to check my back seat to see if my purse was there before I turned around to go back. Just after I pulled off and turned my overhead lights on, I see headlights pull up behind me, and then the police lights turn on.
The cop then comes up to my car, asks me how tired I was, to which I said "very" and he asked me "how tired is very" and I said "it's pretty tired". and then he asked how much I had had to drink that night, to which I said "a bit".. then he asked how much a bit was, and I told him I'd had some wine at dinner, and then a few beers. He asked me to step out of the car and gave me the field tests, to which he said I did perfect on. Then, of course, they breathalyzed me. he made me take the test four times, the first one I think I was too nervous on, and then the next two he'd say i did it right and then say no we need to repeat. After the fourth, he told me I blew over the legal limit (but he never told me what it was I blew) and he told me that he would give me just a citation and drive me home.
So they towed my car, after going through it a bit, of course.. and then they went through my cell phone a bit too, which i left in my car. Then they drove me to the hospital, without telling me why, and gave me a paper to sign, still without telling me what i was signing it for, and then that's when I realized they were having me get a blood test as well.
My question is WHY would they breathalyze AND blood test me?
Also... is the blood test something I could get thrown out if I wanted to fight it? He didn't even tell me what I was getting done...
WHY didn't he tell me what my BAC was, or write it on the ticket? (I was in shock, and too scared to think about asking at the time. and is there a way i can find it out?)
And... do you think this sounds like a case I could fight? I mean... he didn't give me any form of reason for pulling me over, nor did he actually really pull me over....
just. advice please, would be helpful.
Oh.. and this is my first ever offense.. No speeding tickets, no tickets of any kind. think that will work in my favor, if I choose not to fight it?