Also 12 mos interlock and 12 mos unsupervised probation. Fees total $500 prison construction fee $500 equipment fee $490 dui itself fee. Madd class $70 alcohol eval $90 alcohol education $200 and of course the 30 day impound which varies however will cost me about $750, this includes the release form charges. All in all the stress relief of being over the potential loss of freedom is well worth the money I will pay.
In this instance I believe the police officer was actually trying to assist me in not completing the breathalyzer as I would have an initial chance to plea to a basic dui due to blood test delays. Whereas if they had performed the breathalyzer the prosecutor would have had a whole lot more to charge me with during the arraignment. The prosecutor also explained to me that the plea process allows the city to save lots of money by allowing the justice system to greatly shorten and save thousands of government employee hours on pretrial hearings for offenders that are afraid of the jail time and come up with excuses to have multiple extensions.
I was curious about the officer and his choices during my stop however if he had acted any differently and chose to take literally any of the alternative pathways to the arrest I would be facing much much more and on account of that I am very grateful. Officers often know exactly what they are doing just like any seasoned representative knows the process to the service they provide and what outcomes are expected with respect to what actions you take in doing your job.
I choose to believe in this instance the officer was doing his job and on account of my good behavior he chose to put the ball in my court rather than totally ruin my life.
Thank you all for your insight.