The DUI itself is going to cost you a lot. The penalties for a first offense are pretty standard. I'd save my money and just deal with the courts on your own. If you are in a position of affording it though hire a really good lawyer that specializes in DUI offenses. The really good ones can get anyone out of anything. They will dispute the accuracy of the breathalizer by questioning the last time it was calibrated. The ground on which you took the impaired skills test (walking the line) did it have any pebbles or loose rocks on the ground. Did you burp at all before giving the breathalizer they are suppose to wait 15 minutes before giving the test. A really good lawyer will get you off so really it all depends on your economic situation
Um. Well. First off--I'm not a lawyer. But I know that for SURE if you're selling illegal drugs, it's illegal. Period. There's absolutely no way it would ever be legal to do, lol. At least, not by federal government.
Even if the state government says otherwise--like how it's legal to sell and obtain medicinal marijuana in the state of California. If the federal government intervenes, these people can go to jail. Period. Because the federal government supercedes the state government.
As for termination of employment--if an employer deems a person unfit to work for them, they have the right to fire. For any reason, really. Especially if they feel that person is involved in drugs or drug trafficking.
An employer can fire you if you're late, take long lunchbreaks, steal office supplies, or lie to their face...
of course they would fire you if they saw you fraternizing in drug activitiy, regardless if you had them on your person.
It's not illegal at all. They had every right.
Sorry... but it's true! ^___^
Even if you had a contract--being involved in illegal activity breaches that contract. So regardless... >__>;;
Even if said transaction never occured... if an employer is adament that it did, they have the right to protect themselves and their business from such things. So if they really think that what they saw was a drug deal, they can terminate employment for the protection of themselves and their business. *shrugs*
I'm kind of rambling... but basically... they didn't do anything illegal. Although if you want to try, you could file for worker's compensation... however, they may or may not believe...
well, anyway. Good luck to that person.