This is my 2nd time trying to post this. my first attempt was lost becasue I timed out of my log in! Ugh. Ok short and sweet now. on 12/23/06, I was pulled over and found out that I had fake tags on my car. I know what everyone must be thinking. How do you not know your tags are fake? Im serious. a little history.. In the beginning of the month, my 7 yr old and I moved to a new apt. right next door to some friends of mine. so my friend brought ove some helpr to help us. They were a big help. I just met both of these guys that day. seemed nice enough. clean looking One in particular was very helpful, He was a young kid (25) (we'll call him Bryan) . Bottom line, he took my car that night when I fell asleep w/ my daughter and got it towed. He wasn't working and I was broke from the move, so it took me almost a wk and $400 to get my car back. Bryan got a job and said he would take care of my registration since he couldnt afford the $400. . My tags were almost 2 months expired. I gave him the paperwork and he went to the DMV came back and told me he took care of it and put the tags on my plates and the registration in my glove box. . I didn't give it a another thought. I was relieved it was handled.. Mind you I have never been in any trouble, never arrested.. The officer was being a jerk (also had a female trainee with him) so I don't know if I was an example for him or what. But he harrassed me and said he diidn't beleive me. told me to get out of the car.. He asked if he could search my car and I told him No. . Thats when he told me to put my hands behind my back and he placed me under arrest. Said now he didn't need my permission cause he was having it towed.. I thought I read somewhere that for misdemeanors., the officer must witness the crime in order to arrest you. No so for felonies. Is there any truth to that? Whats the point of asking if he could search if he is going to do it anyways? what was his probable cause? I ended up being taken to the GGPD and booked , cited for false tabs (4462.5 VC)and (11364 HS) released on my OR(4 hrs later and all the impound and registration fees This time it took me almost 3 wks to get my car out. I am still fighting this case and i go back to court on 8.27.07. They just changed my PD on me who is some young punk who's only interest is closing out this file. He is telling me to take the DA's offer of 3 yrs informal plus 10 days of Cal Trans because my story is not beleivable. Says its the officers word against mine. Even though I have a witness who gave the investigator her statement stating Bryan stole her tags and didn't notice until I got arrested. , They questioned Bryan who denied doing it. or ever even driving my car.. He (my new PD tells me right infront of the officer that my case isn't really beleivable and that the officer is just going to say that he was going to arrest me anyways , Said If I take it to trial and lose I will do a min. of 60 days for the paraphenalia alone. I asked him what about the motion to suppress evidence for illegal search my other atty felt confident we would prevail on. Says not likely. . I told him I felt like he just threw me under the bus. He was supposed to believe in me and defend me to his best ability. He told me that he didn't beleive me and i didn't have to like him and he didn't have to like me. For me to file a motion to have him fired if I wasn't happy. What kind of crap is that? I wasn't under the influence. That was never in question. I don't do drugs. I find it hard to beleive that I would get 60 fdays jailtime if I lose. which I can't beleive it is even going that route. I can't have this kkind of thing on my record. I will never be able to get a job in my line of work. I need some help and advise as to how to handle this. when I was young and dumb.. There were countless number of times I could have and probably should have been arrested. for drunk driving/drugs... This was not one of those times.