Getting a Texas DWI could be easier thank you think:
Your buddy invites you out for a quick beer to celebrate their promotion. But that quick beer turns into several with an added pitcher at the end. Your friend suggests you guys Uber home, but you brush it off.
“It’s not like we’re going to get a Texas DWI. We’ll be fine.” Everything is fine until, like your friend predicted, you get pulled over.
If you’ve recently gotten a Texas DWI, read on to learn how you can beat your case.
Why DWIs Matter
If this is your first DWI you might not think it’s a big deal.
“I probably pay some stupid fine, right?” As we have written about before, getting a Texas DWI is not a simple matter. You could get your license suspended, pay heavy fines, and spend up to 6 months in jail. And that’s just for getting your first DWI ever. And if that’s if you have a blood alcohol content of .08 or more.
“So what I can do?” There are a few things you can do to decrease your chances of getting a DWI.
Get a Ride
If you’re out with friends and you’ve had more than a few beers, get a ride. This seems like a simple suggestion most already know about, but there’s a reason we’re mentioning it again.
A lot times when you’re out having fun you don’t expect to drink that much. You plan on having one beer and then switch to water or soda. Or maybe you plan on drinking soda only. But then as the night wears on you change plans and have a beer. Then another. Then, by the end of the night, you’re well past the legal limit. It’s not that you didn’t try to drink less. You just that you felt relaxed and comfortable because that’s what drinking does. So if you’ve been enjoying some drinks, get a ride.
“But what if I drove home and get pulled over along the way?”
Good question! You might think getting pulled over is game over for you. But as you’ll see in the next section, there is something you can do.
Respectfully Refuse Testing
Yes, it’s true. You can refuse to take any test the officer asks you to. How? By respectfully saying you won’t take any tests and that you want a lawyer. This is one of the best ways to beat a DWI. Why? Because without those tests the officer doesn’t have much evidence. In fact, people of the law have been known to misuse those tests for their gain.
Cracked.com interviewed Ross, a man who works in a government lab testing fluid samples for drugs. During his interview, he mentioned that a lot of the drug testing kits the police use aren’t accurate. See, they are not meant to be used as roadside drug tests.
They’re like a screening. If a class of drugs shows up in someone’s test, their sample is supposed to be tested further to see what drug it is. Often the drugs come up as totally normal, like Adderall or Sudafed. But often, the police and DAs don’t ask for further testing. They stick with the first test result despite the fact that it could be wrong.
Ross worked with one DA that had to have this explained to him, that those inexpensive tests aren’t enough to charge someone. The DA disagreed and went ahead anyway. Your life could change forever simply because of one small, inaccurate drug test. So don’t let that happen; respectfully decline and ask for a lawyer. David Hunter is available 24/7.
Hire the Sugar Land DWI Lawyer, David Hunter Today!
If you want to know more about how to beat a Texas DWI or think you need a Sugar Land DWI Lawyer, David Hunter can help. David’s extensive experience as a trial lawyer and Texas Judge have given him a unique perspective on the Texas criminal justice system that allows him to provide a top-notch defense to each and every client. He handles DWI cases regularly and knows exactly what to do so you’ll spend less time in court and jail.
Call (281) 417-3117 or click below to schedule a free consultation and see how David Hunter could help you with your case today!