When you get a DWI in Dallas county it is natural to feel ashamed, alone, deeply disappointed in yourself and even angry. It is also natural when falsely accused to feel deep resentment, bitterness towards the police and rage over feelings of violation and disrespect. If you get down on yourself please know that there will always be an end to this saga. “Drink. Drive Go to Jail” is NOT the law. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is NOT the law. Know that many good people have been where you are.
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The Texas Penal Code defines a DWI, in section 49.04 as “A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.”
The Texas Penal Code defines Intoxicated, in section 49.01 as “not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance in the body, or having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more.”
The State can still charge you for DWI if you are under .08 despite this being the legal amount?
The State can still charge you for DWI based on prescription medication? For marijuana? For drugs?
Most large North Texas counties have magistrates on standby to get a warrant for blood if you refuse to give a sample of breath or blood? As a result, there is no such thing as “No refusal weekend” anymore.
You have a right to refuse to answer questions in a DWI? However, you must submit to handing over license, insurance and registration.
You have a right to refuse to perform the field sobriety tests? In other words, the United States Supreme Court does require you step out the vehicle.
The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s standardized field sobriety tests have been subject to scientific peer review criticism? For example, Doctor Spurgeon Cole study and Doctor Steve Rubenzer paper both criticize the SFSTs.