If you are reading this then you’ve probably already went through the process of being arrested by police in Houston or Galveston for an arrest related to DWI. In fact, you should know that if you are pulled over by police for suspicion of DWI you have a number of options available to you which are derived from the rights afforded to you by the Constitution of the United States.
Texas motorists have the right to refuse to answer questions related to where they are coming to or going from, whether or not they have been drinking alcoholic beverages, medicine & medical conditions, as well as the right to refuse to answer questions related to whether or or they have drugs or other illegal items in their possession.
In the case of DWI stops, you have the right to refuse to partake in breath & blood alcohol tests, field sobriety testing, and other testing the police come up with. One thing to note is that you do have to give the cops your name, address, vehicle insurance and registration, you know, prove who you are.
If you can’t prove your identity to police they have the right to take you in for identification purposes. This will only add the the frustration of the situation so be sure to cooperate with the police in this manner. The Law Offices of Tad Nelson and Associates has a record of doing its part to educate the public on how to avoid DWI arrests, as well as a number of decorations when it comes to challenging blood and breath test results in court.
A lot of people make the mistake of being not being polite when dealing with police and this attitude will almost always amount to no good. When dealing with police its always best to use courtesy, and force yourself to be polite because you never know if it may turn out to aide you in the long run. Needless to say, if you’re belligerent with Texas police they will spare no effort to find something to charge you with. That’s the last thing you need. Being polite is especially important if you intend to refuse to answer police questions, consent to searches, and et cetera.
If You Think You’re Going To Jail
If the police put the handcuffs on you then you have a strong chance of going to jail. Do not resist arrest! If you resist arrest, things will turn out badly every single time. And depending on how high emotions flare, people may die. You may be able to beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride. The best thing to do in this situation is to keep your mouth shut, go to jail, and bond out.
Once you bond out of jail you can hire legal representation to go over your options to fight the charge. If the police violated any of your civil rights, or made mistakes during the arrest, or can’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were intoxicated while driving, a Texas jury cannot convict you of a DWI offense.
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