Did the officer have the legal authority to stop you in the first place?
Did the officer have enough evidence prior to arresting you to make a legal arrest?
Was the warrant legally obtained? Did the Judge have legal authority to sign the warrant? Did the officer tell the truth in the affidavit?
Was the officer properly trained to administer field sobriety tests?
Did the officer perform the field sobriety tests exactly as required by the National Highway and Traffic Administration?
Can the officers prove that you were the one driving in the first place?
Deadlines you might not know about…
Most people who are arrested for Driving While Intoxicated, Driving under the Influence, or have never been arrested before. That is because Driving While Intoxicated does not have a mental requirement – intentional, knowingly, recklessly – like many other offenses do. It is not required that you must have known you were intoxicated prior-to driving. For that reason, individuals like you, who had no intention of ever breaking the law, have now been arrested and charged. Unfortunately, simply operating your vehicle while intoxicated is all the police think they need. However, that is not always the case.
If you have never been arrested before, you can begin to feel like your world is caving in around you. You will start to worry about what your friends, family, and employers might think or do. But, there’s something you need to do first – hire Your Criminal Defense Attorney or to be more specific hire Dallas DWI lawyer.
If the officer asked you to take a blood or breath test, and you refused (which you should), the officer likely took your driver’s license. Meaning, you only have 14 days to request an ALR hearing. Failure to do so mean you will lose your driving privileges in the State of Texas for at least 180 days.
With so many things on your mind already – friends, family, employers, car insurance, etc. – let Gallian Firm take care of the criminal case from the very beginning and put your mind at ease. I am focused on fighting, every day, for people just like you. Let me be Your Dallas DWI lawyer.
Dallas DWI Lawyer
(a) A person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.
(b) Except as provided by Subsections (c) and (d) and Section 49.09, an offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of 72 hours.
(c) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that at the time of the offense the person operating the motor vehicle had an open container of alcohol in the person’s immediate possession, the offense is a Class B misdemeanor, with a minimum term of confinement of six days.
(d) If it is shown on the trial of an offense under this section that an analysis of a specimen of the person’s blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.
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