Being convicted of a DWI in Texas can result in heavy fines, a license
suspension and potential jail time. If you’ve been pulled over and
the officer suspects that you’ve been driving while intoxicated,
it’s important to understand what your rights are and what to do
to not further incriminate yourself. In our latest blog, our Dallas DWI
defense attorney shares a list of what to do when pulled over for a DWI.
Remember You Rights
Just because you’ve been stopped for a DWI does not mean you’re
under arrest. You have rights, and you should remember to use them. An
officer can only keep you for as long as it takes to complete the purpose
of the stop, and you are not obligated to answer any of his or her questions.
It’s important to be cordial with the officer, but avoid engaging
in any conversation.
Say No To Field Sobriety Tests
Texas law does not require you to take field sobriety tests. Officers typically
use these types of tests to confirm their suspicions of your inebriation.
You may be tempted to take the test in an effort to get yourself off the
hook, but these tests are designed to show that you’re guilty of
driving while intoxicated.
Call An Attorney
If you are arrested, you have the right to demand for an attorney immediately.
A DWI arrest is not a conviction, and Attorney Peter Barrett has more
than 20 years of legal experience in guiding clients through the complexities
of the legal system. Our DWI defense attorney can investigate the details
of your case to offer personalized representation to help avoid the maximum
penalties of your offense.
Get the defense you need from a Dallas DWI defense attorney who is named
in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and maintains
a 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo. Call (214) 307-8667 today or fill out our
online form to
request your free initial consultation.