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.