Police are diligently patrolling the roadways trying to keep them safe. This is an important service that benefits the community; however, it is not unheard of for a Texas law enforcement official to make a mistake when charging someone with a crime like drunk driving. In such cases, it will be up to the accused to defend him or herself against those accusations in a court of law to try and achieve a dismissal..
On a Saturday in the first part September, a 38-year-old Texas man was arrested and accused of drunk driving. Police also charged him with refusal with regard to the tests they give to determine a lack of sobriety. He was taken into custody at approximately 3:30 a.m.
In addition to refusing the Breathalyzer test, the man refused to give a blood sample. Further, he refused to submit to a field sobriety test and refused to provide a statement. Officers reported that the man allegedly had bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled of alcohol, which are the reasons they cite for accusing him of drunk driving.
In the state of Texas, it does not matter what crime an individual is accused of, he or she will remain completely innocent unless — and only if — that person is convicted of the crime by a court of law. This man will have the opportunity to defend himself in court by asserting a well thought out legal defense. In the best of outcomes, he will be able to absolve himself of all the drunk driving accusations and walk free without punishment.
Source: LMTonline.com, Attorney suspected of drunk driving, arrested, Cesar G. Rodriguez, Sept. 12, 2013