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DWI charges not always based on legal stops

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

A drunk driving conviction has the power to permanently alter the course of a person’s future. Unfortunately, it may sometimes appear that the Texas justice system treats those accused of a DWI as guilty before even going to court. It is imperative that defendants are still treated justly under the full breadth of the law.

While we understand that getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is a serious issue, it is entirely possible for overzealous law enforcement to act out of line when trying to prevent this from occurring. Some police officers pull drivers over without any reason or suspicion to do so, which is illegal. Other than at a DUI checkpoint, officers must have a reasonable suspicion that a driver may have broken a law before initiating a traffic stop.

Uncalled-for traffic stops aren’t the only factors that may be called into question concerning a DWI charge. Although Breathalyzer test results are often touted as being one of the most important deciding factors in criminal charges for drunk driving, they are not always accurate. An improperly trained officer can completely botch the process. Additionally, what happens if the Breathalyzer was miscalibrated or improperly sterilized after another driver used it? These are all important issues to consider when a blood-alcohol content level from a BAC reads at or above the legal limit for driving. 

So how are drivers facing DWI charges supposed to deal with the possible mismanagement of law enforcement? For our clients, we understand the importance of thoroughly reviewing all of the factors that led up to an arrest. With that knowledge in hand, our clients in Texas benefit from our years of experience crafting personal defense strategies.