Being arrested and convicted of a DWI in Texas can result in harsh punishments,
fines, and a license suspension. If you’ve been pulled over by an
officer who has reason to believe you’ve been drinking, it’s
important that you do everything you can to ensure your rights are protected.
In this blog, our Houston DWI defense attorney shares what you should
do if you’re pulled over for a DWI.
Exercise Your Rights
You have rights – remember to use them. If you’ve been pulled
over by an officer who has reason to believe that you are intoxicated,
anything you say or do can be used against you. An officer cannot keep
you for longer than the time it takes to complete the purpose of the stop,
and under no circumstances are you required to answer his or her questions.
Questions such as “how much have you had to drink?” and “when
did you have your first drink?” should not be answered without an
Refuse The Field Sobriety Test
You should never agree to take a field sobriety test. You have a right
to refuse these types of tests, and you should do so. Field sobriety tests
are designed to prove guilt, not innocence – even if you think you’ll
pass the test, any small error can be used as evidence against you should
your DWI be heard in court.
Contact an Attorney ASAP
If your stop ends in your arrest, you should not hesitate to contact a
lawyer to begin building your defense. An arrest is not a conviction,
and there is plenty of time to work towards securing a favorable outcome.
At The Law Office of Jason Luong, PLLC, we have continued a history of
success and successfully tried over 40 cases to verdict.
We’re ready to hear your side of the story. Call (713) 489-2009 or
fill out our brief online form to
request a complimentary case evaluation.