Most of us are familiar with the sinking sensation that comes with seeing flashing red and blue lights in our rearview mirrors. If you’ve been drinking even a little prior to your traffic stop or are stopped at a sobriety checkpoint, this apprehension multiples – and for good reason.
A Texas DWI can have life-changing consequences, even for a first offense. It can cost you thousands upon thousands of dollars in fines, and may even cost you your job. It’s therefore important to know your rights if you’re stopped for suspected drunk driving, and to know exactly how to proceed.
Most Texans are under the mistaken assumption that they are required to submit to any form of sobriety testing. This [...]