Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ten things you need to know about DWI

1.    You have the right to refuse to perform 
roadside sobriety tests.

2.    You have the right to refuse the breath test.

3.    You have the right to an independent blood 
test within 2 hours of taking a breath test.

4.    You have the right not to answer any 

5.    If you are arrested for DWI, you have 15 days 
to appeal the suspension of your Texas
Driver's License.

6.    If the roadside sobriety tests are not 
administered in strict compliance with NHTSA
guidelines, the validity of the test results is

7.    The police officer administering the breath test 
has no knowledge of the (pseudo)scientific
principles behind the breath test machine.

8.    It may take up to 2 hours for the alcohol you 
consumed to make its way into your

9.    If the police didn't have a valid reason to stop 
you, all evidence gathered after the stop may
be inadmissible in court.

10.  You need an experienced DWI attorney who 
knows the law and who knows the tests, to
represent you.

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