Should you fight DUI/DWI charges?

When a police officer pulls you over for a DUI in Texas, actually called a DWI, you need to make sure they have a good reason to stop you. They can’t just pull someone over for no reason. They need to believe that you might be intoxicated, and will usually perform a field sobriety test. They are tests to see if they believe that based on those tests you’re intoxicated. What they have to prove is that you’ve lost a reasonable use of your mental faculties or you’ve lost a reasonable use of your physical faculties. To learn more about the process watch this video as attorney Mike Goolsby explains more about the process that leads into getting a DWI.

Video Transcription:

DUI charges, or it’s actually called DWI in Texas, of course we get many people who call them DUI’s, but it’s actually DWI in the state of Texas. Many times you’ve got to make sure that they’re able to prove their case and what that is, is that when you’re stopped they’ve gotta have a reason to stop you, they can’t just say ‘oh I think I’ll pull this guy over’ they can’t just do that. And so what they need to do is I’ve got to have driving facts to pull you over, the second thing is, is they’ve got to believe that you might be intoxicated, then they do field sobriety tests and field sobriety tests are basically tests that they do to see if they believe that based on those tests you’re intoxicated. What they have to prove is that you’ve lost a reasonable use of your mental faculties or you’ve lost a reasonable use of your physical faculties, or they’ve got to prove that your blood alcohol concentration was a .08. Now that is at the time of driving, not at the time of the test, but at the time of driving. And so they have two ways to just do the .08 or they have two ways to measure the blood alcohol content as number one. They can give you a breath test or number two a blood test. To speak to a lawyer call us at the Goolsby law firm. Our telephone number’s (972) 394-2141, we’ll get you in for a free consultation.



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