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Texas DWI FAQ, Part 3: Do I Have to Submit to a Breathalyzer?

Texas’ implied consent law requires drivers to submit to breath or blood tests when suspected of DWI. Of course, you can still refuse, but if you do, you will have your license suspended automatically for 180 days (or more, depending on whether this is your first offense). So, should you refuse a breath test if you think it’s likely that you will blow a .08 or higher? The PBT Officers will sometimes ask you to…
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Texas DWI FAQ, Part 1: How Many Drinks Does It Take to Get to .08 BAC?

In Texas, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, is 0.08 percent (this may change if the National Transportation Safety Board gets its way – they have been advocating lowering the limit to 0.05). This means that if you have more than 0.08% BAC, you can be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). A common question we hear is, how much can you drink before you cross the line? The science…
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