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How to Beat a DWI in Texas

Pearsall drunk driving defense lawyer

Texas Defense Attorneys for Driving While Intoxicated 

Regardless of your previous driving record and criminal history, if you are charged with driving while intoxicated in Texas, it can permanently change your life. Whether you are a first-time DWI offender, someone with multiple DWI offenses, or a minor under 21 years old arrested for DWI, the repercussions can be dire and the impact wide-reaching.

When you enlist the help of a skilled and aggressive DWI defense attorney from Barrera, Cavazos & Powers, our first mission is to determine if your rights were violated during your arrest. Even when law enforcement does its job with the best of intentions, that does not guarantee correct procedure or properly functioning equipment. Our lawyers include criminal judges and former DWI prosecutors, and we will conduct a full investigation to analyze every aspect of your case to know if you were treated fairly according to the law.

Field Sobriety Tests

To establish sobriety after pulling a vehicle over, officers often ask drivers to complete a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, walk-and-turn test, or one-leg standing test. Our attorneys are certified by the State of Texas to administer these tests, and can therefore determine if they were administered incorrectly by police. 

Inaccurate Breathalyzer Test

Breath tests given by police are far from infallible. Multiple studies suggest nearly a quarter of all portable blood-alcohol concentration test results may be inaccurate. Yours might have suffered from malfunction, incorrect operation, or improper certification. The most accurate method is a blood sample test, but that may not account for alcohol absorption after you were pulled over.

Improper Police Procedure

If you were arrested for DWI, ask yourself:

  • Did police have a legitimate reason for pulling you over, meaning something more significant than weaving within your own lane?
  • Did your arresting officer fully disclose your Miranda warning as mandated by law at the time of your arrest?
  • Did they wait the 15 minutes required in Texas before administering a blood-alcohol test?
  • Was your BAC result incorrectly recorded?
  • Did police purposefully or accidentally misrepresent your actions at the scene in their written report?
  • Did they not allow you to contact an attorney when it became apparent you were suspected of DWI?
  • Did they conduct an illegal search of your vehicle and property? 

With these and many other potential issues, Barrera, Cavazos & Powers can examine official reports and in-car and police station video to see if there was a lapse in professional conduct. We can also examine an officer's disciplinary file to assess past patterns of negligence or credibility concerns.

Contact a Floresville DWI Lawyer

There are many ways to beat a DWI in Texas. With the proper knowledge, training, and certification, the lawyers at Barrera, Cavazos & Powers are prepared to help you fight your arrest. To learn how BCP Law can help with your DWI case, contact our 24/7 Wilson County DWI attorneys at 830-769-1010 today. We also serve clients in Frio County, Pearsall, Karnes County, and Karnes City.

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