How an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Challenges a DUI in Texas

Many people believe that when faced with a DUI in Texas, they are without legal options.  The good news is that this is completely false.  In fact, just because you were arrested for a DUI does not mean that there aren’t defenses available that may reduce or even dismiss your charges.  For many years, we have successfully defended thousands of clients facing DUI charges in Texas by raising the following challenges:

  1. 1.      Your field test did not properly demonstrate impairment.  Anyone can struggle having to balance on one foot or walk perfectly on a straight line.  In other words, police often arrest people when they cannot successfully complete these and various other parts of a field test however, it could be due to physical limitation or some other valid reason.
  2. 2.      You were arrested after an illegal stop.  A Texas police officer can only pull over a vehicle under a reasonable suspicion that a crime or traffic offense has been committed.  If law enforcement is not justified in having stopped you, your subsequent arrest may be challenged.  Several DUI charges are ultimately dismissed due to the fact that a person’s rights were violated in this regard.
  3. 3.      Your blood test results were inaccurate.  Whether due to improper training, faulty equipment or the failure to use the proper amount of preservative, blood tests can lead to inaccurate results.  As such, a person can be arrested under the suspicion of a DUI even if they consumed little or no alcohol. 
  4. 4.      Your breathalyzer test results were inaccurate.       Several factors can lead to skewed breathalyzer test results, including the age of the machine, the rate at which the test subject was breathing, and if the air temperature was not properly calibrated when the test was administered.      
  5. 5.      You take prescription medication.  Some types of prescription medications can actually cause a blood           or breath test to yield higher than normal results.  Hence, many people are falsely arrested due to the fact that it was their medication – not alcohol – that caused their inaccurate readings.                 

If you have been charged with a DUI in Texas, it is essential to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney that knows the nuances and complexities associated with these types of cases.  Attorney Jack Pettit will take the time to evaluate your case and develop a strategic legal defense on your behalf.  If you wish to discuss your case with Mr. Pettit, contact our firm today by calling 214-521-4567.  We accept most major credit cards and provide bilingual services in Spanish.



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