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What Happens If I Refuse A Breathalyzer Test?

By Keith B. French Law |

A driver is considered legally intoxicated in Texas if their blood-alcohol content (BAC) is measured at 0.08 percent or greater. When police make a DWI arrest, they will typically ask the suspect to take a chemical test–such as a Breathalyzer–to establish their precise BAC. So what happens if you simply refuse to take the… Read More »

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Does DWI Require Proof Of Your Exact BAC At The Time Of Arrest?

By Keith B. French Law |

Under Texas law, a person is legally too drunk to drive if their blood-alcohol content (BAC) is at least 0.08 percent. Police and prosecutors often rely on breath or blood analysis to establish a defendant’s BAC. Of course, such tests typically measure a defendant’s BAC sometime after they are actually placed under arrest. Does… Read More »

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When Can The Police “Extend” A Traffic Stop Based On Suspicion Of Drunk Driving?

By Keith B. French Law |

A drunk driving arrest usually starts as a “routine” traffic stop. When a police officer observes a possible violation of Texas traffic laws, they are permitted to initiate a stop for the purpose of investigating that violation. The stop itself should not last longer than is necessary to accomplish that goal–i.e., to check the… Read More »

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