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Using an ignition interlock device

Residents in Texas who are convicted of a criminal charge for driving while intoxicated may face a range of penalties that could include the loss of driving privileges. Some people may have the opportunity to have their driving privileges restored but in order to do so they might have to install and use an ignition interlock device.

What do field sobriety tests show?

If you have been stopped by a police officer or other law enforcement officer while driving and subsequently questioned regarding your potential or suspected intoxication while driving, you may have been asked to perform a variety of tests. If you were ultimately arrested and charged with a driving while intoxicated offense, you will want to understand exactly what these tests were meant to evaluate.

Understanding different types of intoxication charges

Texas residents may think a DWI is the only kind of crime related to alcohol. This substance can play a role in other charges, though. At R. Todd Bennett, P.C., I know it is important for you to understand the kinds of charges associated with intoxication.

Field sobriety tests not always accurate

If you have been arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense in Texas, you may understandably be scared and upset and very worried about what might happen to you. The impact of a drunk driving conviction can be emotionally and financially tough on drivers. However, it is important for you to know that you have rights and there may be ways to defend yourself against the charges you face.

Is it illegal to boat while drunk?

Hitting the water for a little leisurely relaxation time is a fun hobby for many Texans. When you're out boating with friends or family, it might be tempting to crack open a few cold ones and enjoy some drinks and company. Unfortunately, you could be breaking the law if you do so.

What is a nystagmus?

If you have been pulled over by a Texas police officer or other law enforcement officer and eventually questioned for suspected drunk driving, you may also have been asked to take a few tests right where you have been stopped. These are commonly referred to as field sobriety tests. It is important that you understand what these tests are designed to measure and how accurate they may or may not be.

Effects of ride-sharing apps on drunk driving not conclusive

Many in Texas have used a ride-sharing application, such as Uber or Lyft, to get where they need to go. Yet the jury is still out on whether or not the existence of these services has any substantial effect on the rates of drunk driving in an area.

Field sobriety test basics

If you have ever wondered just what happens during a typical drunk driving arrest process in Texas, you are not alone. While many people have heard about field sobriety tests, few truly understand them. As explained by FieldSobrietyTests.org, these different tests administered at a stop location do not prove that you are actually drunk.

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