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What does DUI Unlaw Bld Alch mean? Call SWATE Attorney: (713) 377 4860

It means that your friend was arrested for DUI and it reads as though a blood test showed an unlawful blood alcohol content (above .08) Texas officially uses the term “driving while intoxicated” (DWI) instead of “driving under the influence” (DUI). However, some people still use DWI and DUI interchangeably to refer to drunk or […]

Blood and breath results are not “proof.”

Although they are often seen as golden pieces of evidence that DWI cases hang on, blood alcohol tests and breath tests are not always accurate at determining your level of intoxication. Blood samples go through many different hands and there is always a chance that the specimen taken from you could be contaminated. Blood and […]

Sobriety tests are not “proof.”

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are often used by prosecutors as undeniable proof that a defendant was drunk at the time of the arrest. But experts in DWI defense know better. In many cases, sobriety tests are simply balanced exercises that are administered in order to gather evidence that Austin police can use against you. […]

THE WALK AND TURN

FIELD SOBRIETY TEST: THE WALK AND TURN The second test is the Walk and Turn test. This is where you’re instructed to stand with your arms to your side with your left foot on an ‘imaginary’ line with your right foot directly in front, heel to toe while the officer gives you the instructions about […]

ONE LEG STAND

FIELD SOBRIETY TEST: ONE-LEG STAND The one-leg stand is one of the numerous field sobriety tests that police officers will force taxpayers to take if they suspect them of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. While the test has no scientific merit whatsoever, it can be used against you in court. You need […]

HORIZONTAL GAZE NYSTAGMUS

The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test is usually the first in a series of three field sobriety tests, the others being the Walk-and-Turn and the One-Leg-Stand. It is said that everyone has nystagmus, which is the unknown involuntary jerking of the eye. There are around 84 causes of nystagmus, caused by disabilities, illness, outside causes and other factors. We have […]

SR 22 INSURANCE

SR-22 INSURANCE REQUIREMENT FOR A SUSPENDED LICENSE Whenever your driver’s license is suspended the Texas Department of Public Safety requires an additional insurance policy, called an SR-22 insurance. Your own automobile insurance is not sufficient. In fact, if you purchase it from an agent who doesn’t fully understand SR-22s, the purchase could void your current policy according […]

COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION

CDL SUSPENSION Pursuant to Texas Transportation Code your commercial driving privilege will be disqualified for one year (three years if transporting hazardous material required to be placarded) if you refuse to submit to a test to determine your alcohol concentration or the presence in your body of a controlled substance or drug while operating a […]