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Common DWI Myths

When arrested for driving while intoxicated, there can be severe penalties, depending on the situation. Perhaps you were out one night with your friends when you realized that it was getting late, you got into your car and were soon pulled over. Or maybe you had a drink or two at your office work meeting during the afternoon, only to realize that you have to pick up your kids form school. Upon arrival, the teacher could smell the alcohol on you so they called the police. Despite the fact that you were certain you were not drunk, the officer still insisted that you take a field society test. Little did you know, your BAC level was 1.0%, just a tad over the legal drinking and driving limit and you were arrested.

Does this situation ring a bell? Are you like so many others who have been arrested from drunk driving without realizing that you were too impaired to get behind the wheel? Well, you are not alone. There are many cases today involving honest people who get pulled over at the wrong time, having meant no harm to anyone. There are also situations in which people who have been drinking think that they are invisible and can handle anything, even a vehicle. Sadly, those who get behind the wheel drunk are not only placing their own life at risk, but they are also placing the lives of everyone around them at risk as well.

If you have been arrested for a DUI, hiring a Houston DWI attorney is an essential part of fighting those charges against you. At The Samuelsson Law Firm we believe that every individual has the right to fight for their innocence, and it is our mission to help you do that. If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated, don’t wait another moment to contact our firm for the defense that you deserve. Here are a few DWI myths that have been debunked, and are useful for all individuals to know.

First, believing the police cannot lie to you is false. There are situations in which an officer might say something, or make a promise they can keep in order to get you to admit to y our actions. Fortunately, you do have the right to remain silent until you are in the presence of an attorney, so never feel the pressure to speak. In the even that an officer lies to you or tries to persuade you to do something, by contacting a skilled DWI defense attorney we can use that in court on behalf of your defense.

Second, there are many individuals who believe that they won’t be charged at all for refusing to take a breathalyzer at the time of the arrest, and this too is not true. Even if you are in fact under the influence of alcohol, by willingly participating in the field sobriety tests is more likely to be in your favor than trying to refuse the test. Willingness to follow the police protocol can be used in your favor by the defense. Whereas putting up a fight is never helpful to your case, it doesn’t make it impossible, it just doesn’t help either.

Third, failing a field sobriety test means that you are going to be convicted. This is not true either, by any means. There are so many extra factors that can be taken into consideration when it comes to taking a field sobriety test. While the officers on duty are trained to act as though this test is the end all for those they are arresting, it is simply not the case. For example, if a person has a certain stomach problem, it is likely that the breathalyzer test will be off due to vomiting or burping caused by health issues like acid reflex disease. Also, when a person is arrested for DWI, they may be asked to demonstrate their ability to walk straight and so on. It is very possible that different physical conditions may affect the personas ability to conduct these tests properly, therefore making the field sobriety tests subject to questioning by the defense.

Fourth, lying to an officer about how much you drink is a good idea is another common myth. This is never a good idea for anyone to lie to an officer. While many people who are arrested for breaking the law will automatically try to come up with a story, as it is in our nature to cover our tracks; doing so will not benefit you at all. By telling the officer that you only had 2 beers when you really had multiple shots of hard alcohol and 2 beers, is going to be quickly found out. While the officers on duty may not be your best friend during the arrest, they are not stupid, and they will do what it takes to find out the true story.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, don’t wait another moment to take legal action! Contact a trusted Houston DWI attorney at The Samuelson Law Firm today for the defense that you deserve! Our firm is prepared to handle a variety of cases, and we are willing to fight for you! Whether you have been arrested for drunk driving because you were swerving lanes, or you were arrested after a tragic accident that lead to the death of another person, our firm is here to help you fight for your future. A lot may be at stake when accused of DWI, and we want to help you. Contact our firm today for more information!

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