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DWI Check Points

Currently, in order to pull you over, the police must have probable cause. This means that they cannot simply pull you over without reason. It may not be too long, however, before this rule changes. Many states already have DWI check points. Texas is currently not one of those states.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or MADD, has been pushing for more and more strict laws surrounding DWI as well as more stringent punishment. This is part of the reason that so many states have adopted the policy of using DWI check points. Although these check points tend to give many citations, there is still no evidence that they improve traffic safety.

In states where DWI check points exist, the officers at the check point often give more other types of traffic citations and tickets than DWI arrests. This is because they are looking for any mistake that might lead to a DWI arrest. People often make mistakes when driving, and this can lead to being pulled over and ticketed.

Fortunately, Texas does not yet have these DWI check points. This does not mean that it is acceptable to drive drunk, or that you will not be pulled over. As long as the police have some sort of probably cause to pull you over, they will. If you drive drunk, you can be pulled over and arrested for DWI.

A Dallas DWI Attorney Can Help

DWI is a serious charge that should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with a DWI, contact the Dallas DWI attorney, Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.


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