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Requirements to Prove DWI

When you are arrested for DWI, there are certain procedures that must be adhered to by the police. If these procedures are not followed, the results that followed cannot be permitted in court. This means that if the procedure for a DWI charge is not followed to the letter, the charge cannot stick.

First and foremost, police officers must have a valid reason for pulling you over. Currently, there are no DWI checkpoints in Texas, which means that you must be violating some other traffic law to be pulled over. From there, the officer must have reasonable suspicion to initiate DWI investigations. The officer cannot simply put everyone that he or she pulls over through DWI testing.

If DWI investigations do begin properly, they must be properly carried out. This includes proper and proficient field sobriety testing. If all of this goes on without a hitch, the officer must have probable cause to arrest you. This is generally given by your failing one or multiple sobriety tests.

In addition to all of this, the officer must be properly trained to investigate your case and to administer field sobriety tests. The instruments used in those tests must also be proven to be in proper functioning order. If any of these things are not done, the charges against you cannot be validated.

Speak with a Dallas DWI Attorney

If you believe that something was done improperly in your DWI investigation, or would just like more information about DWI, contact the Dallas DWI lawyer, Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.


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