Dallas DWI Survival Guide by Mark T. Lassiter

  • Relax And Stay Calm
  • Be Polite And Courteous
  • Speak Clearly
  • Keep Your Answers Short
  • Do Not Volunteer Information
  • Do Not Make Jokes Or Small Talk
  • Keep Your Feet Shoulder Length Apart For Better Balance
  • Do Not Lean Or Use Anything For Support
  • Repeat the Officer’s Instructions Back To Him When Asked To Complete Tests
  • Understand Exactly What The Officer Is Asking You To Do Before You Do It ***3
  • Do Not Take Any Test That You Are Not 100% Sure You Can Complete Accurately And Successfully ***3
  • If You Decide To Take The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests ***3
    • Inform the officer of any head injury before performing the HGN test
    • Inform the officer if you have a leg, foot, or ankle injury
  • If You Elect To Decline A Test ***2, do so by politely informing the officer that you do not feel comfortable performing the task
  • Take The Portable Breath Test (PBT) Offered At The Scene ***3
  • Never Agree To Take A Breath Test At The Jail ***4
  • Never Agree To Take A Blood Test ***4
  • Contact An Experienced And Aggressive Dallas Drunk Driving Lawyer As Soon As Possible

*** For each item with this symbol please consult the corresponding article section regarding that specific point.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is for general guidance on your rights and is not legal advice. If you need more details on your rights or legal advice about what action to take for your specific case, please contact a Dallas DWI lawyer.


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