Tag Archives: DrunkDriving
You’ve had too much to drink at the bar after driving there, and you no longer feel sober enough to drive. You’re miles away from home, so calling an uber would be too expensive. Why not just sleep in the car until you sober up? Well, it turns out there’s more risks to that than you might think. Precautions to Take Before You Sleep in Your Car Drunk Don’t leave your keys in the ignition – This one is pretty obvious. What’s an officer supposed to think if he sees you asleep at the wheel while drunk, with the keys in the ignition? Don’t sleep in the driver’s seat – To a cop who’s pulling up, it looks like you’re drunk at the wheel. And technically, you are. Why give an officer probable cause to arrest you for a DUI? Sleeping in the driver’s seat gives him that. Don’t park…
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A recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court could be a serious boost to DUI defense across the nation. Prosecuting those arrested for drunk driving will be significantly harder in many cases. The ones that are convicted are also likely to get shorter jail sentences. According to the Supreme Court, your blood samples can no longer be used as evidence against you in a DUI case if it was taken without a search warrant. It could also be thrown out if you consented because you were threatened with heavier penalties if you refuse. Both of these tactics have been fairly common after a DUI arrest. In the past, prosecutors have relied heavily on blood tests as evidence, since they are generally more accurate than a breathalyzer. Now that search warrants will be required for each blood test, it’s likely that drunk driving cases will be more dependent on breath tests….
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If you have a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher while driving, you could be charged with a DWI, also called drunk driving. Texas law essentially says that anyone driving a car has already consented to a chemical test to determine whether or not they are driving while intoxicated, so even refusing a breathalyzer could potentially carry consequences. The consequences of a Texas DWI could be very severe depending on the circumstances. What Are the Potential Consequences for Refusing a Breathalyzer? Refusing a breathalyzer could have consequences, but it is still advisable to refuse in most situations. The consequences for refusing a breathalyzer are still likely to be less than if you blow. Depending on how many times you’ve refused a breathalyzer in the past, you could be looking at a suspended license for anywhere between 180 days to two years. Think about it this way: if you…
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