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Even if the breath test didn't go well, we may be able to help

A previous post on this blog tried to dispel what someone Bryan and College Station think about the relative infallibility of breath tests, especially certified test taken at a local police station following an arrest for drunk driving. Simply put, a person who has blown over the legal limit of .08 should not believe the only real choice they have is to plead guilty.

I blew over 0.08, so do I have any options?

People in Bryan, College Station and the surrounding communities probably realize how easy it is to get behind the wheel after having what the law considers to be too much. Alcohol affects people differently, and, when one thinks about it, a Texan who is over the legal limit may only exhibit some "buzzed" behavior and may be a far cry from obviously drunk.

The basics of drunk driving charges and penalties in Texas

Drunk driving charges are serious charges and can have a significant impact on the personal and professional lives of individuals accused of driving while intoxicated in Texas. For this reason, it is important to understand laws associated with drunk driving. In Texas, an individual driving with a blood alcohol content level of .08 may be charged with a DWI. In addition, it is important to understand that a driver can be considered intoxicated if either alcohol impairs them or drugs.

Field sobriety test basics and what to know about them

Blood and breath test results are commonly used as evidence against individuals accused of drunk driving. There are several different types of tests that are used to determine if a driver is driving while intoxicated. Breath and blood tests can be used to determine if the driver's blood alcohol content level is above the legal limit to drive a vehicle. Field sobriety tests are another type of test commonly used to determine if a driver is driving while intoxicated.

An overview of drunk driving charges

In Texas, a charge for driving while intoxicated can carry serious consequences and potentially harsh penalties. Simply being arrested for a drunk driving charge in Texas can impact the accused individual's ability to drive and the status of their driver's license. A conviction for a drunk driving charge can lead to jail time, an increase in auto insurance costs, civil surcharges and additional challenges related to employment opportunities.

High school student facing charges after drunk driving accident

Drunk driving charges are unquestionably serious charges with the power to change an accused individual's life forever. In a nearby community east of the Bryan area, a 17-year old Texas teenager is facing serious drunk driving-related charges.

5 considerations for DUI cases

Drunk driving cases can lead to devastating life changes. Many people who are facing these charges choose to fight them. This is done in an effort to minimize the penalties and consequences they face. It is imperative that individuals facing these charges understand their rights and the options they have and will make informed decisions.

Texas penalties for MIPs and underage DWI

It's no secret that drinking is a major part of college culture. Many students choose to partake in it. However, underage drinking and underage drinking and driving do not come without consequences. In fact, police in Bryan, College Station and elsewhere in Texas take crimes related to underage drinking very seriously.

How To Challenge A DWI Charge

If you have been charged with DWI, you may be worried about your future. In Texas, DWI convictions carry with stiff penalties - especially for students. A drunk driving conviction could lead to jail time, fines and driver's license suspension. As a student at Texas A&M or one of the other colleges in the Bryan area, you may also face penalties from your school's disciplinary board.

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