Avoiding a DWI at the Fort Bend County Fair

The Fort Bend County Fair kicks off Friday September 25 and will feature competitions, BBQs, concerts, and a wide array of other attractions. Grapes on the Brazos for instance is an opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine with friends. Unfortunately, statistics show that some will enjoy themselves beyond the legal limit and will wind up being pulled over afterwards on suspicion of DWI.

Even if you have no prior DWI convictions, you could face:

  • 3 to 180 days in jail
  • Up to $2,000 in fines
  • A driver’s license suspended for 90 to 365 days

Therefore, you should bear in mind how much you have had to drink throughout the night before attempting to drive home. Police officers are trained to look for erratic and dangerous driving as possible evidence of drunk driving.

Put My Firm in Your Corner

Also keep in mind that in the event that you are stopped by police and charged with DWI you have rights, and Fort Bend officers can make mistakes which my firm can exploit in your defense.

For example, police officers are required to only stop drivers who exhibit certain behavior as evidence of a driver’s intoxication such as speeding, weaving between lanes, and failing to stop at lights and stop signs. Police may not cherry-pick cars or pull over a vehicle simply because they were leaving a bar or fair where they may or may not have been drinking.

If law enforcement stopped you without cause, my firm can bring this to the court’s attention in order to have your charges dropped. We can use a variety of other tactics in your defense such as challenging the results of a chemical or field sobriety test.

Be careful getting behind the wheel if you visit the fair, and make sure you call the Law Office of John L. Venza, Jr. if you have a run-in with police afterwards.

For your legal defense, call my firm for a free case evaluation—(281) 817-8737.

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