Criminal Attorney in Fort Bend Texas
Understanding Blood and Breath Tests in Texas

Breath & Blood Tests for DWI in Texas

Fort Bend Criminal Defense Attorney

Are you being charged with a DWI after failing a breath or blood test? When an officer observes a driver that he or she believes is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they have the right to administer sobriety tests. They have the right to administer these tests under our state's "implied consent" law. If you refuse to take a test, your license could be suspended from 90 days to 2 years. If you do submit to it, the test must take place as soon as possible from when you were last driving and the officer gets to select which test should be administered, breath or blood. Once you have submitted to the ordered BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) test, you have the right to have a second blood test to be administered within two hours of your arrest by a medical professional of your choice.

Challenging Breath & Blood Tests for DWI in Fort Bend

If your blood alcohol is found to be above the legal limit after taking a breath or blood test, you will be facing serious consequences. You will have your driver's licenses suspended, have your vehicle impounded, spend time in jail and be forced to attend alcohol classes and community service, not to mention the higher costs of insurance you will face once you are again allowed to operate a vehicle. A skilled criminal defense lawyer has the ability to evaluate every detail of the evidence for flaws or errors, and to seek out options to challenge a breath or blood test with the objective of avoiding a conviction. Call now and let me fight for you. As a former DWI prosecutor myself, I have received specialized training in the examination of expert witnesses who administer a field sobriety test and the procedures of the Intoxilyzer unit, which police use to measure the alcohol concentration in a suspect's breath. In addition, I have examined and cross-examined experts on blood toxicology.

With this hands-on experience I am ready to challenge the results of your breath or blood test and will fight to have your DWI charges reduced, dismissed or seek an acquittal, or any other advantage for you. Call now.