DWI Defense: Blood And Breath Tests
In Texas, if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is measured at .08 or higher, you will be charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Many people are concerned that they may have no defense to raise if a blood or breath test finds them over the legal limit to drive. However, these tests are not foolproof and it may be possible to challenge your criminal charge on any number of grounds.
I am Chris M. “Matt” Dillon, a Bastrop-based attorney who has been helping people protect their rights for more than 18 years. If you have been charged with drunk driving for having a BAC of .08 or higher, speak with me. Schedule a consultation by calling 512-764-3837.
Building The Strongest Possible Defense
I will thoroughly explore the circumstances surrounding your traffic stop and subsequent arrest. It may be possible to defend against these charges based on:
- Whether the officer had probable cause to make a stop in the first place
- Whether the Breathalyzer machine was properly calibrated
- Whether the person administering the test was properly trained
- If blood was drawn, whether a warrant was obtained
There are a number of factors that can lead to an inaccurate BAC reading. We can talk about your options and determine the best path forward for your case.
Breath And/Or Blood Test Refusal
If you refuse to submit to a BAC test, you will face enhanced penalties. It is almost always wise to submit to a test following an arrest. However, if you refuse a breath test or a blood test, I can still help you defend against any enhanced charges.