Spring Break Brings Increased DWI Arrest in Texas.

Spring break is here which means thousands of college students will be headed to Texas beaches to celebrate a week off from school. As we all know that celebration will include a lot of consumption of alcoholic beverages. To prepare for the non stop party DPS has announced that it will step up DWI patrols in high risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. Last year DPS made over 1,000 DWI arrest during this time period.

In reality these DWI patrols mean zero tolerance for anyone suspected of drinking an driving. Police officers will be looking for any reason to legally stop drivers and determine if the driver has been drinking. If an officer smells alcohol on the drivers breath there is almost a 100% chance the driver will be  arrested for DWI.

Just because you are arrested does not mean you will be convicted. The police only need “probable cause” to arrest a person for DWI or DUI and “probable cause”” is one of the lowest burdens of proof in the penal code. Before a person can be convicted of DWI the State must prove it’s case “beyond a reasonable doubt” which is the highest burden of proof in the penal code.

A DWI conviction can effect you for the rest of your life. If you have been arrested for DWI or DUI consult with an experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible. A criminal lawyer can advise you of your rights and fully explain how the criminal case will proceed. A criminal attorney can explain to you how a DWI case can be successfully defended and advise you on the best course of action in your case.

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