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Galveston Declares No Refusal Weekend During Mardi Gras 2013

Mardi gras is a fun time for Galveston. Galveston hosts the third largest mardi gras celebration in the country. More than 300,000 people are expected to attend this year, especially considering the nice weather that is expected.

This year Galveston County has decided to participate in a “No Refusal Weekend” for driving while intoxicated (DWI) during both weekends of mardi gras. Under the no refusal program, if an officer has probable cause to believe that you are driving while intoxicated in Galveston County then he may apply for a search warrant for your blood. A mobile station with a prosecutor and judge will be preparing and signing search warrants for the blood draws.

If you have been pulled over for DWI in Galveston County, you need an experienced Galveston DWI defense lawyer. Read more info on Driving While Intoxicated, then call our office to discuss your options. Also read your blog entry entitled “Arrested for DWI in Galveston County, Texas – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND KNOW THE LAW“.

If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated in Galveston, you have only 15 days after the arrest to request a hearing on the suspension of your driver’s license. Contrary to popular belief, your driver’s license is not automatically suspended.

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