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Galveston County Declares DWI “No Refusal” for Spring Break 2016

Be smart; don’t drink and drive.  Were you or someone you know caught having too much fun?  Keep reading…

This year Galveston County has decided to participate in a “No Refusal Weekend” for driving while intoxicated (DWI) during spring break. 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. Prosecutors, judges, and nurses will be working through the night to sign search warrants and take your blood. Just because the state got a warrant for your blood doesn’t mean it is automatically admissible in court; that’s just the beginning of the fight. The officer’s reasonable suspicion to stop you can be challenged, The officer’s probable cause to arrest you can be challenged.  Search warrants can be challenged. The admissibility of your blood can be challenged. There is a long fight ahead.

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 our 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 when you are arrested.

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