Alcohol Breathalyzer Test

DWI Defense Attorney — Houston, Galveston, League City, Texas

Don’t believe in the myth that refusing to submit to an alcohol Breathalyzer test is an automatic admission of guilt in Texas.

The truth is this: refusal of a Breathalyzer may end up in license suspension, however you still have the opportunity to be have Houston criminal attorney Tad Nelson corner dispute the suspension of your Texas Drivers License in the court. This opportunity comes at a hearing which would, under most circumstances, occur 15 days after your arrest.

Although your license will be suspended automatically during this time period, the skilled DWI lawyers of the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates will effectively represent you at this hearing and fight for your privilege to lawfully operated your motor vehicle in the state of Texas.

Don’t Give Harris County Prosecutors Evidence Against You

If you subject yourself to a Breathalyzer test, you’re basically handing evidence over to the prosecution. The prosecution will use your Breathalyzer, field sobriety test or blood test results against you if they have results. Fortunately, this too can be disputed as Breathalyzer test results are neither 100 percent error proof nor 100 percent accurate.

For more information about DWI charges in Texas and common mistakes to avoid, please contact us at Tad Nelson & Associates. Our Houston criminal defense lawyer Tad Nelson, a former assistant district attorney, is board certified* in criminal trial law and has a tremendous track record of winning big criminal cases at trial. He has extensive experience when it comes to DWI cases and can effectively defend you.

Breathalyzer Arguments

There are many arguments that can be made in your defense against alcohol Breathalyzer results. If law enforcement did not follow proper protocol and procedure in administering tests, this can be deemed a violation of your constitutional rights and the evidence can be thrown out. In addition, the accuracy of Breathalyzer machines is also arguable. A person’s height, weight, medical condition and other factors are not often taken into consideration. Not to mention calibration issues and the condition of the machine itself. We will make all valid arguments in your defense in order to avoid serious DUI penalties.

Refused a Breathalyzer Test? Learn More About Your Legal Options.

If you are facing DWI charges, you can benefit from our big city experience and small town values. We encourage questions and will provide you with the honest legal advice you need as we fight for your rights. Call (281) 280-0100 for a consultation.

* The Texas Board of Legal Specialization certifies attorneys in 20 specific areas of law; certification in any of these areas requires substantial demonstrated experience and skill, positive peer evaluations, ongoing legal education commitments, and the passage of a rigorous test.