The consequences of a DWI will differ depending on the severity of the crime. Some include fines, license suspension and jail time.
Those who have been pulled over and arrested for drunk driving may be taken to jail, but can be released pending bail. Judges are imposing exceptional bail conditions.
No, you cannot be forced to take a breath test. However, Texas is an implied consent state, those who are asked to provide a breath test to a police officer with risk having their licenses suspended if they refuse. A blood test, however, can be forced upon you. As this type of test becomes more and more prevalant, new defenses must be incorporated to prevent admission of this evidence.
Yes. Because Texas is an implied consent state, those who refuse a breath or blood test will have their license automatically suspended. You do have the right to a hearing.
While a field test may be subjective, a standardized test has been approved of by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
You can speak with an attorney at any point after your arrest, but you do have a limited amount of time to contest your charges.
A DWI charge, if you are convicted of it, will stay on your record permanently.
Yes, there are various other fines and surcharges that may be imposed upon you depending on the nature of your DWI case.