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Breath and Blood Tests for a Suspected DWI

There is no question that driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious charge and anyone who is arrested or charged with a DWI can expect to face heavy fines and penalties if they are convicted. That is because as soon as an intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle they are putting themselves and others at risk.

One of the primary ways law enforcement officials confirm a suspected DWI driver is to pull them over and administer field sobriety tests, along with breath & blood tests. In the state of Texas, if a driver has a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, they are considered to be intoxicated. An individual can also be facing DWI drugs charges if they are found to be driving under the influence of prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs or illegal drugs. Commercial drivers only need blow a .04 on the breath test in order to be charged with DWI, and drivers under the age of 21 who have a BAC of .02 or higher, can be charged with an underage DWI.

If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with DWI, you need to consult with The Samuelson Law Firm right away. Even if law enforcement administered breath & blood tests and arrested you based on the results of your tests, that doesn't mean you have no legal defense. Breath & blood tests are not infallible. Errors can be made. Operator error, an incorrectly calibrated machine, improper testing procedures as laid out by the Department of Public Safety Breath Testing Manual, and other circumstances can all cause false or inaccurate readings, and bring into question the validity of the test results.

Challenging the Evidence Being Held Against You

For more than 15 years, my firm has been representing clients facing all types of DWI charges. Being arrested, or even pulled over, for a suspected DWI can be a frightening experience. You may not have had any prior arrests or infractions and the thought of being charged with a DWI can be terrifying. How will it impact your family? Your job? Your future? That is why my staff and I work diligently to review the reports and evidence surrounding your arrest, analyze and question how field sobriety and breath & blood tests were administered, and use all manner of legal experts to help build you an aggressive defense.

If there were any errors in the administering of the tests, I may be able to get the charges against you dropped all together. I will not promise any specific results, however my staff and I are committed to providing each client with the high-level of service and dedication that we ourselves would like to see if the charges were against us. I understand how intimidating the justice system can be. That is why I work closely with each of my clients and make myself available 24/7 to answer questions and assist clients with their needs.

I am a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Texas. My firm and I have received an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for professional excellence, ethical standards and legal ability. As a recognized professional in the field of DWI law, media often requests my legal commentary. In fact, I have been quoted in The Houston Chronicle, The Galveston Daily News and the Wall Street Journal, and am a regular commentator for local and regional media including NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX.

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