No Refusal Weekends

When a police officer makes a stop for suspected drunk driving, a driver may be asked to submit to a field sobriety test. Many cooperate, unaware that it is within their legal rights to object. However, so-called “no refusal” policies allow the police to force sobriety tests on suspected drunk drivers at certain times. During these “no refusal weekends” a police officer can easily acquire a warrant allowing him or her to blood test a suspected drunk driver for alcohol or other impairing drugs.

If you are facing DWI charges, you will need an experienced attorney committed to protecting your legal rights and interests. The Dallas drunk driving defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help you to present your case. Contact us at (214) 845-7007 to learn more about your legal options.

When No Refusal Checkpoints are Scheduled

No refusal weekends usually coincide with holidays where people are likely to drink and drive. During these weekends, if a police officer asks you to submit to a test, you can be forced to undergo it. Officers are now equipped with mobile blood sample collection capabilities which they can use to take a blood sample to later test for alcohol.

Officers are legally authorized to pin you down by force to draw your blood if you refuse to submit. Bear in mind, however, that the results of these blood tests are often inconclusive or insufficient to convict a person of DUI or DWI.

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If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated, do not delay seeking legal representation. Contact the experienced Dallas DWI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 to speak with a tenacious and committed attorney.


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