Written by Avvo Staff, about 3 years ago.
An arrest warrant is an official order issued by a court that authorizes the arrest or detention of a person accused of a crime. In order for an arrest warrant to be issued, there must be a sworn... more
Written by attorney William Head, over 3 years ago.
Be aware of all surrounding circumstances during time spent with the arresting officer(s) and in the police vehicle..
Once the arresting officer has placed you in his or her vehicle to take you to... more
Written by attorney Robert Keates, over 2 years ago.
BAC Blood Alcohol Concentration Levels Overview Explaination for Austin DWI Arrests
Blood alcohol concentration levels, or BAC, is a number typically expressed in a percentage that references... more
Written by attorney Brian Dinday, over 4 years ago.
Save Your Breath.
Don't try to convince the officer of your innocence. It's useless. He or she only needs "probable cause" to believe you have committed a crime in order to arrest you. He does not... more
Written by attorney Lance Miyatovich, almost 4 years ago.
Request a Hearing.
You must request a hearing date for a DOL hearing within 20 days from the date of your arrest. to fight the administration suspension. A failure to request this hearing within 20... more
Written by attorney Jonathan Rands, about 3 years ago.
The Department of Licensing (DoL) or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will seek to suspend your drivers license because you were arrested for DUI. There does not need to be a conviction. This is... more
Written by attorney Lance Tyler, almost 4 years ago.
Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) otherwise known as the follow the finger test.
The officer is not gauging whether you can follow his finger/pen/stylus with your eyes; he is looking for nystagmus (... more
Written by attorney Wayne Foote, almost 4 years ago.
Don't refuse the test.
While it is true that the state may have a harder job prosecuting you without a breath test, the consequences of refusal can make the DUI much worse. Most states impose a... more
Written by attorney Sharon Chirichillo, almost 4 years ago.
For starters to protect yourself, your loved ones
and others, you should never drive any vehicle when you have consumed any
amount of alcohol. Most people know that
the law states you are legally... more
Written by attorney Theodore Robinson, about 4 years ago.
Most DUI Defendants have never been arrested for anything before and don't know what to expect. It can be embarrassing and daunting to be arrested for anything, but DUI usually carries less of a... more