Pulled Over and Accused of DWI: Now What?
If the Harris County police stop you with the inkling of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), you need to be aware of the situation because, under Constitutional Law, you have many rights.
Should I participate in field sobriety testing?No. There's a Constitutional right that protects you from being compelled to partake in a situation that forces you to interact with police officers that might cause you to imply your very own guilt. Take advantage of your 5th amendment right.
Do I have other rights if I'm stopped for a DWI?If possible, avoid participating in Field Sobriety Testing. You're not required to answer questions to law enforcement about your whereabouts, coming and going. You may decline to share information about a medical condition private and avoid answering questioning regarding prescription medication. If you were to answer "yes" to the types of questions mentioned above, they can result in a DUI (Driving Under the Influence (of drugs)) arrest.