In Texas, holiday weekends have been renamed “No Refusal Weekends". This program has been designed in a cooperative effort between judges, prosecutors, and the police, usually observed and sometimes funded by MADD. All in an effort to convict you of a DWI (Texas) whether you deserve it or not. Local police departments and sheriff departments may announce a no refusal weekend, but you can count on all of the following as being designated a no refusal weekend:
Memorial Day Weekend, Fourth of July Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Halloween and Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas and New Years eve.
If you have only one or two drinks at a holiday party in Houston, Texas, for example, and you are stopped for an innocent traffic violation, then it is likely that you will be arrested and your blood will be forcibly taken from you.
If you do not fall within one of the statutorily created “NO REFUSAL" exceptions to reasonable searches and seizures guaranteed to you by the 4th Amendment, and which are set forth in Texas Transportation Code §724.012, then the police will seek a search warrant to take your blood.
When the police get the search warrant for your blood, and if you then do not cooperate in the taking of your blood, your blood will be forcibly taken from you by the police.
Fortunately, this type of intrusive government behavior has not spread across the country in waves. It may just be a matter of time before you see it on your doorstep, or rather...your car door.
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