San Antonio DWI Lawyer > DWI Defense > Police Officer Standards During DWI Arrest

As an experienced and knowledgeable San Antonio DWI defense attorney, Parent Law carefully analyzes every facet of the charges laid against you. Because scientific testing is often used by the prosecution to attempt to make their case, we get the advice and opinion of experts in the fields of blood alcohol and drug testing to give you the best chance to refute the charges. We also read and study the prosecutor’s strategies and try to anticipate their every move. The case for your defense starts with challenging the legality of the police pulling you over in the first place.

Illegal Stop
Police officers in the United States as well as in the state of Texas are held to the highest standards when it comes to having a probable cause to pull over a motor vehicle. If there were no other moving violations cited such as speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, or driving recklessly, we could challenge the arrest and get certain evidence suppressed or the entire case dismissed. Other non-moving violations that could give a police officer probable cause to pull you over could be a broken head or tail light, or failure to signal when making a turn when stopped at a stop sign.

Improper Police Questioning
After a police officer has pulled you over they are required to read you your Miranda Rights before questioning you. If you have not had these rights read to you, we may challenge the answers that you gave to the questions put to you and have the answer suppressed.

The very first right is the right to remain silent and you should exercise that right. Politely refuse to answer any questions and say that you would like to speak with an attorney immediately. Let your San Antonio DWI attorney do all of the talking for you as we know what to say and what not to say. If you are pulled over, arrested and charged with a DWI, call Parent Law today.