My client was involved in an accident right in front of a police officer. As a matter of fact, my clientâ€™s vehicle struck two cars. He was arrested in Austin, Texas for DWI by the Austin Police Department.
My client REFUSED THE BREATH TEST, and refused to do the standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). Since this is not the first DWI that I have handled for this client, he knew he had the right to REFUSE THE SFSTs. He exercised that right.
The officer reported that my client had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath. The officer reported that he had bloodshot and glassy eyes.
We appealed the so called “automatic” suspension of his driver’s license. We filed discovery requests and subpoenaed all the officers involved to justify our client’s arrest and the suspension.
We were successful in keeping our client’s license from being suspended. We were able to get his ALR Hearing DISMISSED.