My client was arrested for DWI in Travis County, Texas by a trooper with the Texas Highway Patrol. The trooper reported that my client was doing 65 in a 60 mile-per-hour zone.
My client provided a BREATH TEST. He also performed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. He didnâ€™t know he could refuse ALL the tests.
The officer reported that my client had red, glassy, bloodshot eyes, a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech, and that he swayed while standing. The officer stated that my client displayed each of the 6 clues on the HGN (eye jerking) test. The officer also said that my client showed 4 of the 8 possible clues on the Walk & Turn test, including: losing balance during the instructions, failing to touch heel to toe, stepping off line and turning improperly. The officer said that my client showed all 4 of the possible clues of intoxication on the One Leg Stand test. The officer noted that she suspected my client was under the influence of drugs.
We took the case to court and let the State know that we were going to fight. Eventually the prosecutor agreed to DISMISS THE DWI. My client didnâ€™t have to plead to anything. This will allow us to have the DWI completely erased from his record.