My client was arrested for DWI in Austin, Texas by an officer with the Austin Police Department. The officer reported that my client was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one way street.
My client provided a BLOOD TEST SAMPLE and performed the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). She didn’t know she could refuse all the tests.
The officer reported that my client emitted a strong odor of alcohol from her breath and had bloodshot eyes. The officer said my client displayed all 6 of the possible clues of intoxication on the HGN (eye jerking) test. The officer said that my client used her arms to maintain balance, turned improperly and stopped during the test on the Walk & Turn test. The officer stated that my client swayed and hopped to maintain her balance during the One Leg Stand test.
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 and my client pled to a minor traffic ticket and paid a small fine. This is especially good because it allows us to have any mention of the DWI arrest completely erased from her record.