I HAVE RECEIVED ADVANCED TRAINING FOR SERIOUS DWI DEFENSE
When you seek the protection from a DWI / DUI arrest you need to ask about the credentials of your prospective lawyer. You need one who is dedicated to the complicated charge of DWI / DUI. I believe it is the only criminal charge in Texas which automatically comes loaded with technicalities and built-in problems for the prosecution.
First, when you are stopped and questioned by the officer, you will be asked to perform a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. This test is often misunderstood. There are three ‘phases’ or parts; Vehicle in Motion, Personal Contact and Pre-arrest Screening. In this third phase are three sub-parts which are often mistaken as the entire test. These are the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn and the One Leg Stand. These last three are only one-third of the singular Standardized Field Sobriety Test.
In 2007 I was certified as a practitioner of the SFST, the same qualification as most officers. In 2014 I was certified as an Instructor for the SFST. So, in a matter of speaking, I have a greater knowledge and training than most officers.
On a related note, I have testified in court as an expert witness about the SFST.
Second, when arrested you will be asked to submit to either a breath test or blood test. (Note: you can refuse this test. If so, the officer may obtain a warrant to take your blood against your will!)