With Houston and the general Harris County region being on the radar of the Texas Department of Public Safety with regard to the frequency of DWI arrests, it’s important to be mindful of common sense alternatives to drunk driving before you go out for a night on the town or to patronize a local bar.
Simply having an idea of how you might handle a situation in which you may be intoxicated can make all the difference in avoiding an arrest for drunk driving. Houston DWI lawyer Tad A. Nelson is a strong advocate of taking measures that will eliminate any risk of being arrested for driving while intoxicated.
Tips For Avoiding DWI Incidents
Sometimes, it’s easy for people to overlook simple alternatives to avoiding a situation that may get them arrested for serious crime like DWI. Not driving is one of the best ways to avoid possibilities of being arrested for DWI if you know ahead of time they you’ll be consuming alcohol. In fact, it’s more enjoyable to be amongst friends when engaging in leisurely activities, making the situation perfect for a designated driver to be assigned.
For those of us who don’t have friends offhand, it may be best to stay home and drink, or to employ the services of a taxi service to keep you out of harm’s way. Enjoying alcoholic beverages is not illegal, but it’s important to exercise some responsibility if you’ll be in a situation to likely become impaired by consuming alcohol.
For Texans who have faced charges for drunk driving before, the next DWI may result in serious felony charges making it important to rethink your way of doing things if this has happened to you.
The decision to not drive your own vehicle can be a challenging decision as the personal automobile gives one a sense of independence that is unrivaled, however, not driving is better than going to jail.
The Houston Police Department has a number of methods at their disposal to determine the probability of whether or not a motorist is operating a vehicle while intoxicated. In Texas, the “go straight to jail” policy is in effect if you’re stopped and police suspect that you are intoxicated. Whether you’re intoxicated or not, if they think you’re intoxicated you go straight to jail.
Your Houston Resource For DWI Defense
Not every person that’s arrested and charged with DWI is guilty by a long shot. Law enforcement officers in Texas cannot be trusted to help your defense in any way, making the need for you to have legal representation by an experienced Houston DWI defense attorney of the utmost importance.
Attorney Tad A. Nelson offers his clients the comfort of knowing that their legal representation is in the hands of a veteran who holds a Board Certification in criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization®, recognition as an ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientist from the American Chemical Society, and membership/training from the National College of DUI Defense.
With our years of experience, specialized DWI defense training, expanded forensic scientific knowledge of how to analyze alleged evidence, and the charismatic nature in which we address jurors during DWI trials, few DWI law firms in the Houston, TX area can offer their clients the edge that’s needed to open the doors of success, that’s provided by the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates.
If you need to talk to a lawyer about a DWI case that you’re encumbered by in Houston, or other criminal defense related matter set for hearing in Harris County, call our office at 713-489-7373, schedule your free consultation with us, and see what we have to say about your case.