DWI/DUI Attorney in Corsicana, Texas

What defenses might be available if I’m charged with DWI?

Corsicana, TX criminal defense attorney Steve Keathley covers the defenses that might be available if you’re charged with a DWI.

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certainly when you’re dealing about with
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DWI the key one of the key components is
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intoxication so the question was did you
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intentionally intoxicate yourself or was
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there some sort of involuntary
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circumstance or the defense being
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involuntary intoxication sometimes
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persons may be but may be taking better
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medication and not and not willfully
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know that they are intoxicating
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themselves because of completely legal
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behavior so that’s always something that
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needs to be it needs to be covered the
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idea of having a blood alcohol level of
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above point O eight or above that needs
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to be explored as well intoxication or
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behavior of intoxication
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is kind of a subjective determination if
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you’re just talking about a person the
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way they’re behaving one person may
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behave differently than another a
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person’s balance may be completely
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different than another that has nothing
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to do with the actual introduction of
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alcohol into your system so I think the
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big litmus test nowadays in the modern
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area to pay at least the past five years
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is the advent of blood search warrants
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or moving away from breath tests to
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blood tests and the idea that a
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definitive of chemistry analysis of a
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person’s blood is going to show
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definitively if that person is breaking
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the law or not but there’s a whole whole
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vast array of circumstances about the
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circumstances of that so-called
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chemical analysis that needs to be
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explored before you can determine if
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they’re actually intoxicated or not

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