A former Texas state official is not simply accepting the charge that he drove intoxicated in 2012. It is being reported that the former state representative and inspector general for Texas’s Health and Human Services Commission is fighting charges made against him and asking the court to come to the conclusion that he was not driving drunk when pulled over and arrested in 2012.
This story is an excellent example of how anyone accused of DWI can fight back against accusations and even take the case to trial if needed. Often it is assumed that once someone is arrested and charged by a prosecutor that a case is over, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Under our constitutional form of government, those accused of committing crimes are innocent until proven guilty. The accused are afforded a number of rights that they should use to defend themselves. No matter what a criminal case is about, DWI charges, theft, assault, and others, there are defenses that can be made so that a defendant’s position is better off than it would be if the defendant just pleads guilty to the crime.
It is a fact that prosecutors and police officers make mistakes in criminal investigations. In addition to making mistakes, police officers and prosecutors just plain get things wrong sometimes. Every police officer with a badge and every prosecutor with a bar license has his or her own brand of justice and interpretation of justice. This means that they not only can make mistakes, but they can overlook minor details if it fits into their agenda of what result a certain case should come to. That is where you defense team comes in.
Defending a DWI
A good defense team will take every avenue available to defend against the charges made against you. Take this story as an example. The former state official is challenging the state at every turn. It is reported in this case that the police used the fact that the man stopped beyond the crosswalk at a redlight to justify pulling him over. As for evidence to show he was intoxicated, the police say that he fumbled around in his glove box to find his insurance information.
It does not take a stretch of the imagination to say why someone would stop beyond a crosswalk or fumble through a glove box finding something. Each of us probably does that everyday. But the police are using these reasons to conduct a prosecution. As you can see, there is always a defense that can be employed to ensure that your rights are protected.
Taking the Fight to the State
Just like this story shows, it is important to take your fight to the state. At The Wilder DWI Defense Firm we have a DWI defense team ready and able to fight your DWI charges at every turn. If you have been arrested and charged with DWI, contact us. We want to take the fight to the state on your behalf.