No Refusal periods occur frequently in Texas, and they need to be taken seriously. Every Houstonian should be aware of how to handle the situation if it happens to them.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 25, 2016
Houstonians can expect increased DWI patrols and alcohol-related accidents over Memorial Day Weekend, according to Corso Law Group.
Over Memorial Day weekend in 2015, the National Safety Council estimated a total of 383 traffic fatalities, a significant statistic paired with the fact that on weekends, fatal car accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers almost doubles in comparison to weekdays, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Last year in Greater Houston, Memorial Day law enforcement efforts included a No Refusal weekend in order to combat DWIs and alcohol-related accidents, according to Houston Public Media.
In Texas, a No Refusal period means that drivers pulled over for DWIs must consent to taking a breathalyzer test. If they refuse, a judge can issue a warrant forcing them to submit to a blood test.
“No Refusal periods occur frequently in Texas, and they need to be taken seriously,” said Christopher Corso, founder of Corso Law Group. “Every Houstonian should be aware of how to handle the situation if it happens to them.”
Texas DWI penalties are strict and can result in thousands of dollars in fines, jail time and life-altering consequences, affecting one's family, friends and career.
“It’s the beginning of summer and police officers understand that Houstonians will be celebrating,” Corso said. “It’s important that drivers understand their rights.”
Christopher Corso is solely licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. All Texas cases will be handled by a licensed attorney in Texas.
Corso Law Group is located at 5177 Richmond Avenue, Suite 1250, in Houston. To schedule a free consultation, please visit http://www.corsolawgroup.com or call (731) 231-0499.
About Corso Law Group
Corso Law Group is an experienced team of legal professionals who have handled thousands of DUIs in Arizona over a combined 30 years of practicing law. Founder Christopher Corso is a former Maricopa County (Ariz.) prosecutor whose legal team can help with drunk driving cases as well as other criminal defense cases, including criminal speeding, CDL tickets, photo radar tickets, felony charges, drug possession, weapons possession, violent crimes and more.