By Dallas and Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
Drunk driving laws are a one-way road. They’re getting tougher and unless and until politicians begin campaigning on being easier on this sort of thing, you can expect the laws to keep getting even tougher than they are now.
A law passed this past legislative term and now in effect is that it is now a Class A misdemeanor if your blood alcohol result is above a 0.15 at the time the test is taken (not when you were behind the wheel).
The law is yet another example of how the state punishes you for cooperating by taking the breath test.
Not only that, but what they’re also doing is making steeper punishment more arbitrary. Think of it this way… if person A has been drinking steadily all night and gets behind the wheel at, let’s say…
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