Refusal Cases

Austin DWI Refusal Attorney

Just because you refused to take a breath test or a blood test does not mean you will not be charged with a DWI. Prosecutors will base their case against you on the results of sobriety tests, video evidence, and police reports. Even an implied consent violation can result in a lengthy license suspension. If you want to keep your license and minimize the consequences of an implied consent violation, you want an experienced lawyer on your side. At the Austin Law Offices of Jeff Senter, PC, we handle refusal cases and drunk driving defense for clients throughout the Austin area.

What Can the Right Defense do for You?
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Refusing to take a breath test or breathalyzer can result in serious consequences and requires a solid defense. In refusal cases, our first step is to make a timely application for an ALR hearing within 15 days of the date of the arrest. We will use the following ALR hearing as a chance to gather information and develop your DWI defense.

The ALR hearing will give us an opportunity to cross-examine the arresting officer, who is typically unaccompanied and uncoached by a prosecutor. At this point the officer has committed to a particular story, which is seldom adequate to support a conviction at the DWI trial. If the prosecution comes up with a different story at trial, the contradictions found in the record of the ALR hearing can be used to attack probable cause for the arrest, the substance of the police report, and the credibility of the officer's story.

Your ALR hearing will also give our firm a chance to see all the DWI evidence well in advance of the actual trial. From police and witness statements, to field sobriety results and police video, it is the perfect opportunity to start building your defense. If the chance to build a solid defense looks unlikely, we can enter early talks for a plea. If we do not prevail at the ALR hearing, we can obtain an occupational drivers license in many instances.

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Do not take a DWI involving the refusal to take a breath test lightly. There are plenty of things that can lead to a conviction. Luckily, there are also plenty of opportunities to build a strong defense. Accessible to our clients twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, we will guide you through the process. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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