I have received advanced training for serious DWI defense
When you seek the protection from a DWI / DUI arrest you need to ask about the credentials of your prospective lawyer. You need one who is dedicated to the complicated charge of DWI / DUI. I believe it is the only criminal charge in Texas which automatically comes loaded with technicalities.
First, when you are stopped and questioned by the officer, you will be asked to perform a Field Sobriety Test. You can read more about this test at a previous page, Field Sobriety Tests .
The breath test is taken by a machine called the Intoxilyzer 5000. In May of 2012 I flew to Florida and became certified to operate and analyze the Intoxilyzer and it’s test results. I went to this trouble and expense to know how to cross-examine the machine, operator and technical supervisor (who maintains the machine).
The blood test is analyzed in the DPS lab by a ‘technician’. The machine used is the Gas Chromatograph with Flame Ionization Detector. In April of 2012 I flew to Chicago and attended a four day workshop at the Axion Labs to learn how to cross-examine the technician, the machine and the results.
I do not know of another lawyer in East Texas who has gone to the same trouble, expense, and DWI Training to become certified in all three tests…Field Sobriety Test, Intoxilyzer 5000 and the Gas Chromatograph.