Once again, it’s the time of the year when local Collin County law enforcement officials plan to enforce the No Refusal program on all suspected DUI offenses. Extended holiday weekends such as Thanksgiving is a time when people historically spend extra time having drinks with friends and family. And something as simple as going to the neighborhood convenience store or grocery store can land you under the watchful eye of the law.
What is the No Refusal Program?
The No Refusal Program is an enforcement strategy that allows jurisdictions to obtain search warrants for blood samples from suspected impaired drivers who refuse breath tests. Many jurisdictions allow officers to request warrants via phone from on-call judges or magistrates. This enables law enforcement to legally acquire a proper blood sample from drivers who refuse to give a breath sample.
During these specified enforcement efforts, prosecutors and judges make themselves available to streamline the warrant acquisition process and help build solid cases that can lead to impaired driving convictions.
Three tips to Avoid a DUI during the holiday weekend
1. Obey all traffic laws
2. You only had one drink!
3. Practice Cooperative Non-cooperation.
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**And of course, the best way to avoid a DUI during the holiday weekend is not to drink & drive!
If you were arrested for a DUI in Collin County, you should become aware of your chances of beating the case – and the damage a conviction can do to your criminal record. Contact Collin County DUI attorney Andrew Peveto today for a free consultation at (972) 339-8033.