This article was written and researched by Brooke Price.
The holidays can evoke a range of emotions in people, from excitement to sadness. Factor in the continuing uncertainty due to Covid and the possibility for Christmas and New Year’s parties, and those emotions are likely to run high. During the period from Thanksgiving to New Year, law enforcement is out and looking for intoxicated drivers. Many local police departments have implemented “no refusal” policies for this period.
“No refusal” can be a little confusing. You can always refuse initially to provide a specimen of your breath and/or blood pursuant to a request from law enforcement. During “no refusal” periods, however, judges are on duty at all times to review and sign warrant requests if you do refuse. If a warrant is ultimately issued, you will not be allowed to refuse further.
Please enjoy the holidays responsibly and if you’ve been drinking, call for a ride. However, if you are stopped and arrested for a DWI in Williamson County, Texas (Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Hutto or Taylor) call the Price & Twine, PLLC to make an appointment for a free consultation. Let our office put over two decades of experience to work for you.