Can I get busted for driving under the influence of marijuana?

April 18, 2016
A big problem right now on the nation is enforcement of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence. They are giving a field sobriety test that has only been field tested for alcohol. And that test is already a pathetic joke. But there has been no legitamate testing that has been done in reference to have someone who is intoxicated by cannabis, and how they would perform on this tests, and therefore how these balance tests would reflect the intoxication of a person who is driving a vehicle.
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Is the smell of marijuana probable cause for police to search your car?

April 18, 2016
What can an officer do if he says he smells marijuana in my car? Unfornatelly in Texas the law says that if an officer can articulate that he smells the owner of either fresh marijuana or burning marijuana, that's just improbable cause to blame that you may had it in your possesion or in your vehicle. So he has the right to search not only your vehicle but also to do a pat down on you. Your protected from a more intensive search on your body, but if he can articulate that he has the smell of drugs or alcohol, he can do one of two things.
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Can you be ordered out of your car for a previous arrest record?

April 18, 2016
This is a review of the citizen recording of a police stop: https://www.facebook.com/mediatakeout/videos/1256476857717592 This gets a little silly in the last ninety seconds, but I think he articulated quite well his reasons for why he thought he was treated unfairly. I'll take out the aspect of his race, and just talk about any citizen male or female who is pulled over. The police do have a right to protect their safety and there is limited rights to search a vehicle for weapons...
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Avoid a DWI with The DWI Dude

April 11, 2016
This week, I was featured on Fox News in San Antonio to speak on the no refusal weekend happening this week during fiesta. No Refusal is a policy, it is NOT a law. Your constitutional rights are not suspended and you have the right to refuse many of the tests. If the police do not have a warrant for a blood draw, they can not take one without your consent. Some of the questions that were asked that put the host and crew in shock! If you take the breath test and show under .08, can you still...
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The new DWI Dude App

March 13, 2016
Check out the new DWI Dude app, from dwidude.com . We've completely overhauled the interface. Check your estimated blood alcohol level, based on your weight, and how many drinks you've had. Know how to handle an encouter with the police in Texas - whether you have been drinking or not. And record any encounters. Anything you do or say WILL be used against you. But if a conversation between you and the police is in your favor, it's not uncommon for the police to delete their footage.
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