Variables in Evaluation of Effects of Alcohol

Houston DWI Lawyer: A Defense Strategy for DWI Charges

When evaluating the effects of alcohol on an individual and their driving performance or behaviors many considerations can come into play. Our Houston DWI attorney, Herman Martinez, will thoroughly collect and investigate all relevant information about our client and their gender, age, weight, height, ethnicity, occupation, any exposure to chemicals in the workplace or in their personal life, the age they began to drink alcohol, how often they drink alcohol, if they have had a diagnosis of alcoholism, liver disease, and visual impairment needing corrective lenses.

The science and mechanisms of how alcohol affects an individual rely on the complete collection information including a person’s medical issues such as diabetes, stomach surgeries, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, prescription or non-prescription medication use, and sleep patterns. All of these issues can have an effect on how intensely the individual experiences the effects of alcohol that they consumed. An individual who has had stomach surgery may have a faster absorption rate and feel much more intense effects from one ounce of alcohol than most people.

Absorption Rate Affects Driving Behavior

The point of determining an individual’s personal absorption rate and effects of alcohol on their driving behaviors is that it can cast doubt on whether or not the person was DWI the time of the traffic stop which subsequently led to their arrest. This in turn can create a reasonable doubt as to the validity of the blood or breath test evidence, and may lead to a dismissal of the charges. Attorney Martinez had 17 years of experience serving as a state’s attorney and fully understands the various errors and holes that could exist in the state’s evidence in DWI cases. Our firm has been attacking the credibility and efficacy of blood alcohol tests and other aspects of the state’s evidence in DWI cases and it has helped many of our clients completely avoid a DWI conviction. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case, so that we can determine how we can help seek to avoid conviction.