Warrants Now Required for DWI Blood Tests in Galveston County

In 2014, the Texas’ Court of Criminal Appeals, the state’s highest criminal court, ruled that it is unconstitutional for an officer to take a suspected DWI offender’s blood without consent or a warrant. Writing for the majority, Justice Elsa Alcala stated, “We hold that a nonconsensual search of a DWI suspect’s blood conducted pursuant to […]