What Happens After a DWI Arrest in Texas?

Generally speaking, following an arrest for DWI in Texas, you will be taken first to the police station or county jail. Once at the station or jail, you will be asked to submit to a breath test. Keep in mind, you are already under arrest and you are not going home if you take the breath test and pass. You will still be charged with driving while intoxicated by not having the normal use of your physical or mental faculties. Whether you take a breath test or not, you are then booked into the jail or transported from the station to the jail. Once you are booked and in the holding cell, you may be allowed to make collect telephone calls. The bond amounts in DWI generally range for $1,000.00 to $10,000.00. If you qualify, you may be allowed to make an unsecured bond subject to the conditions of release set by the judge.