Being arrested for a DUI or DWI on the premises of a military installation such as Fort Hood is very different from being arrested somewhere else. In the first place, you will face changes under Texas law, but a federal prosecutor will handle the case. This means you will go to Federal Court. Additionally, the officers who perform roadside tests and can arrest you on a military base do not receive the same level of training concerning drunk driving. Finally, if you are an active serviceman or servicewoman, then a DUI arrest could be the first step towards losing your position in the military. Therefore, if you were arrested for DUI or DWI at Fort Hood or any other military base, then contact the defense attorneys at Smith & Vinson Law Firm today. We have experience representing individuals facing charges for offenses committed on military property.
If you’ve been charged with a DWI on a military installation such as Fort Hood, give our firm a call. We know how to handle those cases. One of the first things you need to know is that your driving privileges on that installation are going to be revoked. Also, you should know that your case is going to be in Federal Court, it’s going be Texas state law that’s applied, but it’ll be a federal prosecutor that’s looking over your case. We know how to attack these cases. Military police are going to be the people that are administering these field sobriety tests. They’re not trained the same way the DPS officers or most city police officers are trained and we know how to attack the way that they administer these exams. Something else you should know if you’re a soldier, is that this could be the beginning of the article 15 to kind of kick you out of the army depending on how your case goes. You could also be looking at a go mark and some form of non-judicial punishment. We know how to handle those things as well. Like I said, there are a lot of things that could be attacked in these cases, we know how to handle them, we have success in getting these cases dismissed. Give our firm a call and we can help you out.