A number of people out there think that if they are out driving around and they get pulled over by a police officer and are suspected of driving under the influence, that as soon as they take the breathalyzer and blow under a .08 that they are free to go with no questions asked. I am not drunk therefore you have no reason to stop me right? Well not exactly. This is particularly true in states that have a stricter approach to driving under the influence like Texas. The reason that the police often will not just let you drive off if you have been pulled over because you they think you have been driving under the influence is because DWIs are specifically categorized to cover all different kinds of intoxications, not just alcohol. In fact, the list of what the Texas police department considers to be passable under the consideration of intoxicated driving is quite a bit. Granted these are all things that can actually cause you to have considerably impaired driving so there is good ground for the Texas Police Department to try and detour and punish drivers from driving under the influence of these substances. For example, some of the things that can still easily get you in trouble if you are suspected of driving under the influence includes of course illegal drugs like marijuana, LSD or coke, but can also include over the counter medications (remember that a lot of illegal drugs come from the derivatives of over the counter medications) and even medications that have been prescribed to you (again, some drugs even if they were prescribed can alter your ability to drive or to function, especially if you take over the prescribed amount). Since in some of these cases it is slightly difficult to prove if you are intoxicated or not, the police might just base your conviction off of the fact that you are not driving normally. In cases like this, it is even more important that you call a Houston DWI lawyer like the ones at Thiessen Law Firm. Technically the law is not allowed to define what is normal and what is normal. At best the prosecution might be able to say that you were driving in an unsafe manor, which is a far lesser conviction than a DWI with seriously lower penalties. If you go into court without a Houston DWI lawyer though, you might not be able to make the case on your own and you are far more likely to actually get charge and convinced with a DWI. This means years of being in the system, jumping through hoops and in the end paying a lot of money. If you call Thiessen Law Firm though and have them help argue your case, you are going to be far more likely to walk out of that court room with a lesser charge that is going to make your life much easier and keep your record a bit cleaner. It is totally worth the initial effort and time to make sure that you are going to be taken care of in court.