If you have been pulled over for a potential Houston DWI, it is quite possible that you have been detained by a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper. Since 1935, the agency has been responsible for maintaining public safety throughout the state.
The official Mission Statement of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) from their web site is: The Texas Department of Public Safety is an agency of this state created to provide public safety services to those people in the state of Texas by enforcing laws, administering regulatory programs, managing records, educating the public, and managing emergencies, both directly and through interaction with other agencies.
The DPS divides the state into various regions. Houston and Harris County are in Region 2B, which also includes Angelina, Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Walker Counties.
More information about the Texas Department of Public Safety is available on their web site by clicking here.
As with facing any criminal matter in the courts, it is vital that you find yourself with proper legal representation to protect your rights and to assist you during your ordeal. Obtaining qualified representation is key. Houston DWI attorney Tyler Flood handles all cases related to drunk driving. If you are charged and require a Houston DWI attorney, our offices can work to protect your rights.
Don't face the DPS on your own. Call (713) 224-5529 to schedule a free consultation with our Houston DWI lawyers at Tyler Flood & Associates.
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