Westfall on Texas Now Requiring DWI Blood Warrants

Defense attorneys say blood warrants should be required because it’s an invasive search.

“Why is it a good thing? Well, if you’re the one driving and a police officer wants to stick you with a needle, it’s good to have somebody standing between you and him that’s going to make a neutral decision as to whether that’s going to happen,” Fort Worth lawyer Greg Westfall said.

Westfall says police now get warrants quickly any way from judges on call. Officers send a form, judges sign and fax it back.

“The whole thing takes less than half an hour,” he said.