The New DIC-24 and DIC 23

To reflect changes made to the Texas Transportation Code effective September 1, 2011, the state Department of Public Safety has amended both the DIC 23 and DIC 24 (as well as the 54).

The DIC 24 is a document that is more commonly known as the statutory warning.  It is a script that Texas police officers are required to read to Driving While Intoxicated suspects prior to requesting a breath or blood sample.  Essentially, is informs the suspect of their statutory rights, and the consequences of refusing to submit to the request for breath or blood.   The new form includes language explaining to the suspect that if he or she refuses to submit, the officer may request that a judge issue a search warrant for the person’s blood.

Similarly, the document known as the DIC 23 has also been amended to reflect new legislative changes.  The DIC 23 will no longer need to be sworn to by a notary.

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