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Category: DWI

Jul 31
2019

You’re Facing a Texas DWI…Again – What It Means

Drunk Driving | DUIA | DWI

Have you heard the old Texas Department of Transportation campaign slogan, Don’t Mess with Texas? It was an effort begun back in the 1980s to reduce litter along Texas highways statewide, but since then has taken on a much larger meaning.

In fact, today it seems to apply quite well to repeat DWI offenders here in the Lone Star State. Especially when statistics say they currently account for one of every 20 people serving in Texas prisons – nearly three dozen of whom are in for life.

So, how does a Texas DWI offender go from facing a year or so with no driver’s license to spending the rest of their life in jail?

Today we specifically cover how [...]

May 18
2019

Could Your Teen Be Charged with a Texas DWI This Prom Season?

Drunk Driving | DUIA | DWI

Juvenile drinking and driving have a high potential for serious crashes that could result in severe injuries and even death. Sadly, most kids neither have the history nor knowledge of all the things that might go wrong when they get behind the wheel drunk. Many of them are also so naïve that they believe bad things simply can’t happen to them.

This is probably why prom season has historically been a dangerous time for teen drivers in Texas. Prom brings parties and many other situations where teenagers are more likely to drink alcohol or use drugs. Some of these intoxicated teens will then get into cars and drive, oblivious to all the possible dangers that lie in wait.

A drunk [...]

Mar 28
2019

Texans Don’t Have to Take a St. Paddy’s Day DWI Lying Down

Drunk Driving | DWI

Were you among those who contributed to the consumption of 819% more Guinness than usual this St. Paddy’s Day? Perhaps you were one of the 32% of men who admit they binge drink when the rivers turn green? More than anything, we hope you were not involved in any of the alcohol-related car crashes that statistically claim a life every 37 minutes over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Of course, things aren’t always quite so cut-and-dried. Did you know Texas is a state in which a motorist can get a DWI without actually driving (our courts have defined the term “operating” quite broadly)? Or that there are a number of substances that can “read” as alcohol on a [...]

Jan 4
2019

You Were One of Many Texans Arrested for a New Year’s DWI – Now What?

Drunk Driving | DWI

Every year, we celebrate New Year’s Eve with the intention and goal to start anew. To make ourselves better in the New Year.

Unfortunately, if you were arrested for DWI over New Year’s, you may have to work even harder to keep your resolutions – and one of them had better change to “fight back against my charges.”

Why? Because the consequences of a conviction are incredibly serious. It will not only cost you thousands, but also force you to put your life on hold.

Sadly, this is something that many Texans will likely be going through this year. Over 400 people across the state were arrested for DWI as we rang in 2018, and the numbers for this year [...]

Nov 8
2018

How Can Breath Tests Be Wrong in Texas? Let’s Count the Ways

Drunk Driving | DWI

At first glance, Texas DWI cases appear to be pretty cut and dried. If you get tested and have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above, you broke the law because you were too intoxicated to drive. You will be tried, and you will be convicted.

Right?

Maybe. Maybe not.

You might have read stories or heard about people who were pulled over for DWI, tested, and arrested – even though they were perfectly sober. How is this possible?

The consequences of a DWI in Texas are serious, so a false accusation is not something you want to ignore or let pass. Defendants falsely accused of DWI, even with an incriminating BAC, need to fight back.

Before [...]

Oct 4
2018

These Factors Can Impact Whether or Not Texans Get a DWI

DWI

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs takes hundreds of lives each year – and those are just the numbers for our state. In the past few years, Texas law enforcement officials have experimented with different methods for reducing the amount of fatalities on the road. Extra vigilance and more DWI arrests seem to be doing the trick – but are they at the expense of truth and justice?

Unless you have a breathalyzer or ignition interlock device in your car, you likely do not know what your blood alcohol content is at any given moment. The difference between .07 and .08 is small in numbers, but big when you consider the thousands of dollars in fines and fees [...]

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