Recent Posts in DWI Category

  • Invoking Your 5th Amendment Right to Remain Silent When Pulled Over

    Where is the best place for the police to gather evidence against you after you are pulled over for driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) or any other suspicion of criminal activity ? You might be surprised to find out that it’s you. Many police officers rely on their suspects saying the wrong thing to put them in cuffs. Furthermore, many prosecutors depend on those same statements when it comes to ...
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  • Ignition Interlock Devices & Kombucha: What You Need to Know

    Did you know that a drink may be sold as “non-alcoholic” while still containing low levels of alcohol? While drinks with an alcohol-by-volume (ABV) of below .05% may not affect the average consumer, they can create tremendous problems for drivers who have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed in their vehicles. Kombucha, a tea containing low levels of alcohol, is one such drink and ...
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  • An Overview of Texas Drugged Driving (DUID) Laws

    In the state of Texas, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of prescription or illicit drugs. Driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) is a serious offense that can expose a person to the possibility of harsh legal consequences such as jail time and expensive fines. Since there is no set standard for measuring a person’s intoxication from drugs, unlike alcohol, ...
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  • Ways to Avoid a Holiday DWI Arrest

    For many, the holiday season is a time of family gatherings, feasts, and festive cheer. Unfortunately, an untimely arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can make this time a nightmare. As the eggnog and champagne flow, a greater density of impaired drivers are likely to be on the roads. Consequently, the number of DWI arrests typically skyrockets during the time between Thanksgiving and New ...
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  • How Do I Get My License Back After a DWI Arrest?

    Were you recently arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas? If so, it is important to understand that you only have two weeks to save your driver's license. Since drunk driving is a danger to the public's safety, the officer who issues your arrest would have the right to confiscate your license and notify the Department of Public Safety about the charges; however, you have the right ...
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  • Can I Be Arrested for DWI if I Took Prescription Drugs?

    In the state of Texas, you could be charged with the crime of driving while intoxicated (DWI) if a law enforcement officer suspects that your normal mental and/or physical faculties have been impaired by the consumption of alcohol or drugs – including prescription medications. In fact, it must only be proven that a) your blood-alcohol concentration was measured at .08% or greater, b) your normal ...
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  • How a DWI Conviction Could Affect Your Auto Insurance

    Apart from the criminal penalties that you could face for a DWI conviction in Texas, it is also important to consider the ramifications that a drunk driving conviction could have on your auto insurance policy. Since your driver’s license will generally be suspended upon your arrest, there are certain measures that you must take to get it back. Typically, this includes filing an SR-22 insurance ...
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  • What is the Difference Between DUI & DWI in Texas?

    Drunk driving is a very serious offense in the state of Texas. Any person who is pulled over under the suspicion that he or she has been driving drunk can expect to be subjected to several field sobriety tests, a breathalyzer test, blood tests and various other actions that law enforcement officers deem necessary to help determine if the driver has actually been driving while intoxicated (DWI) . ...
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