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Posts tagged "Drunk Driving"

3 reasons you should fight a Breathalyzer

You had a little to drink while you were out with your friends. You had a guy's night out, so it's expected that you'd all want to have a good time. You knew you didn't have enough to be over the legal limit, so you decided to drive home. You even waited an hour before leaving to give your body extra time to expel alcohol, so you'd be able to drive safely.

What to do immediately after being charged with a DWI

Every year, Texas police crack down on DWI enforcement over the holidays, with the grand finale happening on New Year's Eve. If you were one of the unlucky drivers to be charged this year, then you are probably wondering what you should do next.

Texas police plan Thanksgiving DWI crackdown

For many people, Thanksgiving and adult beverages go hand in hand. However, if you are planning to drink over the holiday weekend, then you should also plan a sober ride -- or just enjoy leftovers at home -- as the Texas Department of Public Safety has promised to be out in full force looking for impaired drivers.

Labor Day Message: Drink. Drive. Go To Jail, But NEVER Consent To The Taking Of Any Test. Blood, Breath or Physical Test.

We know summer has come to an end because Labor Day weekend is upon us. Whether you plan to spend the long weekend hanging out with friends, traveling or barbecuing in your own backyard, it's important to avoid driving if you have been drinking.

4th of July means firecrackers and DWI crackdowns

The Fourth of July is a big holiday for celebrating -- and Texas police know that. That's why law enforcement agencies throughout the state join forces every year in effort to take down as many suspected drunk drivers as possible.

Member of popular band charged with drunk driving, again

A drunk driving arrest can happen to anyone who has had just a little bit too much to drink before operating a vehicle. For someone who has never faced this charge, the time following an arrest can be scary and confusing. Fears regarding having to spend time in jail may be the first thing that comes to mind. Fortunately, depending on the circumstances surrounding an arrest, it may be possible to minimize the consequences. The best chance of accomplishing this usually involves the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer.

State high court rules evidence obtained without warrant useable

When a resident of Texas is convicted of a crime at the lower court level it can be disheartening. Fortunately, on some occasions that person may be able to appeal an aspect of his or her criminal case to a higher court. Sometimes those appeals can lead to a reversal of the lower court decision. Recently a matter regarding the use of warrants in Texas that will likely be of interest to many was decided by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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