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Category: DWI


Texas May Ease Up on DWI Laws


The state of Texas hasn’t been kind to people charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Legislation has tried to combat rising drunk driving fatalities with more stringent DWI laws. Unfortunately, these laws haven’t hindered the rising DWI death toll. The National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has reported an increase of 200 more alcohol-related…
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High-Speed Chase Suspect Struck by Police While Handcuffed, Attorney Flood Comments


Suspect Mohamed Abu-Shlieba was arrested in the Houston area after leading police on a high-speed chase. The chase wound its way through streets and across highways before the suspect ultimately bailed from the vehicle near a field, where he attempted to evade police on foot. However, the case has not caught the attention of the…
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Can I Get a DWI in Texas if I’m Driving Under The Legal Limit


Most drivers in Texas know that they will be considered legally intoxicated if they drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08% or greater that is found as the result of either chemical testing in the police station or a blood test. This BAC limit is the standard for all states as well,…
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What are the Penalties for Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas?


A person who causes a fatal car accident while drunk behind the wheel in Texas will most likely be charged with the felony crime of intoxication manslaughter. In other states or in certain legal texts, this crime may be titled driving while intoxicated (DWI) manslaughter instead, but the underlying definitions are the same. Intoxication manslaughter…
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How a DWI Charge in Texas Becomes a Felony


In Texas, driving while intoxicated (DWI) will constitute a misdemeanor crime for most first-time and second-time arrests. For this reason, most DWI charges in the state are just misdemeanors, as many people do not reoffend more than once. However, with this said, there are certain ways that a DWI charge can be escalated up to…
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What is the Mandatory Observation Period?


If someone is pulled over on suspected DWI, there is certain protocol the police officer must follow in order to correctly ascertain whether the person is actually driving under the influence. In order to prevent incorrect or overzealous accusations of an incredibly serious crime, the state of Texas requires police officers watch you for 15…
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How to Fight a Field Sobriety Test


Field sobriety tests are used to determine whether you have exceeded the legal amount of alcohol consumption, and are generally regarded as reliable in their use against you to convict you of a DWI. However, did you know these tests are often incorrectly administered, or even administered in faulty conditions which may significantly alter results…
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Going to Court for a DWI in Texas? Remember These 5 Things


After being arrested for and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you are likely to be released from the jailhouse on bond or for other reasons without getting a full or clear explanation as to what is going to happen afterward. You can probably expect to be told when your next court day…
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