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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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Driver Who Led Police on 100 MPH Chase Goes to Court


The man who led police on a high-speed chase through three Texas counties is scheduled to appear in court this Friday. Mohamed Ahmed Abu-Shlieba was the subject of a 100 mph police chase after stealing a white Dodge Hellcat. Abu-Shlieba started the chase in Harris County then moved through Chambers County and Jefferson County without…
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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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How Much Will Bail Cost If I Am Arrested for a DWI in Texas?


After being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), the last thing you probably want to do is spend a night, or even several nights, behind bars in the local jailhouse. Texas uses a bail bond system that allows someone arrested for a DWI, or for most any criminal charge, to leave the jailhouse early and…
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