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Blog: Do I Need A Lawyer If I Get A DWI?
April 8, 2019

In this short 2 minute video DWI Attorney Aaron White answers the question, “do I need a lawyer if I get a DWI?” This is a commonly asked question here at our law firm, in the courthouse and across the internet. There is an old saying tha ...

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Blog: Marijuana & DWI
April 8, 2019

In this short 5 minute video DWI Attorney Aaron White talks about Marijuana and DWI. Did you know you could get a DWI without drinking alcohol? Being under the influence of  Marijuana and driving a motor vehicle could get you arrested for a DWI. Wat ...

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Blog: What Happens With A 3rd Offense DWI?
April 8, 2019

In this short video DWI Attorney Aaron White explains what happens when you get a 3rd DWI in Texas. This is a 3rd Degree Felony and your going to find yourself in felony court. A 3rd degree felony has a minimum punishment range of two years in the St ...

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Blog: What Makes a DWI/DUI Law Firm?
April 2, 2019

1.   Introduction Lots of lawyers can do DWI/DUI cases, however, only a very few dedicate themselves to exclusively do that work.  Where a lawyer limits himself to one area of the law, it provides an opportunity for that attorney to become extrem ...

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Blog: The Defense Lawyer: Understanding the True Role of Defense Counsel
March 13, 2019

Introduction Probably one of the most misunderstood jobs in the American culture is that of the criminal defense lawyer. To be blunt, the job is not about making lots of money, ego, getting a defendant off, or about having a professional stature in t ...

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Texas Questions: What is a DWI Specialist?
January 18, 2019

Searching the internet to find the right lawyer for you, your family member or friend, can be a very daunting experience. Many people search using the terms “Best DWI attorney”, “Top DWI attorney”, “Most Winning DUI attorney”, “Most Agg ...

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Texas Questions: What is an expunction and why should I get one?
December 3, 2018

An expunction is a legal mechanism to remove all information about an eligible and qualified criminal episode from your record. In order to qualify for an expunction, your offense must meet the following criteria: ·      You were wrongly arrest ...

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Blog: Why Pleading Guilty to DWI May Not Be Your Best Option.
October 18, 2018

In many counties, it may seem that the Government’s strategy is to wear you down with numerous and tedious court appearances to make you plea guilty to your DWI charges. The government wears you down in the process so much that you accept a guilty ...

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Blog: Deemed Consent: When Does a Driver Have to Submit to a Law Enforcement Officer’s Request to Take a Breath or Blood Test?
September 14, 2018

What Every Driver Should Know By: J. Gary Trichter In Texas, there appears to be a lot of confusion between the citizens, law enforcement, and even lawyers, about deemed consent. When it is proper for a law enforcement officer to ask for a breath or ...

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Blog: What are my rights if I’m arrested for DWI?
September 4, 2018

If you are arrested for DWI, you have rights. That doesn’t mean you can evade arrest or, in some cases, refuse a breath or blood test, but rather, it means that you don’t have to willingly comply with all “requests” made by the officer. DWI a ...

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Texas DWI Questions

  • What is a DWI 3rd or more and the potential punishment?
  • What is a felony DWI?
  • What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment?
  • How long will a DWI arrest or a DWI conviction in Texas stay on my record? How will it affect my automobile insurance rates?
  • What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important to have an ALR hearing?
  • What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas?
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?


According to the State of Texas, a DWI third offense is when an individual is arrested for DWI and has previously been convicted two times of DWI. If you are convicted of a third DWI, this third-degree felony can result in A fine up to $10,000 Betwe ...

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Felony DWI in Texas charges are very serious and can have a major impact on your life beyond just the punishment stated. A felony conviction can disqualify you from voting, obtaining certain jobs, renting certain apartments, and owning a firearm. T ...

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DWI 2nd is a serious charge. According to the State of Texas, a DWI 2nd charge is when you are arrested for DWI and have previously been convicted once of driving while intoxicated. There is no limit to how old your previous conviction may be in orde ...

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A DWI conviction produces a permanent record. It is also important to note that a DWI probation, which is also a final conviction, will remain permanently on your criminal record. If, however, your DWI conviction case results in a dismissal, then the ...

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The best reason to request an administrative license revocation hearing or ALR hearing, first and foremost, is to try to save your driver’s license. The ALR Program is “a civil administrative process unrelated to criminal court proceedings, i ...

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The penalties for a DWI in Texas DWI are: The First-Offense conviction with less than a .15 BAC includes the possibility of a fine not to exceed $2,000.00 and/or a jail sentence from 3 days to 180 days, and a driver’s license suspension of 90 to 36 ...

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Before 1983, DUI meant driving under the influence of drugs or narcotics, but now it only pertains to minors. In Texas, it is never permissible for minors to have any alcohol in their body and drive. DUI punishment as a result of a charge does not re ...

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DWI is a criminal offense which prohibits you from operating a motor vehicle in a public place while “intoxicated” is defined as having lost the normal use of either mental or physical faculties, or having a .08 alcohol level in either your breat ...

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Past Results from actual DWI clients

Television reporter with spouse was in a one-car accident after hitting a tree. .20 BAC — Case Dismissed


President of brokerage firm was arrested driving home after a meeting with colleagues. Registered a .19 blood test. - Not Guilty.


Business owner was arrested for DWI while driving home after company birthday party. - Not Guilty.


College student was arrested for DWI on beach over spring break. Failed blood test. - Not Guilty.