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BlogTexas Questions: Can Texas suspend my license if I received a DWI in another state?
July 1, 2013

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Can Texas suspend my license if I received a DWI in another state? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 No. Texas cannot suspend your license if you receive a DWI in another state, but it can, however, prevent you from app ...

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Blog: What can a knowledgeable DWI attorney do for me immediately after I’ve been arrested?
June 9, 2013

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What can DWI attorney do for me after arrest? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 A lot. A knowledgeable Houston DWI attorney can assist you in being released from jail by arranging for or posting bond if you’ve been ar ...

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Blog: What is a DWI surcharge?
June 9, 2013

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is a DWI surcharge? A DWI surcharge is an administrative penalty charged by the Texas Department of Public Safety as a fee for you to maintain your driver’s license after you have either suffered a DWI convi ...

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Blog: If I’m arrested for DWI, when do I have an absolute right to an attorney?
June 9, 2013

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION If I’m arrested for DWI, when do I have an absolute right to an attorney? Under our federal and state constitutions, you have an absolute right to an attorney at your trial if you are arrested for DWI. However, s ...

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Blog: SHOULD I REFUSE THE BREATH OR BLOOD TEST?
June 9, 2013

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION SHOULD I REFUSE THE BREATH OR BLOOD TEST? https://youtu.be/kzxqaHxKnxg If I refuse a breath and/or blood test, or if I’m found to have an alcohol concentration of .08 or more at the time of vehicle operation, can ...

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Blog: Do I have the right to use the telephone to call an attorney for DWI assistance?
June 9, 2013

Do I have the right to use the telephone to call an attorney for DWI assistance? No. There is no statute or court decision that provides that the police must allow you access to a telephone in order for you to speak to a attorney for DWI assistance a ...

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BlogTexas Questions: Is it legal to drive a motor vehicle while drinking an alcoholic beverage, and if not, what are the penalties?
June 9, 2013

CAN I DRIVE WHILE DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nofEkqEQon0 No, it is not legal to be driving while drinking and alcoholic beverage. It is a class C misdemeanor for you to operate a car while you personally possess an o ...

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Blog: What is a standardized field sobriety test?
June 9, 2013

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is a standardized field sobriety test? A standardized field sobriety test (SFST) is a police tool to help the officer try to identify an intoxicated driver. The three SFSTs are as follows: The horizontal gaze ...

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Blog: What is implied consent, and do I have a choice to refuse a breath or blood test?
June 9, 2013

What is implied consent, and do I have a choice to refuse a breath or blood test? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 Our law provides that where there is implied consent, the arrested person may refuse to take the requested test absent a search warrant. Wh ...

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Blog: Do I have a choice to refuse being videotaped?
June 9, 2013

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Do I have a choice to refuse being videotaped? No, you have no right to refuse being videotaped. However, you do have the right to refuse to perform any police field sobriety exercises and to refuse to answer any i ...

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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? (After Sept 1, 2019)
  • What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas? (Before Sept 1, 2019)
  • What is DUI and its potential punishment?
  • What is DWI and its potential punishment?

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS A DWI 3RD & PUNISHMENTS? https://youtu.be/pmjH6TQr5JM 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 ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS A DWI FELONY? https://youtu.be/1WNopl5kEZM 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 fr ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment? https://youtu.be/3mIC8GubQBI 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 co ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION How long will a DWI conviction in Texas stay on my record? 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 ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important The best reason to request an administrative license revocation hearing or ALR hearing, first and foremost, is to try to save your driver ...

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WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR A DWI IN TEXAS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 The First-Offense penalties for DWI conviction with less than a .15 BAC includes the possibility of a fine not to exceed $2,000.00 and/or a jail sentenc ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT ARE THE PENALTIES FOR A DWI IN TEXAS Penalties For a DWI in Texas Changed on September 1, 2019 Prior To September 1, 2019: The First-Offense penalties for DWI conviction with less than a .15 BAC includes the ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DUI Punishment in Texas https://youtu.be/jLtrDxaIgZ4 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 hav ...

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713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DWI Punishment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sghr4P5T7o 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 ...

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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

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

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

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

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