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Texas QuestionsVideos: What is the Blood and Breath Testing Myth?
April 3, 2017

As discussed earlier this series, there are many intricacies involved in the DWI laws in Texas. Defense attorneys in Houston often hear client stories that could have been prevented if the person had a clearer understanding of the law. No where is t ...

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BlogTexas Questions: How a DWI affect gun ownership in Texas
January 27, 2017

How a DWI And Drug Conviction Affect Your Privileges of Owning a gun, driving a car, holding a professional license and keeping a clean record. Most people do not realize how a drug conviction like marijuana possession and a DWI affects gun owners ...

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Blog: The facts about Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana
January 23, 2017

When most people think of “DWI” and “DUI” they generally relate it to alcohol. But with an ever-increasing number of states legalizing marijuana, either for medical or recreational purposes, law enforcement is focusing on driving unde ...

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Blog: You know there are two possible license suspensions in every DWI arrest.
January 16, 2017

Generally speaking, those who are arrested for DWI are equally as concerned about going to jail as they are about losing their driving privileges. Indeed, each DWI arrest has the potential for two separate license suspensions, one for being convicted ...

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Blog: New strap for Apple Watch monitors BAC levels
January 9, 2017

Apple Watch breathalyzer It’s a common question for those of us go out with friends and have a few pops: If you were to be pulled over and subjected to a blood or breath test, what would your blood alcohol level or BAC be? BACtrack, a San Fra ...

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Blog: Earning Honorary Naval Aviator Wings: A Visit to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
August 12, 2016

By J. Gary Trichter Did you ever dream about what it would be like to land on an aircraft carrier?  Go ahead and close your eyes and visualize that you are in deep concentration not only approaching a very small but growing target that is moving at ...

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Blog: THE POOR MAN’S P-51:  THE T-28 TROJAN
August 12, 2016

By J. Gary Trichter * Which one of you that have gone to an airshow have dreamed of owning an old military plane?  The honest answer is that we all have because there is just something extra appealing about the looks, sounds and flying characteristi ...

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Texas Questions: Are there Texas DWI immigration consequences associated with a DWI conviction?
August 11, 2016

The short answer is maybe. In some circumstances, a DWI conviction can prevent you from entering certain countries, such as Canada. Also, certain felony DWI-related convictions could lead to the deportation of non-citizens in certain situations. ...

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Texas Questions: How long can the state use a prior DWI convictions against me?
August 11, 2016

If you have prior DWI convictions, the prosecution can use previous offenses against you forever. Whether it’s been 10, 20, even 30 years since your prior conviction, the prosecution can use it to enhance your punishment for a current DWI convi ...

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Texas Questions: What if I have multiple DWI cases pending?
August 11, 2016

If you have multiple DWI cases pending, the prosecution may use those offenses as punishment evidence against you in trial, revoke your bond on the initial DWI charge, or recommend a harsher penalty for a DWI conviction. ...

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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?

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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 proceed ...

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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

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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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