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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 Questions: Can a passenger have an open container in a motor vehicle while it’s being driven?
August 11, 2016

No. The State of Texas prohibits any passenger from having an open alcoholic container in a passenger area of the vehicle unless the person is a passenger in the living quarters of a motor home, a limousine, a bus, a taxi, or a motor vehicle designed ...

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BlogVideos: The roll of a criminal defense lawyer
January 31, 2017

How in the heck can you defend those people?! When I’m at social events and I tell people that I’m a criminal defense attorney, many times, I am answered with disgust, “How can you possibly defend those people?!” But, more interesting, howeve ...

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Texas Questions: If I take a breath and/or blood test and the alcohol concentration (BAC) is .15 OR MORE, what are the ramifications?
August 11, 2016

If submit to a DWI blood test or breath test and your alcohol concentration (BAC) comes back as 0.15 or higher, your charge can be enhanced from a DWI class B misdemeanor to a DWI class A misdemeanor, which may carry conviction penalties similar to a ...

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Texas Questions: What can cause my commercial driver’s license to be suspended?
August 11, 2016

If you own a commercial drivers license or CDL, it may be suspended for 1 year (or 3 years if transporting hazardous material at the time) if you are convicted of: operating a commercial or noncommercial motor vehicle while intoxicated in a public pl ...

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Texas Questions: What is DWI probation?
August 11, 2016

DWI probation is a contract between you and the court when you are convicted of crime in which the judge suspends your jail sentence, does not make you pay the entire fine, and does not take away your driver’s license as long as you behave under ...

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Texas Questions: What is intoxication manslaughter and the potential punishment?
August 11, 2016

Intoxication manslaughter is when you cause the death of another person by accident or mistake, either while committing the act of BWI or FWI or while operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in a public place (DWI), and by reason of your intoxica ...

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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 proceedings, i ...

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THE PENALTIES FOR DWI IN TEXAS ARE: 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 sentence from 3 days to 180 days, and a driver’s license suspensio ...

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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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