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Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program

Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Administrative License Revocation (ALR) https://youtu.be/oUYu0ev8k98 The Administrative License Revocation (ALR) Program is a civil administrative process requiring the Department to suspend and/or disqualify your ...

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What is a DWI Specialist?

What is a DWI Specialist?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS A DWI SPECIALIST? Gary Trichter – 1st DWI Specialist In State Of Texas Searching the internet to find the right lawyer for you, your family member or friend, can be a very daunting experience. Many pe ...

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What is an expunction and why should I get one?

What is an expunction and why should I get one?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS AN EXPUNCTION? https://youtu.be/8tjvUCAEPBU 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 ex ...

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What is the DWI Drugged Driving Myth?

What is the DWI Drugged Driving Myth?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DRUGGED DRIVING MYTH There are many myths surrounding the DWI laws in Texas. Criminal attorneys in Houston often hear about situations that could have been prevented if the client had a clearer understanding of the ...

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5 steps in your DWI arrest: Now what happens?

5 steps in your DWI arrest: Now what happens?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION 5 STEPS IN YOUR DWI ARREST Getting arrested for DWI in Texas may be one of the most stressful and traumatic events in your life. Although a first offense DWI is still a misdemeanor, it’s nothing like getting a tr ...

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What is the Difference Between Impaired Driving and Drunk Driving?

What is the Difference Between Impaired Driving and Drunk Driving?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Impaired driving and drunk driving In Texas, there is a difference between impaired driving and drunk driving. It is a crime to do either, but the way the state defines intoxication is having lost the normal use of ...

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What is the Blood and Breath Testing Myth?

What is the Blood and Breath Testing Myth?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Blood and Breath Testing Myth 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 ...

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How a DWI affect gun ownership in Texas

How a DWI affect gun ownership in Texas

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION HOW A DWI AFFECTS GUN OWNERSHIP https://youtu.be/3x3mCOjw5p4 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 peop ...

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Are there Texas DWI immigration consequences associated with a DWI conviction?

Are there Texas DWI immigration consequences associated with a DWI conviction?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Are there Texas DWI immigration consequences associated with a DWI conviction? The short answer is maybe. In some circumstances, a DWI conviction can prevent you from entering certain countries, such as Canada. Als ...

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How long can the state use a prior DWI convictions against me?

How long can the state use a prior DWI convictions against me?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION How long can the state use a prior DWI convictions against me? https://youtu.be/x0NOm_zZvx8 If you have prior DWI convictions, the prosecution can use previous offenses against you forever. Whether it’s been ...

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What if I have multiple DWI cases pending?

What if I have multiple DWI cases pending?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IF I HAVE MULTIPLE DWI CASES PENDING? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 If you have multiple DWI cases pending, the prosecution may use those offenses as punishment evidence against you in trial, revoke your bond o ...

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Can a passenger have an open container in a motor vehicle while it’s being driven?

Can a passenger have an open container in a motor vehicle while it’s being driven?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Can a passenger have an open container in a motor vehicle while it’s being driven? No. The State of Texas prohibits any passenger from having an open alcoholic container in a passenger area of the vehicle unless ...

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

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

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION If I take a breath and/or blood test and the alcohol concentration (BAC) is .15 OR MORE, what are the ramifications? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 If submit to a DWI blood test or breath test and your alcohol concen ...

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What can cause my commercial driver’s license to be suspended?

What can cause my commercial driver’s license to be suspended?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT CAN CAUSE MY COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE BEING SUSPENDED? 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 co ...

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What is intoxication manslaughter and the potential punishment?

What is intoxication manslaughter and the potential punishment?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is intoxication manslaughter and the potential punishment? https://youtu.be/1WNopl5kEZM Intoxication manslaughter is when you cause the death of another person by accident or mistake, either while committing t ...

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What is DWI probation?

What is DWI probation?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION WHAT IS DWI PROBATION? https://youtu.be/xciI3dKybKMDWI 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 th ...

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What is intoxication assault and its potential punishment?

What is intoxication assault and its potential punishment?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is intoxication assault and its potential punishment? https://youtu.be/1WNopl5kEZM Intoxication assault is when you cause serious bodily injury to another person by accident or mistake, either while committing ...

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What is a DWI 3rd or more and the potential punishment?

What is a DWI 3rd or more and the potential punishment?

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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What is DWI with child and the potential punishment?

What is DWI with child and the potential punishment?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is DWI with child and the potential punishment? DWI with child passenger is a very serious charge. According to the State of Texas, DWI with a child passenger is when: a person commits a offense if the person ...

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What is a felony DWI?

What is a felony DWI?

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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What happens to my pilot’s license if I’m arrested for DWI?

What happens to my pilot’s license if I’m arrested for DWI?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What happens to my pilot’s license if I’m arrested for DWI? https://youtu.be/jS_LUoW6P58 DWI and pilot license do not mix. The penalties are severe and potentially career ending. If you are a ...

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What is BWI and the potential punishment?

What is BWI and the potential punishment?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is BWI and the potential punishment? BWI or boating while intoxicated is when you commit an offense intoxicated while operating a watercraft. A BWI is just as serious a charge as a DWI, and its punishments are ...

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What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment?

What is DWI 2nd and the potential punishment?

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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What is the Intoxilyzer 9000 and associated problems?

What is the Intoxilyzer 9000 and associated problems?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is the Intoxilyzer 9000? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp0eUQiyACA Texas is currently replacing the Intoxilyzer 5000 EN and transitioning to the Intoxilyzer 9000 for breath alcohol testing. According to the ...

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What is the Loss of Normal Use Myth?

What is the Loss of Normal Use Myth?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is the Loss of Normal Use Myth? The Loss of Normal Use Myth begins with the reoccurring story that begins with a responsible citizen finding themselves handcuffed in the back of a police car. They tell us th ...

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What is a portable breath test (PBT)?

What is a portable breath test (PBT)?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is a portable breath test (PBT)? A portable breath test device, or PBT, is an electronic alcohol breath tester. It is generally the size of a cigarette package and is carried by the officer in the field as a t ...

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Do I have a choice to refuse to perform police field sobriety testing?

Do I have a choice to refuse to perform police field sobriety testing?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Do I have a choice to refuse to perform police field sobriety testing? Yes, you can refuse the police field sobriety tests. Police officers have many tools that they use to help them determine whether a person is i ...

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What special conditions are placed upon bond for DWI in Texas?

What special conditions are placed upon bond for DWI in Texas?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What special conditions are placed upon bond for DWI in Texas? For a first offense, DWI bond conditions are a matter of discretion for the court. However, if you are charged with a subsequent offense of DWI in Texa ...

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Can Texas suspend my license if I received a DWI in another state?

Can Texas suspend my license if I received a DWI in another state?

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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What can a knowledgeable DWI attorney do for me immediately after I’ve been arrested?

What can a knowledgeable DWI attorney do for me immediately after I’ve been arrested?

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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What is a DWI surcharge?

What is a DWI surcharge?

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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If I’m arrested for DWI, when do I have an absolute right to an attorney?

If I’m arrested for DWI, when do I have an absolute right to an attorney?

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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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 anything be done to prevent my license from being suspended?

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 anything be done to prevent my license from being suspended?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION SHOULD I REFUSE THE BREATH OR BLOOD TEST? https://youtu.be/kzxqaHxKnxg Law enforcement officers can seize your driver’s license if you have refused or failed a breath and/or blood test. If this happens, the offic ...

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Do I have the right to use the telephone to call an attorney for DWI assistance?

Do I have the right to use the telephone to call an attorney for DWI assistance?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION 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 spea ...

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Is it legal to drive a motor vehicle while drinking an alcoholic beverage, and if not, what are the penalties?

Is it legal to drive a motor vehicle while drinking an alcoholic beverage, and if not, what are the penalties?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION 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 c ...

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What is a standardized field sobriety test?

What is a standardized field sobriety test?

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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Do I have a choice to refuse being videotaped?

Do I have a choice to refuse being videotaped?

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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What is implied consent, and do I have a choice to refuse a breath or blood test?

What is implied consent, and do I have a choice to refuse a breath or blood test?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION 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 reques ...

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Before I’m arrested for DWI, am I required to take a breath, blood, or urine test when requested by a police officer?

Before I’m arrested for DWI, am I required to take a breath, blood, or urine test when requested by a police officer?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Am I required to take a breath, blood, or urine test when requested by a police officer? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 Maybe and no. Our law deems that all persons who drive with Texas licenses have already conditio ...

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Are crimes of DWI and public intoxication (PI) in Texas different, and if so, how?

Are crimes of DWI and public intoxication (PI) in Texas different, and if so, how?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Are crimes of DWI and public intoxication (PI) in Texas different? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 Yes, the crimes of DWI and public intoxication in Texas are very different. Specifically, the statutory definitio ...

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What is the debate over the Intoxilyzer 5000 EN’s accuracy and reliability?

What is the debate over the Intoxilyzer 5000 EN’s accuracy and reliability?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is the debate over the Intoxilyzer 5000 EN’s accuracy and reliability? Very few law enforcement offices in Texas are using the Intoxilyzer 5000 EN devices and virtually all have adopted the Intoxilyzer 9000 ...

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How accurate and reliable are the police dwi tests used to determine alcohol concentration?

How accurate and reliable are the police dwi tests used to determine alcohol concentration?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION How accurate and reliable are the police dwi tests used to determine alcohol concentration? When we talk about police DWI tests, Texas law provides that alcohol concentration testing can be performed by analysis of ...

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Is it .08 or more when I drive or .08 or more at the time I’m tested, or both, that will make me guilty of DWI?

Is it .08 or more when I drive or .08 or more at the time I’m tested, or both, that will make me guilty of DWI?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Is it .08 or more when I drive or .08 or more at the time I’m tested, or both, that will make me guilty of DWI? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 Our DWI law in Texas requires the prosecution to prove that you were .0 ...

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If I take a breath and/or blood test and the alcohol concentration (BAC) is LESS THAN .08, can I still be convicted and/or lose my license?

If I take a breath and/or blood test and the alcohol concentration (BAC) is LESS THAN .08, can I still be convicted and/or lose my license?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION DWI BREATH TEST & TIME https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 Yes. Where a DWI breath test does not show intoxication (i.e., it shows .00, .02, .06, etc.), it is often the case that the prosecution will still proceed un ...

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How can a DWI Specialist challenge the Results of a Field Sobriety Test (FST)?

How can a DWI Specialist challenge the Results of a Field Sobriety Test (FST)?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION How can a DWI Specialist challenge the Results of a Field Sobriety Test (FST)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ0JhLPC5pE The Field Sobriety Test (FST) consists of three tasks that a police officer administers to ...

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What is a no-refusal weekend?

What is a no-refusal weekend?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is a no-refusal weekend? The term “ no-refusal weekend ” is a misnomer. It was coined by law enforcement to advertise that police agencies would ask for a search warrant to seize a blood sample from a driv ...

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How long will a DWI arrest or a DWI conviction in Texas stay on my record? How will it affect my automobile insurance rates?

How long will a DWI arrest or a DWI conviction in Texas stay on my record? How will it affect my automobile insurance rates?

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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What is .08 alcohol concentration?

What is .08 alcohol concentration?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What is .08 alcohol concentration? https://youtu.be/J1tKoCHulQ4 Alcohol concentration in DWI is defined by the statute as the number of grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or the number of grams of alcoh ...

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What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important to have an ALR hearing?

What is an administrative license revocation (ALR), and why is it important to have an ALR hearing?

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 does “intoxicated” mean?

What does “intoxicated” mean?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What does “intoxicated” mean? You need not be drunk to be “intoxicated,” but if you are drunk, you must be intoxicated. “Intoxicated” Defined “Intoxicated” is defined by the DWI stat ...

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Whose “normal mental and physical faculties” are we judged by, and what is “normal”?

Whose “normal mental and physical faculties” are we judged by, and what is “normal”?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What Is normal mental and physical faculties? According to the Texas DWI statute, “normal mental and physical faculties” refer to those of the particular person who has been arrested. The term does not refer to ...

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What are the penalties for driving with a suspended Texas drivers license?

What are the penalties for driving with a suspended Texas drivers license?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION What are the penalties for driving with a suspended Texas drivers license? If you have a suspended Texas drivers license because you declined a chemical test or because you were convicted of DWI, the pena ...

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Do I need a lawyer to help me in a DWI prosecution and an ALR proceeding?

Do I need a lawyer to help me in a DWI prosecution and an ALR proceeding?

713.524.1010 24/7 FREE CONSULTATION Do I need a lawyer to help me in a DWI prosecution and an ALR proceeding? https://youtu.be/hv7u8oQ1u_g Absolutely! You should have legal representation in your Administrative License Revocation or ALR hearing.  ...

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What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas? (Before Sept 1, 2019)

What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas? (Before Sept 1, 2019)

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 ...

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What is DUI and its potential punishment?

What is DUI and its potential punishment?

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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What is DWI and its potential punishment?

What is DWI and its potential punishment?

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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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? (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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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 ...

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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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