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  • What is the difference between a DWI 2nd offense versus a DWI 3rd offense?

    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 order to enhance a DWI to a DWI 2nd. The consequences …

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  • What is a felony DWI?

    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. There are four intoxication-related offenses …

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  • What is an ALR hearing?

    It is important to hire an aggressive DWI attorney to represent you at your ALR hearing. The rules of evidence and procedure apply and a judge employed by the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) will hear the evidence usually against a seasoned DPS prosecutor. The ALR Hearing is…

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  • If I get a DWI, will I have to install an interlock device on my vehicle?

    On a first-time DWI, your license won’t be suspended if you receive probation and complete the DWI education course as a condition of your probation. However, as a probation condition, the court may order you not to drive or order you to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle…

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  • Should I refuse a breath or blood test?

    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 officer should also issue you a temporary driving certificate authorizing you to drive legally for 40 days. Furthermore, although your license has been seized …

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  • Will the court take my license if I get a DWI?

    Many people have the misconception — especially police officers and courts — that a driver gives deemed consent to testing when they obtain their driver’s license. This “misconception” is based upon Texas’s deemed consent law found at Section 724.011 of the Texas Transportation Code which provides ….

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  • Can I avoid losing my license if I get a DWI?

    When you are arrested for DWI, the State of Texas is required to give you a Notice of Suspension Temporary Driving Permit (DIC-23) and a Statutory Warning (DIC-24). These documents serve three purposes: 1) To remind you that you were arrested for DWI; 2) To inform you …

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  • What Pilots Need to Know about DWI

    What do you do if you’re a pilot and get a DWI? Should you take the field sobriety test or refuse? Will you lose your FAA license? How long will you lose your license? Do you have to report a DWI to the FAA? How long do you have to report a DWI to the FAA? Get the answers…

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  • Pilots 60-Day Rule with a DWI

    If you’re a pilot and suffer some type of a conviction for a criminal offense, a misdemeanor, or a felony greater than a traffic ticket, you’re probably going to have to report that to the FAA in writing. We know this because federal aviation rule 60.14 says upon a conviction for a non-traffic offense …

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  • Collateral Consequences for Pilots with DWI

    Imagine being on a trip where you’re flying somewhere and you’re having a good time. You don’t tend to do anything bad, you don’t intend to do anything stupid, and you don’t intend to commit a crime. You land in town and you get a courtesy car or you get a rental car and you’re out with friends…

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