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A Closer Look at the Texas DWI Process

By | August 30th, 2019|Categories: DWI|

Each day, people across the state of Texas are charged with DWI, or driving while intoxicated. Even if it is your first such charge, it’s very serious. It can also be very nerve-wracking. Understanding the Texas DWI process can help to alleviate some of your worry and help you make informed decisions at key points along [...]

What You Need to Know about DWI in Texas

By | August 23rd, 2019|Categories: DWI|

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, someone is hurt or killed in an auto accident involving alcohol in the state every 20 minutes. A charge of DWI, or driving while intoxicated, can carry with it some very steep penalties. If you are facing legal charges, there are things that you must know.   What’s the [...]

Understanding Probable Cause in Texas DWI Cases

By | August 16th, 2019|Categories: DWI|

DWI is a serious problem throughout the state of Texas. Each year, the number of DWI-related accidents and injuries climbs, leading to stiffer enforcement. However, that does not mean that officers can order a blood test for no reason on a random traffic stop. They must have probable cause. Without probable cause, the case falls apart. [...]

How to Defend Against DWI Charges in Texas

By | August 9th, 2019|Categories: DWI|

DWI is a serious crime and, if you are found guilty, you could be facing up to a year in jail just for a first-time offense. Second and third-time offenses carry even harsher consequences. However, being charged with DWI does not necessarily mean that you are guilty of a crime. There are actually quite a few [...]

What to Do if You Cannot Afford to Pay Your DWI Surcharge

By | June 25th, 2018|Categories: DWI|

A DWI conviction is one of the most expensive offenses that a person can be charged with.  One of the things that makes it so expensive is the fact that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) assesses a three year penalty called a surcharge for every individual convicted an offense that stems from operating a motor [...]

How Do Prior DWI Convictions Affect Plea Negotiations?

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: DWI|

Many times, when someone has been arrested for DWI, the prosecution will approach and ask if they want to plea bargain, as this has the potential to benefit both the defense and the prosecution. The prosecution wants to lower their caseload, so by getting defendants to enter into a plea negotiation, it can reduce the amount [...]

How Are Out of State DWI Convictions Used?

By | May 31st, 2018|Categories: DWI|

In the state of Texas, the legal system uses “enhancements” for multiple convictions of certain types of crimes, including DWI. This means that if someone has a second DWI offense in Texas, it is considered a class A misdemeanor rather than at class B, which is the charge for a first offense. With additional arrests for [...]

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