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3 times you could challenge breath test results in court

Unless someone confessed to knowingly getting behind the wheel after having too much to drink, chemical breath test results are often the most compelling evidence that prosecutors have in drunk driving cases. Many people put far more faith in the results of a breath...

Failing a breath test does not ensure a DWI conviction

When a police officer pulls you over because they suspect chemical impairment, they will ask you questions and possibly even have you exit the vehicle for a field sobriety test. When the statement you make or your performance on a test gives a police officer probable...

How drunk driving rules are stricter for people with CDLs

For some people, having a driver's license isn't just about convenience. It is their primary source of income. Those who drive for a living typically require special licenses and additional insurance when compared with the average driver. When you get your commercial...

Newly arriving in Texas? DWI laws may be different here

If you have just moved to Texas, you may want to get acquainted with all of the laws within the state. They could be different from the state you used to live in, and you want to find out about those differences in advance. Below, we’ll consider a few things regarding...

Can I lose my job if I am convicted of a DWI?

Getting into legal trouble, even for something that didn't hurt anyone, like driving while under the influence (DWI), can affect many areas of your life. Getting arrested has social consequences and financial repercussions. A criminal conviction or guilty plea could...

What are the penalties for a DWI in Texas?

Driving while intoxicated remains a criminal offense in Texas, so those who get behind the wheel and drive under the influence might end up pulled over. A subsequent day in court could be one that comes with harsh penalties. What type of penalties might a driver...

Stiff penalties for impaired driving

Whether cited for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), Texas and other states impose strong penalties for all kinds of impaired driving. The terminology often varies from one jurisdiction to the next, but it all adds up to impaired...

Protocol for a DWI stop and arrest

You, like most motorists in Texas, are ill prepared for a traffic stop because you have never been stopped by law enforcement for. Your first thought is that you are being stopped for speeding, so you are recalling just how fast you were going and if you had been...

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