Recent Posts in DWI Category

  • You've Been Arrested for a DWI. Now What? Continued.

    || 5-Dec-2012

    As we discussed last week, after being arrested for a DWI you become subject to both administrative and criminal penalties. I gave you the run down concerning the administrative side, and this week I will give you some insight into the criminal process. Unlike the ALR Hearing, the criminal aspect of your DWI case is concerned with your guilt or innocence proven beyond a reasonable doubt. We will ...
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  • You've Been Arrested for a DWI. Now What?

    || 28-Nov-2012

    So you've been arrested. Arrested for a DWI. You and roughly 95,000 other adults around the nation. In 2007, 17% of Tarrant County's population was charged with a new DWI. So, it is safe to say that you are not alone. But, despite the overwhelming numbers of new DWI charges, if it happens to you, the experience can be confusing, complicated, and simply – frightening. I'm here to ...
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  • Common Mistakes When Arrested for a DWI

    || 15-Nov-2012

    Driving while intoxicated is an act that is taken very seriously by the United States government, and local law enforcement officials are willing to do whatever it takes to catch and arrest those who are breaking these laws. While no person would choose to be arrested for a DWI, it happens; and what you do at the time of your arrest and following will make the world of a difference. Here we will ...
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  • World BAC Limits and the 50 States

    || 6-Nov-2012

    As of 2004, all 50 states have established an "illegal per se" BAC of.08 for the offense of DWI. Delaware, being the last and final state to pass the.08 BAC law, previously had in place a.1 BAC statute. In 2000, Congress and President Clinton signed a law requiring all states to enact a.08 BAC statute by 2003 without losing a percent of highway funding. Before this, only 19 states had ...
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  • Built in Breathalyzers

    || 4-Sep-2012

    With frightening statistics such as: Every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash; In 2010, 10,228 people died in drunk driving crashes – one every 52 minutes – and 345,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes; Drunk driving costs each adult in this country almost $500 per year; and One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime, ...
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  • Coercion in the Intoxilyzer Room

    || 12-Apr-2012

    Let's talk about a DWI breath test. The dreaded breath test. Everyone thinks of a breath test as being the end-all be-all in a DWI case. And in a way, it can be. It definitely gives the police, the prosecutors, the judge, and the jury and pretty-good indication of your blood alcohol concentration. Something a jury can hang their hat on rather than a step off the line or slur that may or may ...
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