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Powers Of Attorney – Saturday 6/11/2016 Improving the Legal System with Leslie Kramer

I had the pleasure to join the lovely and talented Loretta Powers on her KLIF 570 am radio program "Powers of Attorney" on Saturday, June 11th. Our topic was improving our legal system. We discussed current events, summer reading, the mysteries of the grand jury process, the Law of Parties, sentencing guidelines and inequities, the erosion of our ... Read More >

On May 20th Your 15 Days Will Be Up

If you were arrested for a DWI on Cinco de Mayo, the clock is ticking. You have 15 days from the day of citation to request your Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing. If you fail to request an ALR hearing your driver's license will be suspended on the 40th day after receiving notice. If you timely request an ALR hearing that ... Read More >

Cinco de Mayo in DFW: Have Fun and Be Smart and Safe on the Roads.

Patio weather is here in Texas. It is hard to believe another year has gone by and Cinco de Mayo is almost upon us again.  See the link below from EventBrite.com  for a list of amazing Cinco de Mayo events in the DFW. https://www.eventbrite.com/d/tx--dallas/cinco-de-mayo-party/ With all the patio fun and celebration that good weather brings, ... Read More >

SCOTUS, Drunk Driving, and the 4th Amendment

Did you know that some states impose criminal penalties for refusing a blood or breath test? In Texas, although there is implied consent when you operate a vehicle on the roads, you have the right to refuse both a blood and breath test and doing so is not considered a crime. While there can be civil penalties in Texas for refusing to give a ... Read More >

Intoxication Offenses and Consequences

Intoxication Offenses can have a huge impact on a person’s life and the lives of the people around them. Intoxication crimes are unique because they are often charged against people who have no other criminal record and who are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system. The chart below, created by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, shows ... Read More >

DWI vs. DUI in Texas

The elements of a DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) are defined in Texas Penal Code §49.09. The offense of driving while intoxicated is broken down as such: The defendant was intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place. The term “operating” is important to understand. Under Texas law, one does not have to ... Read More >

Just Because there are less Officers on Duty, Doesn’t Make it Safe to DWI

In recent years the Dallas police DWI division has declined from 10 dedicated officers down to just one. Community members including, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, have voiced extreme concern over this recent change and are accusing the Dallas Police Department of a lack of concern when it comes to keeping drivers safe on the roads. Mothers ... Read More >

When Does a DWI Become a Felony in Texas?

In the State of Texas, we take drinking and driving very seriously. The blood-alcohol limit for drivers of privately owned vehicles is .08% and .04% for drivers with a commercial driver’s license. If you’ve been arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), even if it is your first offense, you can still be charged with a felony. There are several ... Read More >

Your Rights – Refusing to Give Blood in a DWI Arrest in Texas

When you’ve been pulled over under suspicion of drinking and driving in Texas, it’s important to be aware of your rights, as well as any consequences you may now be facing. Texas is among several states that have “implied consent” laws in place. Implied consent means that when you get behind the wheel of a vehicle on the road, or a boat on the ... Read More >

No Refusal in Tarrant County Through New Year’s Day

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year. The metroplex is bustling. There are so many dinners, gatherings and parties all over the DFW to attend. It is no wonder that there is a significant increase in DWI stops and arrests between Thanksgiving and the New Year. If you are out and about in Tarrant County during this holiday season, ... Read More >