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 … [Read more...] about DWI vs. DUI in Texas
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 … [Read more...] about Just Because there are less Officers on Duty, Doesn’t Make it Safe to DWI
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 … [Read more...] about When Does a DWI Become a Felony 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 … [Read more...] about Your Rights – Refusing to Give Blood in a DWI Arrest in Texas
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 … [Read more...] about No Refusal in Tarrant County Through New Year’s Day
DWI attorneys have been saying it for years: there may be a systemic problem with the collection and storage of the blood draws done on people accused and arrested for a DWI in Texas. Recently two blood alcohol retests have shown just that. The blood draw retests have shown a drastic inconsistency … [Read more...] about Inaccurate Blood Tests May Impact DWI Arrests