We all saw the video a couple of weeks ago. The young woman lost and "Periscope"-ing. She says openly that she is "drunk" and is obviously operating a motor vehicle. That young woman, Whitney Marie Beall, has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Florida. Her attorney says … [Read more...] about Drunk Driving (Allegedly) Goes Digital
The jury is still out on whether or not court mandated Victim Impact Panels modify behaviors of those convicted of a DUI/DWI. Some research shows that the rate of recidivism is lower in places that require attendance of a Victim Impact Panel, while other research is not so clear. Depending on the … [Read more...] about Do Victim Impact Panels Make an Impact?
After three years of back and forth, the DWI trial of former state official Jack Stick began today. On September 11, 2012 Stick, a former state representative, previous inspector general for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and attorney who has represented clients charged with drunk … [Read more...] about The Quintessential Blood Draw Trial Begins Today
An alleged DWI can greatly alter your life. One Texas State University student is dealing with the consequences of being arrested for an alleged DWI in a unique fashion. There is nothing funny about being arrested and having your license suspended because of an alleged DWI or for refusing a … [Read more...] about DWI: No Laughing Matter – But This is Just Funny
As of September 1, 2015 a new Texas law requiring first time DWI offenders to install ignition interlock devices goes into effect. The law specifically applies to those who apply to drive on an ODL (Occupational Driver's License) during the license suspension period following arrest. Read more in … [Read more...] about New Law Requires 1st Time DWI Offenders to Install Ignition Interlock Devices
It happened again, you have been arrested for your second DWI. In Texas, a second arrest for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is a class A misdemeanor and the penalties are fairly severe possibly including one month (30 days) jail time. In Texas, there is no “loopback period”, which means that any … [Read more...] about Driving While Intoxicated: The Second Offense