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What Happens To Someone If They Refuse A Blood Or A Breath Test?

If they refused the breath or blood test, then that refusal can be used as evidence at trial. The prosecutor likes to say, “That person refused the breath or blood test because they know they are guilty”, well that is not true. You have a right to refuse the test. We can successfully fight that ...

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What’s the punishment for first DWI offense in TX?

What’s the punishment for first DWI offense in TX? The punishment for driving while intoxicated in Texas depends on your age, your blood alcohol level, the literal impact of the accident if you were in one and the number of times you’ve been arrested for DWI. In general, the first offense results in suspension of ...

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What Sets You And Your Firm Apart In Handling DWI Cases?

The thing that sets my firm apart is our experience in handling DWI cases, and our knowledge of the law and science involved in these cases. Our success in handling DWI cases and our reputation with law enforcement, prosecutors and the judges and our ability to successfully handle DWI cases is well known. That translates ...

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What Happens If Someone Belches, Burps Or Regurgitates?

If someone belches, burps, or regurgitates after a DWI stop, the officer is supposed to start the 15-minute observation period over again. The theory is that during 15 minutes, whatever got introduced into the mouth would evaporate or would dissipate, so that it won’t affect the test. This is a dubious conclusion, especially if someone ...

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Does Texas Have Any Diversion Programs For First Time DWI Offenders?

The law does not allow a deferred adjudication for a DWI. So deferred adjudication is probation for other offenses where the judge does not find the person guilty, and the judge defers the judgment. That is called the deferred adjudication; the judge defers the judgment of guilt. So if the person completes the probation period, ...

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What are the different types of DUI offenses?

The two main categories are DWI and DUI. DWI means that you are over 21 and had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. Your first DWI conviction can result in up to 180 days in prison with a minimum of 3 nights in jail. It can result in a fine of up to ...

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What are the 3 types of DUI infractions?

There are several categories of crimes in general: infraction, misdemeanor, and felony. Texas has added a category between general felonies and misdemeanors called state felonies, but they are still treated as regular felonies. DWI offenses fall into the same three categories. So what are the 3 types of DUI infractions in Texas? Infraction A few ...

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Why Is It Critical To Hire An Experienced Attorney To Handle A Drug DWI Case?

Intoxication by drugs is different from intoxication by alcohol. The science is different in that the prosecutor is going to try to convict the client. Therefore, it is imperative that the attorney know all the science, and all the particular expert testimonies about drugs, and to be able to defend a DWI drug case. An ...

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What Are The Collateral Consequences Associated With A Drug DWI Conviction?

Collateral consequences just like DWI with alcohol is license suspension implications. For a first time DWI, a person can have their license suspended for up to a year. For a second DWI, up to two years, and then there can be consequences such as drug testing, counseling, and drug treatment. But otherwise, the consequences are ...

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To What Extent Do You Employ Science In Defending Drug DWI Cases?

I will be relying on science a great deal. There is no science that shows what level of any controlled substance, or drugs causes’ intoxication. Again, there is a scientific consensus that different drugs have different effects on different people. Science is important in defending DWI drug cases, and it is important to be able ...

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