Court gavel with DWI text — Driving while intoxicated concept
Over 1.5 million DWI/DUI cases occur every year in the United States. That number means that millions of Americans are suffering massive financial losses, changes to their lifestyles, and possibly serving jail time after driving under the influence.
When being accused of a DWI, it’s important that you understand your rights.... Read More
In the United States, 78 people are given a speeding ticket every minute. With an average fine of about $150, these numbers really add up.
Whether you were speeding unconsciously or simply to pass a slow car, you instantly regretted it after you heard the sirens and saw the flashing lights of a police car behind you.
Then, the officer claims... Read More
DWI lawyer concept of miniature car with alcohol bottle, handcuffs and legal scales
Are you one of the 1.5 million Americans who was arrested for DWI over the course of the last year?
If so, you’re likely going to face a big financial penalty in the coming months. On average, the cost of a DWI usually surpasses the $10,000 mark. It... Read More
Over four million American adults are willing to admit to drinking and driving occasionally.
Drunk driving is common, but it’s also entirely preventable. Yet many drivers don’t think they can actually steer clear of drinking and driving. In fact, nearly one-quarter of drivers who admit to driving while inebriated claim they didn’t have a choice at the time.
Do you often... Read More
When one is arrested for a DWI, oftentimes, there is a lot of shame or guilt associated with it. The person arrested may fear their friends and family has seen their mugshot or are making comments on their lapse in judgment.
All of this should be secondary, as the accused is facing an appearance in DWI court, which can be... Read More
Don’t smoke and drive. That’s a sure fire way to get a DUI -a weed DUI!
Yes, you read right. You can get a weed DUI — driving under the influence of marijuana (cannabis).
Although twenty-nine states have decriminalized marijuana for medicinal purposes — some for recreational — just like alcohol or any other drug, it is still illegal to drive... Read More
Worried about getting pulled over when you’re stoned?
While it might happen someday, marijuana still isn’t legal in Texas.
Here’s the deal:
Even if (or when) pot becomes legal in Texas, it still won’t be legal to drive while using it if you’re impaired.
While there may be some big differences in how police handle marijuana-impaired driving and drunk driving, the court is... Read More
You’ve just had a few glasses of wine with dinner and then a small scotch with coffee after. Maybe it was a quick couple of cold beer after a workout with your friends. You might not feel over the limit, but the law may have other ideas.
Getting a DUI or DWI arrest can be devastating. It’s particularly troublesome if... Read More
Getting pulled over by the cops for drunk driving is terrifying. Getting pulled over for a second DUI is even worse. Texas has some of the strictest penalties for people with second DUIs in all of the United States.
If you or a loved one has struggled with drunk driving, it is very important to take any and all precautionary... Read More
In 2016, nearly 1,500 drivers were involved in an alcohol-related accident in Austin. If you get a DWI in Austin, do you know what to expect?
Operating a vehicle on Texas roads carries a huge responsibility. A vehicle can become a killing machine when you are not in control of your faculties. And the consequences of making poor decisions when... Read More