Dwi

Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunken driving, drink driving, drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, or impaired driving is the crime of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit ("blood alcohol content", or "BAC"). Similar regulations cover driving or operating certain types of machinery while affected by drinking alcohol or taking other drugs, including, but not limited to prescription drugs. This is a criminal offense in most nations. Convictions do not necessarily involve actual driving of the vehicle.
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  • Can Hospital Medical Tests Prove Intoxicated Manslaughter?

    … Drunk driving is never a good thing. Even a first-time offense can lead to a criminal record and the loss of your driver’s license. But when drunk driving leads to another person’s death, the consequences are dire regardless of the number of prior offenses. Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony in Texas. This means that […] The post…

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  • Can a DWI Accident Send Me to Prison for Life?

    … The worst case scenario for any Texas driver is getting into a DWI accident. This is not a situation where you can simply exchange insurance information with the other driver and be on your way. If the police suspect that your intoxication caused an accident–especially one that resulted in personal injury or property damage–you are […] The post Can a DWI Accident Send Me to Prison for Life? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • What Are the Penalties in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent?

    … It is common knowledge that the legal blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drunk driving in Texas is 0.08 percent. BAC varies depending on a person’s weight, metabolism, and the type of alcohol consumed. But just to give you a rough idea, a 160-pound man will likely be at or over 0.08 percent BAC after 3 […] The post What Are the Penalties…

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  • When Is a Police Officer’s Request for a DWI Breath Test “Coercive”?

    … Texas is an “implied consent” when it comes to DWI. This means that if you refuse a breath-alcohol test when a police officer suspects you of drunk driving, your driver’s license can be suspended. But the officer cannot force you to give consent, although he may seek a judicial warrant to conduct the test. Appeals […] The post When Is a Police Officer’s Request for a DWI Breath Test “Coercive”? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Driving With a Suspended License: Texas Laws and Penalties

    … intoxicated or driving under the influence (DWI/DUI) or other alcohol-related offenses can result in a suspended or invalid license. If you or someone you love is facing a driving with suspended license charge in Houston, Harris County, or anywhere in Texas, you need an experienced defense attorney now. Laws and Penalties of Driving with a Suspended…

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  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    … even though his or her actions were considered a misdemeanor crime now. Extended sentences or new penalties won’t apply in that case under Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution. Various Degrees of Felonies The state of Texas uses four categories to classify felonies. Each felony class is weighted according to seriousness and the prior…

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  • When Can Texas Police Take My Blood Without a Warrant?

    … Texas has an “implied consent” law when it comes to DWI. This means that if a police officer has probable cause to arrest you for drunk driving, you are deemed to consent to a blood or breath test to confirm your blood-alcohol level. Implied consent does not mean you actually have to consent, but if […] The post When Can Texas Police Take My…

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  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … juvenile legal system, listening to you and explaining your options through the process. Right to Counsel and Silence If your child is arrested for a juvenile offense in Harris County or Houston, Texas, contact an experienced attorney immediately. Don’t allow your son or daughter to discuss the matter with a law enforcement officer until you contact…

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  • Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction?

    … A drunk driving charge is not a minor matter. Texas law classifies a first-time DWI offense as a Class B misdemeanor. If convicted, this means a defendant faces a minimum jail term of 72 hours and a maximum fine of $2,000. However, if the defendant has already been convicted once before of drunk driving, the […] The post Will I Be Punished More Severely for Drunk Driving If I Have a Prior DWI Conviction? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • New BAC Technology in Today’s Automobiles

    … Because statistics reported on by CBS News suggest that the incidence rate of driving while intoxicated is increasing, Texas state officials as well as federal agencies remain as committed as ever to stopping drunk driving. As automotive technology advances by leaps and bounds, there may be a new wave of technology that will soon find…

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  • Personal BAC Tester vs. Police Officer Breathalyzer

    … Some cautious Harris County residents will do anything to avoid an arrest and conviction for driving while intoxicated – including purchasing their own personal breathalyzer or breath-testing instrument. On the one hand, this can be seen as a responsible act: it is presumed that an individual in the possession of one of these devices…

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  • Fighting a Breathalyzer Test in Texas

    … It is common practice in Texas DWI cases for a police officer to request a suspected drunk driver take a Breathalyzer test. A Breathalyzer is a device used to measure a person’s blood-alcohol content (BAC). Texas, like most states, considers a person guilty of a DWI if his or her BAC exceeds .08 percent. Is […] The post Fighting a Breathalyzer Test in Texas appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Indicators Police Look for to Spot Drunk Drivers

    … A DWI arrest can have a significant impact on your life, especially if you have never been in trouble with the law before. People are often surprised when they are stopped on suspicion of DWI even though they have not been drinking. In many cases, a police officer is responding to certain driving behaviors or […] The post Indicators Police Look for to Spot Drunk Drivers appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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