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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  • 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 in Texas for Driving With a BAC of 0.15 Percent? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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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

    … Although it might not seem as serious a crime in comparison to an arrest for assault or DWI, you face serious consequences if arrested for driving with a suspended license (DWLS) or driving while your license is invalid (DWLI). This serious criminal offense in Texas may result in fines, surcharges, and jail time. If you were previously…

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  • Degrees of Felonies and the Consequences

    …) stalking; 4) escape from a felony custody; 5) possession of firearm by a known felon; 6) bail jumping (felony arrest); 7) indecent exposure (child); 8) intoxication assault; 9) retaliation; 10) third offense DWI; 11) third offense (violation protective order); 12) evidence tampering; and 13) stalking. Examples of a state jail felony include: 1…

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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 Blood Without a Warrant? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Texas Laws for Juvenile Crimes: Definitions and Penalties

    … defense. He has experience in representing young persons charged with criminal offenses, such as: Traffic Court Crimes, including hit-and-run, DWI, driving while license is suspended, or reckless driving Drug-Related Crimes, such as juvenile possession of drugs, alcohol, or possession of drugs or alcohol on school grounds, possession of drug…

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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…

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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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  • Stopping Drunk Drivers Via Telephone Tips

    … Many Houston DWI arrests begin with a call to 911 or the Department of Public Safety’s motorists helpline. A driver notices another car is making wide turns, swerving across the road, or even driving off the road entirely. The astute driver suspects there may be a drunk driver at the wheel, so she pulls over […] The post Stopping Drunk Drivers Via Telephone Tips appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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