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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    • Is There A Difference Between DWI and DUI in Georgia?

      The terms DWI and DUI can be confusing and can mean different things in different states. DUI stands for driving under the influence. DWI stands for driving while intoxicated. While some states differentiate, there is not a difference between DWI and DUI in Georgia. DUI typically refers a driver who is operating a vehicle after consuming drugs or alcohol. Even prescription drugs can qualify.

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  • Can I Face Multiple Prison Terms for a Single DWI Accident?

    … A DWI accident can lead to felony charges of intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter if someone else is injured or killed, respectively, as a result of drunk driving. The penalties for either offense carry significantly higher penalties that first-time DWIs. In the case of intoxicated assault, a third-degree felony, the defendant may be sentenced to […] The post Can I Face Multiple Prison Terms for a Single DWI Accident? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • What Does ‘No Refusal’ Mean?

    … Most cities and counties in Texas are committing greater resources to combat drunk driving. “No refusal” weekends allow law enforcement agents to obtain a warrant to take blood even if the accused driver refuses to submit to breath and/or blood tests. Don’t be misled, though. In reality, law enforcement officers use no refusal policies every more…

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  • Is a Warrantless Blood Test Admissible in a DWI Accident Case?

    … DWI accidents differ from normal drunk driving cases in that there is an actual victim. This can greatly influence how police and prosecutors act. Yet no matter how serious or devastating a victim’s injuries may be, that does not excuse conduct that violates a defendant’s constitutional rights. Court Rejects Police Excuses for Not Getting Warrant […] The post Is a Warrantless Blood Test Admissible in a DWI Accident Case? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • How Having an “Open Container” Can Affect a Texas DWI Charge

    … Drunk driving is not just about the alcohol content in your system. Texas defines a separate criminal offense for driving while intoxicated with an open container of alcohol in your vehicle. As with a first-time DWI offense, an open container violation is a Class B misdemeanor. However, the minimum jail term is double for DWI […] The post How Having an “Open Container” Can Affect a Texas DWI Charge appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Driving While Intoxicated: A Basic Overview

    … Deadly or crippling crash accidents that involve alcohol happen around every 20 minutes in Texas. It is imperative that drivers take responsibility for their actions, and not drink and drive. The first drink might not seem like much, but impairment starts with it. Your body’s ability to handle alcohol is affected by a variety of […] The post…

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  • DWI with Open Container in Texas

    … Insights from a Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston A charge of driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be a scary experience. When the offense is compounded with an open container charge, you have reason to be all the more concerned. In such cases, you need access to an experienced lawyer who can help you make […] The post DWI with Open Container in Texas appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • Can I Be Convicted of DWI If Police Find Prescription Drugs on Me?

    … DWI is not just about alcohol. In Texas you can be prosecuted for driving under the influence of drugs if there is evidence that you did not have “the normal use of mental or physical faculties” due to the “introduction” of any drug or controlled substance into your body. The prosecution does not have to […] The post Can I Be Convicted of DWI If Police Find Prescription Drugs on Me? appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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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…

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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

    … 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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