Galveston /ˈɡælvɨstən/ is a coastal city located on Galveston Island and Pelican Island in the U.S. state of Texas. The community of 208.3 square miles (539 km2), with its population of 47,762 people (2012 Census estimate), is the county seat and second-largest municipality of Galveston County. It is located within Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez (born in Málaga, Spain), Galveston's first European settlements on the island were constructed around 1816 by French pirate Louis-Michel Aury to help the fledgling Republic of Mexico fight Spain.
Posts about Galveston
  • 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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  • The Basics: When Can an Officer Search your Vehicle and House?

    … Many of us have been pulled over by a police officer due to a minor traffic violation, such as speeding or a busted taillight. Does such a stop then give the officer to search your car? Could you face serious criminal charges if the officer finds something potentially incriminating? The law in this area can […] The post The Basics: When Can…

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  • Driver’s License Interstate Compact and DWIs

    … If you live in Texas and are arrested in Texas on DWI charges, you probably already know that a conviction can result in the loss of your driver’s license. In fact, your license may be suspended up to two years after a first DWI conviction. But what if you are a Texas resident charged or […] The post Driver’s License Interstate Compact and DWIs appeared first on The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates. …

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  • The Sobriety Checkpoint Debate in Texas

    … sobriety or DUI checkpoints. The law varies from state to state. In Massachusetts, for example, police conduct year-round checkpoints. In other states, checkpoints are only run once or twice per month. Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Texas? Texas is one of the 12 states that does not conduct any sobriety checkpoints. The reason for this dates back…

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  • Texas Cities Which Ban Texting and Driving

    …, Alice, Amarillo, Aransas Pass, Argyle, Arlington, Austin, Bedford, Bellaire, Brownsville, Canyon, Conroe, Converse, Corpus Christi, Deer Park, Denton, Edinburg, El Paso, Farmers Branch, Galveston, Grand Prairie, Harlingen, Helotes, Jacksonville, Laguna Vista, Laredo, Little Elm, Magnolia, Maypearl, McAllen, Meadowlakes, Midland, Mission, Missouri…

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  • Underage Drinking and Driving in Galveston

    … content (BAC) of .08 or greater faces enhanced charges and penalties under Texas law. Essentially, a driver in this category will face the full penalties for a DUI charge as an adult, which are considerably more severe than the penalties for a minor DUI offense. Get the Help that You Need From Your Galveston DWI Lawyer The penalties that a teen faces…

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  • MADD Lobbies for Ignition Interlock Company

    … Colleen Sheehy-Church, the president of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), recently spoke at a conference sponsored by SmartStart, an ignition interlock company, requesting the use of ignition locks for vehicles of drivers who have been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI). MADD believes that Texas should change its DWI laws…

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  • No Refusal DWI Enforcement During Mardi Gras

    … The Galveston County Criminal District Attorney’s Office announced that its office will be working with law enforcement in Galveston County in sponsoring a “no-refusal” operation during the weekends of Mardi Gras. In Texas, anyone driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher is considered legally impaired under…

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  • DWI & Potential License Suspension

    … that affected drivers seek professional legal representation to make sure they have met all those requirements prior to filing. License Reinstatement after Refusal Suspension In some cases, suspension is inevitable after a Galveston DWI. After an affected driver’s license has been suspended, there are certain steps that must be taken in order to get…

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  • Factors Effecting “Expert Witness” Reliability; DWI Cases

    … in such a way – as to travel back in time, via the chemical evidence, to hypothesize the intoxication level of the defendant during the time they were driving their vehicle. Factors the court may consider as affecting reliability In the state of Texas, the testimony of an expert witness must be vetted by the courts, so to say. For the expert to be allowed…

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  • Where DWI Laws are Heading in the Next Five Years

    … devices for more levels of DWI. Look to see the Federal Government, perhaps the NTSB to begin proposals for new anti-DWI technology on new cars. Look to the auto industry to oppose any proposal promoting such a device. Have you noticed Bob has to take a sip of coffee to start his car? As long as the school of thought that more laws will make us safer prevails, we can expect more laws every year covering DWI. The argument that legislation can’t effectively change society is a discussion for another day. …

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