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Recent Posts in Criminal Defense Category

  • Expunging Your Records in Texas

    If you have been arrested, it can have a damaging effect on your reputation and future. Even if the charges were dropped, it can be difficult to obtain certain things in life such as employment, loans, and housing. Fortunately, record expungement or sealing can benefit. What are Expungement and Sealing? Expungement is defined as the overall elimination of your criminal record. This means the file ...
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  • Are Field Sobriety Tests Accurate?

    Since police officers in Texas and across the country use field sobriety tests to establish probable cause in DWI arrests, many people believe that these tests are quite accurate. However, a number of researchers would argue that these tests possess flaws in determining impairment. How Were These Tests Created? During the 1970s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) assigned ...
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  • Ignition Interlock Devices: What You Need to Know

    One of the many consequences that a person may face if convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) is the mandatory installation and use of an ignition interlock device (IID) in their vehicle. Simply put, an IID is an electronic device which attaches to a vehicle’s ignition and prevents a driver from being able to start their car unless they can provide a breath sample which registers a blood ...
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  • I Passed the Sobriety Tests - Why Was I Charged with DWI?

    You have just left a party with friends when you see it up ahead – a DWI checkpoint. Since you haven’t had much to drink, you feel confident and approach the roadblock. The next thing you know, the police are asking you to step out of the vehicle and perform a series of tests to gauge your level of intoxication. Despite seemingly passing all of these tests without an issue, you are shocked to be ...
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  • Are DWI Checkpoints Legal in Texas?

    In Texas, as well as across the United States, it is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) or 0.08% or higher. However, the use of driving while intoxicated (DWI) checkpoints by law enforcement is another story. This has proven to be a divisive issue and in the U.S., 38 states allow DWI checkpoints while 12 do not. Texas belongs to the latter category. ...
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  • Why Is It Important to Fight Your DWI Charge?

    One of the most commonly asked questions attorneys receive regarding driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges is “why should I fight my DWI case?” When faced with breath or blood test evidence, field sobriety test results, and officer testimonies, many people simply believe that a conviction is inevitable and that they have no choice but to accept the consequences. The answer is simple: if you do ...
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  • Have You Been Wrongly Accused of Domestic Violence?

    When the police are called to investigate a report of domestic or family violence , in many cases, they cannot leave the property without making an arrest. This is supposed to be a step to ensure that the violence or an assault doesn’t happen again as soon as they leave, but what does it do when the claim of domestic violence is entirely fabricated? In the end, it only creates the unreasonable ...
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  • What is the Difference Between Misdemeanors & Felonies?

    If you want to increase the strength of your defense against criminal charges, it helps tremendously to know what you have been accused of doing. Does your charge say it is a misdemeanor ? Or is it a felony accusation you are facing? Understanding the differences between misdemeanors and felonies is something that everyone should know, especially before stepping into the courtroom. Misdemeanor & ...
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  • Are DWI Breath Tests Admissible in Court?

    People throughout the United States-especially Texas DWI lawyers-are concerned about the relibability of breathalzer tests. There are two types of Breathalyzer tests used by the police and sheriff departments in Dallas and Collin County: the roadside breath test device, and the Intoxiylzer5000. The roadside breath test is so unreliable that a good Plano DWI lawyer will be able to keep the results ...
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