10 November
Peveto Law in DWI

Avoid a DWI This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving DWI Thanksgiving is a joyous holiday, surrounded by family, food, and football. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also the most dangerous days of the year to be driving. According to a study conducted by Forbes, Thanksgiving has the highest number of traffic fatalities each year—mainly due to intoxicated drivers. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) states that the proportion of people killed …

17 October
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What Happens at an ALR Hearing in Texas?

If you fail a breath or blood test or refuse to take one after a DWI arrest in Texas, your driver’s license may be subject to automatic license suspension between 90 days and two years. Fortunately, you may be eligible to regain your driving privileges via an Administration License Revocation (ALR) hearing. How to Request a Hearing In Texas, the ALR Program …

14 September
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Common DWI Myths

Many people who are stopped for a DWI in Texas have various misconceptions about drunk driving or ways to beat the system. Unfortunately, false information can be regarded as truth. People often buy into stories they hear from friends and this can have adverse consequences. If you ever have any doubts about your situation, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer. It is …

10 August
Peveto Law in DWI

Defenses to DWI Charges

Whether it is your first time or your fourth time, getting charged with a DWI in Texas can be a frightening and stressful experience. Fortunately, a charge does not mean you are automatically guilty of the crime. You still have a chance to avoid serving severe penalties by hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can build a strong and personalized defense strategy to …

28 July
Peveto Law in DWI

How a Prescription Drug Could Lead to DWI Penalties

Everyone knows that driving after becoming intoxicated with alcohol can lead to DWI charges. What some might not know is that driving after you take your prescription meds could have the same outcome. In Texas, DWI charges aren’t reserved only for drunk drivers, but for drivers who have become impaired due to any substance. Common Prescription Drugs Leading to DWI Charges This …

11 July
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When Can Your First DWI Be a Felony?

DWI charges are always a serious issue. In addition to jail time and fines, you could be subjected to other penalties of varying severity. Most first-time DWI charges are misdemeanor offenses; however, this isn’t always the case. The law has provisions for extreme circumstances or the presence of aggravating factors that could cause a first-time arrestee to be charged with a …

16 May
Peveto Law in DWI

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 the Southern California Research …

30 January
Peveto Law in DWI

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 …

23 January
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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. …

27 December
Peveto Law in DWI

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 …