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13 December
Peveto Law in DWI

How Serious is a Public Intoxication Charge?

In Texas, pleading guilty to a public intoxication charge can potentially lead to much bigger problems down the road. It is a common charge – hundreds of people are arrested every day for public intoxication in the DFW region – and often used by law enforcement just to empty out bars or other venues serving alcohol. In most cases, public …

6 December
Peveto Law in DWI

How to Get Public Intoxication Expunged in Texas?

If you have been charged with public intoxication in Texas, don’t make the mistake of assuming it will just go away or that it won’t have profound repercussions for your life going forward. Any criminal conviction, even for a Class C misdemeanor, could hamper your ability to receive an education, secure housing, or find employment. The good news is that …

8 November
Peveto Law in DWI

What is the Difference Between a DWI and a DUI in Texas?

A DWI and a DUI might sound the same, and in some states, they are. But in Texas, they are distinct charges related to drinking and driving. The primary differences are the age of the person charged, the level of intoxication, and the resulting punishment– if convicted. If you are charged with a drunk driving offense in Texas, no matter …

22 October
Peveto Law in DWI

New Texas Beer-to-Go Sales Law

After years of legal wrangling, the Texas Legislature finally reached an agreement that had breweries popping tops across the state: they passed the Beer-to-Go law. While Texas distilleries and wineries have had the right to sell directly to consumers for years, the same was not true for breweries. By signing House Bill 1545, Governor Greg Abbott made Texas the 50th …

11 October
Peveto Law in DWI

Texas Driver Responsibility Program is Repealed: Are You Eligible for a Refund?

For the last 16 years, the Texas Driver Responsibility Program has cost Texas residents millions of dollars in surcharges and resulted in the suspension of nearly one million driver’s licenses. Now, those drivers have a chance at getting their license back without paying those surcharges. The passage of House Bill 2048 has repealed the program, freeing Texans from paying the …

11 October
Peveto Law in DWI

How to Get Out of a Public Intoxication Charge

In Texas, public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor. While the only penalty the charge carries is a fine, a conviction for public intoxication can have other consequences. Your ability to obtain housing or secure employment could be impacted if a background search turns up a conviction on your record. The good news is that a charge of public intoxication …

24 September
Peveto Law in DWI

What Happens When You Get a DWI in Texas?

A driving while intoxicated charge in Texas is a serious matter, but much depends on your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and other circumstances at the time of the arrest. In Texas, anyone with a BAC of 0.08 percent or more faces a DWI charge if caught behind the wheel. Depending on the size of the individual, a BAC of 0.08 …

23 September
Peveto Law in DWI

How Much Does a DWI Cost in Texas?

The cost of a DWI case includes not only expenses related to your legal defense, but also the costs, including fines, that follow a conviction. Mounting a strong case and avoiding conviction will allow you to avoid the majority of DWI-related expenses. A seasoned DWI attorney in Dallas-Fort Worth can help you prevail in your case. Court Costs, Fines, and …

17 September
Peveto Law in DWI

How Long Is Public Intoxication on Your Record in Texas?

Public intoxication is charged as a misdemeanor and will be on your record permanently unless it is fought, sealed, or expunged. Though the punishment is typically not more than a $500 fine, the consequences can be problematic. If you are charged with subsequent crimes, the penalties can be harsher. Public intoxication makes you look bad to prospective employers, college admissions …

5 September
Peveto Law in DWI

How long does a DWI stay on your record in Texas?

A DWI can stay on your record forever unless you take action to have your record sealed or expunged. Having a DWI on your record can be a serious problem, preventing you from gainful employment, travel, firearm purchase, child custody, and housing rental. If you find yourself in trouble with the law, having a DWI on your record as a …