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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Texas Driver Responsibility Program is Repealed: Are You Eligible for a Refund?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 The passage of House Bill 2048 has repealed the program, freeing Texans from paying the …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 …

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
Peveto Law in DWI

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
Peveto Law in DWI

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 …