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 …

14 November
Peveto Law in DWI

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: …

13 September
Peveto Law in DWI

How to Beat a DWI Charge in Texas

There is no such thing as an unbeatable charge, no matter what the police or prosecution claim. The whole purpose of the criminal justice system, jury trials, and hearings before judges is deciding whether or not someone’s charges are justified, or if they should be dismissed. So if you get arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you must …

7 June
Peveto Law in DWI

DWI Avoidance

Protect Your Rights During a DWI Stop Imagine you’re the designated driver on a Saturday night. Perhaps you only had a couple beers and feel perfectly confident to drive your friends home. All designated drivers face a challenge: they must be able to concentrate when driving with rowdy people in their vehicle. Under these circumstances, it’s easy to accidentally roll …

9 May
Peveto Law in DWI

DWI License Consequences for Adults & Minors in Texas

Drivers License Suspensions following a DWI Arrest in Texas In Texas, you will lose your driver’s license if you fail or refuse to take the Breath Test The only question is, “for how long?” The answer depends on two things: (1) your age, and (2) whether you failed or refused to take the Breathalyzer Test. FOR ADULTS (21 and up) If you …

1 May
Peveto Law in DWI

About DWI Driver’s License Suspensions in Texas

The DWI license suspension period varies. In most Texas DWI first offense misdemeanors, there is no driver’s license suspension if your attorney negotiates a plea deal for DWI probation. However, a Texas DWI conviction for driving while intoxicated under the age of 21 many times results in an automatic suspension for one year. Texas Transportation Code 521.344, if the person arrested for …

29 April
Peveto Law in DWI

DWI Classes – Texas DWI Education Program

Article 42.12, Section 13 (h), Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and successfully complete a DWI educational program. Failure to complete the program within 180 days (unless and extension given) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender’s license being revoked. The standardized program is 12 hours in length …

21 April
Peveto Law in DWI

Can You Refuse a DWI Blood Draw in Texas?

Q: Are search warrants to physically extract a blood sample legal when a DWI arrestee refuses to give blood/breath sample when asked? For now, yes. Generally speaking, the mandatory taking of a blood sample under the new Texas “no refusal” law has been upheld by a Texas court (wrongfully, in my opinion) as a “reasonable search and seizure” within the scope of the …

12 April
Peveto Law in DWI

Are DWI Breath Tests Admissible in Court?

People throughout the United States-especially Texas DWI lawyers-are concerned about the reliability 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 …

4 April
Peveto Law in DWI

What You Need to Know About DWI ALR Hearings

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will attempt to suspend the driver’s license of a person arrested for DUI who either refused to submit to a DUI breath test or failed the DUI breath test (or blood test). This is known as the “Administrative License Revocation” (ALR) process. The bottom line is this: You have 15 days from the …