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The Texas legislature had a busy season this year, passing over 1,000 bills that were signed into law by the Governor. One law in particular, known as the Ignition Interlock Law, or House Bill 2246, will have a big impact on Texas’ DWI laws.
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In May 2013, Elisa Silva, a 38 year old male from Connecticut, had a few drinks in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan in New York. After drinking, Silva took a nap in the back seat of his car, which was legally parked. Silva claims he was woken by a police officer who arrested him for a DWI, asserting that he observed Silva operating a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition.
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This past week, a 20 year old UNC student caused a fatal car accident on Interstate 85. Chandler Kania was driving the wrong way on the highway for approximately six miles before his vehicle crashed into a sedan that had a driver and three passengers in it. As a result, the driver of the sedan and two other passengers were killed, including a 6 year old girl.
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A DWI offense may result in criminal penalties ranging from monetary fines to community service to jail time. Having a DWI conviction, charge, or even arrest on your criminal record may also impact your professional life, especially your ability to keep or seek employment opportunities. Employment Background Checks Employers may conduct background checks on potential employees in the selection process. Such background checks may serve the purpose...
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Following a DWI conviction, offenders are often ordered to attend and complete alcohol and/or substance abuse educational programs. The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure requires first time DWI offenders to attend DWI Education Programs administered by the Texas Department of State Health Services within 180 days from the offender being put on probation. If the offender fails to timely complete the program, his or her driver’s license will be revo...
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A newly proposed bill in Texas could require first-time DWI offenders to take a breathalyzer test before driving their vehicles. State representative Jason Villalba, Republican-Dallas, introduced House Bill 2246 to the legislature where it received nearly unanimous approval by both chambers of the Texas Legislature. Representative Villalba stated that the purpose of the bill is to protect other drivers from people who will get in their cars and d...
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The Texas Department of Transportation is rolling out a new program for the end of this summer aimed at making DWI arrests. The program is being rolled out in anticipation of Labor Day weekend, when large numbers of people will be traveling across the state, going to parties, and drinking adult beverages. When all of these elements combine, the setting is ripe for Texas police officers to make stops and arrests for DWI. That means all drivers sh...
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The Bossier Parrish Sheriff’s Office has started its new Driving While Intoxicated Enforcement Unit. The goal of the DWI Enforcement Unit is to remove the risks imposed by drunk drivers from the roadways altogether while also raising awareness of the importance of complying with Louisiana DWI-related laws. Traffic Concerns in Relation to DWI Concerns
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Many states do not separate the crimes of driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI). Texas is one of the states that do distinguish between DUIs and DWIs and it makes this distinction based on age. Driving Under the Influence
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DWIs are inherently criminal offenses that may result in penalties such as: License suspension or revocation Monetary fines Community service Alcohol education programs Installment of ignition interlock devices Probation Jail time DWI-Related Accidents
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In the state of Texas an individual can be convicted of a DWI through either a blood alcohol content test (BAC) or through a field sobriety test. Although BAC tests are inadmissible at trial due to potential errors, in order to successfully challenge a DWI an individual must beat the field sobriety test. How Officers Decide to Conduct a Field Sobriety Test When pulling over a driver for a potential DWI, law enforcement officers may make initial o...
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Constitutional Rights Regarding Search and Seizure The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects all citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. A police officer must have probable cause to perform a legal search and seizure of your vehicle. Probable cause is a reasonable belief that you: Have an arrest warrant with your name on it Have committed a crime Are in the process of committing a crime Probable Cause and DWIs
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3131 McKinney Ave Suite 610 Dallas, TX 75204
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Have you been arrested for DWI in Dallas? You should consider getting in touch with a proven attorney at The Wilder Law Firm. The team has more than 20 years of experience representing the criminally accused, and they have fought for the rights of countless Texans. The lead attorney is a former prosecutor with an extensive insight into how the state of Texas tries DUI charges. He has also been selected for inclusion in the list of Texas Super Lawyers® for 2012 and 2013, and recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers Under 40” by D Magazine. Mr. Wilder maintains a Superb 10.0 perfect rating on Avvo.com, a recognition of his commitment to client advocacy. The firm also represents clients accused of other crimes, including but not limited to assault, drug crimes and burglary.

Call (214) 741-4000 today to schedule a no-obligation, complimentary consultation.

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I was very thankful we chose Doug to handle my case for a DUI. He was very knowledgeable and experienced. Doug is straight forward, no BS, highly competitive individual. He is also a cool guy. I will be forever grateful to Doug for giving me back a future. Thank you Doug and may god bless you!!