Blog Posts in July, 2015

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  • Court of Criminal Appeals Sends DWI Case Back
    Court of Criminal Appeals Sends DWI Case Back

    As a result of recent rulings by the State and U.S. Supreme Court , many DWI cases are seeing hope for reversal and reconsideration. This is in light of the new approach that a police officer or state ...

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  • Who Qualifies for Texas Nondisclosure Orders?
    Who Qualifies for Texas Nondisclosure Orders?

    Texas legislators passed HB 3016 earlier this year, a law that now allows those convicted of a first-time DWI offense with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of less than 0.15 to petition the court ...

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  • Beyond a Charge of DWI: Texas Principal Arrested on Multiple Charges
    Beyond a Charge of DWI: Texas Principal Arrested on Multiple Charges

    The charge of DWI may be one of the most equalizing crimes we have. It seems that no one type or class of people are exempt from being arrested for and charged with DWI. We see famous football ...

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  • A Warrantless Urine Test?
    A Warrantless Urine Test?

    Recent Supreme Court decisions regarding what constitutes a legal and illegal search when a person is suspected of DWI. As a result of those decisions it is now clear what the police are allowed to do ...

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  • Arrest and DWI Charge of Smartphone App Driver
    Arrest and DWI Charge of Smartphone App Driver

    Austin area news outlets are reporting that a driver-for-hire was recently arrested and charged with DWI while on the job. This is a new risk in our technology driven world, and a reason drivers ...

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  • Anything You Say or Do Will be Held Against You
    Anything You Say or Do Will be Held Against You

    The words spoken to a suspect after being arrested are easily recalled by anyone who has ever watched TV. “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do will be held against you,” etc. ...

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