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  • Penalties for DWI in Texas

    Are you facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Fort Worth or anywhere else in Texas? If so, you’re probably wondering what you’re up against. What are the penalties involved? Will you lose your driver license? Will you go to jail? These are all valid questions indeed, which I’ll answer below. For starters, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is criminalized under Section ...
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  • License Suspensions for Drug Offenses in Texas

    As a resident of Texas, you’re probably very familiar with the state’s driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws. You know that if you’re convicted of DWI, your Texas driver license will most likely be suspended for some time. But what about drug offenses ? Did you know that if you’re facing drug charges, your license could be at risk? In Texas, if someone is convicted of a drug or controlled ...
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  • Is DWI a Felony in Texas?

    Texas has a major problem with driving while intoxicated (DWI), whether drivers are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or both. So, as a big state with a big DWI problem, a lot of people wonder if the state is tough on drunk and drugged driving. In fact, people often ask me, “Is DWI a misdemeanor or a felony in Texas?” Considering how hard Texas is on crime, it’s no wonder why people worry ...
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  • Can I Be Deported for DWI?

    Driving while intoxicated (DWI) under Sec. 49.04 of the Texas Penal Code is the one offense that is commonly committed by everyday people and Texas especially, has a big problem with people who drink and drive. According to the Texas Department of Transportation , “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.” TxDOT continues, “Don’t drink and drive.” If ...
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  • Penalties for Intoxication Assault in Texas

    As a licensed Texas driver, surely, you’ve known that it’s against the law to drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol for some time. You are probably aware that if you’re caught drunk driving, you could be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI). Under Section 49.064 of the Texas Penal Code, Driving While Intoxicated , you commit the offense of DWI if you are intoxicated ...
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  • Penalties for a First DWI

    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in all states. While every state has enacted its own drunk and drugged driving laws, it’s against the law in all states to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, “About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving ...
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  • Can I Get Fired for a Fort Worth DWI?

    There’s one thing that most of us depend on – economic security. In the face of driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, clients frequently ask me if they’ll lose their job if they are convicted of DWI, and this is a reasonable question indeed! Since a simple, first-time DWI in Texas is punishable by up to 180 days in jail, it’s important for all DUI defendants to consider how a DWI conviction ...
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  • Beware Increased Police Presence This Labor Day Weekend!

    If you drive a fair amount each day, you may have noticed an elevated police presence on our roads. The Texas Department of Public Safety says that State Troopers have increased the number of patrols on the roads beginning today and running through the end of the holiday weekend on Monday. This increased presence is designed to curtail motorists “… who disregard traffic laws, including impaired ...
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  • What Does an Officer Look for During a DWI Stop?

    If a law enforcement officer suspects that you have been driving while intoxicated (DWI), they will need more than just their suspicions in order to make an arrest. For this reason, they will start to look for clues or various types of evidence that will help them establish probable cause once an initial traffic stop has been conducted. This could include anything from red or watery eyes to the ...
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  • Understanding Your Rights After a DWI Arrest in Texas

    If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you probably have questions. Facing criminal charges can be a frightening experience, especially if you have never been in trouble with the law, so it is highly recommended that you seek counsel from a Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of A. Oliver Hassibi as soon as you have been arrested. In doing so, you ...
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  • First Time DWI

    In Texas, if you are under 21 years of age and you test with a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.02% or greater after being stopped for suspicion of operated a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, you can be charged with a DWI. Likewise, if you are over the age of 21 and you are tested and are found to have a BAC of 0.08% or more, you will be charged with a DWI . If you are a ...
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