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Couple faces allegations of multiple drug crimes after arrest

Since drugs can be so problematic for Longview residents and for people throughout Texas, law enforcement officers try to make arrests and stop those who are involved in drug activity. To do this, there will be investigations, coordinated enforcement and other strategies to catch and arrest those who might be taking part in drug sales, drug trafficking and other crimes. People who are facing charges related to drugs should remember their right to a strong defense, as there can be significant penalties for a conviction.

Man charged with DWI after attempted stop

A case involving allegations of drunk driving in Longview is often complicated by other charges that accompany the DWI. This can be due to many factors, including an attempt to flee the scene, possession of certain items in the vehicle, and more. The amount of alcohol in a person's bloodstream and whether there were previous convictions can make it even more difficult. No matter the allegations, however, every case can be defended and those who are charged must bear that in mind as they try to craft a defense.

Social media posts might impact your criminal case

Most American adults have at least one social media account with which they interact on a regular basis. Many of these adults also don't think about how their posts are perceived. Instead, some people adopt an "anything goes" attitude when it comes to their social media posts. This is certainly your right as an adult. However, you should always remember that what you post can be used against you by the authorities if you get charged in a criminal case.

Alleged drunk driving crash leads to intoxication assault charge

Drivers in Longview and throughout Texas should know that with a DWI charge, the situation will largely dictate the level of charges and the accompanying penalties that the person will face. This can go beyond the basic DWI penalties of losing a driver's license, a fine and perhaps jail time. Of course, the aftermath of a DWI can be problematic in other aspects of life, but, when it is an intoxication assault charge, it is substantially worse. In any event, a legal defense is vital.

What can happen to minors facing DWI in Texas?

Texas law enforcement and legislators take all alcohol-related driving violations seriously. Even more serious is when a minor is facing DWI allegations. For those under 21 who are confronted with DWI charges, it is vital to know how the state handles charging a minor, what the blood-alcohol content rules are, when an officer can make a traffic stop, and what implied consent means.

Don't navigate DWI matters alone

Texas law enforcement is vigilant about drivers who might be operating their vehicles under the influence. Being charged with DWI can have long-lasting consequences on a person's life. Depending on the level of charges and what happened to spur the arrest, people can face long jail sentences, massive fines, the requirement that an ignition interlock device be placed on the driver's vehicle, and the loss of driving privileges among other penalties. When there is an allegation that a person from Longview and the surrounding areas has been committing DWI, having legal assistance is a must.