Since drugs are viewed as a major issue in Longview and across Texas, law enforcement is heavily engaged in trying to catch and arrest those accused of drug possession, drug dealing or drug trafficking. Drug crimes are believed to be the impetus for other criminal acts, so it is no surprise that police and prosecutors are aggressive in seeking convictions.
When a person is charged with driving while intoxicated in Texas, there are circumstances that can lead to serious issues that go beyond the basic DWI allegations and penalties if there is a conviction. For example, if there is a car accident in which another person is injured or killed, the person who is charged might face intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter. Understanding the law is an important part of formulating a defense strategy.
Despite ongoing changes as to how marijuana is dealt with across the nation, Texas has yet to legalize the use and sale of the drug except for very specific instances for medical necessities. Drug possession and sale are still taken seriously. When a person is arrested for the sale of marijuana, there are still various penalties that can be assessed if there is a conviction. Understanding the law for amounts and the penalties that accompany it is critical when crafting a defense.
When a Texan is arrested for driving while intoxicated, a conviction can carry with it many penalties that can make life difficult. That can include jail time, fines and the loss of driving privileges. Another penalty that can be problematic is the requirement that the driver install an ignition interlock device on his or her vehicle. Knowing when this will be done, how it works and what the rules are is important. Similarly, it is important for a person who is confronted with DWI allegations to lodge a defense to avoid a conviction and keep from facing these onerous penalties and a negative perception in the community.