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Can you lose your job over a DWI?

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious charge in Texas -- even when it's your first offense. While it's always wisest to abstain from drinking if you're going to be driving, many people make the mistake of having a drink or two with dinner and thinking that they can drive home without detection.

How does implied consent affect you during a Texas DWI arrest?

The concept of implied consent is a confusing one that many people don't quite grasp. The average person in Texas won't really need to worry about the definition of implied consent or how it affects their rights. However, anyone who finds themselves stopped as part of a sobriety checkpoint or pulled over as part of an enforcement effort could find themselves worrying about chemical testing and their right to refuse.

What is a deferred adjudication for DWI in Texas?

Texas defendants charged with their first driving while intoxicated (DWI) or boating while intoxicated (BWI) offense will have the opportunity to avoid the most serious consequences of a conviction. Thanks to a bill recently passed by the state senate, first-time offenders can ask for deferred adjudication on their cases.