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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.

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.

Why can you be arrested for invoking your rights?

You get pulled over for a burned-out bulb in your tail light -- or maybe you rolled through a stop sign without coming to complete stop. Either way, you quickly realize that a police officer has decided to turn the traffic stop into an opportunity to see if you happen to be drunk or drugged while behind the wheel.

Don't accept a false-positive result from a Breathalyzer test

You're absolutely sure you weren't driving while impaired. Maybe you had a single glass of wine with dinner several hours ago or maybe you didn't have anything to drink, but you never would have gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated. Yet, a simple traffic stop turned into a nightmare when the officer asked you to take a Breathalyzer test and the results came back positive and over the legal limit.