Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a major issue during the winter holidays. There's a lot of parties, tons of festivities and the "holiday cheer" is usually flowing freely. Consequently, there are around 25,000 people involved in drunk driving accidents every year between Thanksgiving and New Year's.
Do you dread filing out a job application because of what you expect every potential employer to find in your background check? Your offense may have been minor, but how many people take the time to consider that before tossing your resume away? You may experience something like that merely for being charged with some offenses -- let alone after a conviction!
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.
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.
Galveston County police are stepping up their efforts to arrest drivers for driving while intoxicated (DWI). In June, police in that county arrested a dozen people on felony-level DWI charges.
A Harris County school bus driver could be facing extraordinary charges related to driving while intoxicated (DWI) after driving so erratically that she nearly flipped her bus over on the road.
A drunk driving arrest can happen to anybody. All it takes is a simple traffic mistake and an officer's belief that you're impaired (and, contrary to popular belief, you don't even have to fail a Breathalyzer for the officer to proceed with an arrest).
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a serious offense in Texas -- but the prosecution may have trouble proceeding with about 1,700 cases in the Houston area. That's how many are estimated to be affected by a nationwide recall on the equipment that is used to hold blood sample evidence.
It's easy to let your guard down in the summer. The days are longer, the sun is shining and holidays abound -- so a lot of people celebrate the season with a few glasses of wine or beer while they're with friends or family.
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.