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Avoiding a holiday DWI in Texas: 3 practical tips

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 need help with a petition for nondisclosure in Texas?

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!

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.