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Category: DWI


Going to Court for a DWI in Texas? Remember These 5 Things


After being arrested for and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas, you are likely to be released from the jailhouse on bond or for other reasons without getting a full or clear explanation as to what is going to happen afterward. You can probably expect to be told when your next court day…
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How Much Will Bail Cost If I Am Arrested for a DWI in Texas?


After being arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), the last thing you probably want to do is spend a night, or even several nights, behind bars in the local jailhouse. Texas uses a bail bond system that allows someone arrested for a DWI, or for most any criminal charge, to leave the jailhouse early and…
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Texas Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Laws 101


By estimates from the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), three people will be injured or killed in a drunk driving accident every hour in Texas alone. Due to the prevalence and dangers of intoxicated driving, the state has implemented some of the strictest driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws in the country. If you have been…
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Highway Patrol Crackdowns on DWI Crimes Over Labor Day Weekend


Labor Day Weekend officially begins September 1st and goes to the 4th. Each year, this little break from many Texans’ regular work schedules allows them to enjoy some time with friends and family, either going to get-togethers or taking short road trips within the state. However, Labor Day Weekend also comes with a rise in…
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Penalties for DWI Convictions in Texas: TX DWI Penalties Part 4


A conviction for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) offense in Texas, whether it is the first or not, will bring about predictable penalties, such as license suspension and high fines paid to the state. But simply understanding these forms of punishment does not reveal the entire picture or DWI process in the state. To become…
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Penalties for Third DWI Conviction in Texas: TX DWI Penalties Part 3


The third time is definitely not the charm when it comes to driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests and convictions in Texas. If the reasoning behind the last two convictions is to be believed, then a third-offense DWI arrest indicates the driver has a proclivity to drive recklessly. The state will go to great lengths to…
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Penalties for Second DWI Conviction in Texas: TX DWI Penalties Part 2


Have you been convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Texas once before? While the average person understands that we are all capable of lapses in judgment that turn into serious mistakes, do not expect the same compassion from the Texas criminal justice system, especially if you get accused of a second DWI. Texas No…
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Penalties for First DWI Conviction in Texas: TX DWI Penalties Part 1


Among criminal justice systems and legal professionals, Texas is fairly notorious for having comparatively strict penalties associated with driving while intoxicated (DWI) offenses. Drivers who have been arrested of a DWI, regardless of the evidence or lack of evidence against them, must take the situation seriously and begin working on a viable defense. Otherwise, the…
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DWI: Unlawful Police Stops Could Affect Your Charges


Everyone makes mistakes, but when those mistakes are made by a Texas police officer, the consequences may well result in damaging charges that could have a lasting effect on your future. If you have been arrested for a DWI and the officer who stopped you did not follow proper protocol, you may have a chance…
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