DWIs and New Year’s Eve

Many people use the holidays as a reason to drink a little more often, or in greater quantities, than they normally would. One holiday where celebrations and drinking go hand-in-hand is New Year’s Eve. People gather around to celebrate the start of something new. Many employers and friends host parties until well past midnight to…

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Why DWI Charges Must Be Taken Seriously

Having fun with your friends can be a wonderful thing. After a year in isolation, we all deserve to spend silly, quality time with those we care about, and for those of us over 21, that quality time may involve alcohol. While having a few brews with friends, we should be aware of how alcohol…

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Alcohol-To-Go Is Now Law in Texas. Should it Be?

Texas passed a law in May 2021 that permits customers to buy alcoholic drinks from bars and restaurants without having to drink them in the restaurant or bar. The law began as an executive order by Governor Abbott to help restaurants and bars during the pandemic. Many restaurants and bars, by definition, require sales of…

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DWI Charges With a Child Passenger in Texas

Charges for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can leave you facing a variety of penalties if convicted, depending on the circumstances of your arrest. However, if you are arrested for DWI while you have your child in the vehicle with you, your situation instantly becomes much more serious, and you may also risk child endangerment charges.…

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Understanding Texas’ Intoxication Manslaughter Law

No one gets in his or her car intending to kill someone. The penalties for DWI in Texas are significant enough without a death involved. Intoxication manslaughter is charged when a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs causes a fatal motor vehicle accident. You may be arrested and charged with this crime even…

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What Happens During an ALR Hearing?

After the initial trauma of being placed under arrest and taken into custody for the charge of DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), you will face a series of immediate consequences, one of which may involve the seizure of your driver’s license. At the time of your arrest, if you fail a breath or blood test, or…

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Facing a DUI? Here’s Why You Might Need an Attorney

If you are ever arrested for a DUI in Killeen, the steps you take to protect yourself can greatly impact the outcome of the situation for you and those closest to you. You cannot afford to go into court alone, or to hire an inexperienced defense lawyer. You need someone on your side who knows…

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First Offenses: Do You Really Need a DUI/DWI Lawyer?

If you’re arrested for a DUI/DWI, it’s essential to understand the risks this poses for your future — especially if you opt to go it alone. If you are convicted of DUI/DWI – even your first – you will lose your driver’s license, pay a fine, court fees and surcharges totaling thousands of dollars. You…

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DUI / DWI Myths Vs. Reality: 5 Misconceptions

There are many misconceptions when it comes to information about DUI/DWI. To help sort out any preconceived ideas about what might cause an arrest or whether a DUI charge will stick, here are five busted myths from our experienced DUI / DWI attorneys. 1. Only people who drink and drive get arrested. Not true. Sober…

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