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How to Handle a False Accusation of Domestic Violence

While domestic violence offenses are a serious concern in our communities, it is also important to discuss the existence of false accusations and how to deal with them if accused First, it is important to know that only a verbal report of domestic violence can result in an arrest If a family member or loved one is falsely accusing you of domestic violence, do not continue to argue with police or attempt to...

Domestic Violence Charges are Taken Very Seriously in Texas

Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in the State of Texas If allegations are not handled properly by a qualified attorney, you may face life-long consequences Here are some guidelines to help you if you face such charges First, it is important to know the law in Texas There are three general ways in which someone can be accused of domestic violence: (1) intentionally, knowingly or...

Texas Ends Oppressive Driver Surcharge Program

For those with final DWI convictions, the price you pay does not always end with a fine and supervision fees Your auto insurance rates may go up, you could have difficulty getting certain jobs and you might even get sued by one or more accident victims On top of that, the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Driver Responsibility Program has for decades levied annual surcharges up to $2,000 a year for...

If I Am Arrested for DUI Do I Need a Lawyer?

If you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence it is in your best interest to hire an experienced and proven DUI Defense Attorney to defend you in court From the moment a driver is first pulled over the evidence against them is being compiled Initially, many drivers are being filmed and recorded at the traffic stop to capture any possible movements or speech that can be construed as evidence of...

A Quick Guide to Texas DWI Laws and Penalties

DWI laws across the United States are getting more complex and detailed every year, especially when it comes to dealing with first time offenses – and Texas is no exception While the nuances of Texas DWI laws are complex, we wanted to offer a general overview of the main laws and the major categories of DWI offenses and penalties you are likely to encounter in 2017 “Intoxicated” as Defined by Texas...

Charged with a First Offense DWI in Texas? What You Need to Know

The state of Texas takes DWI offenses extremely seriously, and the financial penalties are severe, even for first time offenders DWIs are the most commonly committed crimes in the United States, but most of the time they are committed by average ‘non-criminal’ citizens But make no mistake, if you are charged with a DWI, even if it is your first offense, you will be treated and prosecuted like a...

How to Choose a DWI Attorney in Houston, Texas: 3 Steps to Getting the Defense You Deserve

Being charged with a DWI offense in Texas can be a severely traumatic experience The financial penalties are harsh, the prospect of jail time is very real, and your reputation can be compromised with potential employers, insurance companies, and within the wider community Choosing the right attorney to represent you is a critical decision and one which could affect you for the rest of your life To help you...

The Sandra Bland Traffic Stop and What You Should Know About Your Rights During A Traffic Stop

In Texas Public Radio's story, "10 Things About The Sandra Bland Traffic Stop that Every Texan Should Know," Rhonda Fanning provides some useful information for Texas motorists But some of the statements in the article are inaccurate and some are just plain confusing For example, it is inaccurate to say that an officer has "no right" to instruct someone to get out of his/her car during a traffic stop, or that...

Houston Attorney Grant Scheiner tells CW39 NewsFix viewers, “There’s no such thing as ‘No Refusal.'”

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Guide to Contesting a DWI Charge

A DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charge is typically considered a misdemeanor on the first offense in Texas; however, the consequences of a conviction can be far more serious than other misdemeanor charges A DWI conviction could mean jail time, fines, administrative fees, and a possible suspended license To help you avoid these harsh penalties, this guide to contesting a DWI charge aims to help you prepare...