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Steps You Can Take to Prevent a Texas DWI on Halloween

Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights to be out on the road, especially if you have had too much to drink.

In this post, we’re going to give you tips on how to avoid driving drunk this year and getting a DWI.

Halloween DWI Risks

Consider these Halloween drunk driving statistics:

  • Over 58 million adults plan to host or attend a Halloween party. Many of these parties will involve alcohol, which can lead to drunk driving incidents.
  • There were 168 people killed in drunk driving incidents between 2012 and 2016.

Your Rights When Stopped for DWI in Texas

If you are facing DWI charges in Texas, it’s wise to review your rights when the police stop you on suspicion of DWI. If your rights were violated, a skilled attorney may be able to help you get your charges reduced or dropped.

What You Can Expect If a Texas Officer Pulls You Over for DWI

Inside your vehicle

You are required to stop when an officer pulls you over on suspicion of DWI. You are also required to provide your driver’s license and insurance information when the officer asks for it. [...]

Got a Texas DWI Charge on the 4th?  What a Conviction Could Mean

If you were arrested on DWI charges in Texas over the Fourth of July holiday, what can you expect? We’ll tell you what you need to know about penalties and how an experienced criminal attorney can help you fight your charges.

DWI Laws in Texas

Every 20 minutes, a person in Texas is hurt or killed in a vehicle crash that involves alcohol use. These numbers increase over the July 4th holiday, when many people drive home from parties after having had too much to drink. Even people who aren’t heavy drinkers can get arrested for driving while intoxicated, since the police have additional patrols on July 4th. [...]

Underage DWIs in Texas Increase During Prom and Graduation – Be Ready

Teenage drinking always increases around prom and graduation.

Recently, in Washington state, a drunk teen driver crashed a van after losing control, then fled the accident on foot.

In the same area, another teen lost control when navigating a roundabout a few hours earlier. They hit a light pole and left the scene with a case of beer and several passengers, but left two girls behind in the vehicle. Both teens were sent to juvenile detention.

Texas, unfortunately, is not immune to these types of incidents. Below, we’re going to tell you how you can be more prepared in case your teenager gets a DWI this spring. [...]

Fighting Breathalyzer Results in Texas: How They Can Be Wrong

It happened. You got pulled over, the officer administered a breath test, and you blew over a 0.08. Now you’re going to have a DWI conviction on your record, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

This is what most people think if they register a positive BAC test result. What you may not know, though, is that breathalyzers are notoriously inaccurate. Breathalyzers have an inherent margin of error, and a number of other factors may also skew the results. Because of this, many Texans charged with DWIs may not actually be over the legal limit. [...]