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What is an ignition interlock device?

Texans and many around the country may have heard about someone with a drunk driving offense being ordered to have an ignition interlock device in their motor vehicle. If one is charged with drunk driving, they may be wondering what exactly is an ignition interlock device and who has to have one?

Legal resources to help young people accused of underage drinking

Underage drinking charges in Texas can have a serious impact on the life of a young person. Underage drinking charges can threaten the young person's future, education and employment opportunities. Underage drinking, minor in possession of alcohol, underage drunk driving or drug possession charges are all serious charges for a young person to face, which is why they should be familiar with their criminal defense rights and options.

Under the legal limit but also underage

Anytime you find yourself facing charges for driving under the influence it is a very serious and stressful situation. But, what if you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, but you aren't old enough to legally consume alcohol? This is a whole different ball game. There are often very serious penalties and lasting consequences for an underage DUI charge.

Woman faces DWI charges after incident at fast food establishment

Drivers in Texas who are confronted with allegations that they were driving under the influence might be under the impression that these arrests take place only after a traffic stop on the road or after an accident. In truth, people who are behind the wheel anywhere and are deemed to be under the influence can face DWI charges. Regardless of the circumstances in which the drunk driving charges came about, everyone who is arrested for DWI must make certain that they take the necessary steps to plan for their legal defense.

Should I take a breathalyzer?

Driving under the influence cases are relatively common. You most likely know someone or even several people who have faced such charges. Everyone has a story and opinion about these types of cases and the best things to do under the circumstances. But no two people are alike and no two circumstances are exactly the same. Particularly when facing an arrest for driving under the influence you may be wondering whether or not you should take a breathalyzer.

I was charged with a DWI, how long will I lose my license for?

People depend on driving for everything from their livelihood to their day-to-day activities. The ability to drive is crucial to most of our everyday lives. That is why when you are facing charges for drunk driving, a major concern is how long will I lose my license?

Must one take a field sobriety test if they are pulled over?

It has become so routine for police to conduct field sobriety tests after they pull someone over on suspicion of drunk or drugged driving, that these tests have become part of our common culture. Many Texans are probably at least somewhat familiar with the various types of maneuvers the police will put drivers through, such as making them stand on one leg and say the alphabet or walk in a straight line.

Even if the breath test didn't go well, we may be able to help

A previous post on this blog tried to dispel what someone Bryan and College Station think about the relative infallibility of breath tests, especially certified test taken at a local police station following an arrest for drunk driving. Simply put, a person who has blown over the legal limit of .08 should not believe the only real choice they have is to plead guilty.

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