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San Antonio DWI No Refusal Weekends

Posted on July 3, 2013
Law enforcement officers generally obtain a breath specimen or blood draw in one of two ways in a San Antonio DWI case. The most common way that a blood alcohol concentration is taken is by the consent of the person arrested for DWI. This occurs after the arresting officer fully explains the statutory rights of …

Senate Kills Deferred Adjudication in Texas

Posted on July 2, 2013
Senate Kills Deferred Adjudication in Texas (HB 189 and SB 903) Over the past several months, it looked like deferred adjudication was going to once again be made available as an option to Texans charged with a first time DWI. Although several similar bills had been proposed since 1984, the last time deferred adjudication was …

Texas No-Refusal Weekends: How They Can Impact You

Posted on June 20, 2013
Due to a grant funded by the Texas Department of Transportation, drivers in the San Antonio and greater Bexar County areas are subject to enhanced DWI/DUI enforcement. What does that added enforcement entail? Well, for one thing, it means that anyone pulled over and suspected to be under the influence of alcohol must provide a …

Reasonable Doubt and the Presumption of Innocence in Texas DWI

Posted on June 16, 2013
When we are picking a jury for a Texas Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) defense case one of the main points that we talk to the jury pool about is the standard for reasonable doubt. However, before we delve into reasonable doubt we must talk about another concept that goes hand in hand with it is …

Tougher DWI Laws Could Mean Spending the Holidays in Jail

Posted on June 10, 2013
Texas laws punishing those convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI) got tougher this year. As an example of the tough new stance, having a blood alcohol concentration of .15 or more is now considered a Class A misdemeanor offense, one punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $4,000, …

US Supreme Court to decide if warrantless blood draws OK in DWI cases

Posted on June 3, 2013
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving the right of those suspected of driving while under the influence to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. The case before the Supreme Court stemmed from an incident in which a driver was pulled over by a police officer for …

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