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No Refusal Weekends

No Refusal Weekends During certain holidays or major events, many law enforcement agencies will advertise so-called “No Refusal Weekends,” drunk driving prevention efforts in which motorists are told that they cannot refuse chemical testing requests. Police officers may be authorized to conduct forced blood draws during these weekends when alleged offenders do refuse to submit…
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Increase in Drugged DWI

Increase in Drugged DWI In April 2017, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) released a comprehensive update of their 2015 report about drug use on our nation’s roadways, “Drug Impaired Driving: A Guide for States.” The report highlighted the first time that the number for drivers killed…
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Sealing DWI Convictions in Austin Texas

First-Time DWI Offenders Get Second-Chance New Texas Bill, House Bill 3016, was recently signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbot, allowing individuals with certain nonviolent criminal convictions to have those convictions sealed from their records. The new “second chance” law, as it is being called, is a drastic step forward for Texas citizens, especially…
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Tips to Avoid DWI Arrest during SXSW

Tips to Avoid DWI Arrest during SXSW South by Southwest (SXSW) is an event that is synonymous with the city of Austin. Locals and tourists from across the nation flock to the nine-day annual event, which showcases interactive media, music festivals, and conference. SXSW is perfectly scheduled during Spring Break and attracts a large number…
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Driving While Intoxicated Law in Texas: Texas Penal Code Section 49.04

Driving While Intoxicated Law in Texas Driving While Intoxicated is defined under Texas Penal Code Section 49.04. In most cases, DWI is classified as a Class B Misdemeanor under Texas law. However, depending on the circumstances, a DWI case can be enhanced to a Class A Misdemeanor or even a felony. Even a first time…
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