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New DWI Law Gives First-Time Offenders a Chance to Seal Their Records

New DWI Law Gives First-Time Offenders a Chance to Seal Their Records Texas, unfortunately, has garnered an infamous reputation for harsh driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws. However, a newly passed bill known as HB 3582 might ease some of the issues DWI offenders face post-conviction. The state of Texas now allows first-time DWI offenders to…
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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

How to Avoid a 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…
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Affordable Austin Defense Attorney

Affordable Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Paying for an Austin criminal defense lawyer can be a major expense. Often a person will delay or simply not hire a defense lawyer because of this expense. However, this delay or lack of obtaining legal representation can have serious negative consequences as many criminal cases are time sensitive or…
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Driving While Intoxicated Law in Texas

DWI Laws 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 arrest for…
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Administrative License Revocation

Administrative License Revocation Program in Texas ALR Overview ALR went into effect on January 1, 1995. This program is the administrative process by which the Department suspends the driver licenses of individuals who are arrested for the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Specifically, an individual may be suspended if he/she either refused to submit…
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