The court setting you mention is just the first time your case is set in court, not a trial setting. At the first setting, your lawyer will probably be given the discovery evidence in your case which you can then go over with him/her. Sometimes it takes a few days after the first setting to get...Read more »
THE OFFICER ONLY TOOK 3 STEPS WHEN DEMONSTRATING. THEIR WAS 20-30MPH WIND FACTOR WITH RAIN HORRIBLE WEATHER MY UNDERSTANDING IS NHSTA PROCEDURES STATE TEST HAS TO BE FULLY DEMONSTRATED. I ALSO FOUND A PREVIOUS CASE WHERE IT WAS DISMISSED DUE TO COP NOT FOLLOWING GUIDLINES/PROCEDURES IE NOT... Read more »
The officer does not have to perform the entire test in order to properly "demonstrate" what he's asking you to do during the test. In Texas, 3 steps seems to be the usual number of steps officers show the suspect in the heel-to-toe sobriety test.
I completed my probation in 2013 and in 2018, by Texas law, I am allowed my gun rights back. From what I understand, A felony DWI in Texas is not a Federal crime, so that would mean that In Texas I would be allowed to hunt with a rifle or shotgun, correct? I just need some clarification.... Read more »
Incident is over 2 years ago and all they have is body cam footage of car being off the side of road and suspect being belligerent. Is that enough evidence alone for a conviction? No prior DUI's before this
Short answer: yes, prosecution and/or conviction on DWI cases is still possible without the tests you describe. The State of Texas was prosecuting DWI cases long before blood or breathalyzer test were available. Talk with your attorney. Good luck.
Will it be on my record forever and does this keep me from owning a firearm.i just didnt know if after so long after my dui charge I could own a firearm.i did a dumb mistake years back and its affected my whole life.
Below is a copy of the applicable statute (the current one, not the 2006 statute). If a final conviction was entered on the case, the only way to remove the matter from your record is via pardon from the Governor. A person convicted of a felony can never possess a firearm under federal law. Good...Read more »
That is probably a mistake, as any medication in your system, prescribed or otherwise, will be used against you. Having a Prescription does not make it okay to be medicated while driving. Hire a competent attorney as I guess that you have been charged with DUI.
Not sure of your question. It sounds like you did not show up for Court, which probably embarrassed your lawyer. He will remember you and will undoubtedly recuse himself. Hire a good attorney now to make this as painless as possible.
I had a seizure in my vehicle as I am an epileptic. The police arrested me for DWI. I had no alcohol in my system, but now they say my THC levels were too high, but no marijuana or paraphernalia was in the car.
I am sorry for your troubles. If the State cannot prove the "amount" or a quantitative level of the THC that would cause "loss of use of your normal mental or physical faculties" it will not be able to prove your case. In that situation my opinion would be to take the case to trial. Good luck.
At arraignment th police report says that I was stopped for no seatbelt .I was charged with DWI he claims the oder of alcohol and glossy eyes. On the way out I stopped at traffic ticket office and there is no seatbelt ticket under my i.d Was that a lawful stop?
The no seatbelt reason is the probable cause for stopping you. A police officer does not write the ticket for the no seatbelt because a DWI is a more serious crime. Nevertheless, a judge may find that the probable cause was not reasonable. Hopefully, you landed in a friendly Houston Harris County...Read more »
It's not fair to say your attorney did nothing since you are on probation when you could be doing hard time in the state penitentiary after being charged with FELONY DWI and entering a plea of Guilty, or No Contest which is the same as Guilty. If the probation officer told you to pay what you...Read more »
It depends on where he says it. For example, if he says it on the side of the road when he is hoping to get you to confess then it's not... if he says it in a sworn statement it might be perjury, if he says it while testifying under oath it might be aggravated perjury. Turn to chapter 37 in...Read more »
I found her parole conditions and she really didn’t take any of the bullet points seriously. Is there any chance the judge will still grant her probation? Or would she have to serve out her guilty verdict of 5 years?
I was making payments and showing up to my appointments until my p.o got fired . I never got reassigned and my calls never got a call back. I got pregnant lost my job and stopped making payments . Now i received a court letter saying i need to show up to court . I have a newborn I’m scared I’ll... Read more »
I got my first DUI , my first offense and they put me on the PTD program , i showed up. signed in made payments until my probation officer was let go. I never got reassigned a new one and would still show up i only had 230 left . I was pregnant and lost my job and just had my newborn this month but... Read more »
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