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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: Do I need to get a lawyer and how could it help

My so. Was involved in an accident. He was given a citation for failure to control speed but he was taken to the hospital under protective custody. One I got the police report there was also a DWI charge. Once he was released from the hospital they showed up at his house with a warrant &... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Aug 4, 2022

Yes, your son needs an attorney. Contact a lawyer who practices in the county where the case is filed. Good luck

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Q: Can a probation officer suspend the requirement of only driving cars with an IID for someone on probation for Dwi in TX?

If a person is been convicted of a dwi in Texas, has been put on probation, and has been ordered to drive with an IID per the terms of their probation, can their probation officer temporarily suspend the requirement to drive with an IID for any period of time (particularly the first 2-3 months at... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You cannot drive without a Texas drivers license.

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Q: Can I be convicted of a third degree felony on a second DWI conviction?

I am being charged with a third degree felony DWI.

With my first two charges I was only convicted of one. Can they convict me of a felony even though I only have one CONVICTION on my record?

Jose A. Ceja
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Jose A. Ceja
answered on Jun 16, 2022

If no special aggravating circumstances are being alleged (for example, that someone was seriously injured in an accident resulting from your alleged DWI), and you are charged with regular DWI, then the State needs to prove that you have two prior CONVICTIONS. You can be charged with third-degree... Read more »

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Q: Can my 3rd degree felony DWI charge be reduce Class A misdemeanor?

I am being charged with a 3rd degree felony. It is the third time I have been stopped for a DWI. With the first two I was only convicted for one. Is there a chance that the felony can be reduced back to a Misdemeanor during trial?

Jose A. Ceja
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Jose A. Ceja
answered on Jun 14, 2022

A DWI third can be reduced to a Class "A" misdemeanor. This isn't uncommon at all. It will help if you don't have significant criminal history and lawyer has a good plan for attacking the evidence. Often, you won't get an offer like this unless your lawyer is willing to set... Read more »

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Q: I have a Texas driver's license and now live in Texas but going to court in Virginia where I used to live for a dwi they

I have a Texas driver's license and now live in Texas but going to court in Virginia where I used to live for a dwi they said my license may get suspended.. .. so my question is where i live in Texas now and have a Texas license can Virginia suspended my Texas license or just Virginia?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 7, 2022

Your Texas license will be suspended if your Virginia license is suspended,

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: I had a 2nd DWI In Texas. Officer got a warrant for blood after I refused both. Blood came back .173.

A security guard at a dealership called the police they came and I was asleep at a stop light car running, In gear, vomit on myself, and they noted my “bar bracelet”. I have researched everything upon everything for the matter as it is my 2nd mistake and I wanted to take it to trial but it... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 3, 2022

You need never to take another drink and drive, If you drink do it at home and do not drive, The keys to the jail are in your hands,

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: I was arrested for dwi in Texas while I was in parked in front of my off street apt. Police called for me playing music

Police were dispatched to my apt where I was cleaning my vehicle listening to music in front of my small apartment fir noise complaint.

This is a home that has been converted into three small apartments. To access my place one must turn down an entrance that is not easily accessible from... Read more »

Jose A. Ceja
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Jose A. Ceja
answered on May 31, 2022

"Operating" a motor vehicle is not a defined term in Texas so courts look at the "totality of the circumstances" to decide whether a person was really in control of a vehicle.

Sitting in your car and operating the radio is probably not operating. But most prosecutors...
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Q: I have a class a dwi first offense in Texas what is the shortest jail sentence I can serve for this
Jose A. Ceja
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Jose A. Ceja
answered on May 25, 2022

A time-served is essentially the judge sentencing you to the time you were *already* in jail as your sentence, with no further jail time required. Unlike a repeat DWI, this is an option for a first-time DWI. You should note that by law, a "time-served" carries a driver's license... Read more »

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Q: I was found guilty of my 2nd dwi. However my license still shows eligible on dps website. Am I still legal to drive?

Charge was in April 2021. My license was never taken. Conviction was Jan 2022. On my court papers it's says dic 17 and a 2 year time span beginning the day of the conviction. It's been 5 months now and im still showing eligible on Texas dps website.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 14, 2022

It could be a clerks error. If it states you are eligible to drive you can drive but you need to check daily

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: can i be charged with 3rd degree with only having 1 piece of evidence of me saying i threw out a cup of alcohol

i was pulled over for not making a complete stop at a stop sign and i told the officer that i tossed a cup of alcohol out of my window when i seen him turn on his lights. i was going down a underpass when i tossed it theres no dash cam footage or any other evidence that i did this except for me... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on May 9, 2022

Yes, a recorded confession can absolutely give the officer probable cause to justify an arrest. Ask your criminal defense attorney to watch the recording and give you an opinion on whether or not it is enough for the government to prove its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: Need info on filing a non disclosure petition for a breathalyzer refusal in Brazoria county

It was 17 years ago,but the refusal is keeping me from getting a driving job

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 2, 2022

There are not enough facts. We're you charged with a dwi. Call an criminal defense lawyer and after all facts are known a attorney can tell you if you can do a non disclosure

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: In misouri 2003 i lost my driving lincense for 10yrs I took satop program now its 2022 and Texas wont help me

So what can I do to get the

M back

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 27, 2022

If the original suspension arises from an incident in Missouri, Texas will not give you a license until they receive a clearance letter from Missouri stating that you have completed all requirements under the laws of that state and there are no further holds on obtaining a license. Talk with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: Hello my name is Ashley I just got my first dwi with a kid but I have a prior criminal record with forgery

I also have credit card my forgery was from 2009 and my credit card abuse was from 2016 I believe I want to see if the outcome for my dwi with a kid would be probation if I agree to doing classes community service

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 27, 2022

You will have to have this discussion with your lawyer. It's POSSIBLE that you can get probation but what will happen in your specific case depends on the specific evidence in the State's possession. Call your attorney. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: probation was revoked they keep setting it back my next court date is after my probation ends and they keep telling me

That I need to get my community service done..and that I don’t have to report to a officer no more..I’m confused?

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
answered on Apr 25, 2022

If the motion to revoke and the associated warrant were filed before the end date of probation then that original end date doesn't really matter anymore.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Appeals / Appellate Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: Q: I am researching info about possibility of expungement and/or cleared convictions.

I was a real piece of work in my youth. Reckless, lonely, hard drinking party animal.

I was convicted of my first DWI March/2009 in Rockwall, TX. I was under the age of 21. I plead guilty and took jail time after originally choosing probation.

In Aug/2013, I was arrested on a DWI at... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Your only chance would be a pardon but I think it would be very difficult to get pardoned

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: My 19 year old son is in college in Texas and got a MIP in January. He got a DWI on Friday night. What usually happens?

He refused all the tests and they had to get a judge to do a warrant for the blood test.

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
answered on Apr 14, 2022

You son is an adult for criminal purposes and the degree of offense that he will be charged with will depend on his blood/alcohol concentration. If he has a Texas driver's license, there are license suspension issues he must address within 15 days of his release, so I suggest he contact an... Read more »

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Q: Is it possible to get my first DWI dismissed?

I did blow a .18

I barely weighed 123lbs at the time and my first time seeing my friend in 3 years. We had about 8 shots in less than an hour unfortunately. I do not drink anymore and know that it was a big mistake. My current attorney said I'd be getting 16 months probation and... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 26, 2022

You can retain another lawyer to evaluate your case, Your breath test is high so you will need to try to get this suppressed and that is not an easy task.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: I was false accused of having Tabacco in the state of texas

So this guy I was near was vaping in school and he moved his hand near my and I moved his away and my school principal thought I was passing him a vape and they are sending both of us to court

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 12, 2022

Retain a lawyer to assist you, Your friend could also tell the truth and help you out . If it is on video your pricipal shoud replay it on slow and pause it,

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Q: I have a lawyer who just not responding.

Apparently I have a warrant out again. Not sure why if my case is still pending. What should I do. It says in my record to recall all warrants. But one was issued anyway.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 11, 2022

Retain a new lawyer or go to your attorney office and get an update, You could also call a bondsman and they may be able to tell you if there is a warrant,

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas on
Q: How to file a motion to speed up my charges

I was arrested in September and still have not gone to court

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 10, 2022

Fie a Speedy Trial motion, You may want to hire a lawyer before you file a speedy trial request,

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