My dad doesn't qualify for indigent services - can we speak directly to the DA during our next court date? He had a very hard time getting around, too. Can I speak on his behalf? Should I call the DA's office myself and see what can be done? He's undiagnosed so we do not have medical records to... Read more »
If your father has dementia, make sure a competency hearing is performed before anything else. Bring documentation of his medical condition to court. Unless you have been designated as his guardian or are a licensed attorney, however, you will not be able to "represent" your father in this...Read more »
On the ticket the arresting officer wrote 1ST Offense (TXPC 49.04B). Could this make any difference to my defense? I am also a diabetic with a blood sugar level averaging within the 400 range. I have read that this could affect a breathalyzer test. Please advise. Thank You.
I got a letter in July of this year saying my license is suspended but I call the courts every week and still no case filed. It's now the end of September 2018. Is it normal to take over 9 months to file a case?
First, your license suspension is a separate proceeding from the DWI. If a blood sample was taken on your DWI, it may take several months for the crime lab to return the results, which causes a delay in the filing of the criminal case. Call an attorney in your area; don't wait for a phone call....Read more »
Until I blew a fail in my intoxalot but never had a lock out I passed on the 4 time therefore it was not alcohol related I had to siphon gas out of a boat that I was pulling to put into my truck and didn't even think about gas fumes now they want to send me to safe p for six to 9 months and I own... Read more »
It depends on the specific charge and the ultimate disposition of the case (accident or no accident, blood alcohol concentration and prior dwi offenses are all factors). Call the attorney who represented you on the original case. Good luck.
Got a DUI at around age 17, which is because I admitted to having a beer and was given a ticket and released to parents. Got an actual DWI, refused breath test and visibly drunk, at around age 19. No issues since, just wondering if it should happen again if it would be a felony.
You are a "repeat" DWI offender based on your record. Not a felony DWI offender. However, if you are thinking about the possibility of it happening again, then your conduct has not been adjusted to assure it does not happen again. So, it WILL happen again ... eventually. Here's a clue. You live in...Read more »
Her bond has been set at 30k and she is currently in the Harris County jail. Court date is Sept 11. My question is, and I know you don't have a crystal ball. But, how much TDCJ time is she looking at serving?
I know she has some sort of aggravated DUI charge. I’m not sure if it is Intox Assault or DUI and evading in a vehicle. According to my old family friend, their attorney suggested using an out of state address (mine) as a way to avoid random urine tests and check-ins with a probation officer. The... Read more »
I would have nothing to do with this situation if I were you. If your wife wants to compete any documentation without your consent, that's up to her. I am also sure that anyone who is like a father to me would ask me to perpetrate a fraud upon the Court. Good luck.
It depends on your alleged blood alcohol concentration at the time of the event. Contact a local attorney, and bring all documentation you have regarding the incident; you only have 15 days from the arrest date to request a hearing on the suspension of your driver's license. Good luck.
What was the final disposition of the 2004 4 case? The answer to that question will answer your first question. The answer to the question "Have you EVER been in jail or prison?" is obviously yes if you spent 10 days in jail on the matter. Contact the attorney who represented you on the...Read more »
Just because you were arrested doesn't mean a conviction has been entered. This can cause serious consequences with respect to your immigration status, so contact a local attorney ASAP about the DWI case and your options. Good luck.
Yes you can. The laws prohibit driving when a person does not have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties on a public road (even with a riding law mower) because of intoxicants. The Texas Penal Code states: "Intoxicated" means: (A) not having the normal use of mental or physical...Read more »
I received a DWI in Galveston County Texas. I have a Louisiana Driver's License. The sheriff's office took my license upon arrest. I was issued a 40 day "Temporary Driving Permit". It will expire before my court date(I have not received a court date and the permit expires in eight days) . I have a... Read more »
You had 15 days from the date your license was confiscated to request a hearing on your license suspension (see the fine print on the bottom of the form). Understand Texas does not have the ability to suspend a Louisiana driver's license, but the DPS in Austin will notify Louisiana of your arrest...Read more »
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