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Those facing a first-offense DWI may benefit from a change in law

Everyone makes mistakes. One that some Texas drivers make is driving while intoxicated, and many feel that mistake should not necessarily negatively impact their lives. The Texas legislature appeared to agree that certain individuals deserve a second chance and changed the laws by adding a provision that could benefit those facing a first-offense DWI.

Fleeing the scene could now mean conviction for DWI manslaughter

It is not unusual for intoxicated Texas residents to make mistakes due to the consumption of alcohol. The first mistake could be getting behind the wheel of a car and the second could involve getting into an accident. Some drivers will compound these mistakes by failing to remain at the scene and render aid. If someone dies, doing so could result in criminal penalties equal to DWI manslaughter.

A DWI arrest does not always lead to a suspended license

An accusation of impairment while driving here in Sugar Land can have a significant number of consequences. One of them involves the probability of losing the right to drive for a specified amount of time. It may be possible to keep your driver's license, or at least be given a provisional one, but you only have a limited amount of time after a DWI arrest to try to resolve the issue.

Driver faces DWI charges after accident involving police officer

Some road construction work here in Texas is done in the overnight hours in order to avoid causing traffic jams. The problem is this increases the danger to both the workers and drivers who may come upon the work unaware of it. Even with flashing lights, police vehicles posted at these areas may not be as easy to see as hoped, which could lead to accidents. On one such occasion recently, police suspected the alleged driver involved of DWI, but arrested him for failing to stop and render aid.

A DWI has significant impact on commercial drivers

Whether passing through Sugar Land or based in the city, a significant number of truck drivers are on its roads. While in the area, police could pull them over for supposed traffic violations. If a truck driver is suspected of drunk driving, facing charges for DWI could be the least of his or her problems.

Dinner with a friend can lead to a DWI

Dinner with a friend and a glass or two of wine is not an unusual way for anyone to spend an evening in Texas. Over the course of the evening, it's possible to lose track of how much alcohol one has consumed. A woman who was involved in an automobile accident and has been accused of DWI.

Texas man arrested on suspected DUI charges

A man accused of slamming his vehicle into a highway patrol car was arrested for suspected drunk driving, according to local sources. Texas authorities have confirmed the accident, which took place in the early morning of April 5, injured at least one deputy in Harris County. The man now faces DUI charges. No court date has been announced at this time. 

Actor, spokesperson arrested in Texas on DWI charge

The spokesperson for a well-known website is facing drunk driving charges. Timothy Williams, 52, an actor and spokesperson for Trivago, was recently arrested in Texas on a DWI charge. Although Williams was freed on a $100 bond, he will need to enlist the help of an experienced legal team to help him fight the charge. A conviction may put a damper on his career.

Drunk driving charge re the death of a Lyft passenger

Cars are necessary to be able to get from point A to point B in our busy daily lives. Sadly the increase in traffic leads to an increase in the likelihood of being involved in an accident. A serious accident in Texas very early one morning resulted in the death of a man returning home from a trip. The accident was allegedly the result of drunk driving.

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