With the holiday season in full swing, many residents in Texas and elsewhere are focused on the various gathering and celebrations during this time of year.
It should not come as a surprise that the penalties associated with drunk driving charges can be significant. To help address the potential penalties and consequences accused drivers face, they should be familiar with criminal defense protections so they do not have to face the charges without help.
Breathalyzer tests must be in proper working order and properly maintained at the time of use to provide accurate and reliable test results. If a breathalyzer test is not properly maintained or calibrated, it may be possible to challenge the results of a breathalyzer test on that basis which is why it is helpful for drivers accused of drunk driving to be familiar with the requirements for a breathalyzer test.
One of the primary components of a drunk driving charge may be field sobriety tests. As a result, it is helpful for accused individuals to be familiar with how to defend themselves against a DWI charge and how to challenge field sobriety tests.
There are a variety of different penalties that can be associated with drunk driving charges in Texas and some of the penalties and consequences can be harsh and costly for the accused individual. One penalty that may be assigned to an individual who has been accused of driving under the influence is the requirement that they install an ignition interlock device on their vehicle so it is important for accused individuals to be familiar with what this requirement entails.
Around the nation, Texas is known as a place that does not go easy on people who make mistakes. When someone in our state gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking alcohol, they can be arrested and subject to a wide range of punishments.
A large family was driving through Texas on their way from Arizona to Arkansas when senseless tragedy struck. The family of 12 lost two members -- an 11-year-old girl and a 50-year-old man -- when their vehicle was struck by a drunk driver in Amarillo.
Just south of Edinburg sits the border town of Hidalgo and its 6,000-seat State Farm Arena. The multi-purpose arena was recently host to a pro wrestling event in which WWE tag team champion Jey Uso participated.
The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs says that the expression "take one's gloves off" means that a person has decided “to stop being calm or civil and show an intention of winning a dispute by any means." The old expression certainly appears to apply to the recent arrest of a Texas man for DWI and other charges.
If you drive northeast of Edinburg for about 6 and a half hours, you will come to an appropriately named Texas city called Texas City. The Galveston County city of about 45,000 residents is a deep-water port on the Gulf Coast.