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Pulled over for a DWI: 4 Simple Rules to Follow

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Ideally, you should never drive if you have been drinking, especially if you think your blood alcohol content (BAC) level could be higher than the 0.08% allowed by Texas law. Even if you’re below this limit, however, it can be awkward when you’re pulled over if you don’t know your rights and responsibilities under the law. Here are some smart rules...

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Will a Lawyer Help You If He Knows You Are Guilty?

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Everyone’s entitled to a defense. Yes, everyone, including someone who is guilty. It doesn’t matter what crime you have committed, when you retain a criminal defense attorney, you are the client, and it’s your lawyer’s job to defend you. Defend Your Case You lawyer should give you advice that is in your best interest and get you the best possible outcome. By hiring...

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Top 7 Prevalent Criminal Justice Myths

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Don’t ever let the truth get in the way of a good story! That’s the attitude Hollywood takes to the criminal justice system in our country, perpetuating multiple myths about how the system works. Unfortunately the myths are, well, just that—myths! For the most part, the things you see on TV and in the movies simply aren’t true, and these...

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Hilarious Houston Crimes You Must Read about to Believe

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Crime isn’t funny. No? Actually it can be hilarious in some situations, and I thought I’d bring you a few of the funniest Houston crimes I’ve come across—just for some light relief! Grab a coffee or a beer, sit back and enjoy the read. #1: Day of the Vampire We all know vampires have been hot news for a couple years now,...

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Beware of the 9 Negative Consequences of Getting a DWI Conviction

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Remember back in college days when the idea of getting a DWI was something of a joke? Well, it’s not a joke anymore. In fact, it can impact your entire life, and that’s if you’re lucky enough to avoid a collision. Here are some of the negative consequences you can expect if you find yourself with a conviction for driving...

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Police Brutality: Some Houston Cops Don’t Play Nice

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“Police brutality” is a term we hear all too often these days. But how bad is it really, or are we just buying into the hype and seeing too many movies? Sure, incidents such as the recent one in Ferguson, MO can serve as a real wake-up call for communities to take a long, hard look at what’s happening in...

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DWI Breathalyzer: To Blow or Not to Blow, That Is the Question

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We’re pretty certain that blowing into a breathalyzer wasn’t a problem facing Hamlet when he asked his version of this question. Still, given that he wasn’t dealing with enthusiastic law enforcement officers, it didn’t carry quite the same impact either. When you’re faced with this question, however, you have a couple of seconds at most to decide whether to comply or...

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How Much Beer Can You Legally Drink at a Party?

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Drinking alcohol at a party is a common practice that many people enjoy responsibly. However, most people can probably recall attending a party and witnessing a person who had consumed more alcohol than they could handle. Not only can this kind of behavior ruin a party, it can also have serious legal repercussions. Getting too drunk at a party increases the...

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DWI Arrest: You May Lose Your Job

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A conviction for Driving While Intoxicated can turn someone's life upside down. Fines, fees, court dates and probation meetings can drastically alter the way that someone conducts their day-to-day activities. One of the most significant effects that a DWI conviction can have on a person's life is the possibility of employment consequences. For example, a DWI conviction can prevent a person...

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Drug Paraphernalia Charges: Pick a Good Defense Strategy

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Many types of illegal drugs are used with the aid of certain tools or devices. For example, marijuana can be consumed with rolling papers or a pipe. Heroin can be snorted through a straw or injected with a hypodermic syringe. All of these tools are known as drug paraphernalia. Paraphernalia can also refer to items associated with the storage, transport or...

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