Tuesday, October 6, 2015

It's Your First DWI in Texas...What Happens Once You're Out of Jail?

If you have gotten a DWI for the first time, you may be asking yourself how and why this kind of thing happened to you. Maybe you went out with some friends or co-workers after a long and tiring day for a bit of relaxation and decided to have a little bit to drink. However, chances are you may have had a little MORE to drink than you originally thought you did, and the end result turned out to be you getting pulled over by the police and arrested for a DWI, or "driving while intoxicated."

A DWI is something that can have a myriad of consequences in terms of both your finances and health. Getting a DWI can be a really unexpected circumstance, but when you contact a reputable DWI attorney in Houston, you can expect to be defended in a very ethical and professional manner according to all state and city laws.

An arrest stemming from a DWI can carry serious consequences as a result, such as a driver's license suspension, a breathalyzer installation in your car, a fine, probation, and even jail time. However, these are consequences that you absolutely do not have to face alone. A DWI attorney can help you lessen the severity of your case, or even make it go away completely.

If you are arrested for a DWI, the consequences that can come as a result can really be a lot to bear. They can also be perhaps the most serious that you will ever have to deal with. This makes the advice of a reputable DWI attorney perhaps the first and most important tool that you will ever need in order to help repair both your character and your reputation.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Business Booster for the Houston DWI Attorney

The National Transportation Safety Board, or NTSB for short, has made a recommendation that states should lower down the blood alcohol concentration limit for drivers. The recommendation is that it go from being 0.08% to that of 0.05%. The NTSB does indeed have a very strong and influential voice in the drunk driving debate. However, they have no real authority whatsoever, when it comes  to imposing this recommendation in reality.

The lessening of this blood-alcohol concentration level to that of 0.05 would be the one that does currently match the standard that is used in over 100 countries around the world. It is the standard that is now in effect.

What this much tougher standard does translate to is this. A woman who weighs 120 pounds can have only one alcoholic beverage in an hour. She cannot have two drinks. The very same can be said about a man, when applying this very same standard, if the man is 160 pounds in weight. He is able to consume two drinks in an hour. He cannot have three drinks. If she or he should drink more than what is mentioned here, and get caught doing it by law enforcement, they will both require a DWI attorney.

In order to be accurate here, one drink is defined as being this, and that is either 4 ounces of wine, 1 ounce of 80 proof alcohol, or 12 ounces of beer.

Why was the recommendation for these much stricter standards on alcohol content made? The answer is very clear. It was due to the rapid increase in alcohol-related traffic deaths that went up to a whopping 10,000 in 2012. This major increase came along only after 6 years of declining rates in these kind of deaths.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An Infograph Pertaining to the Houston DWI Lawyer

When it comes to being involved with a DWI or DUI in Houston, Texas, either by being the one arrested or involved with a friend or family member, you'll need a Houston DWI Lawyer to help. There is no need to lose all hope just because there has been an arrest. As the saying goes, anyone is innocent until proven guilty. Here is an infograph to explain what I mean...

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

As A DWI Lawyer in Houston , I Have Noticed Even Celebs Need Help

We have all heard about celebrities and their occasional brushes with the law. Not even their stature puts them above the law when it comes to a DWI or DUI. We are all effected by the laws, which may vary by state.

Check out this article about the Cake Boss, Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro who was arrested while swerving through lanes, obviously intoxicated. The same article also talks about Kerry Kennedy who was arrested for a DUI. Although acquitted, this is a perfect example of why your choice of lawyer can make all the difference in the world.

A DWI/DUI charge is no laughing matter. Although most people think you are guilty the minute you are pulled over and arrested, that is very much not true. The Kennedy case proved just that. Once you have read the article, please comment and let me know what you think.

Ever been arrested for DWI or DUI? Tell us your story.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Once, Twice, Three Times a Gas Pump!

Updated: Tuesday, March 3 2015, 10:40 PM EST 

GLENMONT - A crash at a Cumberland Farms has turned into DWI charges for a local woman. Police say Tabitha Calise struck two cars, and then struck a gas pump at the Cumberland Farms on Route 9W Monday evening. Calise was arrested at the scene and charged with felony DWI.  

She was convicted of DWI in the Town of Bethlehem back in 2012. There were no injuries reported.

Read More at: http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/woman-strikes-gas-pump-charged-dwi-23638.shtml

Even The Partridge Family Can Fall Victim to a DUI

David Cassidy has been sentenced to 90 days' live-in rehab and 60 months' probation after being arrested on suspicion of DUI in January near Los Angeles International Airport.
Cassidy's attorney entered a no-contest plea Monday, TMZ first reported. In addition to the rehab and probation, the 63-year-old will have to attend a nine-month alcohol education course and pay various fines.
When arrested in January after making what police said was an illegal right turn, he reportedly blew 0.19 on a blood-alcohol breath test, more than twice California's legal limit.
Cassidy had been in town for a deposition in a lawsuit he'd filed against Sony Pictures Television regarding money allegedly owed for merchandising that used his image. His manager told CNN that her client had been doing fine out of rehab, but had fallen off the wagon after stressful questioning.
"After attending his and his manager's depositions, it appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse," manager Jo-Ann Geffen said.
Last August, the onetime "Partridge Family" star and teen heartthrob was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after an arrest in upstate New York. Earlier this month, that charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, and details of a plea deal were reportedly being worked out.
Cassidy previously pleaded no contest on a DUI charge in early 2011 in Florida, his home state, after a November 2010 arrest during which he he blew 0.14 on a blood alcohol breath test. He wound up having his driving privileges suspended for six months and was on probation for a year.
Attorney Steven Graff Levine told Entertainment Weekly on Monday that his client had already spent 102 days in rehab voluntarily and would remain in longer than this new sentence required. 
Cassidy will transition to a monitored outpatient program early next month, TMZ reported, and will work with a sober coach.
The whole scenario sounds a little familiar: former child star, multiple DUI arrests, multiple trips to rehab. Hey, Oprah — interested in producing another docu-series? Perhaps #CassidyOnOWN?