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February 2017 Archives

Is driving under the influence a risk you are willing to take?

Despite the extensive efforts to curb drunk driving, people all across Texas find themselves arrested for this offense. While you may think you'll be able to go to court, pay a fine and put the whole mistake behind you, the fact is that a DWI can have a considerable impact on your life for many years if you are convicted.

Protections are extended to car interiors and cellphones

When those flashing lights appear in a rearview mirror, most people feel nervous as they anticipate the penalties associated with traffic violations. Whether you get pulled over for speeding, an expired license or a broken brake light, chances are high that your desire to limit interaction with officers may exceed your need to ensure your privacy rights are protected. Individuals facing a stressful situation may focus only on ending the issue, promoting short-term safety rather than long-term justice.

How are the levels of federal offenses calculated?

If you are charged with a federal offense, you need to take the situation very seriously. Federal crimes typically come with stricter, harsher and lengthier penalties thanks to Federal Sentencing Guidelines. These guidelines establish minimum sentencing requirements based on the level of offense a person is charged with. The higher the level is, the lengthier the sentence can be.

3 reasons your DWI can be more damaging than you think

Despite the extensive efforts to curb drunk driving, people all across Texas can find themselves arrested for this offense. While you may think you'll just be able to go to court, pay a fine and then just put the whole mistake behind you, the fact is that a DWI can have a considerable impact on your life for many years if you are convicted.