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Amarillo, Texas, Criminal Law Blog

Commonly employed DWI defense strategies

Even if you’re 100% sober, it’s possible that an officer could arrest you for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. Should this happen, it’s critical that you remain calm and keep quiet. You don’t want to do anything that will complicate your situation...

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Mistakes people make during a DWI stop

Imagine a situation in which you’re pulled over by a police officer for suspicion of DWI. Your heart is pounding, your mind is racing and your palms are sweating. And that’s all before you ever come face to face with the law. It’s critical that you take steps to...

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Answering an officer may be a mistake

If you’re pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you may think that cooperating with an officer will help your case. More often, your words will incriminate you. Law enforcement officers may use them against you in court, or they may add to your...

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DWI felony convictions in Texas

Texas is tough on crime and makes no exceptions for DWI charges. A person’s first DWI charge is typically prosecuted as a misdemeanor unless another person was seriously injured or killed during a collision. It is crucial motorists understand how severe the penalties...

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Should I consent to a DWI breath test?

After a night out at the bars on Route 66, you get in your car to drive home. Before you’ve driven more than a mile, you see the flashing lights of a police car behind you. The officer pulls you over and, after asking you to take field sobriety tests, arrests you on...

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