You've no doubt heard of Black Friday, but are you familiar with Blackout Wednesday?
We duly stress the harsh and uncompromising nature of Texas drunk driving and enforcement laws on our San Marcos criminal defense website. We note at Sergi & Associates that, "a drunk driving charge in Central Texas can result in serious penalties [and] have an impact on your record for years into the future."
Drunk driving charges can cause problems for a person's life even before a conviction occurs. Many Texas residents have lost their jobs and suffered irreparable damage to their relationships simply as a result of these criminal allegations. If the allegations, however, result in a conviction, the consequences will be worse, so it's important for those accused of DWI or DUI in Texas to defend themselves carefully.
Finding a way to answer simply and effectively all of a client's questions is one of the most important jobs a criminal defense lawyer does on behalf of the individuals he or she represents. After all, an educated client is better capable of making the right decisions for his or her criminal defense, so it's important to keep a defendant informed.
You might be a Texas motorist who is unfamiliar with the state's so-called "no refusal" periods relevant to drunk driving stops. Rest assured you don't want to be personally educated about them via a close encounter with a Texas State Trooper or other law enforcer.
The countdown to Memorial Day weekend is now down to seconds (indeed, is has already expired for many Texas residents), with the annual excuse-to-party late-May holiday being just about ready to kick off in full fashion.
How upset would you be if you were convicted on a criminal charge of driving while intoxicated in Texas, notwithstanding your certainty that you were nowhere near the legal limit for drunk driving?
Hard-core defenders of police action who routinely endorse outcomes that penalize alleged offenders in criminal law matters do not often question evidence that is offered by law enforcers in pursuit of criminal convictions.
We suspect that most of our readers in Central Texas and elsewhere across the state now look back as adults with fondness and bittersweet tinges of lost youth when they conjure up memories of high school prom. Not everyone was involved with that spectacle, of course, but those who were certainly remember it well, and likely will for a lifetime.
Texas drunk-driving laws are notably stringent, with legions of convicted motorists across the state being able to confirm that through personal experience.