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In Houston, TX, drunk driving is a serious problem which has prompted actions by the State of Texas and local officials that are aimed at resolving & reducing the occurrence of DWI offense in Houston. In Texas, thousands of people die on a yearly basis as a result of drunk driving accidents and the state and city is doing everything it can to positively affect change. With the increased focus of police agencies on DWI enforcement, large numbers of Houstonians are being arrested resulting in many of them seeking to find the best DWI defense attorney they can find.

Criminal Charges & Penalties

A person that is being charged with their second DWI in Texas can face a number of criminal penalties as well. This is why it is very important that they have a lawyer.

  • A person may be looking at a fine of up to $4,000. In addition to this they may have to spend one month to one year in jail.
  • A judge can also order that a person serve between 80 and 200 hours of community service.
  • A second DWI may indicate to the judge that a person has a substance abuse problem and they may need to undergo an evaluation or enter rehabilitative treatment.

An experienced Houston DWI Lawyer is needed to keep their client out of jail and keep them from having to pay this large fine.

Houston DWI Lawyer

When a person is accused of this second DWI in Texas they need a lawyer that works with DWI cases. The lawyer will take several measures in order to help their client. It is important that the lawyer have the confidence to stand up to the arresting officer. They will question if the officer has probable cause to stop their client and the reason as to why they suspected their client was under the influence. They will also question if the officer had the proper qualifications to perform the sobriety tests. If the officer did not have the proper training to use the breath test the results may be inaccurate.

If there is evidence against their client the lawyer may be able to get them a plea deal. This can help keep a person from going to jail and may lower the fine that they have to pay. The lawyer may be able to get their client a lesser charge and may even be able to keep them from getting a second DUI on their driving record.

The state of Texas takes driving while under the influence charge very seriously. If a person is suspected of driving while under the influence for a second time they may be looking at some serious consequences. The lawyer may be able to get the charges reduce and save a person from some heavy fines or even jail time.

DWI and DUI Related

Reading only some of the available online resources might lead you to the conclusion that immigrating to the United States is a really difficult process. It can be, but once you know how much easier consulting an immigration attorney can make things, you’ll realize that the only way you’re going to to do this successfully, is by doing it the right way… The USA is a nation of immigrants. Immigration law was written to streamline the process of immigration, but understanding and being able to apply these laws is key, and if you’re not an expert (like most of us), consulting an immigration lawyer is just essential. What’s also essential is knowing what to keep an eye out for to avoid any problems.

Tip 1: Avoid Using Lawyers Who Approach You At The Immigration Office

Many “high-volume, low value” immigration attorneys can be found lurking the hallways of immigration offices across the country, attempting to solicit business from the poor unsuspecting public. Avoid them like your paycheck depends on it! Because, trust me – it will! Any immigration attorney worthy of your business is going to be too busy practicing immigration law and working for their current clients to spend time looking for new clients in this way.

Tip 2: You Get What You Pay For

Finding the cheapest immigration attorney is by far the biggest mistake people make. Not only is the amount an attorney charges an indication of the quality of their services and the level of their training, but it is often also an indication of an attorney working on many different cases at the same time, too many, and even in the case of a well trained expert, with years of experience in this field, they’re still unable to dedicate enough time to each and every client.

Tip 3: Avoid Using An Immigration “Consultant” or “Notario”

Only a practicing immigration lawyer should be trusted to handle your immigration. There are many non-lawyers who sometimes don’t recognize how complex this area of law really is, thinking that they are qualified enough to assist foreigners needing help with their immigration process… They’re not qualified enough, and what some of these people are really offering is a complete scam. Yes, that’s right, they literally take your money and run. Or even worse, sometimes they will actually fill out your forms in some incorrect and damaging way without you even being aware of the error. And then being unable to fix the unknown problem if your application gets rejected down the line because of it.

Tip 4: Do Your Research

You should be able to find and find out a lot about your lawyer online. Once you’ve Google searched for immigration attorneys in your area, check to see if they’re listed as a member of the ABA (American Bar Association), and also that they are a member of the or AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) a professional organization that all good immigration attorneys join). If they have some good reviews on Martindale this is also a great sign.

Tip 5: Shop Around

It is essential to meet with several attorneys before deciding on the best fit. I recommend between 3 and 5 to choose from. This will give you some basis for comparison between services and fees before choosing. This is SO important! In some cases, getting another opinion can reveal that the first attorney didn’t even understand your case, the law, was trying rob you, or maybe they were trying to do something unethical, or maybe something that could possibly even get you kicked out the country. I’m not joking…

Now go do your research…and once you have a list of worthy candidates, all you then have to do is make a few phone calls and book some consultations.

And remember, any good immigration attorney, even though they’ll be pretty busy, will still have a secretary available to talk with you, or at least to take your name and call you right back, answering any questions you initially have.

Bonus Tip:

Your lawyer’s secretary will be your biggest help, so make sure you treat them with your utmost respect. In the future, contacting them, even if simply via email, will be much more effective than contacting your attorney directly for advice, or to ask what the next step might be. Or for anything that comes up really. So make sure you stay on this person’s good side. This is who you’re going to have to go through to get to your attorney, and they can make this process as easy or as difficult as your relationship with them calls for…


Well, here we go folks, the great state of Texas is implemented interlock ignition DWI detection equipment for punishments related to the enforcement of the criminal code as it relates to drunk driving in Texas.

In cities like Houston this will have a major impact on the attitudes of drivers who normally drink and drive without getting intoxicated, but are afraid of the possibility for being stopped in possession of an open container and being forced through the embarrassment of such a device being attached to their vehicle.

AMARILLO, TEXAS — Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill with the aim of cutting down on drunk driving.
HB 2246 was signed into law and it requires judges to punish a DWI offender with a license suspension or the installation of an ignition interlock.

“They’ll get in the car, they’ll turn the key on, and then they have to do a blow,” said Rob Robertson, with Auto Trim Design. “When they do a blow, it monitors the alcohol content. So, if it’s a clean blow, they start the car and leave.”

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They may as well make folks put banners on their back windshields that read “I am a drunk driver”.

Even though I am saying bad things about the new ignition interlock for DWI offenders being forced on first-time mistake makers, I do understand the need to curb the problem of drunk driving in Houston, and the state of Texas as a whole. Also, it may give offenders a chance to learn a lesson without being forced to serve jail time.

They will pay however. I’m sure the courts will force the cost of this implementation directly down on the defendants, which will likely create vast sums of revenues for the people who make, own, maintain, build, and sell the devices. Considering the corruption in America, this law is probably based on nothing but earning profit, as most laws and regulations are.

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