Category: Legal Advice

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How Much Will a Texas DWI Cost You?

One of the first and primary concerns any person arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) is going to have will be about what a Texas DWI cost. While the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) once claimed on a billboard in 2011 that a DWI could cost a person $17,000, Politifact determined that claim was barely […]
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Understanding Double Jeopardy

The Double Jeopardy Clause is found in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. It prohibits a person from being prosecuted twice for the same criminal offense and states, “nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” The United States Supreme Court […]
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Understanding Violent Crime in Dallas

The Dallas Morning News reported on February 13, 2022, that violent crime was finally decreasing in the city. Dallas was bucking state and national trends.  While homicides went down by 13 percent in Dallas in 2021 compared with 2020, they rose in Austin by 86 percent, in San Antonio by 23 percent, and in Houston […]
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Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas Texas

Aggressive DWI Enforcement Continues in Dallas Texas

Driver faces DWI, evading arrest charges after SWAT incident on I-20 in Dallas Interstate 20 has been fully reopened in both directions after aerial footage showed officers take one person into custody. WFAA-TV reported on January 8, 2021, that a Dallas man was facing charges of evading arrest and driving while intoxicated (DWI) after a […]
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Domestic Violence is on the Rise in Dallas During Pandemic

Domestic Violence is on the Rise in Dallas During Pandemic

Domestic violence, or family violence as it is referred to in Texas, remains a major problem in the Dallas area. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the problem and according to multiple reports domestic violence is on the rise in Dallas during pandemic. KTVT-TV reported on October 20, 2020, that the Dallas Police Department (DPD) said […]
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Texas to Receive $18 Million in Family Violence ​Funding

The federal government understands its role in helping end the problem of family violence, commonly referred to as domestic violence, in homes and other locations all over the United States. CBS DFW reported on September 4, 2020, that the Justice Department’s Office of Violence Against Women will direct more than $18 million in grant funding […]
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DWI Can Happen to Anybody—Including Police

Driving while intoxicated (DWI), more commonly referred to simply as drunk driving, is an incredibly dangerous criminal offense precisely because literally anybody is capable of committing the crime. People of all ages and various sizes are arrested every day in Texas on DWI charges, and this year has seen a shocking number of stories involving […]
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Dallas County Detention Officer Charged after Assaulting an Inmate

Dallas County Jailer Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Inmate In Restraint Chair In June, a Dallas County jail detention officer was accused of assaulting an inmate and was subsequently charged. According to reports from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, detention service officer Levar Weston has been accused of assaulting an inmate located in a Dallas County […]
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Dallas Police Crack Down on Street Racing

Proposal would crackdown on street racing in Dallas with tougher ordinances In Dallas, police officers are making efforts to closely enforce street racing in hopes of making it less common in our communities. On May 12, 2020, officers submitted a proposal to the Dallas City Council that would impose fines for spectators of street races […]
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What to Do If You Are Arrested for DWI

Nearly 70,000 people were arrested for DWI in 2017 for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Police have made it one of their top priorities to keep drunk drivers off the road. If you drink and drive, you could find yourself the subject of a DWI investigation.  DWI (also known as driving under the influence, or DUI) […]
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