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"No Refusal" DWIs & Your Rights

Due to the perceived threat to other drivers represented by drunk drivers, law enforcement agencies in many states including Texas take part in No Refusal initiatives to crack down on those ...
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New Texas DWI Law Allows for Ignition Interlock Option

Texas motorists are feeling the effects of a new DWI law passed back in September which lets those convicted continue to drive with some limitations. The new law permits anyone convicted of DWI who ...
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What Kind of Penalties Do I Face for My First Arrest?

You could face criminal and administrative penalties for a DWI conviction, even your first. Administrative penalties revolve around the loss of your drivers' license which are connected to the ...
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3rd DWI Offense

When an individual is arrested for a 3rd DWI offense here in Collin County, he or she will be facing felony charges and penalties. A 3rd DWI offense is a 3rd degree felony. Penalties for this type of ...
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2nd DWI Offense in Texas

Being arrested for a first-time DWI can be a very frightening experience. For many people, their first interaction with law enforcement comes when they are placed under arrest for a suspected DWI. The ...
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Potential Penalties for a DWI

Have you been arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated? Are you wondering about the potential penalties you could face upon conviction? Our state has very strict laws relating to alcohol and ...
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Are Sobriety Checkpoints Legal?

There are some states in which sobriety checkpoints are legal, however Texas state law does not currently allow for sobriety checkpoints or roadblocks to be set up for the purpose of having law ...
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Can a DWI Arrest Be Challenged?

Many people are unaware of the fact that neither a DWI arrest, nor a failed breath or blood test, is enough to guarantee a conviction. Before making a DWI arrest an officer is required to establish ...
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Mother Charged with Intoxication Manslaughter After Two of Her Children are Killed in DWI Accident

It was approximately 8pm on March 30th, 2014 when a 30-year-old woman was driving home with her 4 children, after a visit to her mother's house, just a mile or so away. Police reports indicate the ...
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As an Underage Driver, what DWI Penalties do I face?

If you have been arrested for DWI and you are under the legal drinking age of 21 you could be facing penalties including but not limited to $2,000 in fines, up to 6 months in jail and a 1-year ...
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Will My Vehicle Be Impounded If I Am Arrested for DWI?

Vehicle impoundment is one of the penalties you could face if you are arrested for DWI in Collin County or any of the surrounding areas. It is not as common to see a vehicle impoundment on a 1st-time ...
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"Affluenza" Defense Falls Under Scrutiny

Houston – "Affluenza," is the term that was used by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from an affluent family shouldn't be sent to prison for killing four ...
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What it Means to be "Intoxicated"

Given the fact that each person responds to alcohol differently, it's no wonder why so many people don't fully understand the effects of alcohol, nor do they know when they have had too much ...
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Texas DWI Costs Quickly Add Up

With Texas law enforcement cracking down on DWI arrests throughout the state, the Texas Department of Transportation has created a website to help individuals understand the ramifications of drunk ...
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New Texas Law Makes It Legal for Paramedics to Draw Blood at the Scene of a Suspected DWI Accident

Up until recently, police officers in Texas had certain difficulties verifying an accident had been caused by a suspected DWI driver unless the driver consented to field sobriety tests, breathalyzer ...
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What Happens in a DWI Preliminary Hearing in Texas?

You are formally charged during a DWI arraignment. After this comes the preliminary hearing (or "prelim"). It is at this stage that your charges could be dismissed with a strong defense. You ...
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When Do You Have to Install an IID in Texas?

An ignition interlock device may be required for serious or multiple DWI charges. In most cases, you will need to install an IID for repeat DWI convictions, intoxication assault ( DWI with injury ), ...
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Alcohol Treatments and DUI School after a Conviction

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is very important to realize the gravity of the situation, and understand the fact that if you are convicted of a ...
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Your DUI Conviction and Employment Background Checks

Having a DUI conviction on your driving record, and in some states even a simple arrest, you may have to bear the consequences of it for many years to come. It is often heard that people feel the ...
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Going Boating This Summer? Remember That BWI Penalties Are Just as Severe as DWI Penalties

Texas has more square miles of inland water than any other state in the nation. Hundreds and thousands of people turn to water activities for summer and year-round fun in Texas. These types of ...
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Curbing DWI Accidents and Injuries: Texas Residents Urged to Obtain a Summer P.A.S.S.

According to information gathered from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey, more than 40 percent of drivers surveyed were under the impression it was safe to drive after consuming ...
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Texas Man Pleads No Contest in DWI Deaths of His Wife and Four Sons

On May 28th, 2013, 36-year-old Larry William Demers appeared in court to enter a plea of no contest in the murder of his wife and four young sons. Demers' wife and sons were killed on Father's ...
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In Texas, Licenses Can Be Revoked for up to a Decade

A bill passed earlier this month makes it possible for people with five DWI convictions to have their licenses suspended for up to 10 years. Representative Stefani Carter pushed for the bill, which ...
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Texas District Attorney Arrested for Driving Drunk

District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg from Travis County was arrested on April 12 th for drunk driving after being pulled over with an open container of Vodka in the passenger seat. It was later ...
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Texas Police Find More Drunk Drivers from 911 Calls

Passing motorists who call 911 to report drunk driving are seemingly helping the Texas police DWI units increase their arrests. When drivers see that another car is swerving, or driving recklessly, ...
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  • Recognition

    For Skill & Commitment

    I have been given the honor of inclusion on the list of Texas' Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star

    About Troy P. Burleson [+]
  • Guidance

    From a Knowledgeable Attorney

    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

    Top 10 DWI Mistakes [+]
  • Real Results

    That Changed Lives

    I have consistently won over 70% of the cases I represent. Read about my victories!

    Case Results [+]
  • Contact Us

    Request a Consultation

    You only have 15 days to save your license! Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

    Start Your Defense [+]