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Blog Posts in 2013

"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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Texas Increases Patrol for DWI During Spring Break

For spring break season, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has decided to add more patrols for detecting cases of DWI from around March 8 th -March 17 th. This time is often the most active ...
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DWI with Child Passenger Means Harsher Penalties

If you were arrested for DWI and a child passenger was in the car, you could end up with more serious charges and penalties than you would have received otherwise. According to the Texas law, ( Texas ...
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Ignition Interlock Device Requirements in Texas

Were you convicted of driving while intoxicated ( DWI ) in the state of Texas and ordered to use an ignition interlock device while operating a motor vehicle? If so, then you should be prepared to ...
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Consequences of DWI for Commercial Drivers in Texas

Individuals who drive as part of their occupation could have their entire livelihoods at risk if they are convicted of driving while intoxicated, or DWI. If convicted, they could end up losing their ...
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Country Singer Randy Travis Charged with DWI After August Arrest

When high-profile individuals are arrested for driving while intoxicated ( DWI ), they not only risk facing penalties from possible conviction, but they also place their image and reputations on the ...
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Getting in Touch With Your Trusted DWI Trial Attorney

With the holiday season coming to an end, it is very possible that you and those close to you enjoyed a few drinks celebrating life, love and happiness; cheering for the year to come. While drinking ...
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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 [+]