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Alleged DUI-related crash caught on tape

Dashboard cameras in patrol cars are there to protect the officers as much as they are those who are pulled over by police. The footage from those cameras often ends up in court in both criminal and civil proceedings, depending on the circumstances. The videos can be compelling, but they may not tell the whole story. For instance, the "dash cam" of a Texas police officer shows an accident that ended in the arrest of a driver for DUI.

Woman accused of DUI headed for court, a year after accident

When two cars collide, the exact cause of the accident is not always known. In some Texas collisions, one or more people wind up facing criminal charges, such as those suspected of DUI. That's what happened to one woman, who is preparing now for a trial set to begin, one year after the accident in which she was involved.

How Social Media Activity Can Hurt A DUI Case

Some New Braunfels college students who drink and drive like to make light of their situations, especially if law enforcement catches them; it is, in fact, a way to cope with getting into trouble. Unfortunately, many of them turn to Facebook, Instagram and other outlets that can create even more problems.

Enforcement up for Texas DUI/DWI

The Fourth of July is a major holiday for most in America, and folks in Texas are no different. People take to the streets and waterways to celebrate the nation's birthday every year. Sometimes, though, the celebration can lead to excessive drinking. That is what the authorities focused on this past week -- the search for those suspected of DUI/DWI on the roads.

Driving after drinking can lead to DUI/DWI in Texas

When people travel the roads here in Texas, they assume that everyone that is on the roadway is driving safely. For some drivers, that is not the case. Drivers can be under the influence of medication, alcohol, drugs or even suffering from illness. Police must perform tests to determine if a suspect is driving under the influence before charging the driver with DUI/DWI. This is what occurred recently on a warm late-spring morning in Athens-Clark County.

Governor Abbott signs 'second chances bill'

Ask anyone who has previously been convicted of a relatively low-level offense about the impact it has had on their lives and you might be surprised. Indeed, the unfortunate reality for many of these people is that despite paying their debt to society, they continue to be punished for their one-time mistake in judgment, facing everything from diminished employment prospects to limited housing opportunities.

What to Do at a Texas DWI Checkpoint

Being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint is a major source of anxiety for many drivers. Regardless of whether or not you have been drinking, the process of being stopped at a roadblock, questioned by the police, and possibly being subjected to further interrogation can be an unsettling experience - especially if the police should have reason to suspect that you are guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Fortunately, there are several things you can do to ensure your rights are protected and reduce your chances of winding up in the back of a squad car.

What To Do if You Miss Your DUI Court Date

It's never a good idea to miss a court date, even for a simple traffic violation. But the punishments and consequences associated with skipping out on court might be even worse in a DUI case. While many excuses exist for missing a DUI court date-oversleeping, a sick child, or even having moved outside of the state-it can sometimes take the right legal action to avoid being punished for this lapse in attendance. If you miss your DUI court date, be sure to note the following:

Steps To Take After A DWI Charge

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is extremely dangerous for you and everyone around you. Serious injury and death are always a risk when driving under the influence and it is extremely illegal. DWI charges are taken very seriously and the results of receiving a DWI charge can change lives forever. Though the consequences are heavy, a DWI charge is not the end of the world. Steps can be taken to help get your life back on track. It is best to educate yourself on what a DWI charge is, what the consequences are, and what you should do afterwards.

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