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How to Reduce a Second DWI in Houston

Published: Jul 10, 2020 in DUI, DWI

Facing Houston DWI charges more than once is far from uncommon. And with drastically higher penalties for a second DWI, this leaves many people wondering, “Can a second DWI be reduced?” While we certainly understand the desire to deal with a second DWI quickly, there is no clear-cut answer to this question. Getting a second DWI dismissed or reduced depends on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. However, your odds are greatly improved by working with an experienced Houston DWI lawyer. Even with a prior DWI on your record,…

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How a DWI Affects Employment

Published: Dec 04, 2019 in DUI, DWI

If you’ve been charged with drunk driving, you’re probably wondering how a Houston DWI will affect your job. No matter your career, a DWI can interfere with your ability to work because you will be unable to legally drive for some time. For some professions that require a professional license, like doctors and nurses, the state board may consider a DWI as grounds to revoke or suspend your license. Finally, once you have a DWI on your publicly available criminal record, potential employers may be unwilling to hire you for…

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Harris County DWI Classes – Know What You’re In For

Published: Nov 11, 2019 in DUI, DWI

If you don’t complete these classes your driver’s license could be revoked–along with your probation. You can take the classes online or at one of many education centers around Houston. Costing in the hundreds of dollars, DWI classes are yet another price to pay for a criminal conviction. At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, we know the burdens of a DWI conviction. That’s why we take every step possible to obtain the dismissal or acquittal of our clients’ cases. In our experience, our ability to obtain favorable outcomes is…

Cost of a Houston DWI

Average Cost of a Houston DWI

Published: Sep 27, 2019 in Criminal Defense, DUI, DWI

If you’ve been charged with DWI, you may already have had to pay bail and the vehicle impound fee. Unfortunately, these costs are minor compared to the fees you could potentially face if you are convicted. The reality is that you could wind up paying thousands of dollars as a result of your conviction, even if it’s a first-time offense. Don’t think that cooperating will get you a more lenient sentence and lower costs. The best thing you can do is contact an experienced Houston DWI attorney as soon as…

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Reliability of BAC Tests

Published: Jan 03, 2018 in DUI

Law enforcement in Texas can pull you over for a suspected DWI if they have any reason to believe that you are intoxicated behind the wheel. Before they formally arrest you, the police will usually conduct a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test in order to determine how much alcohol is in your system. BAC tests are often done either on the side of the road or in a police station, and their results will be the primary evidence against you in a DWI case. However, it is very important to…