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Can I Lose My License After a DWI in Texas?

Published: Sep 07, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

In Texas, a conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can carry harsh penalties, including fines and jail time. If you have been accused of this crime, you may be asking yourself, “can I lose my license after a DWI?” The truth is that the courts consider many factors when determining penalties for DWI crimes, such as the number of past offenses and blood alcohol content (BAC). Houston DWI lawyer Ned Barnett understands that a criminal conviction can have a permanent impact on your life, and he’s prepared to help you…

Texas Ranks Eighth in the Nation for Fatal DWI Accidents

Published: Jul 20, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

The state of Texas has the eighth-highest amount of fatal DWI accidents in the nation. DWI, or driving while intoxicated, refers to operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Whether you’re driving while intoxicated is determined by your blood alcohol content (BAC). With such strict behavior towards intoxicated driving becoming the norm, it is vitally important that you know and understand your rights. Numerous rules and laws govern the intoxicated operation of a vehicle, and mistakes by investigators are not unheard of. If you’ve been accused…

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Attorney Ned Barnett Receives Advanced Level Training on Unconstitutional DWI Fees

Published: Jun 29, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

Attorney Ned Barnett recently received advanced level training on unconstitutional fees in driving while intoxicated (DWI) cases, provided by the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA). Attorney Barnett completed training on a recent Court of Appeals decision in Tennessee related to administrative fees charged on blood draws, which were determined to be unconstitutional and a violation of due process. Throughout his time as a criminal defense lawyer, attorney Barnett has made it his mission to stay on top of the latest scientific and legal information related to DWI offenses….

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What Happens to Police Officers Accused of DWI?

Published: Jun 01, 2018 in Criminal Defense, DWI

In the past, law enforcement officers pulled over for driving while intoxicated (DWI) may have been given a free pass. But in the era of dashcams, body cameras, and increased scrutiny of law enforcement, officers can no longer expect to get out of a DWI arrest. Just like ordinary citizens, they will likely be arrested and charged with drunk driving, at which point their best option is to call an experienced DWI lawyer. Unlike civilians, police officers may be subject to additional penalties from their department if they get caught…