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Gene Raymond Beaty

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  • How can I be charged with a Dwi and accused of being arrested without. Knowledge?

    On Feb 5... I was in a car accident. I went to the hospital after the wreck and was Released a couple of days later. This month there was a warrant for my arrest for a Dwi. This was issued at the scene also says I was arressted. I was in the ho...

    Gene’s Answer

    Beating the charge should be the primary question for your attorney AFTER you request an ALR hearing. Some attorneys will do that for you at no charge, DWI is a confusing area of law and you MUST get an experienced DWI lawyer right away.

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  • How do get a misdemeanor expunged from your record. And when can you start the process?

    I am on probation for 15 months for a class C misdemeanor

    Gene’s Answer

    First notice lawyer said "deferred adjudication" not "probation" and there is an important difference, so be sure what kind of sentence you are on. Also, our DA requires that the 2 year statute expire before expunction, so you will need to know that about your county.

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  • Two DWIs moved out of state... Whats the punishment?

    I have two dwis pending in Texas neither of them I have been convicted of. I moved out of state but havent had a car since they occurred within a month time span of each other. Since I now live out of state what would be the likely punishment? ...

    Gene’s Answer

    See the other answers and know this_ the best plan is to arrange with a Dallas DWI attorney to come to court Monday-Thurs to resolve both cases, get you on probation and transfer the probation back to your current home.

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  • After completing texas pre trial diversion do charges get dismissed and record expunged automatically.

    After completing texas pre trial diversion do charges get dismissed and record expunged automatically.

    Gene’s Answer

    No the expunction is a separate lawsuit that must be filed and completed before the expunction occurs. Then it needs to be circulated to the various online sites that post arrest reports.

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  • I received an obstruction of highway charge 4 months after having my case dropped by the judge during my arraignment

    I was arrested for a DUI but I blew under the legal limit, so the judge dropped my case and I was released that day. 4 months later I receive a letter charging with an Obstrusction of Highway charge. Do I need to hire a lawyer for this and is ther...

    Gene’s Answer

    This is unusual and you need an attorney to deal with DA and advise you

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  • My husband was arrested for DWI w/minor and Dallas PD has not filed any case with the court. How long do they have to file?

    They did a blood test and are stating that they do not have the results back on the blood test yet? How long do they have to file it? Also, the minor that was in the car had told him that she was older than she actually was and also lied to the ar...

    Gene’s Answer

    It takes months to get the results back because the cops are doing more blood tests, but the state labs are struggling to keep up with few resources and money. In the meantime, your husband needs to be using this time to prepare his defense and preparation for the court system. He needs an experienced DWI attorney-not just any criminal lawyer-to guide him and prepare him for what will be happening once the lab results come back. There is lots of time now, but once labs come back, the court will be pushing to get the case resolved and there won't be the time to properly handle a professional DWI defense.

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  • How can one restore their career path with a DWI on their record?

    My 26 yr. old son has completed his probation, community service, etc and is experiencing difficulties getting FT employment as a Network support engineer. What can he do to improve his possibilities? He is receiving phone calls and getting interv...

    Gene’s Answer

    There is EXTREME ignorance and denial by ordinary citizens about DWI. They think that it means a person is a terrible drunk and menace to society until they have a few drinks, think they are being responsible and get a DWI conviction. The reality is absurd. The police and courts spend a lot of time prosecuting good citizens and letting the drunks get out and roam the streets with little control or
    DWI education or rehabilitation, so they create headlines when they kill people. Given this reality, what do you do? First, you get a quality drug/alcohol evaluation that identifies any problems you need to address and eventually [if not right away] gets you a clean bill of health to show the potential employer. If you have had struggles with alcohol, you show your continuing committed success in maintaining sobriety. Get advice from both experienced alcohol counselors and human resource professionals about how specifically to deal with this problem. The fact is that network engineering is a tough, competitive business. I know because I am certified and experienced as a network engineer and trainer for Microsoft and Citrix-and also a lawyer with over 35 years experience. Look at it from employer's perspective and be prepared to answer the questions that they naturally have about your DWI conviction, remembering that they are naive about the real world that you have experienced. How can this past make you a more mature, dependable worker than the next applicant they will be talking to?

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  • What will happen if my friend was ordered to have the ignition interlock device, but was stopped driving a vehicle without it?

    My friend is in jail right now. He was arrested last night and the charges show the same as the last time he was arrested for an alcohol violation (he failed 5 times that month - ignition interlock). What is going to happen now? Will he get out or...

    Gene’s Answer

    Yes he will eventually get out of jail for a while and then return, because he is a criminal who won't follow the court's orders. And apparently is continuing to drink, so he needs to be in jail-unless/until he decides to become a better citizen and person who stops endangering himself and others on the highway.

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  • What is the difference between an obstruction plea versus a reckless driving plea for 1st offense DWI in Dallas, TX?

    Are either of these common in Dallas County? I want to discuss this with my attorney. Is reckless driving a Class C misdemeanor? Does the police officer have to agree with the plea or just the defendant and the prosecutor? I have a 1st offense DWI...

    Gene’s Answer

    Obstruction pleas do occur for 1st offense DWI in Dallas, TX, but not often. I have never heard of a reckless driving plea in Dallas. The police officer does not need to agree but the DA must and it will take some serious persuading. Generally, such a plea is only offered immediately before a trial setting, so you must be prepared to win the trial-and DA must also be persuaded that you have a good chance to prevail in trial before they will bother to offer such a reduced penalty. You are naive about this process clearly from your question, so you do need to talk to your lawyer. Don't be surprised if he shuts you done immediately if he is experienced enough to know that there is no realistic expectation of a reduction or that you are unable or unwilling to spend the money and time required to make this possibility real

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  • I was charged with extreme DUI in Arizona back in 2002 and left the state without ever entering a plea.

    I left the state to come back home to Texas a few days later. Many years have passed due to legal problems that I had, and tried to go and get my drivers license the other day and was told I could not get it until this matter in Kingman Arizona is...

    Gene’s Answer

    You want a REWARD for neglecting your responsibility to the court in Arizona. Are you kidding? Get hold of a local DWI attorney there and begin the process of cleaning this up, so you can get a license.
    You can probably get a Texas Occupational License (ODL) in the meantime.

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