Jurisdiction and stop and search issues are bread and butter issues that typically do not vary with whether a case is a DWI or some other sort of case.
Your lack of confidence in the abilities of your lawyer suggest that you really need to sit down and have a heart to heart talk with him or her.
Few lawyers actually specialize in DWI defense. If that is what you want, you may want to consider hiring a DWI specialist.
This is a question you should be asking your attorney. I agree with my colleague who said something like if you do not have a lawyer, you should get one.
Without knowing all the details of the case, no lawyer on avvo is able to give you a good "second opinion" on what will happen. If you are looking for a second opinion, you really need to speak with your lawyer about any lack of confidence in him or her, and if need be speak with a different attorney for that second opinion.
Austin has some excellent criminal defense laweyrs. DWI defense is technical and not suitable for do it yourself projects.
Since you actually have not asked a legal question here, I will leave it at suggesting you make an appointment with the best criminal defense lawyer you can get it to see.
This is not an unheard-of situation.
What to do at this point is hire the best criminal defense lawyer you can. It is important to get one who is good with search and seizure issues. Search law dealing with vehicles has changes quite a bit in the last 5 years or so.
The best source for the information you are seeking is a criminal defense lawyer in your part of the state. After a face to face meeting in which the details of your situation and your background are discussed, a good criminal defense lawyer familiar with the courts and the prosecutors can give you an idea of what may happen. But, every case is different.
BTW, most criminal defense lawyers do not charge for that first visit. So, may I suggest you go ahead and take advantage of that.
DWI with a child is generally a felony in Texas.
A felony would be a problem with nursing licensing...how much of a problem is something to take up with a lawyer who handles nursing licensing cases. That lawyer can probably give you some advice about working in any direct care position.
The suggestion that you get a good DWI defense lawyer to assist you is a good one.
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