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William Monroe Hines

Austin DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. My brother has been convicted of one DWI, arested for it again but it was reduced to wreckless driving. He has since been arres

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. John M. Gioffredi
    3. David N. Smith
    4. William Monroe Hines
    4 lawyer answers

    He probably should go forward with the sentencing if his DWI is a misdemeanor. This is true because the new arrest is so recent, the prosecutors wouldn't know about it. If you postponed the case, they may find out and pull their offer. The new case sounds like one that could be dismissed if handled properly.

  2. What happens when you skip out on a felony dwi bond from Texas?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Toni Lynn Thompson Sharretts
    3. William Monroe Hines
    4. Ronald S. Pichlik
    4 lawyer answers

    It is very frightening to be charged with a felony that carries up to 10 years in prison. So, it is understandable someone would panic in this situation. Eventually he will get caught and it can be even worse on him than if he simply turns himself in. If he does not turn himself in and is caught by law enforcement or a bounty hunter he could have additional charges brought against him which brings more jail time.

  3. I was found guilty with possession with intent to distribute marijuana back on 2000. Did a times sentences of 5mths in a federal

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Toni Lynn Thompson Sharretts
    2. William Monroe Hines
    3. Stephen D Aarons
    4. Kevin Barron
    4 lawyer answers

    This depends on what the exact sentence was. If you were placed deferred ajudication you may qualify for a non-disclosure. If you your case was dismissed you may qualify for an expunction. However, if you served jail time as a sentence on this case you may not be able to seal the record.

  4. My ALR Hearing was canceled, the judge suspended my liscense but i didn't know this, untill I was stopped. What do I do now?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Toni Lynn Thompson Sharretts
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. William Monroe Hines
    3 lawyer answers

    This really depends on some additional factors but, generally you can get your license back by paying the surcharge fees at the Texas Department of Public Safety. You can find more information on their website at https://texasonline.state.tx.us.

  5. 18 was given a ticket for shoplifting for 25.00 can it be taken of my record?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Toni Lynn Thompson Sharretts
    4. William Monroe Hines
    4 lawyer answers

    You may be eligible for an expunction if the charge was dismissed. If it was filed as a "Class C" offense, even if deferred adjudication it can be eligible for sealing the record.

  6. I have been charged with DUI and am applying for pre trial intervention. Do I have to disclose all treatment centers i have been

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Toni Lynn Thompson Sharretts
    3. William Monroe Hines
    4. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no requirement to shaire any informaiton with most courts. It can be either a positive or negative to your situation. You will need to consult with an experienced attorney who can review all aspects of your case and help you determine how disclosure of this information will apply to your case.

  7. I have a smart start interlock device installed on my truck. Concerned about "Abort Tamper" apearing on LCD screen

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    3. William Monroe Hines
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, we have received many complaints of a similar nature. Always have a witness if possibel to document these mechanical/software failures in the future.

  8. How much information do I have to divuldge to the courts in regards to treatment centers I have attended standing accused of DWI

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. William Monroe Hines
    3. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no requirement to share any information with most courts. I can sometimes be helpful however, to disclose certain information depending on the circumstances. This strategic decision is normally one which you would carefully consider with an experienced attorney to make sure it is beneficial and not a negative on your case.