Arrested and charged with a dwi or dui in bastrop tx - bastrop county
I'll take a stab at this. Once a citizen requests a copy of their DWI video from the law enforcement agency employing the officer who made the stop and arrest, that police agency has a duty to give you a copy of any video showing the stop, the arrest, and any interaction between you and the officer including you performing the field sobriety tests and/or any procedures where your breath or blood specimen was taken. You are entitled to this as a matter of law courtesy of Article: 2.139 (B.) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Now, If the police agency claims that they lost the video, that fact is admissible at trial. That is to say, the jury gets to hear that the police had a duty to create a video, that they did so, and then lost it or destroyed it If you feel that the video would exonerate you, and they lost it. Hope this helps.See question
I paid a retainer and first month to an attorney for a DWI case. He has stopped contact. The public defender is still listed on my paperwork. I am almost sure I have lost my license. I have a warrant issued for my arrest. He said that he would try...
You have alleged several possible ethical violations here, the least among them being the duty to keep a client reasonably informed about the status of their case. Whether the lawyer charged you a retainer of $1000 or $10,000, the same duty to act in a professional manner is owed. If you feel your lawyer has violated the Texas Disciplinary Rules Of Professional Conduct, you have the right to file a grievance with the State Bar of Texas. They take all ethical violations seriously, and will conduct an investigation. If warranted, they will discipline the lawyer. If not, they won't.
Regarding your drivers license - If this was your first DWI, you are facing a 90 suspension of your license if you gave a specimen of your breath or blood that exceeded the .08 limit. This period of suspension is increased to 180 days if you refused to give a specimen. If you agreed to give a blood specimen that turns out to be under the .08 limit, there will be no suspension. That 15 days you mentioned, was the time you had from the date of your arrest, to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing - to contest your stop and subsequent arrest for DWI. If this hearing was not requested, your license will be suspended forty (40) days from the date of the stop. Finally, I want to know if (1) you signed a written contract with the lawyer, and (2) why you have an open warrant? Good luck.
I have had a charge for POM less then 2oz. (Had about 1.5g) at the time with 13 counts of paraphernalia. Now 10 of those counts were dropped, now I was set on probation. Then a couple of days after signing the paperwork I got a DWI I was 0.15 bac ...
It depends on how long it has been since you were arrested. They expect you to be dirty on your first UA. Marijuana stays in your system for up to 30 days, depending on how heavy a smoker you were. They expect those levels to go down, eventually hitting zero. If you have been on bond for more than 30 days before you took the plea, then you may have a problem. The judge can revoke, modify, or extend your probation. You need to speak to a local attorney who knows the policies of the court you're in. Hope this helps.See question
I have a warrant for speeding which is a traffic violation and a warrant for failure to appear I have paid all my fees and reinstatement fee to get my license reinstated but I don't have money to pay for the ones and have a job opportunity but ha...
I would not do it. Take care of any open warrants first. One of the requirements for renewing your license online is that you have no open warrants or unpaid tickets. It stands to reason that if you appear in person, at a location filled with State Troopers, and you have open warrants, you are taking an unnecessary risk. Hope this helps.See question
My case was disposed in mid October. I still have my license, and according to the DPS website I am still eligible to drive. How long does it typically take for the DPS to suspend a license?
I agree with both of the attorneys and would simply add that sometimes "things" happen, and the license is never suspended. If I were you, I would go to the DPS website and check the status of my licence on a regular basis until such time I was convinced that the suspension was never reported. This is typically a clerk error. Hope this helps.See question
I'm on two years probation in Texas for dwi. I have become homeless because they won't issue me a license to work. I have no family or friends here to help me. Can I transfer it if state where there is someone to help me.
If it is a second offense DWI, and you are on probation, you can ask that it be transferred to another state. Hope this helps.See question
I plead guilty for poss of marijuana January 4th 2017 and was told my licence will be suspended. When does this suspension go into affect?
There is a DPS website you can check to determine when your suspension begins and ends. Enter your DL #, DOB and last 4 of your SS# and it will tell you what date the suspension begins and ends. It will also list any DPS fees associated with the suspension. Beware though, it might take a few days for your suspension to show up in the DPS database so I wouldn't drive if I were you. The date the judgement was signed is the date the suspension begins. I agree with the other answers - if you can't get the information online check with your attorney. The site is https://txapps.texas.gov/txapp/txdps/dleligibility/login.doSee question
There's no indictment in a Misdemeanor case, but there is an Information, which must be based on a police officer's sworn Complaint, and be filed within the two year statute of limitations period for Misdemeanor cases. Hope this helps.See question
I was involved in a wreck and I ended up being arrested for DWI. My blood was taken almost 4 hours later and it came back over the limit. I think my BAC rose while in custody because I had just drank a little while before the wreck. Would a prose...
Most likely no. Not with the facts you've laid out. Back in the day - prosecutors in Harris County used to offer "Reckless Driving" as a plea offer in weak DWI cases. Instead of dismissing a DWI case outright, or taking the risk of losing a weak DWI case at trial, Prosecutors would offer a defendant "Reckless Driving". The outgoing DA's policy was not to offer Reckless Driving.That being said, a new DA will be in office soon and there may be changes in her policies. I wouldn't hold my breath though. DWI is still a politically charged crime, that no politician wants to appear lenient on. Sounds like you may have a defense. Rather than thinking plea bargain - consult with an experienced DWI lawyer that routinely fights DWI accident cases where blood is drawn. Hope this helps.See question
I saw my probation officrr yesterday i have already taken my 2 ordered test this week i thought i could go out of town this a.m before i called in & it would say no need to test since i took my 2 already but it didnt it said i needed to test ill n...
Contact your probation officer immediately, and inform him/her of the situation. Ask them what you should do. Document who you spoke to, the time, and details of your conversation. It's not going to excuse you for missing the test, but it does give you the appearance of having "clean hands". If there's an Any Lab Test Now, or similar facility nearby, pay for your own test. Be sure they follow a protocol similar to that used by the probation department. Look, we've all jumped the gun and made plans, assuming we could clear our schedule. You didn't think you'd be choosen to give a sample and you were.Now I think it's important to show them that you reason for mssing the test, had nothing to do with you going out and using.See question