The Austin DWI Attorney Blog provides information regarding DWIs in and around Austin/Travis County by covering topics such as Austin DWIs, Austin police, breath tests, intoxilyzers, and Texas DWI lawyers. This blog is published by the Law Offices of Ken Gibson.
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As of today, September 1, two new laws go into force that deal with DWIs in Texas. Section 724.017 of the Transportation Code is now expended to allow more situations where police can do a forced blood draw without a warrant. Mandatory warrantless blood draws are now allowed if a...
images.bimedia.net/documents/Copy+of+Top+Bar+Location+2011.xlsThe Top 20 DWI bars are: Kung Fu Saloon (23 Arrests) J Black's (17 Arrests) Rain (15 Arrests) The Ranch (14 Arrests) Molotov (13 Arrests) Thirsty Nickel (13 Arrests) Oilcan Harry's (12 Arrests) Sherlock's...
A new law, which is being called the “Extreme DWI Law”, took effect on September 1. This new law enhances the punishment for anyone with .15, or higher, alcohol content in their blood or breath, taking a DWI offense from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor. This new law carries with it a...
USA Today posted a good article about the fact that punishment for drunken driving among the states is inconsistent at best. Get arrested in Alaska, Tennessee or Georgia and you will face mandatory jail time for your first offense. These three states require mandatory sentences ranging...
In this session, like in previous one, some state legislators targeted drunk drivers but most of those proposals, seem to be going nowhere. Here are some of the bills and their status three weeks before the Legislature adjourns. . Bill Goal Status • SB 231 To revoke driving privileges of...
San Antonio Express News ran a report last week of a Tarrant County DWI probation program called Felony Alcohol Intervention Project. It is designed for offenders with three or more DWIs. This program these repeat offenders to accept a “plea bargain for a seven-year prison sentence that...
The Texas Tribune reported this week that state lawmakers are considering eliminating the Driver Responsibility Program that was created in 2003 “to generate money and discourage unsafe driving.” The program tacks on a surcharge to drivers who get ticketed for various moving...
Austin Police Department has issued their list of the most frequented bars for suspected DWI drivers
The Austin Police Department has released its annual compilation of bars, clubs and restaurants that are most frequently named by motorists who are arrested for DWI. Police use the information when deciding what areas of Austin to target their enforcement. Here’s the bar name, the...
The Dallas Morning News reported that some Legislators are already beating their drums regarding their proposals to fight DWIs. In the past, Legislators have thought the only solution was to make the punishment for DWI more harsh. They are not realizing that this isn’t the...
The Austin American Statesman reported today that the Travis County Commissioners voted to enter into an agreement between Travis County and the City of Austin that will allow for a phlebotomist to be at the jail from Tuesday night through Sunday morning. These folks have reported that they...