Texas DWI lawyer Stephen Hamilton uses Lubbock DWI Law Blog to provide news and updates on legal issues related to driving while intoxicated in the West Texas region.
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In Lubbock, TX if you got a Minor in Possession (MIP) or Minor in Consumption (MIC) ticket what are your options? This is a question I am often asked throughout the school year. It seems every year minors attending Texas Tech, South Plains and other schools in Lubbock are...
If your stopped by the Lubbock Police or another police agency in Texas and the officer believes your intoxicated he or she will most likely conduct a "field sobriety test" or series of such tests. The three tests used the most are called the HGN (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus),...
In a recent post we discussed the time periods or deadlines after a Lubbock or South Plains DWI arrest to request a hearing on your driver license "automatic" suspension. What if instead of a breath test or a refusal to give a breath or blood test you instead agreed to give a...
If you are arrested for a DWI or DUIM (driving under the influence by a minor) in Texas then if you either gave a breath sample and it was over .08 (.04 if in a commercial vehicle or a detectable amount if a minor) or refused to give a sample, you have 15 days, working DPS days, to request a...
Every week when I visit with good people who have been arrested for a DWI in Lubbock or the South Plains one question I am often asked is if I get convicted what is going to happen? I tell folks each case is different but in general you can expect certain things. In today's DWI video...
If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DWI in Lubbock or west Texas, most likely the arresting officer read them what is called the statutory warning. This piece of paper is about 6 paragraphs long and basically tells the person arrested for a DWI about the breath or blood...
This week there was an interesting article regarding courts setting time limits of trials. To expedite trials and control lawyer excesses, judges have sometimes imposed limits. Some judges restrict the lawyer's ability to make objections or motions, limit counsel's argument to the...
A Lubbock Police officer (or DPS, Texas Tech police or any other law enforcement officer) in trial on a driving while intoxicated case in Lubbock typically testifies that the three "standardized field sobriety tests" are divided attention tests. I often hear the...
Today's Lubbock DWI video tip focuses on what do do after you have been arrested in Lubbock or the South Plains for a DWI. I know that your worried and not really sure what to do next. Your concerned about your job, record, about the possibility of going to jail and your driver...
Lubbock Texas Department of Public safety crime lab tests hundreds of samples of blood yearly from driver suspected of driving while intoxicated offenses. If you're arrested in Lubbock or the South Plains for a DWI offense, the chances are your blood was tested by the Lubbock lab. What...