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Make Sure You Understand DWI Laws at Your Labor Day Party

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Having a good time with friends and family is something to look forward to, but getting arrested for a DWI on the way home is a definite downer. Driving while intoxicated is a big deal in Texas. Taking the risk of being pulled over by the police is a good way to damage your career and future. A DWI charge demands a strong and effective defense...

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Enjoy Your 4th of July by Avoiding DWI Charges

Posted on June 24, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

4th of July celebrations are a popular and long-standing tradition. Along with barbecue and fireworks, many people like to celebrate the 4th of July with a few alcoholic drinks. While there's nothing wrong with responsibly sipping a few beers on the 4th of July, getting behind the wheel after having any amount of alcohol can lead to serious trouble. The best piece of advice about drinking and...

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DWI, DUI, OWI, OUI & DWAI: Know the Difference for This Cinco de Mayo

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

Many people may wonder if there is a difference between a DWI and a DUI. The issue gets even more confusing when people hear about drivers being charged with OUI or OWI. The reality is that different jurisdictions use different terms to refer a similar action. All of these terms refer to the action of a person operating a vehicle while intoxicated on alcohol or drugs. In...

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You Could Go to Jail for These Common DUI Mistakes

Posted on July 10, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

When you see blue flashing lights behind you while you drive, it is normal to feel a lump in your throat and a sinking feeling in your stomach. If you had a few drinks before getting behind the wheel, this feeling can be much more ominous. It's important to realize that police are looking for a few specific things when they suspect that a person is...

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Refusing a Blood or Breath Field Sobriety Test: What REALLY Happens

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Law Office of Brett A Podolsky

During a traffic stop, an officer may ask a motorist to take a breath or blood test if there is reasonable suspicion that the motorist is drinking and driving. Refusing to submit to field sobriety tests can result in severe consequences for Texas motorists. Implied Consent Law Texas has an "implied consent" law in which a driver is assumed to give his or her consent to be tested...

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