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Did The Cop Who Arrested You Do It For The Overtime?

In Austin, as in Houston, police officers have an extra incentive to make DWI arrests: time they spend in court counts as overtime. Therefore, even if a police officer charges you with DWI and you are acquitted, they still make extra money just by showing up. In some cases, officers are making more than their yearly salary in overtime pay alone.

College volleyball player facing drunk driving charges


Criminal charges related to alleged drunk driving are serious charges. A University o Texas Austin volleyball player is facing drunk driving accusations and charges. The 20-year-old standout volleyball player was initially pulled over for driving without her headlights on a following too closely. The woman allegedly admitted to drinking two shots of vodka with soda 6 hours earlier. The woman also allegedly smelled of alcohol and failed a field sobriety test; a breathalyzer test was not administered according to the police report.

"No refusal" policy leads to DWI arrests by Austin police


Every weekend, drivers are urged to make responsible decisions and to find another way home rather than driving while intoxicated. Most of the time, people make a responsible decision if they have had too much to drink. However, maybe a person lost track of how many drinks they had at a Memorial Day gathering with family or friends. Driving while intoxicated over the legal BAC limit of .08 can result in a person being arrested for DWI.

Potential penalties when charged with boating while intoxicated?


On a hot Texas summer day, people are focused on staying cool and having a good time with their family. That's why so many head to local lakes or rivers to enjoy a day on the water. With leisure time comes the occasional beer, wine or mixed-drink. However, did you know that those operating a boat or other watercraft can be charged with boating while intoxicated?

DWI conviction can jeopardize University of Texas education

Travis County residents have a lot of pride in the University of Texas (UT), and rightly so. It is an institution that has been in existence for over 130 years, and has a proud tradition of both academic and athletic excellence. Students at such a prestigious school are indeed lucky to have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and social skills. Of course, college isn't all about studying, however, and with many students being away from home for the first time, some may get themselves into difficult situations.

DWI charge needn't result in the potential consequences


It is more common than one might think. You might be out with your friends, enjoying a drink at the local watering hole. Or how about out to dinner with you wife, enjoying a glass of wine with dinner. Even one or two drinks could put a person in a situation they would rather not be in.

DWI conviction can affect person's educational future


DWI's can have a lasting impact on your life. Oftentimes young people are charged with DWI after they are suspected of driving under the influence. Sometimes a person isn't even legal drinking age when they are charged with DWI or a DWI-related crime. For young people especially, a DWI conviction can have a lasting impact on their life.

What should I expect when charged with first-time DWI?


When getting together with friends or going out to dinner, it is common to enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two. The reality is that a couple of drinks or even one drink can mean that one's blood alcohol concentration rises above the legal limit for operating a vehicle. Unfortunately, this has led to some Austin residents being pulled over by authorities and charged with DWI. For many people facing a DWI charge, this is their first offense and they aren't sure what to expect.

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