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.
There is no doubt that being charged with a crime can greatly impact one's life. However, being charged with a crime is not the same as being convicted of a crime. Every person convicted of a crime has their opportunity to present their side of the story in court, if they wish.
Illicit drug use has been reported around the Austin area and beyond. While people may use illegal drugs for weeks, months or even years, there may not be legal ramifications until there is police intervention. This can happen if a police officer stops a person in their car, on the street or otherwise enters their home with a search warrant.
Want to learn about an alternative to traditional drug sentencing? Granger, Mueller & Wood P.C. recently published a SlideShare outlining the basic requirements for participation in the Travis County Drug Diversion Court Program.
When a person thinks of a situation in which a person may be charged with a crime, most think of incidents like drug crimes and violent crimes. However, there are laws prohibiting certain types of financial crimes. Fraud is categorized as a white collar crime because it is often aimed at people who have never been charged with a previous crime.