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.
Austin fraud accusations could mean a federal investigation
No-one likes to be talked down to. However, when you are faced with charges related to fraud or any other type of white collar crime, it can feel like people are talking down to you. Just because a person doesn't know everything there is to know about the legal system doesn't mean they are guilty of the things they are accused of. A fraud charge can be related to several different instances that a crime may have been committed.
Drug Sentencing Gets Stricter Under Trump
The Trump administration's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is directing prosecutors to return to strict sentencing for small crimes. It's a reversal of the previous administration's course--in 2013, Eric Holder reduced the use of mandatory minimums. Now, Sessions is urging prosecutors to charge people with, and obtain convictions for, the most serious crime provable within any specific case.
What to expect during a traffic stop by Austin police
Many police officers' daily job activities include traffic stops. There are many reasons that police may decide to signal a vehicle to pull over onto the side of road. Some of the reasons behind traffic stops may be due to citizen safety, like a broken taillight. Another reason why an Austin police officer may initiate a traffic stop is due to suspicion of law-breaking activity on behalf of the driver or passenger.