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New Campaign in Texas Aims to Curb Drunk Driving on Game Days
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Dec 8, 2011 | DWI
Texans' love of football is legendary. Texans' love of drinking while watching football may be a close second. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT), the number of people driving while intoxicated sharply increases during football season in...
Arrested for DWI in Texas
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Oct 5, 2011 | DWI
Being arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in North Texas can be horrifying. Most of the time you are pulled over for some small technical reason, and the police officer asks you how much you have had to drink before conducting a DWI investigation. After the...
2011 Texas Legislative Session: DWI Proposals Rejected
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Jul 11, 2011 | DWI
During the recent Texas legislative session, multiple drunk driving bills were introduced - and rejected. The bills included: A proposed 10-year driver's license suspension for a fifth DWI offense A proposal requiring installation of an ignition interlock device after...
Anonymous Callers and DWI in Texas
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Apr 26, 2011 | DWI
The Texas State Trooper had reasonable suspicion to stop the defendant for DWI, even though the trooper did not personally observe any signs of intoxication, where citizen called 911 and reported that the defendant was intoxicated, caused a disturbance at a bar, and...
Driving While Intoxicated in Texas
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Mar 16, 2011 | DWI
Driving While Intoxicated in Texas (or DWI) is probably one of, if not the most arrested offenses in the State. In order for the police officer to make an arrest, the cop only has to have probable cause in order to take you to jail. In other words, the cop has to be...
Texas Drunk Driving Laws
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Mar 11, 2011 | DWI
If you are pulled over in Collin County or Grayson County, or virtually and other county in North Texas and the police officer smells alcohol on your breath there is a better than not chance he or she is going to do an investigation as to whether they can find...
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Mar 7, 2011 | DWI
If you are pulled over for an offense and an officer smells alcohol on your breath in Allen, Texas then there is a good chance that the officer will ask you to submit to some Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Those tests are for the officer to be able to justify...
McKinney, Texas D.W.I. Attorney
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Feb 28, 2011 | DWI
Collin County's courthouse is located in McKinney, Texas. If you are pulled over after having a couple of drinks and the police officer smells alcohol in one of Collin County's cities, like McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Allen, etc. than you will likely be asked to perform...
Indecency with a Child and Double Jeopardy
On Behalf of Pelley Law Office LLP | Feb 11, 2011 | DWI
In Amador v. State, the Texas Criminal Appeals Court heard a case where the appellant pled guilty to indecent exposure and was sentenced to 120 days confinement. Subsequently, the State indicted him for two counts of the third degree felony of indecency with a child...