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I’ve Just Been Arrested for a DWI: Now What?

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Mintzer Law

Imagine that you have a few drinks at a friend's house. You notice that it's getting late and you want to head home. On the way home, a police officer pulls you over. The officer then asks you if you have been drinking and asks you to perform a field sobriety test. Hold on. Right now, you're probably wondering what to do. The decisions that you make...

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Officer, You Can’t Legally Do That: Avoid DWIs This Labor Day Weekend

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Mintzer Law

A long holiday weekend usually entails people taking to the highways to get to their favorite vacation destinations or to a cookout at the home of friends. Police will also be out on the roads enforcing the DWI and traffic laws, so even a sober driver runs an increased risk of being stopped during this period of heightened enforcement. People who know their rights in the event of...

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KPRC Local 2’s Amy Davis Is Batty

Posted on August 3, 2012 by Mintzer Law

The concept of the breath-alcohol testing (BAT) van was good. It would be a mobile unit allowing law enforcement to administer breath tests to suspected drunk drivers literally on the scene of the traffic stop.  Theoretically it would allow officers to haul in more DWI suspects because of the availability of instant test results.  It would provide more accurate testing because the time spent transporting...

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