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  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: July 13, 2017

DWI penalties in Texas vary depending on whether you are being charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, whether it’s a first or a second DWI (if it is a misdemeanor), and what your blood alcohol concentration was when you were arrested. If you are arrested for DWI and it is your first offense and your blood alcohol concentration is…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: July 9, 2017

That depends on what you mean by cheap. If your only criteria is price you can definitely find a cheap DWI lawyer in Houston. Call around and you will likely find a wide range of pricing on legal fees. The problem with that strategy is that going cheap does not necessarily mean getting value. DWI is an area of criminal…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: July 8, 2017

Here’s a question that comes up a lot. You were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. Now your case has been disposed and you are wondering if you can get your DWI expunged. The short answer is yes, but only under certain circumstances. If your DWI is dismissed in the interest of justice and/or because you were eligible for…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: July 4, 2017

No refusal weekends are in effect this July 4th all over Texas. Simply put, this means that you cannot refuse a sample of your breath or blood if you are suspected of of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI in Texas.) Not that long ago, a suspect could refuse to submit to a breath test when arrested for DWI. And that’s still…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: July 2, 2017

In Texas, the answer is no. Deferred adjudication is a way for some people charged with a crime to avoid a conviction. They are placed on probation, and they enter a plea of guilty but the judge defers a finding of guilt. And if the defendant (the person charged with the crime) successfully completes his or her deferred adjudication by…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: February 7, 2016

Johnny Manziel appears to be having a meltdown of sorts. He’s a young guy who only recently found a boatload of success. He won the Heisman and then was drafted in the NFL . It’s tempting to give him a pass for some of his antics. Until recently, he has been seen partying a lot and just doing what Johnny Football does.…Read More

DWI vs DUI
  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: February 7, 2016

People ask me all the time “what is the difference between DWI and DUI?” The short answer is: DWI stands for Driving While Intoxicated and DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence. It would appear that these terms are interchangeable. DWI vs DWI: just phrasing right? Not in Texas. In Texas, there is actually a meaningful distinction between the two terms.…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: February 12, 2015

In the past year, both the NFL and the NCAA have settled multimillion-dollar lawsuits over concussions and football-related trauma, and complaints have even trickled down to the high school level. Next up in the legal crosshairs? Youth football. On Thursday, Debra Pyka, the mother of Joseph Chernach, a 25-year-old Wisconsin man who committed suicide in 2012, filed a wrongful death…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: February 11, 2015

Anan Syed, the incarcerated subject of the popular podcast “Serial,” will get another shot at overturning his murder conviction and life sentence after a court granted his request to reopen his appeal. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Friday agreed to hear his case after two unsuccessful attempts to appeal his convictionover the past 12 years. Syed’s main argument…Read More

  • By: Brain Ayson
  • Published: February 4, 2015

Honda Motor Co. (HMC: Quote) has said that the January 18 death of 35-year-old Carlos Solis IV in Houston could be linked to faulty airbags manufactured by Takata Corp. (TKTDF.PK) used in its vehicles. The Honda Accord bought in April was not repaired as required by a recall on the airbag issued in 2011. Honda said it had not inspected the vehicle involved in…Read More