19 Jun 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

When Does a DWI Become a Felony?

What Should I Know so I can Protect Myself?  Any criminal defense attorney will tell you that felony DWI charge is nothing to scoff at. We all know the word...
01 Mar 2021 Posted By The Blake Britten

Do I Need to Get an Ignition Interlock Device?

Will my DWI Case Cause Me to Get an Ignition Interlock Device? An ignition interlock device (IID) may be an unfortunate consequence of a driving while intoxicated (DWI) charge. DWIs...
08 Feb 2021 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Key Questions to Ask a DWI Lawyer

If You Don't Ask These Key Questions You May Not Make Your Case After a DWI arrest, it’s essential you know what questions to ask a DWI lawyer before you...
01 Feb 2021 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

DWI Expungement in Houston: When and How It Works

A DWI expungement in Houston can help you work towards a better future. In Texas, your criminal record is a public record. If you have ever been charged, convicted, or...
25 Jan 2021 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Where Will My Houston DWI Case Be Heard?

I Don't Know Where to Go for My DWI Case If you face a Houston DWI case, it often comes with intense pressure. Because a conviction can cost thousands of...
11 Jan 2021 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Driving Drunk? What Police Look For

Texas DWI: What Police Look For  A Texas DWI is a serious matter, and it requires experienced legal representation. With decades of experience as a Houston DWI lawyer, Herman Martinez...
06 Jan 2021 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Houston DWI Lawyer Tips: Know When You’re Too Drunk to Drive

Helpful Hints to Let You Know You're Too Drunk to Drive As Houston DWI Lawyers, we know how easy it can be to slip up. Maybe you meet with your...
30 Dec 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

How to Reduce Houston DWI Charges

Houston DWI Fines: How to Reduce DWI Charges In Houston, DWI fines are nothing to scoff at when charged with this crime. Texas takes driving while intoxicated (DWI), or drunk...
22 Dec 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

The Things You Need to Know After a DWI in Houston

Need to Know After a DWI Arrest in Houston  After a DWI arrest in Houston, you might feel overwhelmed or intimidated. For many people, it is their first time dealing...
15 Dec 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

A DWI in Texas: Could You Lose Your Job?

DWI in Texas: Can You Lose Your Job? Can you lose your job in Texas when you get a DWI? Avoid a DWI conviction, it's not worth your job. In...
02 Dec 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Controlled Substance DWI: What Is It?

Controlled Substance DWI: What Is It?  Oftentimes, a controlled substance DWI comes as a surprise to many. Typically, people associate driving while intoxicated (DWI) laws with alcohol and nothing more. However, Texas...
16 Nov 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Thanksgiving DWI: Don’t Ruin Your Holiday

Avoid a Thanksgiving DWI Arrest With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing. While they look a little different this year, many people decide to...
03 Nov 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

DWI Appeals Court In Texas

Can I Appeal a DWI in Texas?  You have the option to appeal a DWI in Texas per Texas Code of Criminal Procedure § 44.02. This code establishes the defendant's right...
27 Oct 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

What is the Safe Harbor Court?

Safe Harbor Court in Houston, TX This week, Houston announced the launch of a “Safe Harbor” court, allowing those who cannot afford court fines to resolve their cases without an...
14 Oct 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Arrested at the DMV?

Arrested for Warrants: Will They Check at the DMV?  Getting arrested for warrants can happen in unexpected situations. Moreover, warrants for your arrest happen for a number of reasons. Administrators...
06 Oct 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Houston Police Join Cite & Release Program

Cite and Release: Houston Police Join County Program  In mid-September, the Houston Police Department announced the implementation of a cite and release program for minor offenses. Under their current policy,...
11 Aug 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Getting Your DWI Dismissed in Texas

Having a DWI Dismissed in Texas  Having a DWI dismissed in Texas may seem like an impossible task. However, with the right Houston DWI lawyer on your side, it is...
31 Jul 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

How to Handle an Out of State DWI

How Does an Out of State DWI Affect Your License?  Across the United States, every state maintains a department that handles DWI cases. This department oversees the driving privileges of...
22 Jul 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Get Help with Your First DWI

Navigate Your First DWI in Texas with a DWI Lawyer  In the state of Texas, drinking and driving is a serious offense. With a DWI in Texas, you face severe...
01 Jul 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

The Consequences of Underage Drinking in Texas

Underage drinking continues to be a problem in Texas. In this guide, we hope to shed some light on the conditions and consequences of underage drinking in Texas. Our state’s...
27 May 2020 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

7 DWI Consequences a Houston DWI Lawyer Needs You to Know

Any Houston DWI lawyer can tell you that having a DWI on your record puts serious limitations on your freedom and your future. When you are convicted of a DWI,...
20 Sep 2016 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Intoxication Manslaughter Charges in Texas

If you've been charged with a serious crime such as Intoxication Manslaughter, you will need an Intoxication Manslaughter Lawyer. Contact us today for a free consultation. In Texas, anyone who...
28 Jan 2016 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

When can a DWI be charged as a Felony in Texas?

It is important to understand that the circumstances directly surrounding your DWI arrest could greatly affect your charges. In the state of Texas, first and second time DWI convictions are only considered...
11 Nov 2015 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Field Sobriety Test FAQ’s

When an individual is pulled over on suspicion of DWI, the police will most likely conduct a field sobriety test (FST) to see if they are in fact intoxicated. Unfortunately, they are...
31 Aug 2015 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

DWI if You Refuse a Blood or Breath Test?

Refusing a Blood or Breath Test In Texas, the "implied consent" law means that you consent toa test to determine the amount of alcohol in your system. The law measures...
25 Aug 2015 Posted By The Martinez Law Firm

Proving Intent in Criminal Cases: A Prosecutor’s Burden

Proving Intent is One of the Hardest Parts of a Prosecutor's Job Proving intent considers a  person's mental state and makes up the largest part of how criminal trials transpire....
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