Archive for September, 2011

Severity of Texas DUI Laws

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Many Americans travel each and every year all over the country to survey and get a feel for the country that they truly live in. From state to state, people view all over the natural wonders of each state, eat the cultural cuisine of each location, and sight see known, or popular locations. However, many people do not always have on their mind the law. Laws change from state to state depending upon the issue. Many people make this mistake and do not truly take into account laws from other states, whether or not it is a person’s home or not.

As the saying goes “Don’t Mess With Texas” can truly be said when dealing with Texas and its DUI/DWI laws for public and commercial motorists alike. Texas is said to be one state that an individual would surly not drink and drive within to due the severity of the already present law within the state, which increases as everyday passes.

Usually, Texas law enforcement entities perform the routine examinations that any officer of the law would do. A field sobriety test is performed, a breathalyzer is blown in, and a possible blood or urine sample is taken to determine the blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of a person. From they’re, depending on whether or not a person has been drinking and driving laws come to play.

No matter the age in Texas you can always count on the law to be carried out to its full extent. It is said that the crime committed in Texas will be fitted with the proper punishment, which is followed to the “t”. One example can be seen when a driver who was under the influence killed a Texas police officer. The officer was in his car and hit completely by chance. The driver, at the time, was 19 years old. The accident occurred in 2003, yet the driver of the motor vehicle is still facing financial penalties, as well as requirements by the law everyday.

Overall, one thing that does not mix well with alcohol is driving anything at all. When faced with the option, an individual should always consider relying on a sober individual to do the driving so safety is insured to all on roadways.

Contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C. For a Free Consultation When you need assistance from an experienced attorney or if you need to better understand you legal options, contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., at (903) 753-7499.  All initial consultations are free.  Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sobriety Checkpoints and MADD: Texas Expectations

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Learning is something that people do everyday. Whether it be a grandmother learning about the new technology arising, a student learning about biology, or even simply a child learning their ABC’s. Learning is an adaptive habit that individuals use on a day-to-day basis in order to carry out the tasks present before them. Recently, Texas A&M students have recently been reminded of what they learned in their high schools when dealing with drinking and driving.

Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, also known as MADD, is the United States not only leading, but largest anti-drinking and driving activist group within the country. The group has helped and fought for the justice when dealing with drinking and driving from students, and adults alike. Recently, the MADD Texas chapter has recently begun to tug at the threads of the longstanding ban on sobriety checkpoints within Texas in an attempt to institute them instead.

The MADD executive director has even come to publically state that the agenda is now leaning towards sobriety checkpoints being increased greatly for not only the drivers who seem to be under the influence of alcohol and, or other substances, but for every individual car going through the roadblock. Presently, law enforcement entities such as city, and county police officers, as well as the Texas Highway Patrol administer field sobriety tests.

With this issue at hand, some individuals are bound to become upset. In Texas, personal and individual liberty and freedoms are something that the citizens pride themselves as well as the state on. When an individual is forced to stop and be subjected to a field sobriety test without showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol, emotions can easily run high as well as tension since many have not in the past and still do not being subject to participating in the test if not necessary.

Overall, MADD is a public service entity that many other organizations should look at as a guiding light when dealing with any issue with their great commitment and diligence to end drinking and driving.

Contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C. For a Free Consultation When you need assistance from an experienced attorney or if you need to better understand you legal options, contact The Law Office of Alex Tyra, P.C., at (903) 753-7499.  All initial consultations are free.  Phone calls are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.